Jets' Top 5 Late-Round Draft Picks

Jets' Top 5 Late-Round Draft Picks

March 17th, 2020 The 2.0 Winnipeg Jets have been solid at finding talent in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft since their relocation to Winnipeg and, it's fair to say, that success has carried into their selections beyond the first round as you will see highlighted in this article. Related: Jets 2.0...
The 5 Biggest 1st Round Flops In Winnipeg Jets History

The 5 Biggest 1st Round Flops In Winnipeg Jets History

March 13th, 2020 This article was originally written in June, 2014 and updated in March, 2020. The Winnipeg Jets 1.0 were hit and miss when it came to selecting players in the first round. They did hit a home run when they selected Dale Hawerchuk with their first and only first-overall pick in 1981, and also...

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March 7th, 2020
Jets Management

Barring a surprise Stanley Cup run, the 2019-20 season will end up being a disappointment for the Winnipeg Jets. And, yet, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff deserves some credit for getting them as far as they are right now. A Hard Path to the Playoffs for Jets First, the Jets would first have to make the playoffs to go on a run and a berth is far from certain. They are in the middle of a dogfight for a wild-card spot in the crowded Western Conference race. One point up on ninth place with two more games played, the Jets need something of a miracle to pull off what had seemed impossible at the very start of the season, considering their tumultuous offseason last summer. That in and of itself is an accomplishment on Cheveldayoff’s part. It’s admittedly also a bit of an indictment. Kevin Cheveldayoff - (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Remember, the Jets are two seasons removed from a 50-win season, during which they made it to the third round. They may have lost to...
March 7th, 2020
Jets Goaltending

During the 2019-20 season, few goalies have had more opposite seasons than Connor Hellebuyck and Cory Schneider. But on Friday, both started, and both saw fantastic results. Hellebuyck Perfect When Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal 32 seconds into the Winnipeg Jets' game against the Vegas Golden Knights, there was no reason to believe that that was the only goal Winnipeg would need that night. But thanks to their stalwart goaltender, that would prove to be the case. https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1236138718672687104?s=20 Hellebuyck is a favorite for the Vezina Trophy this season, and he's put the Jets on his back more than once. Though his teammates provided plenty of offense in this 4-0 win, the goalie was still the star. He made all 29 saves on the night. Even though the Golden Knights outperformed the Jets metrically, with 3.42 expected goals (xG) and 17 high danger chances (HDCF) to the Jets' 2.34 and 14, Hellebuyck kept the door shut tight. The shutout was his...
March 6th, 2020
Winnipeg Jets

In today's NHL rumors rundown, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas clarifies why he didn't add a defenseman at this year's NHL Trade Deadline, the Winnipeg Jets might be a big spender in free agency and defenseman Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings talks his struggles with the team's current rebuild. Finally, what is the NHL doing about the coronavirus concerns affecting sports, especially as the virus enters North America? Maple Leafs Didn't See a Long-Term Fix According to an article on TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas told The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun the reason he didn’t do anything to his blue line at this year's trade deadline was because he couldn't find a long-term fix that would solve the team's problems. Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Dubas wasn't interested in rentals or short-term fixes when he believes their issue on defense is not a short-term problem. Dubas said he received calls...
March 4th, 2020
Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets — currently in possession of the Western Conference's second wild card spot — are receiving a raft of reinforcements for their battles down the stretch, and they couldn't have come at a better time. An Influx of Forwards The Jets' injured reserve list has been a long and exhausting read for most of the season. They've lost more than 300 man-games to injury, eighth-most in the NHL, and two-thirds of them have been up front. https://twitter.com/mikemcintyrewpg/status/1233206914747596800 The most recent returnee is sniper Patrik Laine, who took a Michal Kempny shot off the foot just 23 seconds into his first shift of last Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals. He was forced to leave that game and also had to sit out Saturday's tilt against the Edmonton Oilers. Luckily for the Jets, Laine returned Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres and looked no worse for wear, skating 15:3 while dishing out three hits and recording three shots on...