JN AirMail - December 28, 2015

Art Middleton
December 28 2015 12:00PM


The Christmas break is over and as we all get over our food-induced comas we dive into Jets Nation mail to provide you all with much needed answers to your burning Winnipeg Jets questions.

You too can ask questions that I give answers to by @ replying 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 as some of you did this past week, you can send an e-mail to JNAirMail@shaw.ca.

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Jets Nation Recap: Hellebuyck Shuts Out The Penguins 1-0

Art Middleton
December 27 2015 10:14PM

Decades from now when Connor Hellebuyck tells the tale of his first career NHL shutout, it's likely he'll have to embellish a few things to make it far more interesting than what the game really was, but at the very least he can be very truthful about how he stared down a team loaded with talent like Crosby, Malkin and Kessel and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 30 save blanking of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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JGD 35: Jets Face Adversity as Penguins Come to Town

Vinnie Criscenzo
December 27 2015 04:04PM

After a few days off for the holidays, the Winnipeg Jets get back into action tonight at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

The Jets went into the break with losses on back to back nights against the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. Both games were on the road. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 25 2015 06:00AM

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A Canucks Christmas rap, Mike Babcock and Christmas come early, Johnny Gaudreau is very good at hockey, can the Oilers sign Steven Stamkos, World Junior previews, Justin Schultz, Dougie Hamilton, Jake Gardiner and more in the weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. Merry Christmas Nation!!

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Helping Chevy Make Decisions Part 2: Isolating where the Jets struggle

Garret Hohl
December 24 2015 01:42PM

Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff faces some big decisions. 

The Jets currently sit tied for 2nd last in the Western Conference and last in the Central Division. Compounding their current struggles, the team is dealing with long-range uncertainty. They have two huge pending unrestricted free agents in Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien and restricted free agents Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba, two big pieces of Winnipeg's future, will be looking for significant raises this offseason.

With all that's on Chevy's plate this holiday season, we've decided to help him out. With this investigative series, we'll take a look on where the Jets are and where they could be.

In Part I we noted that the Jets' overall talent was not quite at the level of an NHL contender, especially as you moved toward the lower end of the roster. The Jets are, however, better than most bottom rung playoff teams (despite where their lowly current spot in the standings). In Part II we'll analyze which particular areas are afflicting the Jets at the moment, and try to quantify the extent of their issues.

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