Thinking with an Empty Net: Coaching Changes and Draft Rankings

Kevin McCartney
May 23 2013 07:08PM

     

Every week or two, I have a few thoughts. This week I consider Gary Lawless' call for Alain Vigneault as coach in light of the news that he's available and look at Cory Pronman's newest draft rankings .

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Quick Thoughts on the Burmistrov Rumours

Travis Hrubeniuk
May 22 2013 12:38PM

Jets fans woke up this morning to some rather concerning reports. Apparently, according to this article by Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Alex Burmistrov wants out of Winnipeg. Gary later tweeted stating that Alex is yet to ask for a trade, but that the current rift between him and Claude Noel is “untenable”. This tells me that it is very unlikely that Burmi will sign back with the team this offseason.

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Kyle Wellwood's Worth

Travis Hrubeniuk
May 20 2013 03:20PM

Moving into this offseason, a lot has been made of the high number of free agents the Jets have to deal with. In total, the Jets currently have 18 restricted and unrestricted free agents that they must make decisions on, including players such as Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Alex Burmistrov, Zach Bogosian and Ron Hainsey. One name that has seemed to slip the minds of many fans is Kyle Wellwood. What should the Jets do with Wellwood?

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Worldly Jets - A look at Jets at the World Championships

Brett Martin
May 18 2013 01:40AM

                                          

This is a tough time of year for Jets' fans, mostly because there's nothing to do. Sure, we all (well, certainly not our own Travis Hrubeniuk) got our kicks watching the Leafs and Canucks flame out spectacularly from this year's playoffs. That was fun. And for those of us playing StreakCred or some other kind of playoff pool, there's still fun to be had and money to won - or in my case, fun to be had while hoping to climb out of what must be last place.

But no matter - this time of year just isn't the same without your team in the race. The Draft is still far away. Free Agency is even further. Teemu has already been eliminated from Cup contention. What to do? 

There's some obvious answers. Drink! Cheer for the Bombers! Forget the pleasant distraction that is professional sports and actually get some productive work done in our own lives!

But, if you're like me, these options don't really fill the void. Luckily, there is still something - the World Championships. Phew. Yes, there's still some WInnipeg Jets out there fighting the good fight, trying to help their country attain (small levels) of glory in what is, at best, the 3rd most important international event on the Hockey calender. So, to help you with your Jets withdrawals, here's a look at how the Jets in the Tournament are doing.

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Jets Nation 2013 Year-End Awards: Goat

Kevin McCartney
May 14 2013 11:40PM

                  

We nominated, you voted, and the results are in. We're down to the final category for the 2013 Jets Nation Year End Awards where we reveal your reader picks with our writers' perspectives. We might have tricked you into thinking we were done handing out hardware last week (by lying to you - what a cunning ruse), but how silly do you feel now?! Last and definitely least, the Jets' goat of 2013.

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