November 28 2016 12:00PM
Hey, hey, hey! The Jets are back in the win column and all is right with the world, right? Right? Ok, maybe not so much, but after a 42 save shutout by Connor Hellebuyck put an end to the five game losing streak, the Jets have a chance to put a few Ws together with two more games this week at the friendly confines of the MTS Centre before heading out to take on the cream of the crop in the Central Division. Let’s take a look at the week ahead for your Winnipeg Jets.
November 28 2016 08:00AM
It's been three weeks since Jacob Trouba elected to sign a two-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets and end his one month and a half long contract stalemate. Word coming out of Trouba's camp was that the 15 game holdout was based off what he thought was a lack of opportunity in Winnipeg. Trouba believed that if he signed with Winnipeg he wouldn't have enough opportunity and ice-time to evolve in to a top right handed defender. After weeks of waiting and with very limited options at his disposal, Trouba caved and signed a bridge deal with the Jets.
In having such a trade-friendly low cap-hit of 3 million dollars, many people ( including myself) thought we'd see Trouba get traded within days of signing the deal. It was thought that a low cap hit like that would likely open up more potential suitors for Trouba and intensify negotiations, but that is yet to pan out. Trouba remains a Jet for the time being and from a hockey perspective, he shouldn't be complaining.
With Toby Enstrom on a leave of absence back in Sweden and Tyler Myers still injured, Trouba's role is going to be amplified, just like he wanted it to be all along.
November 27 2016 02:24PM
Too many times this year, the Winnipeg Jets have been victimized by tremendous goaltending from the opposition. Today, it was the Jets turn to foil the opposition with stellar goaltending. Connor Hellebuyck turned in a brilliant performance, making 42 saves as the Jets blanked the Nashville Predators 3-0, snapping their five-game losing streak.
November 27 2016 07:40AM
Mercifully, it's over. The Winnipeg Jets finally return to the comfort of their own beds after coming off a disastrous road trip that saw them go 0-5 while being outscored 20-6. The Nashville Predators will provide the opposition, the same team that waxed the Jets 5-1 on Friday night.
November 25 2016 07:19PM
So that was awful. Very awful. Beyond awful. So awful that it may make Jets fans sick to their stomach. The Winnipeg Jets ended their season long five-game road trip by getting spanked 5-1 by the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Jets went 0-5 on this trip while getting outscored 20-6. Yikes!!