Kubalik for Machacek: Fun name differential = 0

Kevin McCartney
March 12 2013 03:55PM

It's old news now (like, two days!), but the Jets moved elder prospect Spencer Machacek for Czech winger Tomas Kubalik over the weekend. It's a small move, and neither player is likely to play 200 games in the NHL. Still, I'm obsessive, so we're going to talk about each player, why it happened, and what it means for the Jets after the jump!

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Jets Special Teams Woes: PK

Kevin McCartney
March 11 2013 05:38PM

The Jets have been struggling to stay on the playoff bubble in the East all year. A 3-game win streak to end February gave way to two decisive losses to divisional opponents, and the recent road trip collected 5 of a possible (and expected) 8 points against also-rans and the struggling Devils. Sure, there have been some injuries, particularly to the team's best two defencemen in Byfuglien and Enstrom. Goaltending has been... well, that's another article. But the Jets special teams has let fans down more nights than not. The mere fact that I can write a multi-part series on the Jets woes at special teams is disheartening. Might as well start with the good news. That's right, the Penalty Kill is the good news. Good gravy...

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Game #25 at Devils: Streaking?

Kevin McCartney
March 10 2013 02:45PM

New Jersey Devils (11-9-5) vs.

Your Winnipeg Jets (12-11-1)

Last Meeting February 28th, Jets 3, Devils 1

Game at 6pm on TSN-Jets and TSN 1290-Winnipeg

Preview

The Jets might be the most fortunate team in the NHL in March. No one can help what division they play in, but this is the Jets first game against a team with a winning record so far this month and it comes when New Jersey has gone 2-6-2 in their last ten games, collecting just three points in the 8 games since Brodeur was injured. Hedberg will be in net for his 9th straight start today and his 3rd of the season against the Jets. The Jets have a chance to make it three in a row against Moose, and three in a row on the calendar as well.

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Game #22 at Panthers: Please?

Kevin McCartney
March 05 2013 12:40PM

Florida Panthers (6-11-5) vs.

Your Winnipeg Jets (10-10-1)

Last Meeting: Feburary 5, Jets 3 - Panthers 2 (OT)

PREVIEW

So on Saturday, Washington entered our matchup last in the east. Today, that’s Florida! Man, I don’t want to be a King maker. Or, like, a serf maker, I guess. Turning plebs into prols, maybe? Okay, forget feudalism – let’s go with wrestling. We can’t let ‘em off the mat, boys!

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Game #21 vs. Capitals - My Russians vs... wait, where are all your Russians?

Kevin McCartney
March 02 2013 11:48AM

 

 Washington Capitals (7-11-1) vs.

Your Winnipeg Jets (10-9-1)

Last Meeting: January 22, Jets 4, Capitals 2

Preview

As our own Travis Hrubeniuk talked about yesterday, the Jets come into this matinee riding a three game win streak and in need of more to put distance between them and the bottom of the conference (aka the Capitals). The last time these two teams met, the Jets got their first win of the season. Today the Jets are in a position to take over 1st in the Division with a win a bit of luck.

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