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Winnipeg Jets 2021-22 Report Cards: Blake Wheeler

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2022-05-26

Wheeler’s Offence Was up to Standard Wheeler had an incredibly slow start to the season, as he managed a single assist in his first two contests before testing positive for COVID-19 and subsequently missing the Jets’ next five games. Upon his return, he didn’t fare much better as he was only able to muster four assists in 13 games. It wasn’t until Nov. 27 against the Calgary Flames that he was able to record more than one assist in a game, and not until Dec. 10 for him to score his first goal ag...

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Winnipeg Jets 2021-22 Report Cards: Blake Wheeler

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-05-26

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2021-22 season was a disappointment, as they came into the season considered a Stanley Cup contender but drastically underperformed, finishing sixth in the Central Division and well…

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Neal Pionk

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2022-05-26

Defenceman Neal Pionk has become a staple on the Winnipeg Jets blueline over the past few seasons since being acquired in the deal that sent Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers. Pionk has since thrived in this market, primarily battling for top-four minutes with the likes of another prominent Jets defender Josh Morrissey. In 2019-20, Pionk’s inaugural season, he registered 45 points (six goals, 39 assists) in 71 games. He quickly proved to be a match made in heaven for the Jets. He followed up that season by registering 32 points (three goals, 29 assists) in 54 games, and had it not been a shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pionk likely would have surpassed his career-high totals. In just his third full NHL season, he proved to be a reliable performer once again – one the team could rely on consistently. I refuse to acknowledge anything else other than this

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Dubois, Lowry advance to semi-final as Canada shocks Sweden in 4-3 overtime victory

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2022-05-26

Never underestimate the heart of a champion. That’s exactly what Canada proved during its quarter-final matchup against Sweden at the 2022 IIHF World Championship. Though, things didn’t look very favourable for them early on. Entering the third period, Team Canada was staring at a three-goal deficit after allowing two goals in the opening frame and one in the second. But thanks to their resilience, they rallied back and were able to mount a comeback over the final 20 minutes of regulation. The first marker came from New Jersey Devils defenceman Ryan Graves, although it was largely made possible by Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry. He was perfectly positioned in front to help create a screen as Graves’ shot found the back of the net. Adam Lowry with a great screen in front as Canada scores its 1st goal of the game.

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NHL’s Top 15 RFAs of 2022: Latest rumours, reports

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2022-05-26

Yes, one could quibble about the ranking on this list, or the players left just outside the cut. That’s because the quality of this summer’s impending NHL restricted free agents is so deep. And loaded with game-breaking young forwards. We have top-line wingers and emerging franchise centremen who will be due for raises, plus a couple guys establishing themselves as top-four defencemen in their early 20s. Calgary’s Brad Treliving will be under the most pressure to negotiate long-term extensions with his RFAs, but there are stress points in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Ottawa as well. Plus, we should have a better understanding of who won 2021’s Jets-Jackets blockbuster based on which GM is able to re-sign his star and for how much. As these RFAs shine in their platform seasons and owners wrestle with a relatively flat salary cap and pandemic losses, midseason extensions for RFAs have been few and far between, setting up some compelling negotiat

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Player Review: Nikolaj Ehlers

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2022-05-26

Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty ImagesDo you ever watch a player and think: that is poetry on ice? That is Nikolaj Ehlers at his best. He can look like the best winger in the now defunct Canadian Division. He can also sometimes look like he is trying to do too much when he tries to put the team on his back. This does not make him a bad or even limited player as few players can consistently step up and take over games. Ehlers biggest strength with the Winnipeg Jets is the fact that he is excellent at controlled entries and exits. Ehlers loves to carry the puck to the benefit of the Jets. Just because he isn’t perfect does not mean he does not actively make the Jets better. And while

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Player Review: Mark Scheifele

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2022-05-26

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty ImagesMark Scheifele is an odd player for the Winnipeg Jets. He’s been the team’s first line centre for years, but recently he has been showing his new limitations. He does not engage much defensively anymore which is a major problem when he is playing the minutes of a number one centre and plays in key situations including on the penalty kill. So what should the Jets do? First and foremost, Scheifele can still produce at even strength, but at what cost defensively. Much like Blake Wheeler, Scheifele still has something to give, but he needs to figure out how to help at both ends of the ice. Scheifele could remain a difference maker if he wou

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Jets 2021-22 Season Player Profile: Paul Stastny

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2022-05-25

After spending the COVID-shortened 2020-21 season with the Winnipeg Jets, forward Paul Stastny ultimately opted to return to the “True North” for another campaign, which proved to be a very wise decision. Entering his age-36 season, some people questioned how much Stastny had left in the tank at this stage of his career. But as he showed in 2021-22, if positioned in the right situation, the Quebec City native can still be extremely effective on a contending club. Sadly, that’s not a description the Jets fell into during this past season. Nevertheless, the team was considerably far more productive with the veteran forward in the line-up compared to when he wasn’t. With that in mind, let’s explore the positives and negatives of Stastny’s second straight season in Winnipeg. Positives  More often than not, Stastny was assigned to the Jets’ top-six forward group this past season, allowing him to be paired next to centr

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Bruins & Jets Could Produce 2022 Offseason Blockbuster

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2022-05-25

The Winnipeg Jets would be the perfect trade partner if he’s aiming to complete a blockbuster this summer. Let’s now take a look at why this is the case. Jets Could Be Forced to Trade Star Forward While speaking with reporters after the completion of the regular season, Mark Scheifele was rather transparent.

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Bruins & Jets Could Produce 2022 Offseason Blockbuster

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2022-05-25

Although the Boston Bruins won 51 games during the 2021-22 regular season, their first-round postseason loss to the Carolina Hurricanes showed that they are not true contenders. Due to this,…

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