Jets 2013/14 Season Preview: Hope in the Face of Reason

Kevin McCartney
October 06 2013 05:03PM


 Photo by A Canadian View

Okay, okay. You got us. Typically, a site might give its Preview before the season started. Dogged by the questions of yester-year, and lacking even a single pre-season game with a regular season line-up, we wanted to wait to get our eyes on the real deal before we made our predictions. (Alternatively, maybe the Nations Network trusted this site to a lay-about. I mean, seriously, my resume pretty much screams ‘hippie.’)

We’ve still barely scratched the surface, with 80 (or more!) contests to go for the Jets. There’s still a lot to look forward to. And get defensive about. Also, goalies.

Inside we’ll take an in-depth look at the 2013/14 season for the Winnipeg Jets.

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JGD 3: One Last Visit

Kevin McCartney
October 06 2013 02:38AM

Photo by the late Denis Brodeur

When Teemu made his return to Winnipeg December 17, 2011, it was his first time in front of a Jets crowd since Febuary 4th, 1996. It also seemed like it might be his last, as the aging veteran struggled through a lockout shortened schedule in 2012/13 while the Jets toiled away under the wonky reality of playing in the Southeast. The NHL robbed Winnipeg nostalgia mongers of a year of their livelihood, and if not for Selänne's 43 year old season, the damages may have exceed dozens of dollars. 

Thankfully for all involved, Jets fans get one more chance to chant 'Teemu.'

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Scheifele and Big Hits: Should we be concerned?

Kevin McCartney
October 05 2013 05:48PM


 "Dashers taste gross in the NHL..." Mark Scheifele thought to himself

Scheifele is just two games into what promises to be his first full NHL season. The early returns are excellent - beyond what anyone could have reasonably expected. Goal, assist, +2, 5 shots on, and two unlikely wins. He's already doubled his offensive output from his previous 11 games in the NHL. 

Of concern is that Scheifele seems to be finding more than his fair share of heavy hits and compromising contact. Will Scheifele make it through 82 games?

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Game 2 Vs. LA: Pavelec and Entries

Travis Hrubeniuk
October 05 2013 03:22AM

Photo By Michael Miller (Via WikiMedia)

Well lookie here folks! The Jets are 2-0-0! Who actually remembers the last time that happened?

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Jets Post-Game 2: Jets Go Wario-World on Kings' Plummers

Kevin McCartney
October 04 2013 10:25PM

Scheifele on his head, still gets the puck

In the Jets' home-opener, it was safe to regard them as the underdogs. Sure, the Kings were on the second half of an early-season back-to-back, but led the NHL in possession hockey one year ago, and won a Stanley Cup with their depth two years ago. Everyone accepted it would be the Jets' first test of moving West.

In typical Jets fashion, even a win wasn't a clear passing of that test. 

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