JGD 14: Jets Hope Not To Get Star Struck

Jeremy Wiebe
November 08 2016 11:30AM

After a difficult  3-game road trip that saw them go 1-1-1, the Winnipeg Jets return home to face the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, before heading back out on a mini two game road trip. The two teams had a home-and-home series in late October with the home teams winning both encounters.

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Analyzing the Jacob Trouba deal

Jacob Stoller
November 07 2016 02:44PM

The Jacob Trouba holdout has come to an end. According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Jacob Trouba has signed a two-year contact with an AAV of 3 million dollars. That's a particularly low cap hit for a player that likely turned down a longer tenured deal with the Jets, in the hopes of getting out of Winnipeg as soon as possible. 

Why does the contract carry such short length along with a small cap hit? I think it's pretty safe to say this kind of deal was designed to attract teams to trade for Trouba and ultimately to increase the value of Trouba. 

Trouba signing this deal wasn't a sign of wanting to get back to Winnipeg as fast he can. Rather, hoping to get out of Winnipeg as fast as he can.  

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Jets re-sign Trouba

Zach Laing
November 07 2016 01:32PM

In a huge turn of events, it appears the Winnipeg Jets will be re-signing Jacob Trouba. More to come. 

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Four Games in Six Days Ahead for the Jets, Again.

Dustin Mymko
November 07 2016 12:00PM

A home-and-home against the Capitals, a back-to-back in Washington and Detroit, and a third game in four nights in the hallowed home of the league's highest scoring team. After grabbing three points in a tough week, things should get better moving forward, right? Maybe not so much.

The Jets will follow the same Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday formula again, this time getting Dallas at home, then back-to-back in Arizona and Colorado, before flying home to face the LA Kings on Sunday afternoon. Two division games against the 4th and 6th place teams in the Central (Jets sit in-between in 5th), the .500 Kings (though they're heating up) and the last-place Coyotes shape up to a perhaps easier week and the Jets are probably hoping to get more than 3 points.

Read more to take a more in-depth look at the week ahead for the Jets.

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The reality of the Jets goaltending

Jacob Stoller
November 07 2016 10:06AM

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13 games in to the season, the Winnipeg Jets goaltending hasn't been what many thought it would be. Maybe expectations were too high to begin with, but that hasn't stopped people from pointing the finger at the Jets goaltending for the team's early struggles. Drew Stafford, Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little and Tyler Myers are currently on the IR and along with Jacob Trouba still holding out, you'll still find people electing the goaltending as the team's scapegoat.

26 year-old Michael Hutchinson and 23 year-old Connor Hellebuyck shouldn't be blamed entirely for the team's performance, it's time to cut the Jets goaltenders some slack and understand the situation surrounding them.

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