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On tonight's show, we recap Winnipeg's scrappy win against the Ottawa Senators. How did the Jets fare against a squad they'd already taken 2 of 3 from? What players stepped up and who fell a step behind? How should we feel about Laine's departure?
The Patrik Laine Trade
On tonight's show, we discuss the Patrik Laine trade. With the Jets getting Pierre-Luc Dubois in exchange, did Winnipeg get a fair value return? Why was Jack Roslovic included alongside Laine? What will Dubois bring to the Jets as a top-6 centre?
Silencing The Senators
On tonight's show, we take a look at an intriguing 4-1 victory for Winnipeg against the Sens. Who stood out from the pack? Just how good was Ville Heinola in his return to the line-up? How should we approach Logan Stanley's debut with the team?
Way Too Early Standings Updates
On tonight's show, we take a look around the league and try to figure out which teams will end up at the top of the pile. Who's performing well so far, and who needs rapid improvement? We also discuss Winnipeg's handling of young prospects. Is it being done the right way?
A (Painful) Trip Through Ontario
On tonight's show, we recap a rocky trip through Ontario. What transpired between the Jets and Leafs that made everyone so angsty? How could an overtime win against the Sens still feel like a loss?
The NHL Last Night, Today
Grading Winnipeg's Season Opener
On tonight's show, we hand out a few grades for Winnipeg's performers. Who stood out and earned top marks? Which players need some improvement? We also check in on last night's scores and recommend a few top games to watch this evening.
Ehlers And Laine Lead The Way
On tonight's episode, we walk through Winnipeg's opening game against the Calgary Flames. Did the new-look defense hold out? Just how good has Laine become? Is Ehlers Winnipeg's best player?
Recapping Early NHL Action
On tonight's show, we catch up with the latest developments in Winnipeg's roster situation. We also recap some of the action between the Flyers and Penguins, before checking in on the Leafs and Habs. Which of these Canadian teams will give the Jets fits?
It's NHL Eve....
On tonight's episode, we take a look at developments around the league, including some Jets roster updates. We also preview tomorrow's NHL action, predicting which teams might prevail in the first night of games. What might we learn about Winnipeg's new Canadian rivals?
Previewing Winnipeg's Opening Games
With the NHL season close at hand, tonight's episode breaks down a few early-season match-ups. Can Winnipeg sweep a 3-game set against the Ottawa Senators? How well will the Toronto roster perform against a weak Jets blueline?
Training Camp Updates
On tonight's show, we check in with the Winnipeg training camp line-ups. Are Kyle Connor and Nik Ehlers actually switching lines? Does it even matter? How bad is the defense looking?
Are We In For Surprises?
On tonight's show, we discuss who needs to step up to the plate for Winnipeg. Can Mark Scheifele recover his dominant 2-way form? Will Kyle Connor stop being a defensive drag? Can Connor Hellebuyck continue his Vezina-winning form?
Ville Heinola Is A Future GOAT (And Other WJC T...
On tonight's episode, we wrap up our World Juniors prospect thoughts after a successful set of outings for Jets prospects. Just how good could Ville Heinola be for Winnipeg this season? Is Cole Perfetti ready for the NHL? How can the Jets make the playoffs?
Hockey Is Nearly Here!
On tonight's episode, we dive in to early updates from Winnipeg's training camp sessions. Is the defensive unit looking better? Where is Patrik Laine going this season? How are the prospects faring in the closing moments of the World Juniors tournament?
World Juniors Craziness and NHL Moves...
On tonight's episode, we catch up on what the heck is up with Mike Hoffman. We also take a look at some of Ottawa's recent transactions, including the puzzling acquisition of Derek Stepan. Closing us out, we dive into some World Juniors action and update some top Jets prospects.
The World Juniors Are Here!
On tonight's show, we recap some of the World Junior highlights between Team Finland and Team USA. How good were Henri Nikkanen and Ville Heinola? Will Cole Perfetti impress in his turn for the Canadian squad?
Is Hockey Santa In Town?
