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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 Steal 2 Points On The Road Ag...
On tonight's episode, we recap a bit of a chaotic Winnipeg outing against the LA Kings. How long did it take before the Jets registered a second shot on goal? Why was the Kings forecheck and pressure so successful against the Jets? Can Winnipeg make any adjustments to handle this forecheck against teams with similar styles? What line-up arrangements might help Winnipeg deal with this press the most? How did Dylan Samberg fare in his return to the line-up? Can we glean much from a performance in which almost the entire team performed poorly? Just how spectacular is Connor Hellebuyck? Will the Jets be able to get more than 2 points against Arizona and Vegas?
20 min
Can The Winnipeg Jets Soar In The Central Divis...
On tonight's episode, we take a look at Winnipeg's upcoming slate of 6 games, including rematches with the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights. Can the Jets take revenge after some difficult losses against both squads? How many points can Winnipeg expect against easier competition like the Kings, Habs, and Coyotes? Where does Winnipeg's season start rank against the rest of the Central? Are the Jets in a good position to take a run at a top-3 divisional finish, or will the lack of roster depth eventually catch up? How is the Pacific Division shaping up, and are there teams in the Pacific likely to steal Wild Card spots from the Central?
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets Have Played Their Best Game O...
On tonight's episode, we recap a thoroughly enjoyable rout of the St. Louis Blues. What line combinations worked well for Winnipeg? Is Sam Gagner the ideal replacement for Ehlers on that first line? In limited minutes, how did the Stanley-DeMelo pairing fare? Is it a duo that's likely to continue posting stronger results? Is the third line finally starting to find its scoring form, and can it supplement the sparser goalscoring from the top-6? Just how good has Mark Scheifele been? Is his return heralding the start of a new Jets era? How did so many teams pass on Cole Perfetti?
23 min
Five Games Into The NHL Season, The Winnipeg Je...
On today's episode, we dive into the overall impressions of Winnipeg's first 5 games of the season. How have the Jets fared so far under the combined efforts of Rick Bowness and the assistant coaching staff? What appears to be working, and what needs a few adjustments. What can the team do with the line-ups to try and squeeze out a few extra results? Is it time for David Gustafsson to earn a more prominent role? Should Sam Gagner see increased usage in the top-9? Is Dylan DeMelo finally back to being the backend stabilizer the Jets need on the first pairing? What on earth was that officiating in the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs?
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets Get Blinded By The Vegas Ligh...
On tonight's episode, we recap a frustrating (but understandable) loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. With the injuries mounting, how did the coaching staff respond? Was the line-up as strong as it could have been? What tweaks might the Jets have made to try and add a little bit more offensive punch? How did David Rittich fare in his first official Jets start? Can he be relied upon to back Hellebuyck up for the remainder of the season? Are there any actual alternatives if Rittich falls short? Why isn't Winnipeg's 4th line playing more? Should Gustafsson and Gagner be given top-6 or top-9 looks over the weekend? Who should slide into Ehlers' spot if Nik still isn't healthy by the weekend?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Stun The Colorado Avalanche T...
On tonight's episode, we discuss major takeaways from a huge Winnipeg victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs in Colorado. How did the Jets manage to sneak out of Denver with 2 points? Was Scott Arniel able to execute on Bowness' vision of hockey, or are we still hoping for more when Rick returns? How did the promotion of Appleton to Scheifele's line impact the team balance? Will Ehlers be healthy enough to return against the Golden Knights? How did the reworked Jets defensive pairings look? Is Samberg here to stay for the foreseeable future?
