December 11 2015 11:19AM
It'll be hard not to focus on No. 88 when the Winnipeg Jets roll into Chicago on Friday night to face the Blackhawks for the second time in five days.
Hawks all-star Patrick Kane is leading the league in scoring and is riding a 24-game point streak.
But if you ask Paul Maurice, Kane is just one weapon the Jets must focus on in order to walk out of the United Center with a W.
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December 11 2015 06:30AM
Leafs fans still think Stamkos is coming, Oilers and Flames both heating up, a look back at the Evander Kane trade, Prust happy with fine for spear on Marchand, NHL expansion, 2016 draft lottery and salary cap, a big left hand, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings
December 10 2015 09:20PM
This won't go down as the prettiest win in the short history of the Winnipeg Jets but they'll take the victories any which way they can. After nearly blowing an early 3-0 lead, the Jets defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4 at the MTS Centre.
December 10 2015 11:59AM
The Jets will look to get back into the win column tonight as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at MTS Centre.
This will be the second and final meeting between these two teams. The first meeting was a 3-2 Jets win back on October 31 in Columbus. Bryan Little, Andrew Copp and Blake Wheeler had the goals for the Jets. Brandon Saad and Scott Hartnell scored for the Jackets.
December 10 2015 09:52AM
It's been just over 300 days since Kevin Cheveldayoff sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world as the Winnipeg Jets swapped Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf for the Buffalo Sabres' Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a first round pick (which turned into Jack Roslovic).
The trade was generally considered a great one. The Jets received a piece that could help them in a playoff push for an injured forward that was well on his way out anyways. They also swapped underperforming big-minute, right-shot defenders but garnered the one on a more small-market friendly contract.
There was however some red flags with both players. Neither Tyler Myers nor Drew Stafford excelled in the shot metrics, and there were signs that their production was unsustainable and unlikely to repeat. Some hoped that small sample size or a lack of training camp with the Jets could be a leading factor.
With nearly equal samples both this and last season, let's look at how the two have progressed.