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Alex DeBrincat Might Be On The Trading Block......
On tonight's episode, we dive into the recent buzz around Ottawa Senator Alex DeBrincat. The young forward is likely to be traded, but comes with a hefty qualifying offer. Does he make sense in a swap for the Jets? Who would Winnipeg be sending back? Would this be the same deal the Jets and Sens were exploring earlier this season? Where would DeBrincat slot in for the Jets top-6? Does Alex have any interest whatsoever in even extending with Winnipeg? We then discuss how Winnipeg can extract more offensive value out of the blueline by overhauling the defense. How can increased backend mobility create more offensive chaos? Finally, we check in on the struggling Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Finals.
20 min
2
The Winnipeg Jets Refuse To Rebuild....But They...
On tonight's episode, we unpack what Winnipeg's admission of wanting to sell free agents for roster players means for the present and future. Is this direction truly the one the Jets should be pursuing? What does Winnipeg see in trying to compete now? Without Hellebuyck, does this team stand any chance of actually making a playoff run? What roster players could possibly offer anywhere near the impact of the players being traded away? Is this direction driven by necessity, or a misunderstanding of the team's current status? What will happen if the Winnipeg Jets fail to make the post-season?
19 min
3
All Eyes Are On The Winnipeg Jets...Will The Te...
On tonight's episode, we dive into the maelstrom of rumors and trade discussion surrounding the Winnipeg Jets. Is Winnipeg finally happy to be the center of attention? Why are so many teams keeping tabs on what the Jets are up to? Where do each of Winnipeg's best trade chips rank amongst the rest of the league? Who can Winnipeg trade for major returns? Are the Jets ready to meet the challenge of finding the best offers? Finally, which Jets players are ready to rise up and breakout next season?
20 min
4
How Can The Winnipeg Jets Retool Quickly To Put...
On tonight's episode, we dive into the challenging question of how the Winnipeg Jets can put themselves back in a competitive position quickly. Can the team avoid the danger of a full rebuild? What would happen to the team's revenue if the Jets need to chase a lottery pick for a season? Can Winnipeg afford the hit, or will they do everything they can to remain watchable enough for ticket sales? How can the thinner free agency pool still give the Jets a boost this off-season? Should the Jets bring in some experienced veterans to help add accountability and change the locker-room culture? Finally, we also check in on the buzz around Dubas joining the Penguins, and what lessons Winnipeg can take from his attempts to extend Toronto's competitive window.
21 min
5
How Will The Winnipeg Jets Play Under Year 2 Of...
On tonight's episode, we dive into the very fun (and slightly unnerving) question of how Rick Bowness will manage next year's Winnipeg Jets squad. Will he make adjustments with the likely loss of talent that will occur this off-season? What could Bones do to try and compensate for a reduction in scoring prowess? Are there tactical adjustments that could cover for the lack of finishing ability? In Nashville, is former Jets head coaching candidate Barry Trotz on the path to something special? What will his vision for Nashville look like, and what can the Jets learn from his statements? Finally, we ask the all-important question for next year's Winnipeg squad...who will be our captain?!
21 min
6
The Connor Hellebuyck Is Drawing Ever Nearer......
On tonight's episode, we dive into the changing landscape of management teams around the NHL. How will regime changes in cities like Pittsburgh, Nashville, and more potentially impact Winnipeg's trade partners? Will it open more doors, or close off potential suitors for Jets free agents? In the midst of all of this, where will Connor Hellebuyck end up? Is his trade close at hand, or will Winnipeg once again wait until the last possible second to make a move? What will happen if the Jets overplay their hand? Finally, we ruminate on Paul Maurice, Stanley Cup Finalist. What went wrong for the Jets on their quest for Cup Glory, and how painful is it to see the Panthers living our dream?
20 min
7
The Stanley Cup Finals Are Almost Here...Who Wi...
