Although the Winnipeg Jets still have 79 games left to play, there’s plenty to glean from their first 180 minutes of regular season hockey. Here are three takeaways from the Jets’ first three games. 1: Top Line as Good as Advertised The trio of Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and Kyle Connor are off to an
The Winnipeg Jets have a problem that all 30 other NHL teams wished that they had. Through drafting and trading, the Jets have accrued an enviable stockpile of right-handed defenders and while other clubs are paying big money to secure their own RHD, head coach Paul Maurice and the Jets are struggling to figure out
It was a busy year for defenseman Tucker Poolman. His rookie professions season included his first NHL game, getting into some playoff action, his first NHL goal, and far too many stints in the press box for a young player. Next year, the expectations will be higher now that Poolman has his feet wet at
It’s been nearly three years since the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets made their blockbuster, eight-player deal. The Feb. 11, 2015 trade, a few weeks before the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline, involved players, prospects and a first-round pick. At the time, the Sabres were in 30th place in the NHL standings, while the Jets were
Goaltending was a frequent topic of conversation last season and not in the way Winnipeg Jets management or fans anticipated. Connor Hellebuyck performed admirably for a young netminder, earning 26 victories in 56 starts. Michael Hutchinson was between the pipes for the majority of the remainder of games but appears a likely candidate to be dealt.
The Winnipeg Jets have never won a division title, and it’s been over ten years since the Atlanta Thrashers claimed one. With a playoff spot still on the to-do list for the Jets, projecting a division title would seem premature. For the Jets, however, 2017-18 represents their best opportunity yet to claim the Central crown.