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Welcome to the Locked On Jets Podcast with your host, Harrison Lee (@HLLivingLoco)! Tune in every week, Monday through Friday, for the latest and greatest in Winnipeg Jets game recaps, news, and analysis. No take is too hot, no cow too sacred to discuss. Join me and the occasional special guest as we dig into Jets prospects, the best of the worst jersey styles, the latest hockey analytics controversy, and more. Subscribe so you'll never miss out on the Locked On Jets show, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your Jets. Your way. Every day. Follow us on Twitter, @LO_WinnipegJets!

The Winnipeg Jets Welcome Kyle Connor Back With...
On tonight's episode, we walk through some takeaways from Winnipeg's win over the New York Islanders. Were the Jets able to outplay a team coming off of a humiliating loss to the Minnesota Wild? How did the Isles respond to their 5-0 loss the night before? Were they feisty and aggressive, or fatigued and despondent? Did the Jets out-create their opponents, or did fatigue and illness remain dominant forces? How did Kyle Connor perform in his return to the line-up? Was this his most balanced performance of the season, and if so, why would that be important? Does Kyle have natural chemistry with Vilardi, and should they continue playing together? Why did the Perfetti line get so few even-strength minutes? Will the coaching staff correct this error, or is it going to remain the trend for the rest of the season?
22 min
The Longest Winning Streak In Winnipeg Jets His...
On tonight's episode, we share some thoughts from a tough loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Has fatigue and the accumulated injury bug finally put the Jets in an unwinnable position? What led to Winnipeg being shutout against a Flyers team that typically concedes a handful of goals? Were the Jets legitimately poor, or were they able to give the fans in attendance a good show? Should we be concerned over the last few games, or is this just a temporary blip? What statistical categories are the Jets leading in? Is Winnipeg the legitimate best team in the league, or is there a competitor standing between the Jets and first place? Who is Winnipeg expecting to return from injury? Might we see Kyle Connor back in against the New York Islanders?
24 min
No One Is Having As Much Fun As The Winnipeg Je...
On tonight's episode, we highlight some big takeaways from Winnipeg's thrilling last-minute win over the Chicago Blackhawks. In a game where the Jets lost Mark Scheifele, and nearly lost the game, what helped the team to rally in the dying minutes? Who played hero without Mark on the top line? Can anyone truly stop this team, and just how long will this winning streak continue? Is Scheifele expected to miss a significant amount of time, or will he return soon? How might the Jets arrange the lines in the potential absences of both Ehlers and Scheifele? With Winnipeg being linked to a handful of new trade targets, should the Jets actually pursue any of these options?
26 min
Do The Winnipeg Jets Reallllly Need To Make A T...
On tonight's episode, we walk through a handful of arguments for the Winnipeg Jets trade deadline plans. Should the Jets hold off on making a trade? Why is preserving chemistry, especially with line combinations, an important factor? Would a new player upset the balance, or would the Jets adapt quickly? Is it worth acquiring a player, even if that skater doesn't drastically move the needle for Winnipeg? Why should the Jets be aggressive and add to the roster? Is it better to have extra injury insurance, or should the Jets shoot for something greater? How can new skaters further diversify Winnipeg's tactical approach? What should this team do? Is making a trade a bad idea, or the only idea?
26 min
Connor Hellebuyck And Cole Perfetti Shut The Do...
On tonight's episode, we recap yet another Winnipeg Jets victory, with the Jets blowing out the Blue Jackets 5-0. Is there any stopping this absolute wagon of a team? Just how much longer can the Jets go without dropping standings points? Are we looking at a true Cup contender, even before the team makes a trade? Who stood out in a game with quite a few top performances? Is Perfetti about to become a Jets legend? Just how crazy is his current scoring rate despite playing third line minutes this season? What might he accomplish with increased ice-time? Can Winnipeg keep the heat up against a Bedard-less Blackhawks squad?
