Player Preview: Chris Thorburn

Trin Potratz
August 05 2014 12:36PM

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When the Jets re-upped Chris Thorburn’s contract to ensure he would remain a Jet for another three years with a substantial raise, a lot of eyebrows were also raised.

Thorburn has been called a ‘character guy’ and ‘a real team player’, but his on-ice performance and usefulness is falling quite drastically.

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Player Preview: Blake Wheeler

Trin Potratz
August 04 2014 02:09PM

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Ever since Blake Wheeler has made the shift to the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise, his star has taken off. It’s obvious now that Wheeler is a star player in the NHL, and he has proven that he can play tough minutes and against the leagues best defensive pairings. A switch to the second line allowed Wheeler to play against weaker competition and he excelled after a slow start.

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Signings, Signings and more Signings

Trin Potratz
August 01 2014 06:21PM

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On Tuesday the Winnipeg Jets signed budding winger Michael Frolik to a 1-year $3.3m deal, narrowly avoiding Frolik's arbitration date which was set for July 31.

The deal is a slight raise for Frolik who put $1.9m in his bank account last year and is an extra million over his 13-14 cap hit of $2.3m.

After news broke, it was mentioned that Frolik and his agent were discussing deal as long as five years in term with Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, so that's something that has to have the fan base excited.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 01 2014 08:05AM

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Trevor Linden sparks the fighting in hockey debate, a Jake Gardiner type deal in Justin Schultz' future, Flames and Jets goaltending, Nail Yakupov talking the talk, and more in this week's roundup

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Did The Jets Miss Out?

Trin Potratz
July 28 2014 01:54PM

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When news broke today that the Toronto Maple Leafs had signed Daniel Winnik to a 1-year deal, I couldn't help but think that the Winnipeg Jets dropped the ball once again.

I had the same feeling when the Leafs signed David Booth to a bargain 1-year deal, and I made it known that the Jets could take a look at Dustin Penner.

With the free agent pool depleting and the Jets still having holes in their roster, is there anything left to venture?

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