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The Winnipeg Jets Are Hot

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

It was the kind of road trip that could define the Winnipeg Jets as a hockey team.

Hard-working. Defensively conscious. Getting great goaltending. A bit lucky.

“A lot of the things that we have to do, that kind of embraces who we are, went into getting a chance to win a game like that,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said after his team capped off one of its most successful road trips in their four seasons in Winnipeg with a 1-0 win over the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center Sunday night.

Playing for the second straight night after beating the New York Rangers 1-0 in a shootout Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, the Jets bent but never broke against the Blackhawks and improved their record on the road trip to 3-0-1. They now have points in five straight games and are 6-5-1 overall.

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Video- Ryan McDonagh Appears To Have Injured His Shoulder On Hit From Evander Kane

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After Ten Games Here’s Ten Notes On The Winnipeg Jets

from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press,

- How many Jets fans and media actually cheer for Ondrej Pavelec to fail now, as part of some sort of "I told you so" narrative? I keep saying/writing this, but it seems like every goal against has become a referendum on his career.

- FYI: the Jets after 10 games this year 4-5-1. And after 10 games last year: 4-5-1. Since opening 9-2 under Paul Maurice last year the Jets are 13-15-6. There is something there in terms of systems and the buy-in, but the results look the same.

- Nobody asked me, but this Dustin Byfuglien hybrid thing — playing wing regularly and dropping back to the point on the power play and for 4-on-4 — is the best use of his talents and ice time.

- The stat line from the Jets fourth liners — Jim Slater, Chris Thorburn, T.J. Galiardi, Matt Halischuk, Anthony Peluso — after 10 games: 38 GP (combined) with zero goals and zero assists.

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Video- Nikolai Kulemin Dangerous Hit On Mark Stuart

Nikolai Kulemin received five for boarding and a game misconduct.

Mark Stuart did return to the game.

 

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Video- Dustin Byfuglien Goes On A Hitting Rampage Against The Avs

Not one, but two Avalanche players feel the hits from Byfuglien.

 

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Digging Themselves Into A Hole

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,

They lacked focus and finish. None of their players had good nights. Winnipeg gave too many open looks to Tampa’s big guns and the visitors didn’t miss when given the chance.

Jets coach Paul Maurice is quickly finding out he’s got even more of a challenge on his hands than he might have expected.

His group is mentally soft and doesn’t have a compass.

Inconsistency has been the hallmark of this club since it moved to Winnipeg and Maurice is the man now tasked with determining how to stamp out that insidious trait.

The Jets are drifting towards dangerous territory in a hurry and now own a 2-5 record for a share of last place in the Western Conference. They’ll face their cellar mates Sunday when the Colorado Avalanche come to town. Thumb wrestling for the most honest golfer award.

Yes, it’s still early in the schedule, but in the near future the NHL standings will begin to take shape and making a big move up the charts will become increasingly difficult.

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Frustration In Winnipeg

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Frustration was evident among the Winnipeg Jets and their head coach Monday, a day after the team suffered its fourth straight loss during a demoralizing start to the NHL season.

They are struggling to score, haven’t managed a single power play goal in five games and have lost the last four by at least two goals during a 1-4 start.

It’s the kind of rocky beginning that prompts the coach to drop an F-bomb in his media availability, an assistant captain to suggest the team has no idea how to handle adversity and the reminder to be delivered that what is discussed in the locker-room stays in the locker-room.

Asked how the team can fix the maddening inconsistency problem that has persisted since it first arrived from Atlanta, defenceman Mark Stuart said: “I know you guys ask how because you want to keep the conversation going but that’s something we’ve got to figure out in here.”

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If you missed Paul Maurice post-practice yesterday, you can watch it here.

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Afternoon Line - Paul Maurice

added 2:41pm, Below, watch Paul Maurice post-practice.  Not a happy coach.

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Not As Bad As It Seems

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,

Has it already gone sideways? Five games in? Maybe. It will now take a four-game winning streak to climb above .500 and it won't happen on this homestand. With Carolina, Tampa Bay and Colorado still to come before the Jets hit the road next, the best this group will be able to call itself is .500 when they climb on the charter for Long Island and the now-incredible Islanders.

"You're trying to get things going the right way. Looking at your record isn't really productive," said Jets captain Andrew Ladd, who has one assist on the season. "You want to start simplifying and doing the little things properly and that will lead to results."

Ladd insists the Jets are better than a 1-4 team.

"We know there's a lot more in here and this is a time to help each other out and build your teammates up. To try and stay positive. But that doesn't mean you can't be pissed off at the results," he said. "It's OK. People can ask (if we're a bad team.) That's part of playing in the market we're in. We're going to be under a lot of scrutiny. That's part of being a pro, blocking that out and sticking together and knowing what we have in here and having confidence in that."

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Morning Line - Krys Barch

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