On tonight's episode, we ponder what Christmas gifts Santa might leave for Jets fans. Can this team make the playoffs? How many times do we have to play Toronto?
The NHL's Return Is Upon Us!
On tonight's episode, we discuss the NHL's rumored agreement to a 56-game plan. Can the NHL actually pull a season off? What does all of this mean for the Jets and the Canadian division?
A Troubled Restart?
On tonight's episode, we take a look at the NHL's struggle over the all-Canadian division operations for 2021. We also examine what success might mean for Winnipeg in the near future. Can this team ever win a Cup?
Catching Up On League News
On tonight's show, we take a look around the league and see what's new. Henrik Lundqvist will be missing the 2020-21 season, which is sad news for all. We also discuss the NHL's controversial top-16 forwards list heading into the new season.
The Greatest Playmakers in Sports - Part 5
On tonight's show, we check in with Cole Perfetti to see how he's been faring during the Team Canada training camps. We also continue our greatest playmakers series. What makes Brendan Gallagher so underrated? Is Shea Weber still good despite entering the latter stages of his career?
Remapping 2021 NHL Divisions
On tonight's show, we update the outlook for the NHL's 2021 season. What does the division realignment mean for Winnipeg? Can the Jets make the post-season?
The Road Ahead
On tonight's show, we discuss the recent allegations of abuse and hazing surrounding the CHL. We also update the NHL's plan for the 2021 season before closing out with a continuation of our greatest playmakers series.
The Greatest Playmakers in Sports - Part 4
On tonight's episode, we dive into what makes Evgeni Malkin such a phenomenal playmaker. Is he secretly as good, or even better, than Sid the Kid? How does no one know who Bryan Rust is?
The Greatest Playmakers in Sports - Part 3
On tonight's show, we update the NHL's discussions for the next season. We also continue our greatest playmakers series with a look at the Philadelphia Flyers. What makes Sean Couturier so dang good at hockey?!
The Greatest Playmakers in Sports - Part 2
On tonight's show, we check in with the troubled negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA over next season's starting timeline. We also dive into the best playmakers in hockey and football. What makes Joe Thornton a timeless legend? Is Jadon Sancho the most exciting winger in football?
The Greatest Playmakers in Sports - Part 1
In tonight's show, we debut our greatest playmakers series. What makes Nick Backstrom such a long-standing backbone of Washington's offense? How is Elias Pettersson still underrated?!
Thanking You Very Much
On today's episode, we reflect on what we're thankful for. Personally, I'm most thankful for having you listeners! We also start a new series, diving into some of the best playmakers in hockey. We begin our journey in Winnipeg, exploring two underrated playmaking talents.
The Holiday Wishlist
On tonight's show, we get into the holiday spirit with some Jets fan holiday gift ideas. What jerseys won't break the bank? Did you know you can even gift warm-up used pucks?!
Thinking About Next Season
On tonight's show, we take a look at what the 2020-21 Jets might look like. What forwards can we expect big seasons from? Will Mark Scheifele ever reach his peak performances again? What is it going to take to get an NHL-calibre defense again?
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Goalie Spe...
On tonight's show, we check in with Will Scouching's review of the Jets 2020 draft. Did Winnipeg make the most of its few picks? We also dive in to the world of goalie goals, from Mike Smith to Rene Higuita.
Reviewing the Reverse Retro Jerseys
On tonight's show, we stamp our approval and disapproval on the NHL's reverse retro jerseys. Is Winnipeg's alternate jersey as bad as Twitter has made it out to be? Are there any good alternates in this current crop?
Reverse Retro Jerseys Are Nearly Here
On tonight's show, we discuss the leaks and teasers surrounding the new Reverse Retro jerseys. Are they actually....good? We also dive into what makes the Capitals such a consistently quality team. Closing us out, we review the brand new Playstation 5.
The Most Overpowered NHL Teams
On tonight's show, we investigate the situation surrounding the Kelli Ewen lawsuit against the NHL. We also discuss some of the most broken and overpowered teams of the past few years. Just how good was that 2017-18 Winnipeg Jets squad?