20 min
The Winnipeg Jets Prepare For An Avalanche Of G...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming games against the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights. Do the Jets have chance at earning points in either of these games? Which team would Winnipeg be most likely to scratch a result out against? We also take a look at Winnipeg's strange off-season asset management, from waiving Kovacevic to swapping Comrie out for Rittich. With a number of the recently departed players performing well elsewhere, did the Jets make a big mistake? Lastly, we take an early look at the Central Division. Where will the Jets finish amidst a crowded field of solid teams?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Stumble Against The Dallas Stars
On tonight's episode, we recap a humbling game against the Dallas Stars. For the Winnipeg Jets, what lessons can the team take away from a thoroughly frustrating evening? Are there internal solutions for the Jets to work with, or will fixes require external options? How can Winnipeg improve the defensive structure of the team? Is it finally time to sit Logan Stanley in favor of one of Dylan Samberg or Ville Heinola? What happened to Dylan DeMelo, and can he recover his form to stabilize the top pairing? What's going on with Pierre-Luc Dubois? Is he dreaming of a future outside of Winnipeg, or merely enduring a rough patch?
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets And Manitoba Moose Open The S...
On tonight's episode, we recap a relatively successful start to the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose seasons. With the Jets missing head coach Rick Bowness due to COVID, how did Winnipeg get on with the assistant coaching staff at the helm? Was Brad Lauer able to implement Bowness's general instructions and style? How did the Jets look against a tired but dangerous New York Rangers squad? Is Connor Hellebuyck looking like a Vezina candidate already? On the Moose side of things, how did Manitoba fare against the Rockford IceHogs? Was Brad Lambert's first North American pro goal worth the wait? When will Daniel Torgersson make the jump to the Jets?
22 min
The 2022-23 Winnipeg Jets Season Is Finally Here!
On tonight's episode, we give some final thoughts on the start of Winnipeg's season against the New York Rangers. Are the Jets in a good position to start the season off with a bang? What should Winnipeg be concerned about against the high-scoring Rangers offense? What are we to make of some of the conflicting comments from Winnipeg's organization about the rookie defenders and prospects? Is Winnipeg trending in the right direction, or is there still work to do to get this team on-track? What questions will need to be answered this season as the Jets try to rekindle the passion amongst the fanbase?
21 min
Brad Lambert Signs His ELC With The Winnipeg Je...
On tonight's episode, we discuss the signing of Brad Lambert to his entry level contract. When can we expect to see Lambert suit up for the Winnipeg Jets? Until then, what will he bring to the Manitoba Moose? Is there any chance for him to move to the Seattle Thunderbirds instead, or is he going pro the whole way? We also preview Winnipeg's upcoming home opener against the New York Rangers. Are the Jets prepared to handle New York's elite power play? How can the Jets deal with Kreider, Panarin, and Zibanejad? Is Shesterkin actually beatable? What scoreline should we expect to see against one of the stronger teams from the East?
21 min
The 2022-23 NHL Season Is Underway...Are The Wi...
On tonight's episode, we walk through Winnipeg's final roster selections and practice lines ahead of the season opener on Friday. Has Logan Stanley truly won the final spot on the blueline? If so, why have the Jets opted to sit Dylan Samberg in the press box? Is Stanley being showcased for a trade? How are the bottom forward lines looking? Can the third and fourth lines actually provide the scoring jump the Jets will need to make the playoffs? If not, how can Winnipeg muster up enough standings points for a post-season berth, and who are they competing against? We finally close out with some early thoughts on the LA Kings vs. Vegas Golden Knights game. Are the Knights finally back to being a playoff threat?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Have Finalized Their Roster C...
On tonight's episode, we discuss Winnipeg's decision to demote Ville Heinola to the Manitoba Moose. Do we know which of Logan Stanley and Dylan Samberg has earned the coveted final defender spot? Can Stanley and Samberg provide more than Heinola can? What skillsets might have pushed Samberg ahead of Heinola in the race for the third-pairing? Are we going to see Heinola again this season, or is his chance to make the team lost? With the logjam on defense, what can Winnipeg do to create room and improve the forward unit? Who should the Jets be targeting in a deal, and what will they offer to Winnipeg's offensive plans?
21 min
The Winnipeg Jets Are Down To Their Final Roste...
