JGD 32: Rangers Come To Town To Test The Jets

Art Middleton
December 18 2015 09:30AM

It's been a rocky week for the Winnipeg Jets as a pair of losses to Central division rivals over the last seven days along with reports of contract negotiations, possible ownership interference, a notable demotion to the AHL followed by a pair of call ups have only heightened the angst and feelings of panic with Jets fans.

But as the saying goes, "winning cures everything" and a Jets win over the New York Rangers tonight would help ease tensions for at least the weekend.

Well ok, maybe only the night.

Fine, for only two minutes after the final whistle and then we go back to freaking out about Andrew Ladd's next contract.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 18 2015 06:00AM

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Vancouver TV ratings down, Jets unrestricted free agents want big dough, did the Leafs accidentally tamper with Steven Stamkos, Flames and Oilers righting the ship, Taylor Hall is Edmonton's beating heart, a hockey advent calendar, Leafs new jersey ideas, Ryan Callahan drops Scott Hartnell, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Helping Chevy Make Decisions Part 1: How do the Jets compare to contenders

Garret Hohl
December 17 2015 10:51AM

The Winnipeg Jets' General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has some big decisions up ahead. The Jets currently sit tied for 2nd last in the Western Conference and last in the Central Division. They have two huge pending free agents with Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien, while they also have a major part of their future looking for raises with Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba.

Well, we've decided to help out Chevy make some of these decisions with a series of investigations on the Jets. We'll take a look on where the Jets are and where they could be.

We'll start our series with a breakdown on how the Jets' roster compares against playoff teams.

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Report: Winnipeg Jets Call-Up Matt Halischuk and Joel Armia

Garret Hohl
December 17 2015 10:21AM

Yesterday it was reported that the Jets re-assigned Adam Lowry to the Manitoba Moose. This left the Jets with eleven forwards on their roster and a game coming up on the following Friday. The Jets did not call up any of their forwards with the Moose having a game on the Wednesday and Thursday.

With not wanting the call-up to play three games in three days, the Jets called up Matt Halischuk and Joel Armia, as reported by the Winnipeg Jets website.

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Report: Jets send Adam Lowry down to the AHL

Garret Hohl
December 16 2015 11:58AM

In what was a bit of a shocking move, the Winnipeg Jets have decided to assign Adam Lowry to the Manitoba Moose as reported by the Jets' website.

This has come as a surprise to many, although we have previously noted that Lowry had been struggling relative to last year more than any other Jet.

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