Team Xbox vs. Team Playstation
On tonight's episode, we check in on the recent ELC and free agent extensions from around the league. Where does Cole Perfetti end up this coming season? We then explore which next-gen gaming console might be the one for you. Will you choose Team Microsoft, or Team Sony?
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 7
On tonight's episode, we explore what makes Mikko Rantanen's approach to goalscoring particularly unique. We also dive into the greatness of Calder finalists Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar, before closing out on the world's top goalscoring midfielders.
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 6
On tonight's show, we catch up with a few free agency deals before continuing our greatest goalscorer review. What can we expect from Cole Perfetti in the next couple of seasons? Why is Brayden Point so good at hockey? Is Raul Jimenez the best Premier League striker you don't know about?
News Around the League
On tonight's show, we check in on several recent contract extensions. We also discuss Kucherov, McDavid, and Matthews as top goalscorers. Closing us out, we recommend a few great music records from 2020.
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 5
On tonight's show, we explore some of the quirkier, under-the-radar goalscorers in the NHL. How has Michael Grabner scored so many shorthanded goals in his career? What makes Bryan Rust the best top-6 wing you've never heard of?
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 4
On today's show, we get a quick update on Sami Niku and Jansen Harkins' recent contract extensions. We also dive into what makes Brad Marchand one of the most lethal offensive threats in the league.
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 3
On tonight's episode, we continue our quest to find all of the best goalscorers in world sports. What makes Mark Scheifele such a versatile threat? Is Kyle Connor truly one-dimensional? How on earth did Karim Benzema find himself wearing a Jets hat?!
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 2
On tonight's episode, we begin with a discussion on the serious Mitchell Miller situation brewing in Arizona. We also continue our greatest goalscorer review. What makes Conor Garland a unique top-6 forward? Why is Lionel Messi so special?
The Greatest Goalscorers in Sports - Part 1
On tonight's episode, we kick off a series looking at some of the world's top goal-scoring players. What makes Laine such a unique threat? Are Patrik and Ovechkin really that comparable? How clutch has Amanda Kessel been for Team USA?
The End of the Mascot Road
On tonight's episode, we conclude our short series of mascot reviews. Who on earth is Mr. Redlegs, and why is he so terrifying? Can any mascot challenge the cultural icon that is Gritty?
Ranking Mascots from More Sports
On tonight's show, we review someone else's top-25 sports mascots. How does the top-10 stack against the NHL mascots? Do any hockey characters make the list? We also recap a few minor NHL free agent deals, including the signing of Kulikov with the Devils.
We (Still) Rate Mascots
If you thought you could avoid more mascot ratings, guess again! We wrap up our NHL mascot reviews, and take a peek at a few AHL mascots as well. Closing out the show, we also check in on some potential sports game launch titles for the new Playstation and Xbox consoles. Which games should you choose?
Reviewing the League's Mascots
On tonight's off-kilter episode, we rate the NHL's mascots out of 10. Is Gritty the best mascot of all time? What on earth is a "Nordy"? How did the Jets get away with naming their mascot Mick E. Moose?!
Capping Off the Central Review
On tonight's show, we wrap up our Central Division off-season reviews. Just how much better did the Wild get? Do the Stars need to improve after their Cup defeat? What are the Preds up to these days?
The Chicago Blues
On tonight's episode, we take a look at off-season moves for the Blues and the Blackhawks. How have the Blues handled the Pietrangelo departure? What is the future looking like for the Blackhawks?
An Off-Season Lacking Accountability
On tonight's show, we vent about the lack of criticism and clarity surrounding Winnipeg's power structure. Why are so many people content with mediocrity? How has yet another young talent been frozen out of the Jets roster?
The Central Division Off-Season
On tonight's show, we take a look at Winnipeg and Colorado's off-season moves. Which team ended up improving the most? What is the current plan for next season's NHL return?
The Free Agency Crash
On tonight's show, we wrap up most of the NHL free agency deals. What will Winnipeg's line-up look like next season? Are there any remaining UFAs the Jets should send a friend request to?
