Playoff Push: Idle Jets will be scoreboard watching on Thursday night

Angelo Montilla
April 02 2015 11:49AM

It wasn't that long ago the Winnipeg Jets were riding high on a five-game winning streak and in cruise control for a playoff berth.

Fast forward two weeks later, the Jets are now clinging to the final wild-card spot in the West with 90 points as the Los Angeles Kings breathe down their necks and the Calgary Flames pull ahead.

Let's take a look at the Jets situation after the jump.

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Playoff Push: How would the Winnipeg Jets matchup against the Anaheim Ducks?

Garret Hohl
April 01 2015 01:33PM

Nothing is guaranteed.

Indeed while the Winnipeg Jets have their best shot at making the playoffs in the version 2.0 era, there remains a good chance that the club will miss the playoffs yet again for the fourth consecutive time since relocating to Manitoba.

Banish such darks though though because today we open our series looking at how the Jets match up against their most likely playoff opponents. We'll start it off with the Anaheim Ducks.

Let's take an an indepth look at the matchup after the jump.

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What would you do Wednesday: Pending UFA depth forwards

Andrew Halipchuk
April 01 2015 10:53AM

In this instalment of What Would You Do Wednesday, I want to see what you, the readers, would do with the pending unrestricted free agent forwards the Jets have.

I want to do it a bit differently though by the option to sign one, trade one and cut one for the three potential forwards. Don’t hold back and fight for what you believe in. 

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Dustin Byfuglien will have telephonic hearing Thursday for violent cross-check on Rangers' Miller

Thomas Drance
April 01 2015 10:13AM

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Winnipeg Jets apex predator Dustin Byfuglien could be facing a five-game suspension for his "vicious, deliberate" cross-check on New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday that Byfuglien's actions in Tuesday night's game will be evaluated in a telephonic hearing on Thursday. A telephone hearing carries a maximum suspension of five games, and it seems possible that Byfuglien could miss the balance of the regular season.

Read on past the jump.

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Report: Hearing expected for Jets' Byfuglien for 'violent, deliberate' cross-check

Thomas Drance
April 01 2015 09:23AM

No surprise here, but Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is expected to face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety as a result of his blatant, dangerous cross-check on young New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller on Tuesday night.

That Byfuglien is likely to have to plead his case in a hearing with NHL officials has been reported by both TSN's Darren Dreger and TVA's Renaud Lavoie on Wednesday morning. The two veteran reporters caution though that, for the moment, nothing has been officially decided.

Read on past the jump.

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