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De Leo, Comrie and Lemieux share strong bond on and off the ice.

Embed from Getty Images When you’re a kid, you’re encouraged to set goals.  Manitoba Moose players and lifelong friends Chase De Leo and Eric Comrie penciled an ambitious goal at the age of 14. Currently, they’re on the right path to accomplish that goal alongside another hometown friend and teammate, Brendan Lemieux.

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JGD 64: Jets Return Following Bye Week

Embed from Getty Images After a week of either lounging in the sun or resting up injuries, the Winnipeg Jets return to action with a difficult test as the leaders in the Western Conference, the Minnesota Wild pay a visit to the MTS Centre. The Jets are 0-3 against the Wild this season and are…

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By The Numbers: Chemistry, roles, and the wrongful usage of Nic Petan

© Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Fans haven’t been shy about voicing their discontent with one Nic Petan and how he’s played. Fairly or otherwise, he’s firmly in their crosshairs. I tend to think much of this is borne of Petan’s suffering a 95.8 PDO. That number is likely to regress to the league’s mean, and…

Jets recall Melchiori

Embed from Getty Images As their bye week comes to a close, the Winnipeg Jets have recalled Julian Melchiori from the Manitoba Moose.

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A Look Ahead: Jets Trying to Remain Relevant with 19 Games Left

© Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The bye week was not kind to the Winnipeg Jets. Their slim playoff hopes took a serious beating while the boys were relaxing and taking some time off. The Flames won all four games they played, the Predators went 3-0, and the Kings went 1-1 (with a game against Minnesota tonight). …

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The Jets need to ride Hellebuyck all the damn time

ˆ© Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports No matter what changes in Winnipeg, some things still stay the same. Despite adding young talent, reinforcing the bottom-six, and swapping Pavelec for a highly-touted young goalie, the Jets have suffered through another season of leaky goaltending. Only once in Jets 2.0 franchise history have they finished above average in…

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By The Numbers: Jets’ past performance in WAR, defenders

© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports How good or bad are the Winnipeg Jets? Where are their weakest links? Where are they strongest? Where are they dragging behind? It’s easy for someone to say a losing team falls short but it becomes difficult to actually say where and by how much. Metrics like WAR do not…