The Roundup

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December 12 2014 07:30AM

Flames PDO, the worst Canuck, Kessel needs time off, the cartoon above, Justin Jultz, Johnny Goalie, Las Vegas and more in this week's Roundup.

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B.C. Bound: Jets Prospect Morrissey Dealt to Rockets

Andrew Halipchuk
December 11 2014 03:44AM

Josh Morrissey has a new lease on his Western Hockey League season after a trade sent him from a team struggling for a playoff spot, to the best team in the WHL.

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WWYD WEDNESDAY: THE LAST LINE OF DEFENCE

Trin Potratz
December 10 2014 07:30AM

Ever since the Jets were reincarnated, goaltending has been a favourite focus of controversy and that doesn't seem to be changing. Well, in today's WWYD Wednesday, that's our focus.

In previous years, the main topic of discussion was Ondrej Pavelec's incompetence as a number-one goaltender in the National Hockey League. For years, it was debated that the Jets would never be able to compete for a playoff spot with Pavelec in the crease. Well, the Jets are in competition for that playoff spot and Pavelec is still part of the team...however he's not the main reason.

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Kane Suspended Two Games: Playing without Evander

Kevin McCartney
December 09 2014 11:58AM

Evander Kane was suspended for two games for his hit from behind on Clayton Stoner. The loss comes at a difficult time for the Jets. Not only are they facing two Divisional opponents in those games, but injuries to Enstrom, Bogosian, and Clitsome have forced Byfuglien back on defence and thinned out an already shallow roster.

The structure offered by Paul Maurice has made it possible for less talented or less experienced players to keep up and contribute at the NHL level. A team that once drowned with players like Halischuk or Postma on the ice is now able to stay competitive with tighter gaps and more conviction in their defence. 

Still, the league's 28th ranked offence is losing a natural scorer, a physical forechecker, and a speedy presence on the wing. What will it mean for the Jets?

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Future Plans: Dec. 9, 2014

Andrew Halipchuk
December 09 2014 01:15AM

No matter how good or poor a team is playing, fans always seem to be concerned about a team’s prospect list and who will be the next player to make a difference on the team. The Jets’ faithful are no different

In the past two weeks since our last Future Plans, Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate the St. John’s IceCaps had a rough spell being shutout in three of five games and scoring just seven goals in their two victories.

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