23 min
Home Is Where The Heart Is As The Winnipeg Jets...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming homestand against the Metro division (and the Chicago Blackhawks). Are we about to see another 4 victories, or will the Jets *finally* lose a game in regulation again? Just how much bigger can the Jets' Central Division lead get? Is this team on-pace to grab its first-ever President's Trophy? What streaks have the Jets managed to maintain throughout their excellent form? Is Sax Squirtle the biggest contributor to Winnipeg's success? Are we finally seeing the return of fans to Canada Life after spottier attendance to start the season? How is the rest of the league faring as the Jets continue to soar? Do we have any surprise playoff contenders?
26 min
The Winnipeg Jets Keep The Good Vibes Rolling W...
On tonight's episode, we recap a big road victory for the Winnipeg Jets as they finish their mentors trip. What powered the Jets to yet another whalloping win as Winnipeg crushed the Yotes 6-2? Can anyone slow Winnipeg down? Just how long will the Jets remain first in the NHL for? Is this team better, worse, or the same as the 2017-18 squad? Can Winnipeg stay at the top long enough to win the President's Trophy? Why should we take the time to truly cherish this winning streak? What sorts of milestones have the Jets set so far? How did Winnipeg arrive at this point? Should we be thanking Dubois for what his trade has built?
26 min
The Winnipeg Jets Are In First Place....IN THE ...
On tonight's episode, we reflect on Winnipeg's incredible run to first place in the entire league. What has fueled this immense rise to prominence for the plucky Jets? How much better can this team possibly get, given they're already leading the whole league? Is this Winnipeg's final form, or are we in for even more fun once the trade deadline gets closer? How many games can the Jets keep winning? Are we watching the best incarnation of this franchise to date, and how can the team further improve internally? What still remains on Winnipeg's wishlist, and have any of the current players and call-ups changed said needs? What should we expect from Winnipeg's final opponent on this road trip, the Arizona Coyotes?
24 min
The Winnipeg Jets Go Shark Hunting While Rutger...
On tonight's episode, we recap a happy end to the week for Winnipeg Jets fans as Winnipeg beats San Jose, and Rutger McGroarty wins gold with Team USA! What led the Jets to finally putting down the pesky Sharks? Was Hellebuyck once again in fine form? Did the top line with Perfetti and Scheifele stay, or did Bones revert the lines to previous assignments? Who ended up scoring the game-winner? Was Winnipeg's power play finally able to break through? How are the Jets doing early on against the Ducks in the first period of Friday's game? Is Rutger McGroarty on track to become a Winnipeg legend? What role did he play in securing gold for Team USA at the World Juniors?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Are On The Road To California...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming road swing against the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks. Should we expect the Jets to come out swinging against both opponents, or are these games potentially trap outings for this Jets offense? How were the Sharks able to beat Winnipeg the last time, and is it truly repeatable, or should the Jets be able to rebound? What line-up changes have been instituted to get the top line going again? Does it make sense to swap Scheifele and Namestnikov, or is this a knee-jerk reaction? When will we see Kupari and Heinola back in the line-up? Should either actually draw in, or is the current line-up fine as-is?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Silence The Lightning For The...
On tonight's episode, we recap a massive Winnipeg Jets win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What stood out in a performance that required strong efforts from all involved? Is this Jets forward grouping even deeper than it was in the legendary 2017-18 season? Should we be concerned about the top line finally struggling outright? Which depth skaters have truly stepped up and answered the call? Just how scary are the Jets truly, given their special teams concerns? Can Winnipeg win it all with amazing team defense and goaltending? Just how close is Cole Perfetti to becoming a recognizable superstar league-wide? Is he ready for an even bigger role?
24 min
A Lightning Warning Is In Effect In Winnipeg......
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming match-up against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With a recent run of better outings against Tampa, are the Jets intimidated by this Lightning line-up, or should we expect another win? What are Tampa's lines looking like these days? Are they weaker due to injuries, or is this team just not as good as it used to be? What match-ups will Winnipeg have the clear advantage in? What other upcoming games are we expecting wins from? Can the Jets kick off 2024 in victorious style, or are there some tougher tests than anticipated? Which young guns and prospects might be knocking on the door soon for ice-time?
25 min
The Winnipeg Jets Sweep The Minnesota Wild In A...
