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Kyle Connor Completes Jets Top Line

Kyle Connor Completes Jets Top Line

November 21st, 2017 So here's a chicken-egg question: did the Winnipeg Jets top line make Kyle Connor, or did Connor complete the top unit?The title of this piece is likely a giveaway, but Connor has been the missing ingredient on the Jets top line this year. The loss of Mathieu Perreault could've been...
Hockey Suddenly Not So Hard for Laine

Hockey Suddenly Not So Hard for Laine

November 16th, 2017 It seems hard to believe now, but it wasn't that long ago Patrik Laine was lamenting how tough hockey was for him. That self-pity, thankfully, hasn't lasted long.Laine recently had a five-game goal streak snapped, but he added an assist against the Arizona Coyotes to push his point streak to...

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October 24th, 2017
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After seven games, four wins, three losses, moments of jubilation, anxiety, and pure frustration, the Winnipeg Jets have a layoff to reflect on the start to their season. They have a lot to think about.There's the reassuring trend of the top-six forwards getting the job done offensively. There's the unsettling trend of the bottom-six forwards producing nothing at even strength. There's been one solid goaltender and one who's flopped.Then there's the defense, employing an odd structure that's had trouble keeping teams to the outside. And the injury bug, which bit the Jets so hard last season, has reared its ugly head once again.https://twitter.com/WpgJetsPR/status/919372867883724800The venerable Bob McKenzie always says the first two weeks of the season can be a bit of a write-off but anything that happens after those two weeks is grounds for a trend. We're just past that mark now, so how have the Jets fared?There's a lot to wade through and dissect ahead of the...
October 20th, 2017
Jets Prospects

The prospect shelf of the Winnipeg Jets has long been considered one of the deepest in the league. In the coming weeks, they'll have a chance to prove it. Just a couple weeks into this young season, the Jets already have players visiting the infirmary. Mathieu Perreault and Dmitry Kulikov both suffered lower body injuries in a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, Adam Lowry was banged up against Vancouver, and Matt Hendricks has yet to make his Winnipeg Jets debut. These injuries have opened up spots for a few young Jets to show that they are ready for the NHL. Kyle Connor Kyle Connor made his season debut in the Jets 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. In a night where very little went well for Winnipeg, Connor was a standout. Connor was able to show his speed and skill with the puck, resulting in a goal and many chances. Connor played over 17 minutes and fit in nicely playing with the top six forwards. The young American started the game alongside Patrik Laine and Bryan Little...
October 16th, 2017
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There are things to be positive about with the Winnipeg Jets after a 3-2-0 start. The play of their bottom-six forwards isn't one of them.For starters, many Jets observers would like to see the Jets get away from a top-six and into a top-nine mentality (i.e. rolling three scoring lines). It's been a goal for the Jets since they arrived in Winnipeg, and this seemed to be the year they would reach it.The first five games, however, demonstrate that Winnipeg has a long way to go. Through their opening week of hockey, the forwards rotating through the Jets third and fourth lines have a grand total of one goal.https://twitter.com/NHLStoller/status/917577437969633280Brandon Tanev has taken some heat this season since he made the team, but he does have the lone marker for the bottom six, a shorthanded goal against Calgary on October 7. And that's where the offense has ended.It gets worse. Tanev scored shorthanded and Andrew Copp's assist, the only other point from the...
October 13th, 2017
Jets Prospects

When the Winnipeg Jets opened training camp this season, their blue line hosted some of the most interesting storylines this team had. One of those stories was that of 19-year-old Logan Stanley. Stanley was one of two Winnipeg Jets first round picks in 2016, the other being Patrik Laine. While Laine was clearly more of a sure-thing type of prospect, Stanley was more of a project pick and added to the Jets list of strong prospects.A tall, strong defencemen with great reach and an enormous amount of potential was enough for the Jets to take a chance. Coming into camp, many people around the organization were excited to see where this young prospect had progressed to. An Offseason Trade Interest in Logan Stanley was very high in Winnipeg with few expecting him to make the team. With the addition of Dmitry Kulikov, and Tucker Poolman ready to make the jump from the NCAA, Stanley had an uphill battle to try to make the team.Winnipeg was more interested in Stanley's progression -...

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Teemu Selanne's Unbreakable Record

This article was originally published in November, 2009.Everyone has a sports record locked in their mind that will live with them forever. Somebody asks a question regarding it; you automatically yell out the player, year, stats and what they accomplished that was so incredible.For myself,... September 26th, 2017