February 15 2016 01:31PM
The Winnipeg Jets' General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has some big decisions up ahead. The Jets currently sit tied for second last in the Western Conference and last in the Central Division. They had two huge pending free agents between Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien (since reduced to one with Byfuglien extended), while they also have a major part of their future looking for raises with Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba.
Well, we've decided to help out Chevy make some of these decisions with a series of investigations on the Jets. We'll take a look on where the Jets are and where they could be.
We started our series with a breakdown on how the Jets' roster compares against playoff teams. We noted that the Jets have a lot of top pieces but haven't built the best supporting cast. Then we looked where the Jets' weaknesses are impacting them and where they need to improve.
February 15 2016 11:56AM
Two quick - but very good - questions in the mailbag this week.
And of course a reminder that you can have your questions answered by sending us an @ mention to JetsNation on Twitter with the tag #JNAirMail. You can also send us a DM on that same Twitter account, you can leave a message on our Facebook page, or you can send an e-mail to JNAirMail@shaw.ca.
February 13 2016 11:54PM
Earlier in the day we learned of a possible Jets v Oilers outdoor game that hearkened back to the heated rivalries that the Oilers and the 1.0 version of the Jets.
Tonight's game will not remind anyone of those battles. This one barely reminded fans of an actual NHL game. One that the Jets won 2-1 in a shootout.
February 13 2016 04:51PM
The talk of a Jets outdoor game played at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg may finally be coming to fruition and it may be coming sooner than many of us expected.
Sportsnet's John Shannon tweeted (and reported on TV) mid-afternoon on Saturday that not only will the Jets have their outdoor game during the 2016-17 season, but it will be late October and it will be against the Oilers and Connor McDavid.
February 13 2016 03:55PM
Tonight the Jets are on the road as they begin a 4 game road trip with their first stop in Edmonton as they face the Oilers.
Last time the Jets faced the Oilers, the Oilers won 3-1. This is the 2nd game of a 3 game season series.
Lets break the game down.