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December 30 2016 05:00AM
Leafs Christmas wish list, should the Canucks have taken Matthew Tkachuk, Jets bracing for expansion, could the Flames have a Calder winner, are people worried about McDavid in Edmonton, prospect rankings, the World Junior tournament, skill over heart, the best scraps of 2016 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
December 29 2016 09:26PM
If the Jets had to pick a slogan, It'd probably be something along the lines of " too little too late ."
Yes, the Jets are able to score with a goalie pulled effectively (even though that somehow doesn't correlate to scoring ability on a 5 on 4) but as usual, it was too little to late. The Jets fell to the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets, who are winners of 14 straight, by a score of 5-3. While the score may have in indicated a small gap between the two teams, it was a much more lopsided affair.
December 29 2016 03:30PM
After an impressive win Tuesday against Chicago, the Winnipeg Jets are looking for their third straight win. Unfortunately, to keep their streak going, they'll have to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are going for their 14th straight win.
Of course, just when things are looking up... they have one of their toughest matchups to date... Anyway, let's stop thinking about that and get into projected lineups, eh?
December 29 2016 03:13PM
Here's what you need to know ahead of Canada's matchup against Latvia.
December 29 2016 01:34PM
The Winnipeg Jets are currently the lowest shot event team in the league for 5v5 situations. That means per minute of ice time, the sum of the Jets and their opponents shots are lower than any other team.
The Jets' goaltending struggled early on and injuries began to pile up, so I can understand the theory behind it. However, here is why this is a bad plan and not using the Jets to the best of their abilities.