The Roundup

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October 31 2014 07:00AM


Halloween hacks, Henrik Sedin, Randy Carlyle, Jets fan etiquette, Oilers are hot, Flames tendies, and more in this week's Roundup.

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Jets Start Season in a Hole: When Is the Window to Compete?

Kevin McCartney
October 31 2014 07:00AM

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Entering November, the Jets sit in 25th place with an underwhelming 9 points in 10 games and a 26th ranked goal differential. Of four wins, three have come against teams in the bottom-third of the standings and a playoff appearance is as far away as any October on record.

The question of when the Jets intend to compete seems to linger under this General Manager. We talked about the team's intended window of opportunity at the trade deadline of 2012/13 when the team had a host of pending UFAs to sell and a few holes the GM talked about filling but never did. The mixed signals continued unabated. I suggested two years ago that the team might be lining up to compete for Connor McDavid, but that seemed like a silly notion in September 2014 after the team took some small steps forward each of the last two off-seasons and iced their best top-6 since moving north to start this campaign.

Sadly, with an injury to Kane exposing a lack of depth and the expected failures of Pavelec all but ending the Jets' playoff hopes before November, the question rises again: does GM Kevin Cheveldayoff have a plan for the Jets to be a playoff team? And if so, when?

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JGD #10: Dealing with the Devils

Andrew Halipchuk
October 30 2014 10:43AM

The Jets continue their four-game road trip Thursday night when they visit the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils. This will be the first of three games in four nights for the Jets, and the rest of the road trip wont get any less difficult for Winnipeg.

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Boo To Your Booing (Not a Halloween Pun)

October 29 2014 04:36PM

There are a lot of things we do well at MTS Centre during Jets games. Goalie chants, catchy chirps for players; “SILVER MEDAL” for Ryan Miller after the Olympics.  “CROSBY’S/OVI’S BETTER” for whichever one is in town.  “REF YOU SUCK”, the list goes on and on for all the cool original stuff we do at the games.  But can someone please explain to me whey we insist on booing the visiting teams best player on a nightly basis?!

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
October 29 2014 09:31AM

The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look around the network and the NHL. On tap this week, Draisaitl, Scrivens, Wideman, Vrbata, the Leafs and more.

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