JGD 39: Jets Look to Close Out 2016 on a High Note

December 31 2016 01:00PM

The Winnipeg Jets look to exit 2016 and enter 2017 on a high note as they play game 39. But to do so, they will have to face a familiar face in a New Years Eve show down with Andrew Ladd and the New York Islanders.

The Islanders look like a shell of the team from 2015-16. What was once a promising team now looks like a team in need of a rebuild, again. The Islanders are making suspect lineup decisions, they waived Jaroslav Halak and are playing 3rd liners with John Tavares.

The Jets, however, are a team on the upswing of a rebuild, with consistency being the key. If they can put together a strong 60 minute game (cliche alert), then the Jets should easily be able to win this match up. 

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Jets New Year's Resolutions

Jeremy Wiebe
December 31 2016 12:00PM

A new year is upon us. New Year means change for many of us. Many people use the coming of a new year to make resolutions to make their lives better such as losing weight, getting a new job or to save more money.

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Jets Recall Andrew Copp

Nation World HQ
December 30 2016 04:31PM

Earlier today, the Winnipeg Jets recalled forward Andrew Copp from the Manitoba Moose and have placed Marko Dano on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

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Laine has been phenomenal, but he's no lock for the Calder.

Jacob Stoller
December 30 2016 08:00AM

Patrik Laine has been nothing short of phenomenal this year. 

There's no beating around the bush, he's an exceptional talent and projects to be such for a long time. Laine, whose still 18 years old, has been not only one of the better rookies in the league, but one of the best players in the entire league. His shot is crisp, accurate and it's thing of beauty. When the puck is on his stick, defenders are on alert and fans are on the edge of their seats.

He's a game changer.

Now, such a transcendent talent would be a Calder trophy lock in almost every other years rookie class. But as good as Laine has been, the 2016-2017 rookie class has been exceptional and there's no guarantees we will see Laine walk away with the hardware.

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The Roundup

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December 30 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs Christmas wish list, should the Canucks have taken Matthew Tkachuk, Jets bracing for expansion, could the Flames have a Calder winner, are people worried about McDavid in Edmonton, prospect rankings, the World Junior tournament, skill over heart, the best scraps of 2016 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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