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The Jets need to find a better way to play Kristian Vesalainen

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2018-10-17

Minimal minutes on the fourth line are not the way to develop a budding star. The Winnipeg Jets have a problem and in the grand scheme of things it is very likely the best kind of problem to have. Their NHL roster is loaded with talented players alongside up and coming talent like Jack Roslovic or Kristian Vesalainen. The problem with that is, while the Jets have no problem rolling a consistent top nine featuring two standout offensive lines and a great third line to eat up minutes, it leaves a fourth line that consists of Vesalainen,

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31 Thoughts: Matheson suspension a potential sea-change moment

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-10-17

• McDavid’s hot play pushing TOI norms • Leafs, Nylander discussed bridge deal • Calgary city council reopening arena talks Four games into our new season, Connor McDavid’s already broken an NHL record, scoring or setting up Edmonton’s first nine goals. Previous standard-bearer Adam Oates shouldn’t feel lonely. McDavid’s going to smash more than one. It’s very early, but there’s something else to keep an eye on: how much he plays. The Oilers’ captain skated 22:12 during Tuesday’s stunning comeback victory in Winnipeg, his lowest of the season. He went 23:34 versus New Jersey, 23:55 in Boston and 24:35 against the Rangers. Entering the Jets game, his ave

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Byfuglien Injury Exposes Jets’ Defensive Depth

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2018-10-17

The Winnipeg Jets’ defense looks both mobile and intimidating when Dustin Byfuglien is in the lineup. Recently, the Jets have learned how their blue line looks without him, and it’

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Do you miss Enstrom yet?

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2018-10-17

He left the Jets this summer and moved on before then and yet the Jets never looked to replace him and now they miss Toby Enstrom like never before. The Winnipeg Jets officially miss one Mr. Tobias Enstrom. While Enstrom was not as good as he once was; he seemingly lost his offensive touch in the NHL or he simply allowed Dustin Byfuglien to terrorize the NHL while covering for everyone defensively. It would be easy to say that Enstrom was washed up after a tough 2016-2017 season; one that was exasperated by his partner being diagnosed with cancer. Last year he rebounded in a big way and showed himself to still be a top defenceman for the Jets.

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WWYDW: Is It Time For The Lines To Be Mixed Up?

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2018-10-17

Six games into the season and outside of a player or two, the lines that Paul Maurice has ran for every game has stayed virtually the same. Are we at the point where that needs to change? Most Jets fans likely would say a resounding ‘yes’ but the question then becomes, just what kind of lines should they run? The lineup the Jets went with last night against the Oilers was virtually the same as it was the night they opened the season in St. Louis. Brandon Lemieux did get into the mix last night in place of Kristian Vesalainen and the first night in St. Louis saw Ehlers in a line with Roslovic and Perreault, but Paul Maurice quickly reverted back to last year’s less than successful Little/Ehlers/Laine grouping. LW C RW Forwards

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2018-10-17

Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

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Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers: One to forget

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2018-10-17

I guess Connor McDavid is Hockey Jesus. First Period The first meet-up between the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets starts with a bang. Just shy of five minutes into the first, Adam Lowry shows once again why he is a force to be reckoned with. Lowry fights along the boards, loses the puck, Andrew Copp keeps it in and Lowry is able to score his first of the game. Moments later, Mathieu Perreaul

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Afterburners: Quotes And Charts From the Jets 5-4 OT Loss To Edmonton

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2018-10-17

At the very least, the Jets got a point in the standings from tonight’s game with the Oilers, but it should have been two as they stopped skating and gave up a 4-1 lead going into the third period and ultimately lost 5-4 on overtime. Understandably after the game, the players were left to wonder what exactly went wrong – besides everything. They Said It… Blake Wheeler gives us the perfect game recap? “Four to one should be game over. Our line went out, gave up one early on and gave them momentum. You’re fighting an uphill battle from there.” Josh Morrissey feels the loss was a confidence issue… “They turned the pace up. It was obviously tough giving up one right away ten seconds in and we kinda just sat on our heels and never got back to playing our game and playing with confidence.

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Lemieux eases into Jets lineup

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2018-10-17

The Winnipeg Jets are a team reknowned for their flash. Brendan Lemieux’s chief contribution to the mix is supposed to have a greasier edge, and Tuesday night was the 22-year-old left-winger’s ......

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Game 6: Oilers 5 Jets 4 in OT post-game recap

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2018-10-17

Post-game from the Jets dressing room as well as from Coach Maurice.

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