JN AirMail: Janurary 18, 2016

Art Middleton
January 18 2016 08:30AM


You know how to get your questions into us. Send us an @ mention to JetsNation on Twitter with the tag #JNAirMail. You can also send us a DM on that same Twitter account, you can leave a message on our Facebook page, or you can send an e-mail to JNAirMail@shaw.ca.

But we'll start with a question asked in the comments of last week's AirMail...

Michael asks: For the disallowed goal (versus the Sharks last Tuesday) it's hard to tell but it seems possible that Wheeler's leg actually only hit Pavelski's leg, which was up against Stalock's. If this were the case, is that still incidental contact, by means of another player, the same way you can have goaltender interference by pushing a defender into the goalie? Again, if Wheeler never made direct contact, is it still possible to incur a tripping penalty?

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets Win 1-0, Praise Hellebuyck! (And Some Good Defense!)

Art Middleton
January 15 2016 10:06PM

This game had "doom" written all over it.

On the road in the second game of a back to back, missing 3 of their top 9 forwards due to injury, having to put defenseman Adam Pardy at fourth line forward, and starting Connor Hellebuyck again when numbers suggest that such a move may have been foolish.

Yet somehow the Jets played a steady enough road game and got very reliable goaltending to eek out a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Go fig.

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JGD 45: Jets head into the Wild, green yonder

Vinnie Criscenzo
January 15 2016 12:36PM

The Winnipeg Jets head into Minnesota to face the Wild and finish off the second half of back to back games. 

The Jets have the advantage so far in the regular season series, winning two out of three games so far between the Jets and Wild. This will be the third game between the two teams that is played at Xcel Energy Center, with each team winning once. 

The Jets are coming right off a wild (no pun intended) 5-4 overtime win over the Nashville Predators. It was a game that probably put a lot of Jets fans into emotional counseling, though. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 15 2016 06:00AM

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Could oil prices turn the Flames into a budget team, Canucks trade for Etem, clear benches with the Panthers, Jets great goaltending prospect, Connor McDavid's birthday, Lou Lamoriello trade history, Kevin Shattenkirk rumored availability, WingsNation launches, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Jets Nation Recap: Wheeler Plays Hero. Jets Defeat Scary Monsters

Jeremy Wiebe
January 14 2016 09:39PM

"We can beat them, forever and ever! Or we can be heroes, just for one day!" Blake Wheeler had something to say about his team's play on Wednesday. Most of it wasn't very good. Well the man they called Wheels had Jets fans feeling Hunky Dory as his overtime goal helped the Jets edge the Nashville Predators 5-4, under the moonlight...the serious moonlight in frozen Winnipeg.

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