On tonight's episode, we discuss the two potential Stanley Cup Finals match-ups. Will we see the Vegas Golden Knights finish off the Dallas Stars, or will Dallas muster up the stamina to pull off the reverse sweep? Would the Knights be favored against a Panthers team that has largely leaned on Sergei Bobrovsky to save their bacon? How would the Stars match up against a rested Panthers squad, especially if Dallas manages to extend the series to 7 games? Does hockey as a whole win no matter which of these teams hoists the Cup? Who should we be bandwagoning in these waning days of the playoffs?
20 min
8
The Final Free Agents For The Winnipeg Jets To ...
On tonight's episode, we wrap up our thoughts on Winnipeg's upcoming free agent pool. Is Declan Chisholm Winnipeg's top blueline prospect? What would it take for him to reach the next level and lace up for the Jets? Should Sam Gagner come back for another season, or is it time to use another internal reinforcement instead? Will Kevin Stenlund get a raise after a strong year anchoring Winnipeg's 4th line? Is it wise to give him the increased wages, or opt for another internal promotion? Are the Jets letting Axel Jonsson-Fjallby's flowing locks find a new hair stylist elsewhere? What would he bring to the Jets if he was re-signed?
21 min
9
The Winnipeg Jets Have A Ton Of Free Agents Thi...
On tonight's episode, we begin the challenging task of determining which Winnipeg Jets free agents should be asked to return and which should be let go. Was David Rittich good enough to serve as Winnipeg's back-up goalie going forward, or should the Jets explore internal options? Just how good could Morgan Barron become with an increased role next season? Is Dubois bound for Montreal, or will another team coming calling with a better offer for his services? Did Karson Kuhlman make enough of an impact to return, or should the Jets replace him internally? How many years can Winnipeg get Samberg locked up for?
20 min
10
The Winnipeg Jets Could Have A Successful Off-S...
On tonight's episode, we map out how the Winnipeg Jets could expedite their retooling process with savvy trades. Will Hellebuyck be one of the rare goalies to fetch a reasonably high trade return? What might Winnipeg receive in return? Would a cap-dump goalie be beneficial for securing a higher draft pick next season as well? Is it time to sign Samberg to a multi-year, long-term extension? What has the young blueliner shown so far in the first few seasons of his Jets career? Would any team out there be interested in Neal Pionk? What would moving his cap hit do for the Jets' long-term planning? Where will Scheifele end up? Are teams willing to pay for his high-end scoring, or wary of his commitment issues?
20 min
11
A Three-Point Checklist For This Upcoming Winni...
On tonight's episode, we walk through three agenda items for the Winnipeg Jets to figure out this summer. What will the direction of next year's squad be? Are the Jets pushing for the playoffs, or preparing for the future? What impact will each route have on the roster? Do the Jets intend to bring everyone back if they remain competitive? Does this include Dubois? Why would retaining Dubois be a mistake? How will these decisions influence the fate of the Winnipeg Jets for the next 5 to 10 years? Can the team fix the power play before next season rolls around?
19 min
12
Kyle Dubas Is Out In Toronto...Should The Winni...
On tonight's episode, we discuss the shock announcement of Kyle Dubas' departure from the Maple Leafs. What soured between Dubas and the Leafs braintrust? What can we discern from Kyle's moves as GM? Was this team actually his vision for Toronto, or were there interlopers with competing agendas? Should the Jets be interested in having Kyle join? What sort of approach would he bring to Winnipeg, and is it actually aligned with what the front office would want? We also check in on Brad Lambert's stellar WHL playoffs, and try to figure out when the fabulous Finn might make his return to the Winnipeg Jets.
19 min
13
Three Hopes And Fears For The 2023-24 Winnipeg ...
