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Benny and the Jets

What to make of these Jets?

So I’ve had full write-ups of both the Jets’ recent home games (Ottawa Senators Monday, New York Rangers Wednesday) done but have scrapped both. I feel like a broken record at this point - ineffective special teams, an inability to play 60 solid minutes, bad defensive coverage, etc. I scrapped ‘em both. Instead, I’d love to hear what people think the Jets need going forward now that the Winnipeg Jets have a 0.02% chance of making the playoffs.

Score a high draft pick? Trade the high draft pick for someone that can make a difference next year? If so, a top 6 forward or a top 4 d-man? Which of the UFAs should come back? Is there a UFA out there this summer that the Jets should target? What to do with RFAs like Evander Kane? How do the Jets get better on the road?

So many questions, so few answers.

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Savage Henry's avatar

Same shit, different city.  Some of the names are different, but the team’s character (and thus the results) are the same.  Good luck, I really wish the team success, but it looks like more of that old Thrasher hockey.

Posted by Savage Henry on 03/30/12 at 12:36 PM ET

BMS's avatar

Yeah, I think the team squeezed a few more home wins out because of the energy in the MTS Centre building, but for the most part I agree. I like Claude Noel as coach quite a bit, and think he gets a free pass for this season because of the move, etc. Once Cheveldayoff makes some moves in the off-season and they’re back next year, though, the scrutiny increases.

Posted by BMS from Winnipeg on 03/30/12 at 12:40 PM ET


The Thrashers need to return to The Philips next season for sure.

They are not going to EVER win in a Minor League city, playing in a Very Minor League building in fron ot Mionr League fans.

Atlanta needs them back ASAP !!!!

To HELL with truenorth and mark chapman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by LAC from Atlanta,Ga on 04/10/12 at 07:21 PM ET

BMS's avatar

If only there were as many fans at Thrashers games as there were exclamation points in your post, LAC. One of the 20 richest men in the world (David Thomson) owns the team now, and the building, regardless of what you think of it, is sold out. Atlanta may need them back ASAP, but you’re not getting them back, ever.

As for Mark Chapman, I’m not sure who that is. But if the tens of thousands of die-hard Jets fans have anything to say about it, Mark Chipman will surely not be going to hell.

Posted by BMS from Winnipeg on 04/10/12 at 07:30 PM ET

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Fifteen years ago, Ben's beloved Winnipeg Jets left town. He begrudgingly turned to the Montreal Canadiens for comfort and found none, and is now struggling to find a place in his heart for the Winnipeg Jets v2.0.

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