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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Neal Pionk

Defenceman Neal Pionk has become a staple on the Winnipeg Jets blueline over the past few seasons since being acquired in the deal that sent Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers. Pionk has since thrived in this market, primarily battling for top-four minutes with the likes of another prominent Jets defender Josh Morrissey. In…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Morgan Barron

Halifax, Nova Scotia product Morgan Barron was acquired in a deal that sent longtime Jets forward Andrew Copp to the New York Rangers this past season. Barron, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound forward brings a little bit of everything to the dinner table. A physical forward, he uses his size and strength to get the puck into…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Nikolaj Ehlers

The Danish King, Nikolaj Ehlers, enjoyed a productive 2021-22 season despite dealing with a handful of issues that kept him out of the lineup – including an MCL sprain that sidelined him for 19 games. He was on pace to smash his career-high totals from 2016-17, when he registered 64 points (25 goals, 39 assists)…

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Barry Trotz among five potential Jets HC candidates

Following a season-ending 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was quick to address the media regarding interim head coach Dave Lowry’s future, as well as other members of the coaching staff. The Jets released Lowry, associate coaches Jamie Kompon and Charlie Huddy. With the changes, Cheveldayoff mentioned that the Jets would…

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Jets should revamp their bottom-six forwards

The Winnipeg Jets have a handful of items they need to erase off their whiteboard this summer, one of them should be revamping their bottom-six forward group. Traditionally, that mix is normally filled with role players and grinders. Teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche have some of the…

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Jets’ Blake Wheeler enjoyed late-season resurgence in 2021-22

For any skater north of 30-years-old, a slow start can easily translate into a miserable season. And that’s exactly what Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler endured to begin the 2021-22 season. In one instance, he found himself on a 14-game goalless slump, in another, he battled COVID-19 and an undisclosed injury, as well. That rough…

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Jets’ Evgeny Svechnikov has become most underutilized forward

It’s become apparent that 25-year-old, Yuzhno-Sakalinsk product, Evgeny Svechnikov has become one of the Winnipeg Jets’ most under-utilized players this season. The former 15th-overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft struggled to find his game with the Detroit Red Wings. He found success in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he amassed 101…

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Extending Pierre-Luc Dubois should be Jets’ top priority this off-season

During Apr. 23’s edition of 32 Thoughts, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Pierre-Luc Dubois situation is “one to keep a close eye on.” Dubois will become a restricted free agent this summer and with two years left until he’s an unrestricted free agent, he holds bargaining power over the Winnipeg Jets. If the Jets…

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Jets need to replace Logan Stanley on their third pairing

After Tuesday’s 3-0 shutout loss to the New York Rangers, it’s evident throughout the Winnipeg Jets fan base that they need to replace defenceman Logan Stanley on their third defensive pairing as soon as possible. That pairing has seen its fair share of mishaps this year, and it was made clear a night ago that…