On tonight's show, we offer up three hopes and fears for the next Winnipeg Jets season. Will the Jets finally get around to integrating their prospects and system players into big club roles? Is the club ready to demonstrate that it's learned the right lessons from past failures and fan feedback? How can the Jets rebuild trust with a frustrated fanbase? Is there a legitimate worry that Winnipeg will try to maintain status quo? What is the price of running it back with the same group that struggled the first time around?
20 min
14
Arizona Is Done With The Arizona Coyotes....Wha...
On tonight's episode, we dig into the recent revelations surrounding the Arizona Coyotes. With the residents of Tempe voting against an agreement with the Yotes, where will the former Winnipeg franchise turn to next? Should the Yotes serve as a cautionary tale to Winnipeg's front office, or are the Jets safe from concerns of relocation? How did Arizona ever let this situation get this bad? On the theme of relocation, we discuss some prime candidates from Winnipeg's roster who may be due a relocation. Is Blake Wheeler on the verge of retirement, or one last playoff run with another franchise? Which defender named Dylan might be the first to find a new home?
20 min
15
Could Quentin Musty Or Mikhail Gulyayev Be Draf...
On tonight's episode, we take a look at prospects Quentin Musty and Mikhail Gulyayev. What could Musty bring to the Jets, considering his powerful frame and heavy shot? How has Quentin tried to create offense with Sudbury? Does it seem like something that could be repeated at the NHL level? Is Mikhail Gulyayev the best puck-moving defender in the whole draft? Are the Makar and Hughes mentions just a touch too far for the young blueliner? Why is Gulyayev ranked towards the back of the first round? What could he become if he moves to North America in a few years?
21 min
16
The Winnipeg Jets Trade Rumor Mill Is Spinning ...
On tonight's episode, we dive into the increasing trade chatter around Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck. With the goalie market looking quite dead, could the Winnipeg Jets actually be trading from a position of strength? Is Hellebuyck going to bring more than most goalies typically do? What would a trade for an elite netminder with one season left even look like? Where will Scheifele end up? Are teams going to be impressed with his past scoring exploits, or concerned about his rollercoaster performances? We also preview some of the upcoming NHL playoff conference finals, trying to figure out which of these teams is primed for a Cup Finals appearance.
21 min
17
Three Predictions For The 2023-2024 Winnipeg Je...
On tonight's episode, we look ahead to what could be a turbulent next season for the Winnipeg Jets. Will Connor Hellebuyck still be between the pipes, or is he bound for greener pastures? Why might the Jets opt to trade him, especially when goalies of his calibre are a rare breed? Will Winnipeg even make the playoffs? How are they going to fill the likely talent departures over the next few months? Might Kevin Cheveldayoff finally feel some legitimate pressure to perform? If the Jets miss the playoffs, what will become of Chevy's position?
20 min
18
Could Oliver Moore Be The Next Great Winnipeg Jet?
On tonight's episode, we dive into top prospect Oliver Moore, predicted by some to be Winnipeg's first round draft selection. What can Moore bring to a sluggish Jets offense? Is his top-end speed enough to surmount some of the scoring issues in his game? How has Moore typically created offense, and is it a skillset that projects at a pro level? If the Jets choose Oliver, what is his likely projection as a pro? Should Winnipeg just trade back in the draft instead? Finally, we close out with some second round playoff action in the NHL. How did the Canes manage to disrupt a powerful Devils squad? Are the Leafs about to fall to Paul Maurice? Why do the Oilers and Knights hate each other so much?!
20 min
19
What If The Winnipeg Jets Just...Ran It Back?
On tonight's episode, we take the reverse side of last night's musing on a Winnipeg Jets rebuild. If Winnipeg just maintained status quo and tried to keep the gang together, how would they improve the roster? Are there free agents the Jets could realistically afford that improve the team? How many veterans nearing the end of their careers could the Jets convince to come on 1-year deals? Are there any members of the core who'd still be on the way out, even with the knowledge the Jets will try to remain competitive? Who could Winnipeg fish out of Montreal to try and replace Dubois' impact? Is running it back a good idea at all?!
