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December 19 2014 08:30AM


Oilers fire Eakins, Flames extend Hartley, Taylor Hall rumors, Ryan Miller as a back-up, Jets defensive woes, Leafs PDO, World Juniors and more in this weeks Roundup

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Mark Stuart Out Until February: Uh...

Kevin McCartney
December 18 2014 03:59PM

The Jets play the Detroit Red Wings on Valentine's day this year. It will be a very special Valentine's, as it might be the next time the Jets have a healthy blue line. 

With Enstrom out since November 23rd, Bogosian since December 3rd, and Trouba in the infirmary until February, news hit today that Mark Stuart will join his defence partner for 6-10 weeks with a lower-body injury. 

Inside we'll look at who the Jets have to play against Boston tomorrow, and who we might see over the next few weeks. 

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Jets Weekly Preview #11: Waffer thin

Kevin McCartney
December 16 2014 04:45PM

Paul Maurice is making room on his mantle for a Jack Adams award right now, such is his confidence that a blue line without Enstrom, Bogosian and now Trouba (the team's top-3 defenders coming into the season) can maintain the Jets' winning pace. 

The Jets enter week 11 having snapped their streak of earning points in 8 straight games but still hanging onto 8th place in the West.

Inside we’ll look at the week to come.

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Trouba out. Big trouble for the Jets?

Andrew Halipchuk
December 16 2014 12:34PM

Today is a tough day in the “Heart of Canada” as the depth of the Winnipeg Jets defence just got a little bit thinner, and the end of the tunnel is nowhere in site.

It was announced this morning that Jacob Trouba joins the long list of injured Jets rearguards and is expected to be out until February with an upper-body injury. This is terrible news for a team like the Jets seeing as they are already missing two of their best defencemen, (Toby Enstrom and Zach Bogosian,) for at least the remainder of the month.

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Defying The Odds: The Chiarot Chronicles

Trin Potratz
December 15 2014 04:11PM

If you're drafted in the first round, it's likely that you'll see some NHL ice. If you're drafted in the second round, then you'll have to show a little something, but it's still likely that you'll get a chance or two to get that call-up. If you're drafted in the third round, you have keep improving. Beyond that, it's unlikely that you'll become an NHL player.

In the case of Ben Chiarot, he's one of those players that has defied the odds of making it to the NHL as a late round pick.

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