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Winnipeg Jets: 2016-17 Segment 3 Update

Source: Winnipeg Hockey Talk
Date: 2016-12-09

The Winnipeg Jets 3rd ten game segment – How many points will it take for the Winnipeg Jets to secure a playoff berth?   In 2013-14 the Dallas Starts needed 91 points to secure the last wildcard position. In 2014-15 the Calgary Flames needed 97 points to secure the last wildcard position. In 2015-16 the Minnesota Wild need 87 points to secure the last wildcard position. I think that 88-92 points should do it this year and once again it will more than likely not be decided until the final weekend of the regular season.   The 2016-17 season’s earlier segment updates can be read here: Winnipeg Jets: Segment 1  Winnipeg Jets: Segment 2 Winnipeg Jets Segment 3 The Winnipeg Jets start

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Sending Kyle Connor down was the only logical move

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2016-12-09

Embed from Getty Images After a handful of unnecessary healthy scratches, stints on the teams fourth line and reduced ice time, the Winnipeg Jets have finally sent Kyle Connor to the Manitoba Moose. The long overdue move finally came to fruition this morning and for the sake of Connor's long and short term development, this is the only move that could have been made. Here's why.

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Quick Shifts: The one stat Nazem Kadri focuses on

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2016-12-09

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week in hockey, the serious and less so, always rolling four lines deep. 1. Nazem Kadri has never had a coach place as much emphasis on face-off wins as Mike Babcock does. In his first season behind the Toronto Maple Leafs bench, Babcock elevated a 20th-ranked face-off team (the Leafs won just 49 per cent of draws in 2014-15) to the eighth-best (50.6 per cent in 2015-16). Babcock charges his backup goaltender with jotting down the results of each centre’s past two to four face-off results on sticky notes, so everyone is aware of their most recent success. With so many inexperienced forwards, Babcock’s Leafs have slipped below average

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Winnipeg Jets assign Kyle Connor to the Manitoba Moose

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2016-12-09

Jets assign the rookie to the Moose of the AHL.

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Little Makes an Immediate Impact

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2016-12-09

It’s no secret that the Winnipeg Jets have sorely missed having Bryan Little in their lineup since he was injured near the beginning of the season. The veteran centre/winger only played in one game before being sidelined for almost two months, finally returning to the Jets’ lineup last Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils. He wasn’t eased back into the routine of things like one might typically think, and actually had just over 20 minutes of ice time. In fact, he hasn’t missed a single beat. Since being activated on the Jets roster, Little has scored four points (three goals, one assist) in six games on 12 shots while boasting a plus-4 rating. His absence has been

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2016-12-09

Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

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The Roundup

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2016-12-09

Should the Canucks be concerned about their top 5 pick last year, are the Leafs any good, is Paul Maurice's job in jeopardy, the Flames looking ahead to the trade deadline, Oilers need to find consistency, Brandon Sutter is ill-suited for current role, a deeper look at Kris Russell as an Oiler, Patrick O'Sullivan, Las Vegas, concussion spotters and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Are the Surprising New York Rangers Built to Last?

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2016-12-09

Are the New York Rangers for real? Or are they as genuine as that Rolex you can buy for $20 on a Times Square street corner?  The answer is: it depends. This much has become evident about the NHL in 2016-17—there are no great teams. The Detroit Red Wings of 1995-96 are in no danger of having their all-time victory record for an 82-game season (62) eclipsed by this crop of teams. In a large measure, that's a compliment to the NHL of today. The salary cap, though it has killed the buzz for trade-deadline day and practically ended dynasties, has created a more socialistic league. The wealth is distributed equally, and we have parity as a result. Everybody has a shot, though some more

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'It was not our best game'

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2016-12-09

Nikolaj Ehlers’ goal drought reached 15 games Thursday night, and, despite his frustration, he put on a brave face. “It’s the same as (Tuesday),” the speedy Winnipeg Jets left-winger said after a second-period breakaway resulted in a hit goalpost, one of many since he...

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets fall to Rangers in frustrating fashion

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2016-12-09

Embed from Getty Images Frustration is warranted from Jets fans. With a abundance of quality pieces, the Jets just can't seem to get things to gel and their playoff hopes may be in jeopardy if they continue playing at this pace. You can't just blame tonight's 2-1 loss to the Rangers on the high sticking call at the end of the game.There are many more things to decipher. 

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Hayes' late power-play goal lifts Rangers past Jets, 2-1 (The Associated Press)

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2016-12-09

Kevin Hayes scored a power-play goal with 1:09 left in the third period to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Jets forward Drew Stafford was in the penalty box for high-sticking when Ryan McDonagh's point shot through traffic deflected to Hayes, who capitalized for his 11th of the season. Chris Kreider also scored for New York and Antti Raanta, playing for the first time since Nov. 27, stopped 17 shots.

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There's too much talent to bet against the Jets

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2016-12-09

Since the start of the NHL season, fans and media have been asking whether the Winnipeg Jets are a playoff team — and the answer has been full of qualifiers, which leads to more questions. With more than a third of the season done, let’s look at some of the highlights and lowlights...

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