On tonight's episode, we break down a dramatic series of wins against the Minnesota Wild right before New Year's. What sparked such antagonism between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild? Was it largely fan-driven, or were the teams legitimately quarreling? How did both squads respond, and were they able to avoid significant goonery? What led to Winnipeg's back-to-back victories? Were the Jets the better team, or did they get a bit lucky? Have the special teams shown any further progress, or are they still difficult to watch? How will the performances of recent call-ups like Toninato and Jonsson-Fjallby impact future roster decisions?
23 min
The Weekend Warrior Winnipeg Jets Prepare For T...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming home-and-home games against the Minnesota Wild. What should we expect to see from the Dean Evason-less Wild squad? Are they better, worse, or about the same as they were before Dean's firing? Has the goaltending improved at all, or is that still Minnesota's Achilles heel? What match-ups will the Jets be able to take advantage of? Have the Jets made any further adjustments to the power play unit? Why aren't we seeing Mark Scheifele back in the slot area with the man advantage? How long are we expecting to wait for the return of Heinola and Kupari? Who will they displace upon their return?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Fall Prey To Connor Bedard (A...
On tonight's episode, we recap an annoying overtime loss to the Blackhawks. What led to a dominant effort that ended in disappointment? Were the Jets missing a few key aspects of a win, or was poor puck luck more to blame? What could Winnipeg have done differently to come away with both points? Is dropping a point that big of a deal, or is this just a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme? Is this preview from Bedard a sign of things to come? How long will the Jets have to be terrorized by his release for? Why is Bones leaning on some skaters, and not others, during pivotal stretches of games? Should Perfetti see a big increase in his ice-time? How can the Jets repair a broken power play unit? Is it salvageable?
22 min
The Windy City Beckons As The Winnipeg Jets Pre...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming match-up with the Chicago Blackhawks. Is there anyone on Chicago's roster capable of posing a threat beyond Bedard? Does Bedard have any offensive support whatsoever, or is he alone on an island? What should we expect from a Hawks team lacking scoring talent and defensive ability? Is this an easy victory for Winnipeg, or a potential trap game? Will the Jets start strong after a few days off, or will there be immediate signs of rust? How are some of the kids faring at the World Juniors tournament? Should we read into any of their performances there? What are some useful New Years resolutions for the Winnipeg Jets to pursue? Is there a way to improve the slot offense?
24 min
The Winnipeg Jets Dominate The Boston Bruins En...
On tonight's episode, we recap an impressive, suffocating 5-1 victory for Winnipeg over the pesky Boston Bruins. What powered the Jets to their 20th win of the season? Was this their best and most complete performance yet? How did the new-look power play perform, especially after Bones made a point of calling the special teams out? Can anyone stop this elite top line? Just how much longer can the Scheifele line keep annihilating opponents like this? What games are on tap for Winnipeg after the Christmas break? Is there the potential for a sweep of the week's action, or might Winnipeg be a little slow out of the gates? Will Hellebuyck keep up his quest for his second Vezina trophy?
23 min
One Final Christmas Wishlist For The Winnipeg J...
On tonight's episode, we assemble a brief wishlist of things we'd like to see the Winnipeg Jets do or acquire for this season (and beyond). What positions of need are the Jets keen to fill in? Would Casey Mittelstadt be the true second line centre the Jets have been looking to acquire since Stastny left? How would he shape the course of this Winnipeg line-up? Is a centre a bigger priority than a defender or winger? Who else could man the middle for Winnipeg? Would one of Giroux or Granlund make sense for the Jets? What else are we asking for on our Christmas wishlist? Is it too much to ask for a deep playoff run with packed stands?
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets Welcome The Bruins With The 2...
On tonight's episode, we preview a particularly exciting game ahead of the holiday break. The Jets have the chance to earn their 20th win of the season against the Boston Bruins. Why is it so special to hit this milestone before the Christmas holiday? Have the Jets managed this feat all that often, or is this a pace reserved for only the best Jets squads of the last few years? If you were to prorate the record, where would this Winnipeg team end up compared to the 2017-18 Jets? Just how impressive is it that the Jets have accomplished this despite a bottom-third power play? Finally, we close out with a few early season awards for a handful of underrated skaters.
