A Look Ahead: The Bye Week Can't Come Soon Enough

Dustin Mymko
February 13 2017 08:09AM


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A loss to the Avalanche snowballed into a four game losing streak as the Jets went 0-for-the-week, losing to Minnesota, Chicago, and Tampa Bay. Assuming 90 points to be the playoff cut-off, the Jets are going to need 36 points in 28 games, which translates to a record somewhere in the neighbourhood of 17-9-2. While it's not technically impossible, even the most optimistic of Jets fans are starting to pull up the lottery simulator to check the odds of landing Nolan Patrick in this summer's entry draft. Let's take a look ahead and see how this coming week shapes up.

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The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market

Christian Pagnani
February 13 2017 07:00AM


The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article. 

The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one. 

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Northern Touch: The Sounds of a Saturday

Darrin Bauming
February 12 2017 11:02AM

The perfect barometer was on display at MTS Centre Saturday night — roughly 15 thousand fans saw the product on the ice, and they weren't afraid to voice their displeasure.

It may have been the worst effort of the season for the Winnipeg Jets. Then again, it may just be the latest of the half dozen similar games in a season that has them sitting third from the bottom in the 30-team National Hockey League.

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JN Recap - It's All Bad (Except For The Few Minutes It Isn't But It Still Is Even Then)

Art Middleton
February 11 2017 09:04PM


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48 hours ago, the Jets were coming into the weekend thinking a couple of strong games would keep them right in the thick of the playoff race.

Now coming off a second loss in a row in as many nights - this time a 4-1 dropped game to the Tampa Bay Lightning - that faint sound you hear in the distance may not be the roar of playoff crowds, but the rumble of another tank effort... 

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Ondrej Pavelec's poor play is actually his best asset

Cat Silverman
February 11 2017 02:30PM

At this point, the Winnipeg Jets may be finished with Ondrej Pavelec. 

He’s out for a week with a lower body injury, at the very least (raise your hand if you’ve heard this story before). 

That gives heir apparent Connor Hellebuyck the next week to show that he’s gotten his head back on straight and he’s ready to finish out the year as the team’s number one. 

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