JGD #6: Coming out of a Hurricane

Trin Potratz
October 21 2014 08:30AM

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Sometimes i'm of the Gene Principe spawn with puns, and I like to call myself the metaphorical genius, but sometimes the stars align and it works out perfectly.

The Winnipeg Jets will host the Carolina Hurricanes in a game that is much like fighting the opposing team's actual given name. The beginning of the season for the Jets has been much like a natural disaster after a "calm before the storm" when they pummelled the Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. Even coach Paul Maurice is freaking out, stemming from telling CBC's Jeff Hamilton that he could #?*!ing make him cry.

Sorry Paul, but it's more like the fan base is starting to cry.

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Trin Potratz
October 12 2014 05:57PM

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The Jets season is only two games old and the team has already played their worst and their best. After pummeling the Arizona Coyotes (am I the only one who likes the name change?) in their season debut, it seemed as if they used up all of their offense during last night's tilt with the San Jose Sharks.

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Jets Acquire Budaj

Trin Potratz
October 05 2014 01:06PM

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First of all, i'd like to apologize for the lack of content over the past week and a half. I'm in the process of moving and have yet to get internet.

Enough about me, can you believe that Kevin Cheveldayoff made a trade that actually makes sense for the organization?????

The Jets acquired G Peter Budaj and C Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Eric Tangradi. It's a deal that works for both teams, and it doesn't cost the Jets anything significant, but provides them with two solid assets that will help the team going forward.

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GDB Post game: Jets lose fuel at the halfway point

Trin Potratz
September 24 2014 08:56PM

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The Jets looked like the better team for the first 28 minutes, but went completely in the opposite direction the rest of the way in a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. 

The team had a few defensive breakdowns that lead to Oiler goals, seeing Josh Morrissey and Jacob Trouba be victimized, while veterans Adam Pardy and Grant Clitsome did nothing to inspire confidence in their abilities to be solid NHL options this year.

While the Jets top line of Evander Kane, Mark Scheifele, and Blake Wheeler drove the play the majority of their ice time, they still were outplayed by the Oilers fourth-line prior to the first Oiler goal, which led to two more.

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GDB: Preseason Game Two: The New Western Rivalry

Trin Potratz
September 24 2014 02:21PM

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Today is a big day for me.

All my life I have been an Edmonton Oiler fan, and despite the many disappointments along the way, I am still faithful. Since the Jets have re-entered the league, they have been my second favourite beating out my previous second favourites; the Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets (See how i'm a sucker for punishment).

The best part of tonight is that I actually get to watch the game and it will feature my two favourite teams.

The Jets (1-0-0) will hope to remain undefeated in the preseason while the Oilers (1-1-0) are looking to get back in the win column after splitting their opening nights with the Calgary Flames.

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