JGD 63: Are either of these teams #actuallygood?

Mack Irwin
February 21 2017 11:00AM

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The Jets look to string a three-game win streak together in Toronto tonight, taking on the Maple Leafs at 6:30pm CT.

Winnipeg's playoff hopes are all but done and dusted, but tonight is an opportunity to play spoiler and deal a huge blow to the Leafs' already-dwindling playoff chances. It's also another edition of the Patrik Laine vs Auston Matthews Hunger Games Calder show, so may the odds be ever yadda yadda yadda.

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JGD 61: Taking on Julien's Canadiens

Mack Irwin
February 18 2017 08:22AM

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The Jets take on the Montreal Canadiens this afternoon, at 1 o'clock CT. This will be the first game for the Canadiens since the surprise firing of Michel Therrien and subsequent hiring of Claude Julien.

This is another tough game against a good team, after a physical, intense matchup against the Penguins on Thursday. If the Jets play as well as they did on Thursday, though, they might actually win a game. You can catch this one on CBC.

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Jets Nation Recap: Sid the kid hits 1000

Mack Irwin
February 16 2017 08:49PM

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That was a great hockey game. That was a great hockey game. It didn't end the way the Jets were hoping -- the Penguins scored an overtime winner with 22 seconds left -- but despite a tepid start, it was one of the most exciting Jets games of the season.

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JGD 59: Stars at Jets

Mack Irwin
February 14 2017 12:30PM

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The Jets take on the Dallas Stars at the MTS Centre tonight, in a game that should be more intriguing than it is. 

Both the Jets and the Stars entered the season with grand aspirations -- a return to the playoffs for the Jets, another shot at Cup contention for the Stars -- that have since crashed down to earth. According to hockeyviz.com, the Stars have a 12% chance of making the playoffs, while the Jets trail even that at 5%. So the stakes are, um, not high tonight.

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Patrik Laine Selected for 2017 All-Star Game

Mack Irwin
January 10 2017 10:29AM

The rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles have been announced, where the Jets will be represented -- health permitting -- by Finnish rookie Patrik Laine.

But since Laine was officially diagnosed with a concussion just days ago, there is a strong possibility that the Jets will be sending another representative in his place. That could mean a trip to LA for Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg's four-time all-star; captain Blake Wheeler; Mark Scheifele, the Jets' number one centre; or Nikolaj Ehlers, the electric young Dane.

Even if Laine is unable to attend All-Star weekend, it's a significant accomplishment for the Jets' rookie. It speaks to how highly-regarded he is around the NHL already -- and, as reported by Chris Johnston, it triggers a $212,500 bonus clause in his contract. Not bad.

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