23 min
20
What If The Winnipeg Jets Tore It All Down...?
On tonight's episode, we explore the highly unlikely, but still entertaining idea of the Winnipeg Jets embracing a rebuild. Which skaters would likely survive the dreaded trade axe? Who could bring the Jets the highest value in draft capital? Would Lowry remain a lifelong Winnipeg Jet, or pack his bags for greener pastures? Who could make the best use of Kyle Connor's elite finishing ability and modest cap hit? Is there anyone on the blueline opposing teams would actually be interested in? What will Winnipeg do with Connor Hellebuyck? What free agents might be brought in to fill the void left over from a roster teardown?
22 min
21
The NHL Draft Lotto Is Finally Here...
On tonight's episode, we run through the first ten picks of the NHL draft lottery. Which franchises made out like relative bandits? Which teams are left with major disappointments? Why did it have to be Chicago that won the lotto? Where will the Winnipeg Jets pick? Is there anyone worth getting excited about at 19th overall? Who could fall to the Jets there, and will they be likely NHLers? Finally, we check in on the current NHL playoffs. Are the Seattle Kraken real Cup favorites? What will Toronto do if the Leafs are swept by the Panthers?
21 min
22
Can The Winnipeg Jets Remain Competitive While ...
On tonight's episode, we dive into the wonderful world of cheaper free agent signings. Can Winnipeg bring in solid middle-6 talent that won't break the bank? What sort of price ranges can the Jets realistically afford? Is the team really doing that badly financially? What types of players will be available for Winnipeg to consider? Would one of Ethan Bear or Troy Stecher help the Jets find a new home for Neal Pionk? How much will Evan Rodrigues and Andreas Athanasiou be asking for on their next deals? Could their skilled finishing be the antidote to Winnipeg's bottom-6 scoring woes? Would free agent signings block too many spots for internal promotions?
20 min
23
The NHL And AHL Playoffs Are Heating Up...Who W...
On tonight's episode, we catch up with the NHL playoffs as the semifinals get underway. Are the New Jersey Devils worried about a game 1 whalloping at the hands of the Canes? How are Oilers fans feeling about an early defeat to Vegas despite a 4-goal performance from Draisaitl? Have we ever seen back-to-back nights with 4-goal games before? How far will the Seattle Kraken take their Cinderella season? Are the Florida Panthers quietly on the way to a Cup Finals appearance? Finally, we catch up with the Manitoba Moose and Brad Lambert's Seattle Thunderbirds. How are the baby Jets faring in their respective playoff runs?
21 min
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The Winnipeg Jets Of Next Season....And Beyond
On tonight's episode, we grapple with the difficult questions awaiting the Winnipeg Jets as they dive into the off-season. What will Winnipeg do with Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck? Are both players about to be traded to kick off the rebuild, or is Winnipeg steadfastly holding to the "run it back" mantra? If both players remain, are they actually interested in re-signing with the Jets? Could Winnipeg even afford Hellebuyck's next contract? Who should the Jets let go amongst the multitude of bottom-6 players currently up for renewal? Is it time for more internal promotions from the Manitoba Moose? Which skaters could make the jump to the NHL and help Winnipeg find more offense for the bottom-6?
23 min
25
The Winnipeg Jets Are Ignoring The Warning Sign...
On tonight's episode, we discuss the implications of the growing rift between the Winnipeg Jets and the fanbase. Is the team cognizant of just how angry many of the fans are? Why is Winnipeg continuing to put out the messaging it has chosen to adopt? What do we make of the Jets opting to continue with Cheveldayoff and Rick Bowness? Does this team even have a clear vision of what it wants to be going forward? How will the lack of changes and the continued mediocrity impact next season's ticket sales? Will the fanbase tolerate another year of an abbreviated playoff appearance, or are changes coming? Finally, we close out with a quick preview of the next round of the playoffs!
22 min