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Jets Must Resist Temptation With Jack Roslovic

With Jack Roslovic tearing the AHL apart and sitting second in league scoring, it must surely be tempting for the Jets to recall him at the earliest possible opportunity. The Jets, however, are a patient team with their prospects. That patience will have to carry over to Roslovic, who is lighting up the AHL and making…

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Moose Finding Success Raiding U-Sports Ranks

The best scouting staffs find the best players to fill holes in the lineup, no matter what league they’re in. In the last couple of seasons, the Manitoba Moose have found some help in an unusual place. Men’s U-Sports (formally CIS) hockey hasn’t traditionally been a hotbed of future pros, but in recent years a…

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Time For The Jets To Do Right By Nic Petan

For a draft-and-develop franchise like the Winnipeg Jets, Nic Petan should have been a triumph. A diminutive but ultra-skilled forward who fell to the second round of the draft in 2013, Petan was scooped up alertly by the Jets and proceeded to dominate the junior circuit for the next two years. His junior career included two…

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No, the Winnipeg Jets are not This Year’s Avalanche

Hockey is perhaps more unpredictable than any other sport ahead of the season, but there’s one thing I’m prepared to bet on in 2017-18: the Winnipeg Jets won’t be this year’s Colorado Avalanche. For those wondering why the comparison exists at all, a recent Sportsnet article by Sean McIndoe, of Down Goes Brown Twitter fame…

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What’s the Ceiling on Joel Armia?

Joel Armia is a study in contrast. He shows flashes of brilliance at times, not only with terrific hands but great puck protection and cycling ability. He has the pedigree of a first round pick in 2011, and at times shows the skill to match. He has proven to be a beast shorthanded, leading the…

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Jets Should Pursue Will Butcher

It’s not every day the reigning Hobey Baker winner is on the open market, and when one is, as Will Butcher will be, plenty of teams will come calling. One of those teams should be the Jets. Butcher announced earlier this month that he will be testing the UFA market after August 15, following four…

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Mason Appleton is Jets Latest College Success Story

When most teams’ prospects go to college, fans of those teams may be reasonably certain they won’t see them turn pro for three or four years. Not the Winnipeg Jets though. The Jets have drafted many players who have gone the college route, but not many of those have lasted the full four seasons at…

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What to Expect from Kyle Connor

Kyle Connor hasn’t been in the spotlight much this summer. Not compared to the last two summers, anyway. In 2015, after putting up his second straight 30 goal season in the USHL, the Winnipeg Jets nabbed Connor at 17 overall, far below where every expert had picked him. Some even had him as a top-ten…

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Farewell, Chris Thorburn

The number of Jets who’ve been here from the start got smaller last week. Winnipeg lost one of their longest-serving and most recognizable foot soldiers to Unrestricted Free Agency when Chris Thorburn signed a deal with the St. Louis Blues. Many Jets fans were unabashed in their enthusiasm for Thorburn’s exit. That it came alongside…

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Jets Goalie Search Begins in Earnest

If you’ve been a fan of the Winnipeg Jets for almost any length of time, you’ve heard this before: the Winnipeg Jets would have made the playoffs last year if they’d had even average goaltending. It’s a line that’s been true of the Jets more than once. This year the numbers indicated the Jets had…