Why have the Winnipeg Jets dressed terrible fourth lines?

Garret Hohl
September 16 2015 11:17AM

Last year the Winnipeg Jets suffered some significant injuries to both their forward and defensive cores. To patch the holes temporarily, the Jets' General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff traded for Jiri Tlusty and Lee Stempniak.

After the dust settled, the Jets became a team able to play four lines without much risk of playing penalty kill hockey at 5-on-5.

Michael Frolik has now left the Jets, but his roster spot --and perhaps his role-- has been replaced by the return of Alexander Burmistrov.

However, the loss of both Tlusty and Stempniak has sent the Jets fourth line back to unknowns of prospects and AHL fringe players.

Will the Jets finally be able to dress a competent fourth line this year, or will it be a return of the shorthanded even strength chase in the defensive zone?

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5 interesting thoughts from Kevin Cheveldayoff's interview with Bob McKenzie

Garret Hohl
September 15 2015 01:39PM

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Bob McKenzie, being the elite hockey reporter he is, conducted an interview with the General Manager for each of Western Canada's four NHL hockey teams.

One of these four of course is the Winnipeg Jets. McKenzie produced some interesting quotes from Jets' Kevin Cheveldayoff.

The full 30-minute interview can be seen here on TSN, but here are what we think is the five most interest topics McKenzie and Cheveldayoff discussed.

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Jets Nation Is On Facebook!

Art Middleton
September 15 2015 09:21AM


You remember Facebook right? It was that cool social media website that you spent all your time on before your mom and dad joined and you discovered how much better Twitter is. You probably still check in on Facebook from time to time if only to clear out all the Candy Crush invites you get from your auntie but now you have a new reason to constantly check in with Facebook... Jets Nation!

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Jets Nation YoungStars Recap: Nik Ehlers takes wing, Winnipeg Jets win in overtime

Garret Hohl
September 14 2015 05:13PM

After what was a bit of an embarrassing show the first two games in the torunament, the Winnipeg Jets were able to bounce back strong and take the then undefeated Edmonton Oilers in overtime.

It may be a Monday afternoon in September, but there was hockey today in Penticton, British Columbia.

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Art Middleton
September 13 2015 06:46PM

You can be forgiven if you happened to miss the Jets second game of the Penticton Young Stars Tournament due to the glut of all other sports happening on a Sunday afternoon. There was a lot to watch and even though we're itching for hockey action, this after all is just rookie exhibition games.

It's not like you missed much anyway especially if you're a fan of seeing players wearing Jets colours play well, which they didn't exactly do Sunday afternoon. In fact as the game wore on it got downright ugly.

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