Sophomore Sensation: Nikolaj Ehlers Having Breakout Year

Sammi Silber
November 25 2016 11:00AM

Though the "sophomore slump" plagues many second-year players in the NHL, the opposite can be said for Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers.

The 20-year-old had an impressive rookie debut last season, posting 15 goals and 38 points in 72 games. This time around, he looks even stronger. In 21 games played this season, Ehlers has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) and is proving to be one of the Jets' top forwards this season.

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JGD 23: Jets Hope To End Road Woes In Nashville

Jeremy Wiebe
November 25 2016 10:05AM

Have you ever been on a bad road trip? You know what I'm talking about. The car breaks down multiple times. Someone gets sick. You get lost and end up on the bad side of town. Your hotel room is filled with bugs and all you want to do is go home and sleep in your own bed. Well, the Winnipeg Jets have had one of those treks and it will mercifully end Friday night in Music City against the Nashville Predators.

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Does Kyle Connor need a stint in the AHL?

Jacob Stoller
November 25 2016 07:30AM

When a highly-touted prospect like Kyle Connor is struggling to start out his rookie year, the idea of a little bit of AHL conditioning is always in the back of coaches and general manager's minds. Many fans may not have considered Connor getting a stint with the Moose just yet, partly because he's hasn't been directly in the spotlight for the team's first quarter of the year. The sensational start from Patrik Laine is helping shadow Connor's struggles and that's probably a good thing for the 19 year-old forward.

The media hasn't really documented his dry-spell and Connor himself hasn't really had to answer any critics, but with Connor coming back from injury and struggling to start out the year, I'm going to pose the question: 

Could Kyle Connor use some time down in the AHL?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 25 2016 05:00AM

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NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team in the league to be thankful, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Looking at What the Return of Bryan Little Means for the Jets

Cammers
November 24 2016 02:30PM

Teams seek number one centres almost as much as they seek number one defenceman or all-star goalies. The Winnipeg Jets have been fortunate to have a number one centre in Bryan Little, who has been a mainstay for the Jets/Thrashers for his NHL career.

The play of Bryan Little often goes unnoticed with more prominent centres like Jonathon Toews, Sidney Crosby, Anze Kopitar and Henrik Sedin (to name a few). However, with his two-way play, he deserves to be included in conversation with those players as a prominent centre.

Which is why when Little enters the line up, for the first time really this season, Jets fans should be excited because of what Little brings to the lineup.

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