Nation World HQ
December 30 2016 04:31PM
Earlier today, the Winnipeg Jets recalled forward Andrew Copp from the Manitoba Moose and have placed Marko Dano on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
December 30 2016 08:00AM
Patrik Laine has been nothing short of phenomenal this year.
There's no beating around the bush, he's an exceptional talent and projects to be such for a long time. Laine, whose still 18 years old, has been not only one of the better rookies in the league, but one of the best players in the entire league. His shot is crisp, accurate and it's thing of beauty. When the puck is on his stick, defenders are on alert and fans are on the edge of their seats.
He's a game changer.
Now, such a transcendent talent would be a Calder trophy lock in almost every other years rookie class. But as good as Laine has been, the 2016-2017 rookie class has been exceptional and there's no guarantees we will see Laine walk away with the hardware.
Nation World HQ
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?