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ANALYSIS: All-star break might be just what Jets need – Winnipeg
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ANALYSIS: All-star break might be just what Jets need – Winnipeg

The all-star break can’t come soon enough for Jets coach Rick Bowness. You can hear it in his voice.Thursday night’s loss to Buffalo wasn’t really the best example of the progress that this team has made since October. This was a loss that you can’t blame on the volume of road games this team has played recently. You certainly can’t blame Connor Hellebuyck — he was his solid self with 33 saves. Story continues below advertisement This was a loss based on stubbornness. You heard it from the man after the game. The top six forwards, having done yeoman’s work for most of the season, are going to get a talking-to before the Jets play Philadelphia on Saturday. But I suspect it will hardly be the tongue-lashing, fire-and-b...
ANALYSIS: Western Conference-leading Jets capable of greatness – Winnipeg
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ANALYSIS: Western Conference-leading Jets capable of greatness – Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets are, as of Monday morning, the top team in the Western Conference with a record of 29-14-and-1. Looking at the success this team has grabbed hold of, dealing with a wide swath of injuries and adversity this season, with generally the same line-up last year, has many looking back at the insanely disappointing 2021-22 campaign with even more ire.This was, which was obvious to many, what this team was capable of last year — there’s no doubt about it. Story continues below advertisement For whatever reason, and there were many, last year devolved into devastating results.Did Paul Maurice’s time as head coach, something he even admits, not come to an end quick enough? Certainly.Were issues in terms of tea...