It's No Longer Nate Schmidt Szn
On tonight's episode, we catch up on the Taylor Hall and Tyler Toffoli deals. We also dive into the Alex Pietrangelo signing in Vegas, and how that's shape Nate Schmidt's move to the Canucks. Can Winnipeg find a back-up option in lieu of Schmidt?
The Free Agency Bee Buzzes
On tonight's episode, we continue our free agency tour. Where did Kevin Shattenkirk end up? Are the Jets signings actually decent? Who can Winnipeg target to bolster their reserves?
The Free Agent Frenzy Begins...
On today's episode, we dive into the free agency gauntlet. Which deals and trades were the most surprising? How much did Torey Krug just sign for? Is Henrik Lundqvist really a Cap?!
Recapping Winnipeg's Draft
On tonight's episode, we dig in to Winnipeg's other draft picks. Is Daniel Torgersson the next Logan Stanley, or something far more interesting? Just how talented is Anton Johannesson? Is Paul Stastny returning to Winnipeg a good idea?
COLE PERFETTI IS A JET!
On tonight's show, we recap a spectacular last 48 hours in Jets history, including the Cole Perfetti pick. We also break down the implications of Dylan DeMelo's great re-signing, and dive into some of the quirkier first round picks from this draft.
On tonight's show, we cover the Henrik Lundqvist and Jack Johnson buyouts. We also examine the potential impact of Matt Niskanen's retirement on Winnipeg's Laine dealings with Philadelphia.
Life Without Laine
On tonight's episode, we ruminate on what a post-Laine world looks like. What could the Jets get in trade for Patrik's services? What team would be the best fit for his skillsets?
Solving the Jets' Central Woes
On tonight's show, we cover Winnipeg's options for finding Laine a centre. Is moving Wheeler back to the middle the best option? What centres would fit the bill on draft day? Are we doomed to watch Laine in a different jersey?
The Laine Trade Frenzy
On tonight's show, we update the Laine trade rumor mill. Is he really on the way out? We also discuss a Locked On NHL mock draft, including the selection for the Jets. At the end, we go a bit off-topic and talk about the eagerly-anticipated FIFA 21 launch.
It's NHL Offseason Szn
On tonight's episode, we recap the end of the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as the Conn Smythe winner. Are the rumors around Patrik Laine something for Jets fans to worry about? Is Jack Eichel potentially leaving Buffalo in the near future?
Uncle Zajac and the Hall of Fame
On tonight's special crossover episode, we welcome Trey Matthews of Locked On Devils to discuss New Jersey Hall of Fame candidates. Should Travis Zajac receive consideration? Where does Kevin Daneyko rank on underrated Devils blueliners?
Sharks in the Halls
On tonight's special episode, we're joined by Locked On Sharks host JD Young to discuss what current San Jose players might make the Hall of Fame. Is Jumbo Joe a lock? Could Brent Burns also make a case for inclusion? Where does Erik Karlsson rank in the pantheon of greatest players?
Living in the Hall of Fame
On tonight's episode, we recap the end of the Lightning-Stars game. We also kickstart a series about current NHLers who might make the Hall of Fame, and discuss the Matheson-Hornqvist deal that finally went through. Did anyone win a bad trade?
The Pittsburgh Pummeling
On tonight' show, we discuss the bizarre in-progress trade of Mike Matheson for Patrick Hornqvist. We also peek at Winnipeg's potential roster additions from within, including Ville Heinola and Dylan Samberg. To close us out, we get a live look-in at game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Diving into Winnipeg's Depth Forwards
On tonight's show, we evaluate the play of some underappreciated skaters, including Jack Roslovic and Jansen Harkins. What kind of value did Logan Shaw and Gabriel Bouque provide? Is Nik Ehlers the best Jets skater overall?
Hellebuyck is a Vezina Winner!!!
On tonight's show, HELLEBUYCK WON THE VEZINA TROPHY!!! He actually won the award before the recording session, but it still counts. We discuss Hellebuyck's win, as well as the NHL's other award winners, and their qualifications for each trophy. Did anyone who won not deserve it as much as some of the runner-up candidates?
