JGD 53: FACTS IS FACTS

Rhys Finnick
January 25 2014 06:05AM

Jokinen with the German Suplex on Thornton.

Let's face it: the Winnipeg Jets do not sport a winning record. With a mere 51 points in 52 games, there aren't too many teams across the league you'd expect the Jets to beat with relative ease. Edmonton, Calgary, Buffalo, maybe Florida, but the buck stops there.

Except, of course, for the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs.

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JETS POST-GAME 52: WHAT GOES UP, MUST ALSO LOSE SOMETIMES

Rhys Finnick
January 24 2014 12:08AM

 

                 They spelled my name wrong. And I'm not that big.

Well, it had to end sometime, didn't it?

For those of you who watched the game against Anaheim, tonight's loss may come as no surprise. The Sharks, like the Ducks, are cut from a different cloth than the other teams Winnipeg beat during it's now dead four game winning streak. San Jose is a deep, well-structered team, and the Jets couldn't get anything going against them all night.

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JGD 52: DON'T LET THORNTON SCORE FOUR

Rhys Finnick
January 23 2014 03:06AM

 

Odd photo by Dinur.

Two nights after stealing a rare road win from the league-best Anaheim Ducks, the Jets head (slightly) north to face the always dangerous San Jose Sharks. Jets fans remember well the last time these two teams met back on November 10th, when captain Andrew Ladd was able to win an exciting, back and forth affair in the shootout at the MTS Centre.

When you're hot, you're hot, and the Jets are hot, but they may find just as big of a challenge waiting for them in San Jose as they did in Anaheim.

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JETS POST-GAME 51: DUCK COLLIDES WITH JET, GETS CHOPPED UP IN PROPELLER

Rhys Finnick
January 21 2014 11:58PM

                                  The Jets won tonight, despite Blake Wheeler's haircut.

It may not be the Stanley Cup. It may not be the President's Trophy, Heck, it may not even be a playoff berth, but the Winnipeg Jets earned the honor of being the first team in the NHL to beat the league-best Anaheim Ducks at home in regulation this season.

Right now, Jets fans should be impressed with their team earning two of the hardest points to come by right now. However, in the long run, we all may look back at this game as a definitive new chapter in Winnipeg Jets 2.0's history. Paul Maurice and his players now have four wins in a row, and have looked like a very tough team to play against while doing it.

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JGD 51: THE QUACK ATTACK IS BACK, JACK

Rhys Finnick
January 21 2014 04:15AM

Everything's coming up Milhouse for the Winnipeg Jets lately. In the past ten days, the Jets have hired a new coach, put together an impressive winning streak, and looked every bit like the playoff-contending team they should could be. Yes, it appears The Little Franchise From Manitoba That Could is finally on the right track.

But hold on. What's that up ahead on the tracks? A duck. A gigantic duck, in fact, who's won 19 of its last 21 games, outscoring its opponents an astounding 82-46 during that stretch. This massive, all-consuming duck has one wing named "Getzlaf" and another they call "Perry", and when both of those hulking wings get going, the duck becomes unflappable.

Alright, I'll stop with the whole train/duck thing.

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