Found March 10, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Don’t be surprised if the Winnipeg Jets make a second-half push. Many factors contributed to their so-so first half, including injuries and an unfavorable schedule.Here are reasons for optimism: Despite having to travel extensively in the Eastern Conference while waiting for realignment, the Jets went 8-5-1 on the road during the season’s first half. Winnipeg plays 14 of its 24 second-half games at home, including six in a row during April. Defenseman Tobias Enstrom has resumed skating, although he hasn’t been cleared for contact. He is recovering from a shoulder injury. The Jets have made progress with their penalty killing. The Jets have not allowed a power-play goal against during their last seven games. They killed off 21 consecutive penalties and two 5-on-3 disadvantages spanning nearly three minutes. That penalty killing has been aided by stronger goaltending from Ondrej Pavelec and Al Montoya. “You look at Thursday night with Montoya and you look (Friday) with Pavelec, what ...

Jackets trade Kubalik for Winnipeg's Machacek

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that the club has acquired forward Spencer Machacek from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Tomas Kubalik. Machacek will report to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.Machacek, 24, was selected by the Winnipeg franchise in the third round, 67th overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft. The 6-1, 195-pound...

Peter Tessier: Trade Rumours Start Now: Burmistrov Jersey a Collector's Item?

Follow Pete on Twitter HERE There is no denying that things are starting to shake up a bit with the Jets. The trade of Mahacek to the Columbus system and now word from the great guy at Arctic Ice Hockey that Arturs Kulda is coming back from the KHL to join the Jets. For some that is a more than a welcome relief, even in theory, from the recent work of Grant Clitsome. But...

Blue Jackets, Jets swap minor-league forwards

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded forward Tomas Kubalik to the Winnipeg Jets for forward Spencer Machacek. Machacek will report to Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass., after Sunday's deal. The 24-year-old Machacek was selected in the third round, 67th overall, of the 2008 draft. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound right winger has two goals and seven...

Peter Tessier: Trade Deadline Currency: New CBA Style

There's been some great discussion on Twitter so follow Pete HERE The Winnipeg Jets have a currency and situation a few teams want for the 2013-14 season, expiring contracts and cap room. It’s not just the Jets but other teams like the Florida Panthers (14 expiring contracts), Oilers (13 expiring), Predators (10 expiring), Sabres (11 expiring), and Columbus (10 expiring...

Todd Cordell: NHL Gameday Preview: Winnipeg Jets @ New Jersey Devils - Game 26

Match-up - Winnipeg Jets (12-11-1) New Jersey Devils (11-9-5) Road/Home records - 4-5-3 -------------- 6-5-0 TV - MSG Plus, FS-CAR Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET Season series - Hurricanes lead 1-0 Last 10: Jets 7-3-0 / Devils 2-6-2 Projected starting goalies - Ondrej Pavelec (WPG) vs Johan Hedberg (NJ) Battle of the stats Goals for/against per game Winnipeg - 2.54 / 2...
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