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JNGD -6 / 3 Takeaways From Wild v Jets Preseason Part 2

The Jets and Wild played the second of the two preseason contests they will have with each other this year, and the Jets once again come out on the losing end of a pretty close game that honestly could have gone the other way if not for a break or two. Feel free to share…

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The Roundup

Looking at Joffrey Lupul and the Leafs; Curtis Lazar on the bubble in Calgary; Now is the time for the Wings to trade Mike Green;  the NHL crackdown on slashing and faceoff infractions; Arena battles, training camp news and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the Daily Dugout.

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JNGD -5 / Quick Recap: Wild Blank Jets

Zzzzz… Zzzzzz… Some low scoring, 1-0 hockey games are entertaining as hell. They feature hits and hard skating and a bunch of near misses along with some great goaltending… This game tonight had none of that.

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JNGD -5 / Lines And Notes: Jets Hit The Road In Minny

The Jets hit the road for the first time in their preseason schedule as they head a little bit south to take on the Minnesota Wild. It’s been a bit of a rough start for the Jets as they have dropped both games played so far this week, including a particularly depressing loss to the…

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JNGD -6 / 3 Takeaways From Jets 4-1 Preseason Loss To Oilers

This was a no-win situation for the Winnipeg Jets from the start. Given the kind of lineup the Jets dressed – a lineup full of NHL vets and regulars – and given the kind of lineup the Edmonton Oilers dressed – that of a few regulars and a bunch more AHL level talent, there was…

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JNGD -6 / Quick Recap: Jets Lose To AHL Condors

It’s only the second game of the preseason… It’s only the second game of the preseason… It’s only the second game of the preseason… It’s only the second game of the preseason… It’s only the second game of the preseason… 

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Jets Nation Podcast: 2 Minutes for Slashing

Hockey is finally here! Even though it’s only preseason action it still feels great to be watching the Jets once again. On today’s episode, the guys will look at the Jets’ first preseason game and the effects of some rule changes. (0:35) – NHL rule changes (9:25) – Preseason notes (15:50) – Fringe players (24:01)…

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JNGD -6: Lines And Notes – You Get a Debut, And You Get a Debut!

The Edmonton Oilers visit Bell MTS Place and except for the top six forwards and Dustin Byfuglien, you can expect a completely different lineup for the Jets tonight. Goalie Steve Mason will make his much anticipated Jets debut as will defensemen Dmitri Kulikov, Sami Niku along with forward Matt Hendricks.

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JNGD -6: Three Things To Watch Against The Oilers

Preseason game number two tonight for the Jets in Winnipeg, and it’s against a club that many think are going to be an offensive juggernaut this coming season, the Edmonton Oilers. The Jets have a number of changes from game one to game two, including an almost entire new defensive unit and a completely different…

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Let’s not focus on the lines quite yet

NHL training camps opened on Thursday, and on Friday most teams took to the ice. The hockey starved community instantly picked up where they left off last season and started to complain or worry about lines and groupings as those teams hit the ice. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok and not to…

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JNGD -7: That Was Preseason Game Alright

Preseason hockey is a necessary evil in my books. Sure it’s good in helping coaches evaluate players in some respects, but the level of competition they were facing can be a mixed bag. Sure it gets players into game shape and lets them hit opposing teams rather than their own, but you also run the…

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JNGD -7: Wild Top Jets 3-2 In Shoootut

The Jets and Wild sure preseason’ed the heck out of that preseason game. Both teams combined for a total of 538 penalties* in what was a rather pedestrian affair at Bell MTS Place to kick off the 2017 preseason schedule for both clubs. For what it’s worth, the Minnesota Wild win 3-2 in a shootout….