November 27 2015 03:37PM
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Though Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has struggled offensively to start the 2015-16 campaign, his physical game has always been on point.
The young Jets defenseman often throws his weight around with reckless abandon, and packs a larger wallop than one would expect considering his stature. On Friday afternoon, Trouba threw a vicious shoulder check on Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund.
There was no penalty assessed on the play, but considering the level and force of contact that Trouba made with Granlund's head, it wouldn't be a complete shock if this hit were escalated for further review by the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
November 27 2015 09:54AM
A day after American Thanksgiving, Jets fans don't have too much to be thankful for. At least, in terms of our team.
Except for Nik Ehlers, obviously. Thank you for Ehlers, Denmark.
The Winnipeg Jets sit at a very mediocre 10-11-2 record through 23 games and sit sixth in the central division. However, they have a chance to regain some ground in the division, as they take on the Minnesota Wild in a Friday matinee game in Minnesota.
November 27 2015 07:59AM
By now, everyone has heard the news that New York Islanders defenceman and St. Malo, Manitoba native Travis Hamonic has requested a trade out of Brooklyn. Further to that, Hamonic has stated that his preference would be a Western Canadian team. Hamonic has stated that for personal reasons, he would prefer to be dealt to the Winnipeg Jets.
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November 27 2015 06:45AM
Where will Travis Hamonic land, Forbes comes out with the latest team values, Leafs and Canucks still dreaming of players coming home in 2016, teams a quarter of the way into the season, TJ Brodie won't be traded, trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Oil country, two stars drop the mitts, fantasy hockey and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
November 26 2015 09:46AM
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The Winnipeg Jets are on the penalty kill, a lot.
Since the franchise move to Winnipeg, the team has been called for 141 more penalties than they have drawn. This is the second worst differential in the entire NHL, just 20 less than the Boston Bruins and 40 more than any other team. Over the last two seasons the Jets have the worst penalty differential.
A lot of time on the penalty kill means a lot of minutes for their top killers. Mark Stuart sits at 20th in the league for short handed minutes since Jets' inaugural season.
So how has Stuart performed over that time?