Game 49 @ Calgary: Scoring Chances & Observations

Travis Hrubeniuk
January 18 2014 09:37AM

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As great as it was to see the Jets win and get Paul Maurice his second victory behind the bench, I can’t help but be a little nervous about all the positive vibes around the local media. The Jets were fortunate that this game was against the offensively-inept Flames. Possession numbers were close, but the Flames just were not able to generate the scoring chances or offense that the Jets could, and it ultimately cost them the game.

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Jets Post-Game 49: Take that, Flames

Rhys Finnick
January 17 2014 01:17AM

"Get lost, Bryan."

With their scorching of the Flames Thursday night, the Jets have now scored an astounding 10 goals in their last 2 games.

Now, I may be speculating a bit too soon here, but that makes Paul Maurice the greatest coach in Winnipeg Jets history.

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JGD 49: On Fire!

Kevin McCartney
January 16 2014 04:30PM

The Jets 2.1 are on a one game winning streak! A convincing 5-1 win over the 'Yotes have the Jets primed for games against the Alberta duo. First up, the league's second lowest scoring team, the Calgary Flames.

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Telegin and Klingberg: Is Paul Maurice Having an Effect?

Kevin McCartney
January 16 2014 01:01PM

 

The Jets have made two unexpected roster management decisions since Paul Maurice was hired as the new Head Coach. We knew there would be changes, from lineup adjustments to structural changes. But in just a few days, the organization has altered course on two of its prospects formerly lost in the wind and it seems Maurice might be the reason.

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Jets Have Two Prospects in Hobey Baker Nominations

Kevin McCartney
January 16 2014 10:59AM

 

Nominations were released for the 2014 Hobey Baker award, given to the NCAA's best men's ice hockey player, and the Jets have two players in the group. Centre Andrew Copp at the University of Michigan is scoring a point per game and represented the USA at the recent World Junior Championships. Goalie Connor Hellebuyck is already a fixture of my dreams for the 2015 Jets after he took the NCAA by storm as a freshman, posting a 1.37 GAA and ,952 sv% in 24 contests for UMass-Lowell. This year, he's practically floundering at a 1.75 GAA and .945 sv%, good for second and first in the NCAA respectively. Encouragingly, both players are nominated as Sophomores.

Inside we'll pat ourselves on the back, get really excited about the next David Backes and Ryan Miller, and end with a call for votes. After all, these men need fan votes, which account for 1% of the total balloting process in winning the award. (What, did you expect people at America's most prestigious and wealthy universities to just give control to the unwashed masses? That's just asking for a Rory Fitzpatrick situation!) 

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