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How Does Mark Scheifele Compare?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-02-25

When Olympic hockey comes around every four years, Canadians trade in their toques, parkas, and double-doubles for a cozy spot on the couch watching their nation dominate the international stage. While the answer of whether or not the NHL will play in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is still very much up in the air, hockey fans and media alike can’t stop studying the thought of what Team Canada’s roster might look like. This hypothetical roster will be looking to win their third straight Olympic gold medal and create history. While we are going to continue to see proven winners like Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber headline the roster, new faces will also make an appearance. Connor McDavid is already a lock, while Mitch Marner and Jonathan Drouin have the skill-sets and dynamite legs to make a case for themselves. One name that simply does not get enough attention is Mark Scheifele, and that might be because people just don’t know how good he can be

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-02-25

Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

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MTS Centre will get aviation-themed upgrade

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-02-25

Renovations at the MTS Centre are about to take flight using the Winnipeg Jets' colours and an aviation theme of glass, steel and rivets. Work will soon begin on building upgrades such as new lighting, flooring, ceiling and signage, as well as the future addition of new food and beverage options....

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The Jets need to ride Hellebuyck all the damn time

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-02-24

ˆ© Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports No matter what changes in Winnipeg, some things still stay the same. Despite adding young talent, reinforcing the bottom-six, and swapping Pavelec for a highly-touted young goalie, the Jets have suffered through another season of leaky goaltending. Only once in Jets 2.0 franchise history have they finished above average in even-strength save percentage. That's impressive ineptitude, but it's even more impressively consistent ineptitude. Even good goalies put in swiss cheese-level seasons occasionally, and bad goalies will play out of their minds: Brian Elliot has stopped just 89.6% of the shots he's faced this season, while Peter Budaj has stopped 91.7%.

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Smart money says trade deadline just another Wednesday for Jets' Chevy

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-02-24

The most reliable indicator of past performance is future performance — at the racetrack and in life. And so by that barometer, you’re going to most likely be sorely disappointed if you’re hoping Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will use next Wednesday’s NHL trading...

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Winnipeg Jets prospect report: February

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-02-24

The AHL’s Manitoba Moose are having a rough season, sitting second-last in the league by points percentage. But don’t let their record fool you: the Winnipeg Jets have a bright future and a pretty strong group of prospects. Also consider that 18-year-old Patrik Laine, 20-year-old Nikolaj Ehlers and 21-year-old Josh Morrissey are already playing full-time on the NHL club — these are the cornerstones of the future in Winnipeg, but since they’re already contributing at the highest level, we won’t include them in our prospect report. Let’s take a closer look at some players who are also projected to be contributing for the Jets in the years to come and how they are doing this season. AHL Jack Roslovic, 19, C Drafted: First round, 25th overall, 2015 Season to date: 44 GP | 9 G | 19 A

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By The Numbers: Jets' past performance in WAR, defenders

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-02-24

© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports How good or bad are the Winnipeg Jets? Where are their weakest links? Where are they strongest? Where are they dragging behind? It's easy for someone to say a losing team falls short but it becomes difficult to actually say where and by how much. Metrics like WAR do not tell the whole story, but they start to give scale to where a team is performing poorly or well. Let's start by looking at the Jets' blue-line.

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Is the NHL standings format screwing up the playoffs? (Puck Daddy)

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2017-02-24

No one likes the NHL standings. OK, mediocre teams who have played more games than the teams they’re chasing, so it looks like they’re closer to the wild card than they actually are, they like the standings. Which in turn means the NHL likes the standings, because then Winnipeg Jets fans still think they’re in the thick of the wild card race on Feb. 24.

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Off the Post: State of the Jets – Two superstars, sure, but what else?

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-02-24

37 minute chat with Winnipeg Sun reporter Ken Wiebe on the state of the Jets.

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Is the NHL standings format screwing up the playoffs? (Puck Daddy)

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2017-02-24

No one likes the NHL standings. OK, mediocre teams who have played more games than the teams they’re chasing, so it looks like they’re closer to the wild card than they actually are, they like the standings. Which in turn means the NHL likes the standings, because then Winnipeg Jets fans still think they’re in the thick of the wild card race on Feb. 24.

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