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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St.John's IceCaps Update: December 15

Trin Potratz
December 15 2014 07:30AM

The IceCaps didn't do themselves any favours in regards to their playoff chances as they completed a week that saw some up and down play leading to a 1-2-1 record in back to backs against the Providence Bruins and Toronto Marlies.

With Patrice Cormier returning to the IceCaps, it seems like Eric O'Dell will be getting the next call-up based on performance. O'Dell was on fire playing on a line with Kyle MacKinnon and Carl Klingberg. O'Dell exploded with five goals including a hat trick in the team's only win over the week.

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First Star, Worst Star: December 14, 2014

December 14 2014 07:25AM


Only 11 more sleeps until Christmas, and only 7 more sleeps until the next First Star, Worst Star, so you may want to read this one 200 to 300 times between now and then just to be safe. 

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