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Why are the Jets still less than the sum of their parts?

It’s fair to say the 2016-2017 season has been a disappointment for the Winnipeg Jets. This season has been a tough pill to swallow when you factor in the team’s prior two seasons. The 2015-2016 campaign was a disappointment as well, with the Jets finishing nine points out of a Wild Card spot. Although the…

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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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JGD 63: Are either of these teams #actuallygood?

© Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports The Jets look to string a three-game win streak together in Toronto tonight, taking on the Maple Leafs at 6:30pm CT. Winnipeg’s playoff hopes are all but done and dusted, but tonight is an opportunity to play spoiler and deal a huge blow to the Leafs’ already-dwindling playoff chances. It’s also another edition…

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JGD 61: Taking on Julien’s Canadiens

© Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports The Jets take on the Montreal Canadiens this afternoon, at 1 o’clock CT. This will be the first game for the Canadiens since the surprise firing of Michel Therrien and subsequent hiring of Claude Julien. This is another tough game against a good team, after a physical, intense matchup against the Penguins…

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Jets Nation Recap: Sid the kid hits 1000

© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports That was a great hockey game. That was a great hockey game. It didn’t end the way the Jets were hoping — the Penguins scored an overtime winner with 22 seconds left — but despite a tepid start, it was one of the most exciting Jets games of the season.

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JGD 59: Stars at Jets

© Jerome Miron — USA Today Sports The Jets take on the Dallas Stars at the MTS Centre tonight, in a game that should be more intriguing than it is.  Both the Jets and the Stars entered the season with grand aspirations — a return to the playoffs for the Jets, another shot at Cup contention…

Patrik Laine Selected for 2017 All-Star Game

Embed from Getty Images The rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game in Los Angeles have been announced, where the Jets will be represented — health permitting — by Finnish rookie Patrik Laine. But since Laine was officially diagnosed with a concussion just days ago, there is a strong possibility that the Jets will be sending another representative…

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Andrew Ladd off to a tough start in Brooklyn

Embed from Getty Images The New York Islanders made full use of the early negotiation period before free agency this summer, locking up former Jets captain Andrew Ladd before lunch on July 1st. For five seasons Ladd was the unquestioned leader of the Jets: talented, physical, and loyal. But as he and Dustin Byfuglien inched towards free agency, the Jets decided to…

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Bodog: Paul Maurice among likely coach firings

Embed from Getty Images Online gambling site Bodog has released betting lines on the first NHL coach to get the axe this season. Jets coach Paul Maurice made the cut at number six on their list, with 7/1 odds to be the first coach fired this season. Courtesy Bodog: Who gets fired first?Tortorella 13/4 Desjardins 7/2 Capuano…

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Jacob Trouba update: 3 potential trades

Embed from Getty Images Halfway through October and two games into the season, nothing seems to have changed between the Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba. With each passing game the pressure increases. Trouba is staring down a December 1st deadline: if he hasn’t signed a deal by that date, he’ll be unable to play anywhere in the league…

Central Division Preview: Minnesota Wild

Embed from Getty Images This preseason we will be previewing each of the Jets’ competitors in the Central Division. Today we’ll cover the Minnesota Wild ahead of their preseason matchup at the MTS Centre tonight.  The Minnesota Wild should be one of the most compelling teams in hockey this season. Not compelling in a “great players/exciting style/winning lots of games” sort…

Nation Network Prospect Profile #3: Jesse Puljujarvi

Embed from Getty Images The number three ranked prospect of the Nation Network rankings is Finnish forward Jesse Puljujarvi. Puljujarvi stormed onto the international scene at the World Juniors, where he scored 23 points in 15 games, including a hat trick in the gold medal game. He also put up one of the best 17-year-old seasons…