JGD 49: A Saturday Blues Matinee

Dustin Mymko
January 21 2017 09:50AM

Game two of a four game home stand sees the struggling St. Louis Blues come to town for a Saturday matinee. The last time these Central Division rivals met, the Jets came out on top with a 3-2 win in overtime in St. Louis. That game, back on December 3, ended on a Bryan Little goal from Patrik Laine and Dustin Byfuglien just 17 seconds into overtime.

Ideally, the Jets would like to end this one in regulation as they need to gain as many points on the third place Blues as possible.

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Jets Nation Roundtable: Make A Change

Art Middleton
January 20 2017 03:00PM

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There are plenty of issues facing the Winnipeg Jets beyond goaltending.

Sure, the goaltending has been an issue at times over the season and it was a little more under the microscope during the team's recent road trip, but there has been no shortage of team wide issues that have had media and fans alike stating what they would do if they were running the team. Everything from changing coaches to benching certain players and promoting other players to more prominent roles.

So today the guys get asked what would they change if they had the option? The catch? They only get to pick one thing.

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Winnipeg is trying the 3-goalie system, but they really shouldn't

Cat Silverman
January 20 2017 01:00PM

Three-goalie systems are a reasonably new concept in pro hockey. 

Once upon a time, schedules made it possible for team’s to carry ‘a guy’. With the exception of situations like the Johnny Bower-Terry Sawchuk tandem in Toronto in the late 1960’s (where Bower and Sawchuk were 40 and 36, respectively), teams were able to rely on one goaltender for nearly their entire season through the pre-expansion era. 

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Matteo Gennaro has his eye on an NHL contract

Ryan Pike
January 20 2017 10:00AM

In the summer of 2015, Matteo Gennaro experienced the dream of a country worth of young hockey players when he was selected by the Winnipeg Jets at the NHL Draft. Granted, he was the 203rd player taken (only eight players were drafted after he was) but it's generally better to be drafted than to not be.

Flash forward a year and a half later and Gennaro is a 19-year-old in the Western Hockey League pushing for a pro contract. So far he's making a solid case for himself.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 20 2017 05:00AM

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Should the Leafs or Oilers chase Shattenkirk, the Canucks point streak affecting long term goals, Dylan Larkin's struggles, Draisaitl's fantastic season, Mikael Backlund's case for the Selke, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

In the Roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it's good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn't have found otherwise.

Note* This article is posted  across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.

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