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The Crease Conundrum: Who Will Be The Jets Backup in 2018/19?

After the Jets traded Steve Mason this morning to the Montreal Canadiens to save cap space for the potential signing of Paul Stastny, the Jets now need to find a backup goalie to man the crease for the 20-25 games that Connor Hellebuyck will not play next season.  With no other goalies currently signed in…

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18: Mark Scheifele

It was another great year for Mark Scheifele who averaged a point per game for the second season in a row. However not everything went according to plan as Scheifele dealt with a substantial injury in the middle of the season which limited him to a career low 60 games. Today’s Pilot’s Logbook takes a…

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Jets Trade Mason & Armia To Canadiens – Clear Cap Space

Kevin Cheveldayoff has found a way to get his much needed Salary Cap space in anticipation of signing Paul Stastny and a long list of restricted free agents. He’s done so by offloading goaltender Steve Mason and his 4.1 million dollar contract as well as restricted free agent forward Joel Armia and a pair of…

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18: Patrik Laine

Today’s Pilot’s Logbook looks at Finnish superstar Patrik Laine. Laine had a tremendous season once again and built off his successful rookie year by posting new career highs in almost every category. Not only did Laine score with regularity but he also provided plenty of entertainment throughout the year including a crash course in video…

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Who to Move and Who to Keep

As July 1 approaches, Jets fans have spent countless hours debating who should be traded in order to free up cap space. With the likes of Josh Morrissey, Jacob Trouba, Connor Hellebuyck, and Adam Lowry needing significant pay raises this year, plus Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor due the year after that, things begin looking tight for Jets monetarily. Complicating things further is…

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18 – Mathieu Perreault

This time last year, my first article with Jetsnation.ca was to compare the Winnipeg Jets to the then reigning Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins.  In doing so, I  found myself in a conundrum, in trying to figure out which way the Winnipeg Jets should go in regards to Adam Lowry and Mathieu Perreault.   Let it…

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18: Connor Hellebuyck

It was a career year for Connor Hellebuyck as he officially took the reins as the number one goalie in Winnipeg. Today’s Pilot’s Logbook looks at the tremendous season that Hellebuyck had and what the future has in store for the young netminder.

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Jets Nation Podcast: Draft Delight

It wasn’t the most exciting NHL entry draft in recent memory. There was only one major trade and it didn’t involve the Winnipeg Jets. The draft went as expected and 59 players had already been selected before the Jets made it to the podium in Dallas. After watching the entire draft, Kyle is an expert…

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Jets Re-Sign Joe Morrow to a One Year Deal

The Winnipeg Jets have signed Joe Morrow to a one year extension worth $1 million. This news comes fresh off the heels of yesterday when the Jets noticeably did not tender a qualifying offer to Morrow. The Jets did make offers on 12 different players, but Morrow was not one of them. Some people reasoned…

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Breaking Down The Winnipeg Jets 2018-19 Schedule

The NHL recently released the upcoming schedule for the 2018-19 season. With the draft now over and free agency about the begin, teams are beginning to leave last season as a memory and are looking ahead for what’s in store next year.

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18: The Backup Goalies

Connor Hellebuyck started in 64 games, and had 67 game appearances overall which was an NHL high this season. This wasn’t a record for goalies by any stretch (it doesn’t even touch the top 50 list of most games played in one season by an NHL goalie) but it was still quite a bit and…

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Jets Qualify 12; Joe Morrow & Jamie Phillps Left Out

Monday afternoon before the NHL’s deadline that was set at 4 PM CST, the Jets made qualifying offers to 12 of the 16 players who had pending restricted free agent status. The qualifying offers made by the club helped secure negotiating rights to those players.