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets Are A Wagon, And Prove It By ...
On tonight's episode, we recap a thumping of the Red Wings by the Jets top and fourth lines. Is the Ehlers-Scheifele-Vilardi line ever going to slow down? Just how much more dominant can they possibly be? Will this glorious streak of excellence end? Who else stepped up mightily for the Jets? Is the Barron-Gustafsson-AJF line the best fourth line Winnipeg has had in years? Who continues to lead the charge amongst Winnipeg's depth players? With the Jets now receiving compliments from teams like the Colorado Avalanche, is this Winnipeg's year to truly make the dance and go deep? If they add a few pieces, how far might this Jets squad be able to go?
24 min
The Winnipeg Jets Take 3 Out Of 4 Points Agains...
On tonight's episode, we recap a controversial overtime loss at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens. How did the Jets play against a team that has recently given them fits? Was Winnipeg as strong as the shot clock suggests, or did they have another slower start? What led to the Jets falling behind early, and was it enough to seal the defeat, or did Winnipeg climb back into the game? Why was the officiating so horrendous? Did the refs cost the Jets an extra point? We then discuss a much more exciting game against the Colorado Avalanche. What was the catalyst in a 6-2 rout of one of the top teams in the West? Is the Jets top line the best one they've ever had? How can it get even better? Finally, we close out with some thoughts on Winnipeg's recent special teams struggles. Are they fixable?
25 min
The Race To The Playoffs Is Crazy This Season.....
On tonight's episode, we take a look at the current standings around the NHL. Is the Metro Division the strongest in the league? Did anyone see the Islanders and Flyers making the top-3 in the division? Will anyone catch the Rangers for first? What teams in the Atlantic division are legitimately good? Is the Central Division the best in the West? Which teams from the middle of the pack stand to make the playoffs via Wild Card? Might the Jets be in the best position to win the division? When will Winnipeg and Philadelphia finally go out and make a trade? Is there a surprise name or two the Jets might be able to acquire from the Flyers?
24 min
Gabriel Vilardi Takes On The Entire City Of Los...
On tonight's episode, we recap a wild and fun night of Winnipeg Jets hockey against the LA Kings. After a lackluster start where the Jets looked like they might fall apart, what sparked the team back to life? Is the new line of Ehlers-Scheifele-Vilardi the best line this team has had in ages? What will Vilardi's sudden outbreak of scoring mean for the rest of his season? Has he finally arrived as a Jet? With the top line doing so well in Connor's absence, does it make sense to move Kyle to a different line? How can the Jets take advantage of a deeper top-9 to accommodate a greater variety of match-ups? Is this the real Winnipeg Jets, and why did they struggle against opponents of a much lesser caliber?
25 min
The Winnipeg Jets Drop A Rare Stinker Against T...
On tonight's episode, we recap a frustrating and confusing loss against the San Jose Sharks. Why did Winnipeg take nearly an entire period to show up? Did the Jets underestimate their opponent, or were the Sharks legitimately good? Were the Jets able to recover form and make a game of it, or was the sleepy first period a sign of things to come? Which line combos and special teams units are struggling the most? Is there anything Winnipeg can do to try and stem some of the bleeding in Connor's absence? How will the Jets respond against a much tougher Kings team? What do the Jets need to acquire in trade to get this team going again?
23 min
Kyle Connor May Be Back Sooner Than Expected, B...
On tonight's episode, we discuss the recent new about Kyle Connor's injury. With a potential 6-8 week timeframe for recovery and rehab, might the Jets have dodged a huge bullet? How likely is it that this timeframe matches what Winnipeg's internal medical staff are expecting? Can the Jets compensate for the loss of Connor internally? What should we make of the recent overtures towards a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers? Is it time for a package deal with Konecny and Walker? How will Winnipeg move on from San Jose and prepare for a difficult game against the LA Kings? Is LA the best Cup contender no one seems to be talking about? How are the Jets doing in the opening period against San Jose?
21 min