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The Evander Kane Trade Revisited

The Evander Kane Trade Revisited

February 8th, 2018 It’s been nearly three years since the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets made their blockbuster, eight-player deal. The Feb. 11, 2015 trade, a few weeks before the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline, involved players, prospects and a first-round pick. At the time, the Sabres were in 30th place in the NHL...
Nic Petan's Time to Shine

Nic Petan's Time to Shine

February 6th, 2018 Nic Petan has been toiling in the AHL for most of the season after playing six games with the Winnipeg Jets. Now, he's finally getting a second look. The news came down on Feb. 5 that with Adam Lowry, Matt Hendricks, and Brandon Tanev all headed to the IR for varying lengths of time, Petan and...

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January 15th, 2018
Jets Prospects

It's a mark of how good the 2015 NHL Entry Draft was for the Winnipeg Jets that Erik Foley isn't talked about more. After all, the third rounder would be a top-tier prospect on most teams. A quick run-through of 2015 reveals just how jaw-droppingly good it was for the Jets. Kyle Connor fell into their laps at 17th overall, and he's on pace for 25 goals and 50 points as a rookie. At 25th overall, they nabbed Jack Roslovic. Roslovic was leading the AHL in scoring before being recalled and is one of the best forward prospects on any team's list. Second-round pick Jansen Harkins has had a rougher transition to the AHL but remains in the Jets plans for now. After all, a setback in his first full pro year is hardly grounds to panic on a player who was considered a first-round talent. After Harkins, the Jets took Michael Spacek, (scoring regularly for the Manitoba Moose in his first AHL campaign) Mason Appleton (top-ten in AHL scoring as a rookie pro who left college years...
January 12th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

Mark Scheifele going down with an injury could've been a tremendous blow to the Winnipeg Jets' season. Instead, it hardly seems to have slowed them down. There aren't many teams that could so easily absorb the loss of their number one center. Yet after six sessions sans Scheifele, the Jets are 5-0-1. At the time of Scheifele's injury, it looked like the Jets were being given their first real test. If that is the case, they've so far passed with flying colors. The wins are impressive enough on Winnipeg's part, putting up five wins against a string of varied opponents (two games against the Sabres haven't hurt) but a closer breakdown of their play in that stretch is especially impressive. https://twitter.com/StatsCentre/status/951290664431636480 The numbers don't lie. Scheifele affects the Jets in every major area of the game, and yet every major area of the game has been chugging along since his injury. The penalty kill has been nearly flawless. The power play has been...
January 8th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

Blake Wheeler has been the player most valuable to the Winnipeg Jets for a long time now. His recent play begs the question whether he might not be the most valuable in the NHL. An injury to Mark Scheifele could've been a devastating blow to Winnipeg. It could've put their run to the playoffs in serious jeopardy, but it hasn't. Wheeler is a huge reason why. Since Scheifele went down with an upper-body injury, Wheeler has put up eight points in five games and helped bring linemates Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine along for the ride. He's been Winnipeg's best player at a moment where they've most needed him to be. https://twitter.com/snseanreynolds/status/949468009583796225 Producing under pressure is nothing new for Wheeler, which makes it all the more enticing to think of what he could do in a playoff run. If the Jets want to have a playoff run, they'll need Wheeler to be at his absolute best. So far he's answered the call. Wheeler is Captain Clutch When Scheifele got hurt, I...
January 1st, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

Since the Winnipeg Jets had the convenience of moving their American Hockey League affiliate from St. John's to Manitoba, reviving the Moose franchise, it has come with a lot of disappointment. Now in their third season, the team is finally taking steps forward integrating high-end draft picks with experienced AHL veterans. After a 16 game point streak, the Moose find themselves atop the AHL standings with a .766 winning percentage. The Moose seem poised to bring playoff hockey to the MTS Centre for the first time since the relocation and there are a number of factors that have contributed to this success. Stabilizing the defence was a priority after an atrocious few years on the blue line. Cameron Schilling and his AHL-leading plus-28 rating have provided that steady presence along with the emergence of rookie defender Sami Niku. Moose captain, Patrice Cormier is only four goals off his career high and continues his leadership excelling in his eighth season in the...

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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