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Jets Only NHL Award Winners

Jets Only NHL Award Winners

April 21st, 2018 The National Hockey League hands out a number of awards every year to players for various achievements. Whether it's their scoring prowess, leadership, or ability to keep the puck out of the net, winning an NHL award is an incredible honour and a highlight of a players career. Unfortunately,...
Jets Can Manage Without Morrissey

Jets Can Manage Without Morrissey

April 20th, 2018 The Winnipeg Jets' blue line is set to be tested again in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild. They'll be without the services of Josh Morrissey, who was slapped with a one-game suspension Thursday for cross-checking Eric Staal in Game...

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April 6th, 2018
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The Winnipeg Jets have put the NHL on notice this season with their prolific youngsters, stellar goaltending, and ability to adapt and win in any style of game. With 50 wins, they've obliterated their franchise record for most in a season by 10 and are poised for a deep playoff run. Here are five of the most electrifying, exhilarating, action-packed contests throughout 2017-18 that illustrate they're a force to be reckoned with and the real deal indeed. High-Powered Offence Punishes Penguins Oct. 29, 2017 It was an early-season game, but all points count the same regardless of when they're collected. This was a very important early-season game that showed the strong character of the group. Winnipeg was coming off back-to-back overtime losses against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets in which they'd been offensively anaemic and only scored two goals. Returning home, they flipped the script and exploded against a strong Penguins squad. They were led to a...
April 5th, 2018
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It’s coming to that point in the season where everything is winding down, and there isn’t much left to do other than to finalize the first round matchups for the postseason. As such, a small, brief window opens up where attention can be turned to some of the less pertinent stories involving some of the teams. In this case, however, for the Winnipeg Jets, one of those stories, however unlikely, could have some pretty large implications for the entire playoff landscape. Right now, most teams have played 80 games of their 82-game schedules, and for the most part, their final standings aren’t going to change much over the final two games. If you were to take a look at the current standings, the Nashville Predators sit atop the league, all alone with 113 points. Close behind though, lurk the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, and, this is where it gets fun, the Jets, all at 110 points. Of these four teams, only the Bruins have ever managed to win the Presidents' Trophy, and...
April 3rd, 2018
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The 2017-18 NHL season hasn’t even reached the playoffs yet but the offseason landscape is already beginning to take shape. Once the Stanley Cup is won and the celebrations have ended, the higher-ups will begin their annual look back at the season and determine what direction the team should take for the next year. Before they can begin to move forward, teams need to take into consideration one of the biggest components to whether they succeed or fail. This is known as free agency. This year, the talent pool can go either way. Right now, some of the best players in the league will become unrestricted free agents, though there is still plenty of time for their teams to re-up their contracts, thus taking them off the market before then. If this is the case, all signs point to this year being a very weak period. There’s not much chance that John Tavares and Mikael Backlund will be available come July. Related: Jets' Trouba Heading for Another Contract Standoff? A Lack of Big...
April 3rd, 2018
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Let’s take a brief journey through time, all the way back to the summer of 2016. The Penguins had won their first Cup since 2009, Loui Eriksson just signed a promising $36-million deal with the Canucks, and a 22-year-old Jacob Trouba refused to sign a new contract with the Winnipeg Jets. He wanted top-four minutes, and he wanted to play them on the right side, regardless of Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers admirably filling those roles. On top of it all, he was apparently expecting a long-term deal in the $6-million per year range, a hefty price tag for a defenseman whose career high of 29 points came in his rookie season. He clearly believed he was capable of becoming an elite defenseman, and at 22, there was a reason to believe that might be a possibility. Both sides held out until mid-November; when finally they agreed to a two-year contract at $3-million per season, a common bridge deal we see in these situations. Trouba would have his chance to prove to the organization...

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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