On tonight's episode, we take a look at the final rounds of Winnipeg's roster cuts. Which players have been waived, and which skaters remain with the big club? What are the resulting depth lines looking like with the players who've earned roster spots? Should the Jets be concerned about losing Jonathan Kovacevic to the Montreal Canadiens? Is there a chance Kovacevic could come back to Winnipeg in the near future? What does the demotion of Jansen Harkins to the Moose suggest about the Rick Bowness era? Is this finally the beginning of true culture in Winnipeg? Are the Jets becoming the meritocracy they've claimed to be?
22 min
Predicting Potential Winnipeg Jets Lines For Th...
On tonight's episode, we take one last look at the roster and try to come up with a regular season line-up based on the pre-season performances. Will Brad Lambert receive the spot he's arguably earned, or are there too many contracts ahead of him to get the nod? Is the line of Connor-Scheifele-Ehlers capable of outscoring any of its defensive deficiencies? Can Ville Heinola convince the coaching staff his burgeoning offensive game is worth the potential defensive gaps? What depth forwards have earned roster spots, and which of the existing veterans might be getting waived to open spaces?
20 min
The Winnipeg Jets Cruise To A 5-0 Pre-Season Vi...
On tonight's episode, we look back on Winnipeg's 5-0 victory over the Calgary Flames. Is giving Nik Ehlers first line minutes all it'll take to solve Winnipeg's scoring woes? What will the additional ice-time mean for his levels of production? Is the Jets power play finally starting to resemble the monster it was a few years ago? Will Brad Lambert be around for the home opener by the time the season rolls around next week? How did he and Perfetti handle a night of playing with Toninato at centre? Is there any more clarity on which young defender will finally earn the final spot on the blueline? If not, which amongst Stanley, Heinola, and Samberg has the likeliest chances of earning the nod?
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets Are Nearing The End of Pre-Se...
On tonight's episode, we prepare for the close of pre-season and look ahead to Winnipeg's potential regular season line-up. Is Brad Lambert truly destined for the Manitoba Moose, or can he steal a permanent starting role in these last 2 games? Will Logan Stanley still be a Jet by the end of next week, or is a new destination in his future? Who will earn the final defender spot between Samberg and Heinola? Are the Jets already telling us the winner via their social media postings? What are the potential final lines looking like ahead of next Friday's season opener against the New York Rangers?
22 min
Winnipeg Jets Fanbase Pulse Check: How Are We F...
On tonight's episode, I turn the polls over to you to find out how you all feel about the start of the Rick Bowness Era in Winnipeg? Is the fanbase appreciating the tactical changes and renewed focus on youth Bones seems to preach? How have the assistant coaches fared? Are we optimistic about Winnipeg's playoff competitiveness this season, or are we feeling down about the lack of roster changes? Which young defender do fans want to see take the ice for the Jets this season? Is Brad Lambert already a big enough fan favorite to keep up with the Jets, or is the Moose still his intended destination?
21 min
The Winnipeg Jets Kids Are Alright (Despite Los...
On tonight's episode, we recap an entertaining, if mildly disappointing pre-season match-up between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers. How are Rick Bowness' systems faring as the team gears up for regular season hockey? Does Bones need to make any further adjustments before next week? Is Brad Lambert doing enough to earn a big club role? If not, where will he end up this season? If Lambert were to make the Jets, who might he replace and what can he bring to the team? In the battle of the last defender spot, has any one of Heinola, Samberg, or Stanley seized the initiative and earned the placement?
21 min
Brad Lambert Shines Brilliantly Against The Mon...
On tonight's episode, we recap Winnipeg's pre-season match-up against the Montreal Canadiens. How did the Jets fare against a team that's recently given them some heartache? Which of the young defenders in Heinola, Stanley, and Samberg shone the brightest for the 6th D spot? With Brad Lambert continuing to roast opponents in the pre-season, could he be in line for a Winnipeg debut this year? When might we see him, and will it be a permanent promotion? How did some of the depth players like Kevin Stenlund handle a weaker Montreal roster? Is Stenlund someone the Jets should be considering for a roster spot? What problem areas does Winnipeg still need address before the season starts?
