Playoff Push #69: Winnipeg Jets wrap up road trip in Tampa Bay

Angelo Montilla
March 14 2015 12:05PM

After back-to-back losses on the road, the Winnipeg Jets are on the outside of the playoff picture in the Western Conference heading in action Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Jets (33-23-12, 78 points), who wrap up a four-game road trip against the Lightning, are one point behind the Los Angeles Kings for the final wild-card spot with just 13 games remaining in the season.

To make matters worse, the Jets could be without another key defenceman after Tyler Myers left Thursday night's loss against the Florida Panthers. Myers awkwardly crashed into the boards, suffering an upper-body injury.

When asked if Myers would be ready to play against the Bolts, head coach told the Winnipeg Sun: "I don't know the answer to that. I won't have an update for you until tomorrow."

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March 14 2015 12:00PM

There are several high quality defensemen available in the 2015 draft but there's a range of opinion about the 'best available' at the position. Noah Hanifin remains the likely 'first defenseman off the board' but the Russian Prokorov has a lot of momentum as we head toward spring. The other name you hear about in the range of the top five overall? Zach Werenski.

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By The Numbers: How have the fresh faces fared in Winnipeg

Garret Hohl
March 13 2015 01:40PM

The Winnipeg Jets picked up four players for depth through trade that were all struggling in one form or the other on their past teams.

The samples are small, so while the results do carry some meaning, it is mostly anecdotal.

Let's take a look.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
March 13 2015 06:30AM


The Flames are not the Avalanche of last year, Kadri drama in Toronto, the perfect line combinations, player power rankings, leadership, the 2015 draft and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Jets AHL affiliate moving back to Winnipeg

Andrew Halipchuk
March 12 2015 10:52PM

It was announced Wednesday that the St. John’s IceCaps will be leaving Newfoundland following the 2014-15 season.

The IceCaps franchise will be returning to Winnipeg after a four-year stint on the rock. The IceCaps franchise spent a total of 15 seasons in Manitoba’s capital as the Manitoba Moose in the International Hockey League (five seasons) and the American Hockey League (10 seasons). Before it’s 15 year run in Winnipeg, the Moose/IceCaps franchise played in Minnesota for two seasons.

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