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January 13 2017 05:00AM
The Leafs are actually good, the Jets and Wings are quite bad, Jim Benning reveals his plans, the Flames first half and exposing Troy Brouwer, Taylor Hall goes back to Edmonton, the Adidas jersey takeover, the NHL's point system, backup goalies, Justin Schultz 2.0 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
January 12 2017 03:05PM
January 12 2017 12:49PM
While the Winnipeg Jets have not been strong overall as a team, there have been pockets of good performance within the team.
The team's slow turn back into good health (still a long ways to go though) has brought together three giants on a very good line: Shawn Matthias, Adam Lowry, and Joel Armia.
January 11 2017 10:21PM
Us to the Winnipeg Jets: Nothing this season can be as bad as that New Years Eve game against the Islanders where you guys got smoked at home, right? That night you looked like you couldn't compete against the Brandon Wheat Kings let alone an actual NHL club. Nothing gets worse than that night.
Winnipeg Jets to us: Hold my beer..
January 11 2017 02:00PM
Patrik Laine is an All-Star baby!
There may have been a handful of question marks that needed to be answered leading up to Tuesday's naming of the four NHL All-Star teams, but there was zero doubt who was going to be called upon to represent the Jets in Los Angeles at the end of January.
What is in doubt however is whether or not Laine will be medically cleared to play in the showcase event as he continues to go through the NHL's concussion protocalls after the hit he took this past weekend in Buffalo. All going well with the series of six tests that he will have to undertake one after another each day for six days in a row, he could be back and playing as early as next week. But he could also be sidelined for much, much longer and you best believe the Jets are not going to rush the young phenom back into any game action.