22 min
Brad Lambert Rejoins The Winnipeg Jets Pre-Seas...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's line-up ahead of the pre-season game against the Montreal Canadiens. With the Jets fielding a younger squad, what Moose prospects and tweener players might be vying for a depth role with the Jets? Can Saku finally earn the 4th line role he seems to be on-track for? With Brad Lambert returning from injury, will his performance earn him an audition with the Winnipeg Jets? What might happen if he continues to sizzle during pre-season? Could Brad end up with the big club permanently and be the internal goalscoring solution the Jets are searching for? Are either of Dylan Samberg and Logan Stanley likely to unseat Ville Heinola from the last Jets defender spot? What will Heinola need to do to continue impressing Bowness? On the topic of Bowness, what should Winnipeg fans make of the Dallas Stars fanbase's cynicism towards Rick's tenure? Are there signs of worry for the future?
22 min
The Winnipeg Jets Defeat The Ottawa Senators, B...
On tonight's episode, we discuss a bit of a mixed Winnipeg Jets performance against the Ottawa Senators. What did Winnipeg get out of a veteran-heavy top-6 forward group? Is the line of Connor-Scheifele-Ehlers working as well as intended? Can Cole Perfetti be the catalyst Blake Wheeler needs for a big season? Why were the Jets struggling to create against a largely AHL-calibre line-up? Was the defense partly to blame as well? Which of the young rookie defenders impressed the most? From the bottom-6, were the Jets given any names to keep an eye on for this season's 4th line unit? Is Daniel Torgersson the gunslinging power forward this team desperately needs?
21 min
The Winnipeg Jets Prepare To Face The Ottawa Se...
On tonight's episode, we preview Winnipeg's upcoming pre-season game against the Ottawa Senators. With the Jets turning to a more veteran-heavy line-up, what might we see after a tough start to the pre-season? Will more established names like Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor adapt to Bowness' systems comfortably? Who might take some time to adjust to the way Bowness wants the team to play? Is Dillon-Heinola a preview of the defensive pairing the Jets want to run this season? What will Samberg and Pionk accomplish together after a mixed showing last season? Are the Sens sending any players to be concerned about, or is their line-up a bit on the lighter side?
24 min
The Rick Bowness Era Of The Winnipeg Jets Begin...
On tonight's episode, we dive into the first pre-season match-up between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers. How did Rick Bowness fare in his first game as Jets head coach? Did his commitment to an aggressive team translate to the ice? If so, who adapted to this system well and who might not be a fit for Bowness' tactics long-term? What improvements could Bowness and the assistant staff focus on throughout pre-season? Can the lingering issues be resolved before the regular season kicks off? Is the back-up goaltending position a lock for David Rittich, or could he face some internal competition? How did the special teams look under Scott Arniel and the rest of the staff? Will all of these adjustments be enough to propel Winnipeg to the post-season, or should the focus be on progress first?
23 min
The Winnipeg Jets Tease Pre-Season And Regular ...
On today's episode, we discuss the fascinating line-ups the Winnipeg Jets have assembled during training camp. What might the trio of Perfetti-Dubois-Wheeler accomplish this season? Will the excellent passing and offensive IQ make up for the lack of explosive skating? Can Dubois and Wheeler make the most of Perfetti's phenomenal understanding of the game? How excited should we be for a top-line of Connor-Scheifele-Ehlers? Will this be the combination that reignites Scheifele's elite play? Are we going to see Ville Heinola played on his off-hand alongside Brendan Dillon? Can Johnny Kovacevic bring the same level of stability that Dylan DeMelo did for Josh Morrissey and bring further right-sided depth?
22 min