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Another Bad Loss For The Winnipeg Jets

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

It can’t get much uglier — two games, six goals on 13 shots and two hooks.

Two days after their game was described as “horseshi--“ by their coach, the Winnipeg Jets produced an equally malodorous effort and the performance of their starting goaltender was alarmingly poor.

The Jets gave up four first-period goals — three of them on just six shots against Connor Hellebuyck — and eventually fell 4-3 to the Arizona Coyotes, statistically one of the worst teams in the NHL....

What’s particularly unsettling about this loss is the fact that coach Paul Maurice was looking for a strong response after delivering an on-the-bench tirade during the Montreal game and repeating some of his words over the next day and a half.

“I expect us to play hard, play our asses off, shift to shift,” Maurice said before the game Friday.

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Videos- A Hot Paul Maurice

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Just when you think they are about to take a major step forward, they take a big one in the wrong direction.

Just when you think they might be starting to get on the kind of roll it will take to get them into the playoff picture, they play their worst hockey.

They did it again on Wednesday night, following up one of their best defensive efforts of the season — a 2-0 win over Calgary on Monday — with a terrible display against the injury-ravaged Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens scored early and often and skated away with 7-4 victory, using their speed and tenacious forechecking to make the Jets look bad repeatedly.

“We were horse sh-- from the drop of that first puck right until the very end,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said.

“We’re not sweeping this one under the rug. We’re going to take a good look at all of it and make sure we appreciate the value of playing in the National Hockey League.”

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Below, two videos showing how mad Maurice was...

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The Winnipeg Jets Are The Lone Canadian NHL Team Out Of The Playoffs At This Point

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

A season ago, all seven Canadian NHL teams missed the playoffs.

This past weekend, there was a time when six of them were back in playoff position.

The Winnipeg Jets were the lone holdouts.

The Jets will face a couple of those Canadian teams on home ice this week and a couple of wins would go a long way toward putting them back in the playoff conversation.

First up are the Calgary Flames, who hold down the first wildcard spot in the Western Conference with 46 points, five more than the Jets.

That makes Monday night’s game at MTS Centre as important as any the Jets have played this season.

“We all know how important this is if we want to get to where we want to be,” Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba said after Monday’s gameday skate. “They’re a team that we’re going to have to beat and it’s pretty much a four-point game for us. It’s a big one.

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GIF- Big Hit On Patrik Laine

Needed help going to the room.

 

 

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Video- Seth Griffith Out With A Conussion After Hit By Nikolaj Ehlers

from George Richards of the Miami Herald,

Griffith, playing on Florida’s top line alongside Jagr and Vincent Trocheck, left Wednesday’s game in the first period with a concussion after a hit from Ehlers.

Rowe made no bones about the hit.

“It was a dirty hit, but Ehlers, he deliberately did it,” Rowe said of the blindside hit.

“I don’t care what anyone says. I saw it on video; it’s a dirty hit.”

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A Winnipeg Christmas

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the valley

Every creature is stirring

Over young Patrik Laine.

The targets were hung

In the corners with care

To be shattered by the Finn

As soon as he got there.

The children were nestled

All snug in their seats

Visions of a radar gun

Proclaiming his feat.

He went head-to-head

With the big, strong defenceman

But the team's hardest shot

Still belongs to Byfuglien.

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Video- Patrik Laine On Patrik Laine

Quite the confident fellow...

 

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Winnipeg’s Schedule

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

“I don’t know if it’s the new NHL, or it’s just an unusual season, or if it’s the geographic situation we’re in,” Maurice said. “Maybe we’ve just got to get used to it.”

The 2016-17 NHL season is unusual and covers 173 days altogether, once the Christmas and all-star breaks are subtracted, according to figures provided by the Elias Sports Bureau. For comparison purposes, that’s four days fewer than last year, six days fewer than the year before and seven days fewer than the year before that.

But what’s new and unique to this season is that every team has been granted a bye week – Winnipeg’s falls between Feb. 21 and 28 – for the first time in NHL history.

In effect, it means teams need to fit 82 games into 168 possible playing days – leaving them with anywhere from nine to 12 fewer available days to do so compared with the past three seasons.

Winnipeg has played the most games so far (32). Columbus has played the fewest at 26, with nine other NHL teams at 27.

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Video- Patrik Laine’s Own Goal

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

“Everybody saw what happened,” said Laine, who remains among the league leaders with 17 goals and 25 points in 32 games this season. “I don't know. I just tried to get rid of the puck right away. It was just a bad position for me and an unfortunate goal.”

ets captain Blake Wheeler immediately put his arm around Laine when he returned to the bench and gave him a supportive pat on the back.

“He's 18-years-old and he feels terrible. These things happen. I've done it many times, it's just a bad bounce,” said Wheeler. “He's done a hell of a job for us this year. He's obviously a huge part of our team and you hate to see a guy have to feel that way after the game.”

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Video- Sportsnet Feature On Mark Scheifele

via Sportsnet YouTube page,

Mark Scheifele spends almost every waking moment talking, or thinking about hockey and when it comes to success, he’ll do anything and everything to be considered one of the league’s best.

 

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