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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Blake Wheeler

Heading into the 2021-22 season, everyone knew Blake Wheeler was on the back nine of his career. This season was especially hard on the Jets’ captain, who lost 17 games due to knee injury and upper-body injuries along with COVID-19. Even though Wheeler missed a ton of time, he showed at 35-years-old that his playing…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Morgan Barron

Halifax, Nova Scotia product Morgan Barron was acquired in a deal that sent longtime Jets forward Andrew Copp to the New York Rangers this past season. Barron, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound forward brings a little bit of everything to the dinner table. A physical forward, he uses his size and strength to get the puck into…

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Re-signing Eric Comrie could prove difficult for Jets this off-season

Heading into what’s expected to be a pivotal summer in Winnipeg, the Jets will have plenty of important decisions to make involving their player personnel, including back-up Eric Comrie. With goaltender Connor Hellebuyck signed through 2023-24, management shouldn’t have to worry about its starting goalie position over the off-season. But the same can’t be said…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Mark Scheifele

Over the last few seasons, most Winnipeg Jets fans have known what to expect from forward Mark Scheifele, both offensively and defensively, and the 2021-22 campaign wasn’t any different. After earning a four-game suspension during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which carried over into this past season, Scheifele’s 11th NHL season didn’t start positively as…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Nikolaj Ehlers

The Danish King, Nikolaj Ehlers, enjoyed a productive 2021-22 season despite dealing with a handful of issues that kept him out of the lineup – including an MCL sprain that sidelined him for 19 games. He was on pace to smash his career-high totals from 2016-17, when he registered 64 points (25 goals, 39 assists)…

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Barry Trotz among five potential Jets HC candidates

Following a season-ending 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was quick to address the media regarding interim head coach Dave Lowry’s future, as well as other members of the coaching staff. The Jets released Lowry, associate coaches Jamie Kompon and Charlie Huddy. With the changes, Cheveldayoff mentioned that the Jets would…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Kyle Connor

Heading into the 2021-22 season, forward Kyle Connor was already known as an elite scorer and one of the main threats on the Winnipeg Jets’ roster. But as the season continued, he further cemented his status as one of the most – if not the most – underrated players in the league. At 25, the…

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Extending Kevin Cheveldayoff made sense for Jets

On May 2, many fans woke up to the news that Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff had received a three-year contract extension. Reading that headline shocked my system before my morning coffee could. I was annoyed, to say the least. Considering the Jets missed the playoffs, their locker-room chemistry has appeared to go sour…

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Jets should revamp their bottom-six forwards

The Winnipeg Jets have a handful of items they need to erase off their whiteboard this summer, one of them should be revamping their bottom-six forward group. Traditionally, that mix is normally filled with role players and grinders. Teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche have some of the…

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10 burning questions Jets must answer this off-season

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2016-17, the Winnipeg Jets are facing a pivotal off-season in 2022, where they’ll likely be forced to make plenty of tough decisions. The choices management makes over the next three-to-four months are expected to shape the immediate future of this franchise. Hence the importance of this…

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Jets’ Blake Wheeler enjoyed late-season resurgence in 2021-22

For any skater north of 30-years-old, a slow start can easily translate into a miserable season. And that’s exactly what Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler endured to begin the 2021-22 season. In one instance, he found himself on a 14-game goalless slump, in another, he battled COVID-19 and an undisclosed injury, as well. That rough…