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The Breakaway Woes of Nikolaj Ehlers

With his blazing speed, shifty hands, and ability to lose defenders it’s no surprise Nikolaj Ehlers would get more breakaways than the average forward. What might surprise you is that he hardly ever converts on them.

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Jets Nation Podcast: Contenders or Pretenders

As the playoffs draw closer and the Winnipeg Jets keep putting up points, the attention has started to shift from making the postseason to contending for a Stanley Cup. Are the Winnipeg Jets “contenders”? The guys also look at the return of Mark Schiefele, the fines handed out from the Washington game and line changes…

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Happy Valentine’s Day From JetsNation!

It’s February 14. You know what that means. We’re 12 days away from the NHL Trading Deadline. Oh, and it’s Valentine’s Day. We’re either pleased to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day because you enjoy warm and mushy feelings of love and joy and find comfort in all the relationships you have, or we gladly…

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JNGD.57 Instant Recap: LOLWUT?!

For 48 minutes, the Washington Capitals were the better team. Then the last 12 minutes happened and the Jets came from down two goals – the game tying goal came short handed and  with 14 seconds left – and then just for funsies, the Jets scored in overtime to win 4-3. It’s as improbable a…

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JNGD.57 Flight Plan: Winning Tonight Is A Capital Idea!

Another home game and another division leader in town as this time it’s the Metropolitan division leading Washington Capitals paying a visit to Bell MTS Place. This is the third division leader that the Jets have seen this month after also getting visits from the Vegas Golden Knights and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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JN AirMail: Mo’ Better Coaching?

Light week on the AirMail both in terms of questions and in answers as it’s just myself and Kyle Buhler from the JetsNation Podcast replying to your most pressing queries.

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Profiling Matt Hendricks

One of the moves that Kevin Cheveldayoff made over the summer was to bring in depth forward, Matt Hendricks. While his contributions on the ice may be somewhat limited, what he does behind the scenes shouldn’t be questioned. Case and point comes from the Matt Hendricks profile that was done over at our sister-site, Oilersnation.

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About Last Night: Don’t. Panic.

The streak… Is over. The Jets saw their run of perfect Sundays come to a grinding halt thanks to some great goaltending from Lundqvist and a couple of misplays on the defensive end.

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JNGD.56 Instant Recap: Hank is Still The King

The Jets effort overall was much better today than it was on Friday, but Henrik Lundqvist is still Henrik Lundqvist and the king of New York made a bit of a statement on Sunday in a 3-1 win over Winnipeg that the Rangers should not counted out for the season… At least not yet.

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JNGD.56 Flight Plan: Off-Broadway

After going 4-1-0 in the first half of the home stand, the Winnipeg Jets kick off the second half with a visit from an old friend in former Jets starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec, possible future Winnipeg Jet Rick Nash, and the New York Rangers.

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JNGD.55 Recap: Blues Spoil Scheifele’s Return

Well, they were bound to have a bad game at some point, right? Unfortunately, the return of Mark Scheifele was a non-factor, as the Jets were outplayed for the bulk of this one. After falling behind 3-0 early in the 2nd period, the Jets struck back with a fantastic play by Jack Roslovic to get…

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JNGD.55 Flight Plan: Welcome Back Scheifs!

The day has finally arrived! Mark Scheifele is returning for tonight’s game against the Blues. While any recovery from injury is appreciated right now, this addition is especially nice. However, the injury bug hasn’t nearly found it’s way out, as the Jets currently have 7 out with injury (Hendricks, Hutchinson, Lowry, Mason, Matthias, Tanev, and…