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Speculating On Future Captains - Part One

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2018-08-17

First in our look at who should next take the mantle of team captain are the Arizona Coyotes, who spent last season without a captain after longtime franchise face Shane Doan’s retirement. First off are the Arizona Coyotes. Until recently, their captaincy situation has been very stable. Their most recent three captains are Keith Tkachuk, Teppo Numminen, and Shane Doan. Tkachuk had two stints as the team captain. The original Jets named him captain for the 1993/94 on the strength of a decent rookie season, only to be stripped of the captaincy in 1995 for signing an offer sheet. After they relocated to Phoenix in 1996, Tkachuk was named captain again, wearing the “C” until he was traded during 2000/01 to St. Louis. In his two stints as team captain combined, Tkachuk had 242 goals and 466 point

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The Art Gallery: In Canada, It’s Winnipeg And Toronto And That’s It

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2018-08-17

On Monday, I received some validation of a nagging thought I’d had since the early part of July, although I was surprised that it came in the form of NBC Sports releasing their 2017-18 NHL TV Schedule. Sure the five Jets game on US national television is great, and that in itself is proof that the Jets are truly a team worth watching this coming season, but it’s the game on October 24 that caught my immediate attention. Toronto at Winnipeg. Huh, go fig, an all-Canadian match up on US television. It’s the only such game that any of the NBC networks will carry this upcoming season and it’s not like it’s tucked away in some lame Friday or Monday night spot where there won’t be as many eyes it. The game isn’t being ran as a secondary option for certain parts of the country while a bigger, more marquee contest – likely featuring the Chicago Blackhawks – is

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2018-08-17

Latest Winnipeg Jets news.

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Scheifele shoots... scores big number: Jets centre has a blast at Players Cup

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2018-08-17

It's a good thing there were plenty of cameras around to capture Mark Scheifele's first shot Thursday because the Winnipeg Jets star says he has no memory of it. "I think ......

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20 in 20, Line Dancing: Introduction

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

It’s nearly the middle of August and there is not much news on the Jets front these days. Most of the signings have been made and the only real issue left to solve is Morrissey’s contract. With so little left for Cheveldayoff to do this summer, it is time to begin thinking about the year ahead. What better way to start thinking about the upcoming year than to embark on a lengthy journey about possible lineup combinations. If you have been checking out the other Nation Network sites, you may have noticed a series on Oilersnation called 20 in 20 where Dustin Nielson looked at 20 possible lineup combos for the Oilers over a span of 20 days. This series will be similar to Dustin’s series which means I will look at 20 possible scenarios that the Jets might use for the upcoming season. For each lineup combination I will give two separate ra

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Patrik Laine says there’s ‘no rush’ to sign extension with Jets

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-08-16

Winnipeg Jets fans might be in a hurry to lock up Patrick Laine to a massive extension, but Laine himself is not. The Finnish winger, who officially became eligible to sign an extension on July 1, has made it clear he wants to stay in Winnipeg but said Thursday “there’s no rush” to put pen to paper as the two sides have plenty of time to work something out. “It’s not something we need to hurry because I still have a contract,” Laine, who has one year remaining on his entry-level deal, said during the European Player Media Tour via NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti. “But obviously that’s something I want to do at some point and they want to do. But the

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Want To Write About The Winnipeg Jets? We Want To Help Make That Happen!

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2018-08-16

Much like Winnipeg Jets themselves, we here at JetsNation are looking to add to our roster by bringing in dedicated fans who also have a passion for writing and creating content and want to share their work and opinions with thousands of Jets fans during what should be a very exciting season. Is that you? If so, we want you on our team! It’s the quiet time of the off-season, but soon enough training camps will open and the Jets will be hitting the ice once again. We’re looking for people to help cover the games of course both pre and post game coverage, but we’re also looking looking for people who want to look beyond just the game. If you enjoy getting deep into the numbers of the game. If advanced stats and metrics are your thing, your work will certainly be welcomed here. If you have a keen eye for picking out fun stories about the Jets – both on social media and their work in the community, we’d love to hear from you. If you h

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Brendan Lemieux: A Perfect Jets’ 4th Liner

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-08-16

Brendan Lemieux had his ups and downs in his first two seasons as a pro. His rookie season was a lot more down than up, but his sophomore year was the polar opposite. So much so that it’s time to consider him for a permanent Winnipeg Jets roster spot. The son of former NHL super-pest Claude, Lemieux will likely spend his entire career earning comparisons to his father. At least until he’s carved out enough of an impression of his own. He’s got big skates to fill on that front, but Lemieux the younger seems determined to fill them. Like his father, he’s chippy, nasty, yappy, at times scrappy, and always physical. He even has an underrated scorer’s touch like Claude did. Claude, however, could likely never play in the NHL today. The things he got away with in the mid-90s would never fly in thi

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2018-08-16

Latest Winnipeg Jets news.

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Money muddle up the middle could force Jets to wing it instead

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2018-08-16

Back in the days I was a hockey beat writer for this paper, Craig Heisinger — who was the Manitoba Moose GM at the time and has since added assistant ......

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