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Fehr vs. Machacek: A Case Study

                  Winnipeg’s roster was pretty much filled out by mid-July with the Wellwood signing, but there might still be one or two more spots up for grabs at forward. A Twitter discussion this morning not only reminded me about how a couple of potential candidates for those…

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Jets ink Wellwood, Postma

                  Kevin Cheveldayoff had the air of a pretty relaxed gent this afternoon as he watched his club’s batch of prospects finish development camp at the Iceplex, but he did manage to tie up a loose end or two before beginning his weekend by signing two players…

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Olli Jokinen Joins the Jets

                  Well, where to begin? For those of you familiar with my time at Flames Nation, you’ll know that I’ve spent the last several years, uh, enjoying, witnessing, tolerating, sufffering through, Olli Jokinen’s handiwork as a member of the Calgary Flames. With that in mind, tonight’s news…

UFA 2012 – First Day Thoughts

 Ponikarovsky – OT winner vs. Philadelphia The first day of free agency seems to have settled into a holding pattern until the big boys make up their minds, so it’s time for a few thoughts on Winnipeg’s activities thus far. After the jump, the Jets lose two popular gents while adding one player that might…

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Jets in review – Outshooting

                  The always excellent Eric T. of NHL Numbers and Broad Street Hockey has a piece out this morning that once again shows the tight correlation between scoring chances and Fenwick (shots on goal plus misseed shots) attempts, and that post makes for a nice jumping off…

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Draft 2012 – Monstrosity

                  The NHL draft has ended for another year, and now that the new blood has been obtained, it’s time for a brief review of today’s proceedings from a Winnipeg POV. After the jump, a famous name and a slightly infamous goalie lead today’s talking points.

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2012 Draft- Missed connections, part two

                Greetings from balmy Pittsburgh, where the opening round of the 2012 draft is in the books, and after a placid first few picks, a bit of chaos insued, with the Jets making a choice in the midst of things that feels like a bit of a cop-out.

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June 19 News and Notes

                  The competitive part of the NHL season has finally ended, leaving off-ice matters to dominate the news over the next couple of weeks. With in mind, it’s a good time to have a look at a few items of interest concerning the Jets and the NHL….

Jets re-sign Slater

  Winnipeg made its first move of the off-season this afternoon by retaining Jim Slater’s services for the next three years at 1.6M per annum. The 29 year old from Lapeer, MI. scored a career high 13 goals this past season as the Jets’ third line center on the so-called GST line with Tanner Glass…

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Ondrej Pavelec: a closer look

                   As the summer approaches and most sensible people around here turn their thoughts to the lake or the links or a patio on Corydon Avenue, Kevin Cheveldayoff has a more than a few meaningful jobs on his to-do list for the off-season. One of the primary…

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Jets Game Day: No Breathers

              So, rumour has it spring has made its presence felt in the swamps of Southern Manitoba while I’ve been wallowing in a bunch of beer and loud music. Given all of the horror stories the new Jets likely heard before the year about the relentless misery of Winnipeg’s…

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Jets Game Day: Rubber, meet road

             The latest installment in Winnipeg’s 17 game playoff series (pace Noel) drops at MTS Centre this evening, and for the first time in a couple of weeks, scoreboard watching will take a back seat. After a leisurely run against a few Western Conference squads, the Jets play a team…