A Look Ahead: Week of Weird Start Times as Jets Try to Save the Season

Dustin Mymko
January 16 2017 10:00AM

With a points-percentage that ranks above only the Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes (and behind the likes of the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings), there is no mistaking that the Winnipeg Jets have not played like a good hockey team this season. There have been flashes, yes, but the wins are not coming fast enough and they're not getting the points needed to climb in the standings. With that being said, however, they are only four points back of the Los Angeles Kings for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Things don't feel great in Jetsland these days, but things are far from over. It should take somewhere around ninety points to get to the playoffs, so the Jets will need about 46 points in 36 games to get there. A record of 20-13-3 sounds like a tall order for this club, so if they're going to get there, they'll have to start winning now and that means that good showings are imperative in games against San Jose, Arizona, and St. Louis this week.

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Top to Bottom: Contenders, Tankers, and That Big Mess in the Middle at the Halfway Point

Cam Lewis
January 16 2017 09:00AM

It's more of a 'Bottom to Top' but 'Top to Bottom' sounds better. This is a monthly feature where I'll do a dive into each team's underlying numbers to see if they match up with where they currently sit in the standings. 

Three months down, three to go. We're halfway through the 2016-17 NHL season. At this point, we can stop talking about who's over and underachieving, because at this point enough time has passed to accurately determine who's actually good and who's actually bad. 

With that in mind, I'm going to split the league into five categories: Legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, surefire playoff teams who aren't quite at the top of the class, basement teams who are fighting for last overall, teams in purgatory who aren't bad enough to tank but won't compete for a playoff spot, and middling teams who could occupy the last few spots depending on external factors. 

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By The Numbers: Repairing the Winnipeg Jets in net

Garret Hohl
January 16 2017 06:00AM

Apologies for the slightly clickbait-type title. I will not be making the Winnipeg Jets goaltending woes disappear. However, I will be taking an in-depth look at the Jets and their netminding. I will weigh the options and then make suggestions on what the Jets could do with some pros and cons to each option.

Let's get into it.

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JN AirMail - Janurary 15, 2017

Art Middleton
January 15 2017 03:30PM

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Light week for the Jets Nation Air Mail this week which is a tad understandable as Jets fans feel a bit worn down after two brutal uninspired losses and an OT loss where the Jets maybe deserved a little bit better a fate.

As always, if you have a Jets or hockey related question in general burning away in your head, be sure to @ reply our Twitter account with the hashtag #JNAirMail and we'll get to answering it next week

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On Violence: Steve Downie and Toxic Culture in Hockey

Curtis LeBlanc
January 15 2017 11:27AM

There is a big part of me that has always wanted to view hockey as a sport for good people. 

The motivation for this is, at least in part, self-serving. I devote many hours of my time every year to hockey. I watch well over 82 games a season and there are hockey-based publications I read every day. I find myself emotionally involved in the fate of my team. I get excited by the potential for improvement in every offseason.

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