Does Kyle Connor need a stint in the AHL?

Jacob Stoller
November 25 2016 07:30AM

When a highly-touted prospect like Kyle Connor is struggling to start out his rookie year, the idea of a little bit of AHL conditioning is always in the back of coaches and general manager's minds. Many fans may not have considered Connor getting a stint with the Moose just yet, partly because he's hasn't been directly in the spotlight for the team's first quarter of the year. The sensational start from Patrik Laine is helping shadow Connor's struggles and that's probably a good thing for the 19 year-old forward.

The media hasn't really documented his dry-spell and Connor himself hasn't really had to answer any critics, but with Connor coming back from injury and struggling to start out the year, I'm going to pose the question: 

Could Kyle Connor use some time down in the AHL?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 25 2016 05:00AM

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NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team in the league to be thankful, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Looking at What the Return of Bryan Little Means for the Jets

November 24 2016 02:30PM

Teams seek number one centres almost as much as they seek number one defenceman or all-star goalies. The Winnipeg Jets have been fortunate to have a number one centre in Bryan Little, who has been a mainstay for the Jets/Thrashers for his NHL career.

The play of Bryan Little often goes unnoticed with more prominent centres like Jonathon Toews, Sidney Crosby, Anze Kopitar and Henrik Sedin (to name a few). However, with his two-way play, he deserves to be included in conversation with those players as a prominent centre.

Which is why when Little enters the line up, for the first time really this season, Jets fans should be excited because of what Little brings to the lineup.

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A Look at Jets' Prospects with World Junior Eligibility

Dustin Mymko
November 24 2016 10:31AM

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As November begins to wind down, December starts to creep up (as it usually does).  You know what that means? That's right, the World Juniors are right around the corner! This year, the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship takes place Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 5, 2017 in Montreal and Toronto. This may (or may not) affect a number of Winnipeg Jets, so let's take a look at who is eligible and may get a chance to compete for their country.

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JetsNation Recap - Last Week Seems Like Such A Long Time Ago

Art Middleton
November 23 2016 09:17PM

Where does one even begin? The Jets came out after a much needed couple of days off with an un-inspired performance against a division rival and laid another egg, this time in a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

And as great as all of us were feeling about this team a little over a week ago after a sublime effort against the Chicago Blackhawks, we haven't seen anything close to resembling that team in the four games on the road since.

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