Winnipeg Jets Off-season Expectations

Part 3: Defence Wins Championships –

As a follow-up from my previous posts on how the Jets might deal with their lineup this off-season, I will continue to do a positional post starting from the net out so today Winnipeg Jets defence corp. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Ink Ben Chiarot To A New Deal

Ben Chiarot signs a two-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets –

Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets have been busy the last couple of days re-signing two of their pending RFAs.  Today we will talk about Thursday’s signing of RFA defenceman Ben Chiarot to a two-year contract worth $850,000 with an average annual value (AAV or cap hit) of $850,000. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Final Report Card: Def/Goal/Special Teams

Winnipeg Jets grades for the defencemen, goaltenders and special teams – 

With some unbelievable goaltending down the stretch by the much maligned Ondrej Pavelec, the Jets clinched their first playoff spot since their relocation to Winnipeg.  After reaching an all-time low after “the goal” in St. Louis it looked like he might be done but he rattled off an impressive streak and wrestled away the starting job from Michael Hutchinson. [Read more…]

Kevin Cheveldayoff Really Stepped Up!

Looking at Winnipeg Jets G.M. Kevin Cheveldayoff’s season –

The Winnipeg Jets fan-base have watched three NHL Trade Deadlines come and go without much to write home about.  But in their fourth year, Winnipeg Jets fans certainly got their monies worth! [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Mid-Term Report Card: Def/Goal/PP/PK

Winnipeg Jets grades for the defencemen, goaltenders and special teams – 

The Winnipeg Jets blue-line was decimated by injuries in the second quarter of this season and somehow the replacements managed to keep it together.  I can’t remember ANY NHL team having their top two pairings injured at the same time. The fact that the Jets kept winning in spite of this is a testament to their system and overall commitment to team defence.
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