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It’s Time to Cool it with the Laine Slander

Over the course of the past month, Patrik Laine has become Winnipeg’s whipping boy. Attend any local bar, forum, or hockey game and you’re certain to hear that he needs to start moving his feet, that he’s a one dimensional player, and that he needs to play defence and get stronger on the puck. Certainly,…

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And Then There Were 5: A Look at the Remaining RFA’s

Following the completion of Tucker Poolman and Marko Dano‘s contracts, the Jets still have five restricted free agents to extend. I’ll dive into how they should go about signing these players, as well as what their roles should be in the 2018-19 season.

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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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How to Deploy Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic

(photo courtesy of Jonathan Kozub) With the 2016-17 season dying down, several young prospects on mathematically eliminated teams have been making their NHL debuts. Tyson Jost of the Colorado Avalanche made his last week, recording 13:25 worth of ice time on a line with Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene. Buffalo Sabres’ winger Alexander Nylander made his debut this past…

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Jets Wisely Appear to Be Shutting Dustin Byfuglien Down

After scratching him for two consecutive games with an undisclosed lower-body injury, the Jets appear to be shutting defenseman Dustin Byfuglien down. With a less than 1% chance of making the playoffs, this move should come as a no-brainer, no matter the severity of his injury. The Jets put a lot of eggs in their Buff…

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Evaluating Blake Wheeler’s First Season as Captain

On the cusp of another season without a playoff berth, Jets fans are left wondering who to direct their pitchforks towards once again. Since there doesn’t seem to be one single problem with this club’s struggles, some have questioned Blake Wheeler‘s veteran presence during this dismal season. Is there any merit to criticizing Blake Wheeler’s captaincy? The…