Playoff Push: Winnipeg Jets should go all in on Michael Hutchinson

Garret Hohl
February 18 2015 08:00AM

Usually when someone calls for a team to increase the workload of a goaltender, it extends from excellent performance from said goaltender. For the Winnipeg Jets though this is not the case. Hutchinson has not played very well over the past ten or more games.

Despite Hutchinson's slumping play, the Jets should start leaning on him more.

Here is why.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 6: Methot Money

Rhys Jessop
February 17 2015 11:00AM


In this episode of the Hockey Graphs podcast, Rhys and Garret discuss Chris Tanev's contract situation, Olli Jokinen's journeyman career, look at the top trade targets available, and discuss the Jets and Canucks strategies to approaching the trade deadline. Join us after the jump to listen!

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The Winnipeg Jets rental shopping list

Garret Hohl
February 17 2015 10:08AM

The trade deadline fast approaches, and with it comes increased talk about a day that tends to disappoint. The Winnipeg Jets' main target for the deadline is clear. General manager Kevin Chevaldayoff has talked about wanting to add another top nine winger for well over a year.

The Jets are at an important step in their development as they look to compete in the playoffs for the first time as an organization in Winnipeg. How they approach this trade deadline is crucial.

What type of trades are realistically available for the Jets?

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets outlast Oilers in Fuel-ish contest

Thomas Drance
February 16 2015 09:15PM

The Winnipeg Jets outplayed the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, even if they required a shootout to defeat a lottery-bound opponent.

That's hockey. Sometimes you stomp a team otherwise, but fail to protect the slot well enough and get burned. That's essentially what happened to the Jets on Monday night.

Luckily for Winnipeg, Michael Hutchinson found his form late and the Jets persevered to emerge with a shootout victory. 

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Jets' Stafford sustains upper-body injury vs. Oilers; will not return

Thomas Drance
February 16 2015 08:31PM

Jets are falling like flies on Monday night against the Edmonton Oilers.

Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left Monday's game in the first period with an apparent left leg injury (officially a lower-body ailment). Then in the third period Drew Stafford left with what Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun suspects is a hand issue (officially an upper-body ailment). He will not return, according to the club

Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres last week in the blockbuster Evander Kane deal, Stafford has played well in his three games with Winnipeg. Playing a middle six role he's scored a goal and averaged better than three shots per game. 

Hopefully Stafford's injury isn't too serious. Jets don't too well without wings. 

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