Winnipeg Jets Under Review
On tonight's episode, we continue our Winnipeg Jets player reviews. Was Dmitri Kulikov actually...good? How did Sbisa and Bitetto do? Is Tucker Poolman a top-pairing guy?
Previewing the Stanley Cup Finals
On tonight's episode, we wrap up our Isles-Lightning Conference Finals coverage. We then discuss the upcoming Stars-Lightning Cup Finals series before closing out with Pietrangelo free agency and Laine trade talk.
Ruminating on Marc Bergevin's Bicep and Trade F...
On tonight's show, we wrap up the conclusion of game 5 between the Isles and Lightning. We also look at Marc Bergevin's most recent trade acquisitions. Closing us out, we look at the Staal-for-Johansson deal, and explore the Matt Dumba trade possibilities.
The Knights Have Fallen Once Again
On tonight's show, we recap the end to the Knights-Stars series, as well as the implications for a potential Stars Cup Final. We also analyze Washington's hire of Peter Laviolette, and the surprise Jonas Brodin extension.
Down to the Conference Final Wire
Tonight's episode recaps some of the Conference Finals action between the Eastern and Western squads. We also break down the Joel Edmunson and Nick Bjugstad trades....did anyone actually win these deals?
Grading Winnipeg's One and Only MVP
On tonight's show, we continue our Jets roster evaluations, starting with Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine. We also dive into Connor Hellebuyck's quality, and the read on Paul Maurice's coaching impacts. Closing us out, we take a live look-in to game 3 of the Isles-Lightning series.
The Lone Star State and The Knights Meet Again...
Tonight's show continues our season reviews of Jets players, including Scheifele, Perreault, and more. We also break down a tentative game 3 between the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights.
The Eastern Conference Goal Drought
On tonight's show, we recap the Isles-Tampa rematch. Did Trotz manage to break the series tie and grab a victory? We also start with some Jets player season grades, kicking off with Andrew Copp and Kyle Connor.
Sports When Hockey Isn't On
On tonight's show, we cover some fun sports documentary series you can watch between hockey games. We also preview a few upcoming sports leagues you might want to invest time into following, and what teams you could root for without feeling guilty about.
A Season of Finales
Tonight's episode dives into the opening rounds of the NHL Conference Finals. How did Trotz Hockey stack up against the loaded Tampa Bay Lightning? Did the Knights see Stars in what seems like a pretty one-sided match-up?
The Thatcher Demko Experience
Tonight's show wraps up the Western Conference playoff picture. Who prevailed between Dallas and Colorado? Did the Canucks manage to pull off the upset of the last few years against Vegas?
Game 7s Galore...
On tonight's episode, we take a look at a number of series-defining game 6's. How did the Flyers manage to beat a dominant Isles team? Can the Canucks ride Thatcher Demko to game 7 glory? Are the Avs finally back?
The Jake Allen Trade and Jack Quinnipeg
On tonight's show, we cover an interesting Laine trade proposal. We also recap the Jake Allen trade and examine some potential consequences. Closing us out, we bring back Will Scouch for one last prospect interview, focusing in on Jack Quinn.
The Flyers Stay Alive!
On tonight's show, we recap Philadelphia's fight for survival against the New York Islanders. We also take a peek at the ongoing Canucks-Knights game, and close out with a special guest appearance from Will Scouch to discuss Lucas Raymond!
Laine, Ehlers, and Winnipeg's Future
On tonight's special episode, we take a look at the trade rumors surrounding Nik Ehlers and Patrik Laine. We also recap some of the second round bubble series of the day. To close us out, we welcome back Will Scouching to discuss Anton Lundell's potential future in Winnipeg.
The Last Legs of Round 2
On tonight's show, we recap some of the last games of bubble playoffs round 2. We also take a look at some off-topic material, including the Cobra Kai series and the classic Captain Tsubasa franchise. Does nostalgia give us quality contemporary entertainment?
Restarting the Bubble Postseason
Tonight's show recaps some of the Wednesday games before the Jacob Blake protests. We also take a look at today's NHL action, including Vancouver vs. Vegas and New York vs. Philadelphia.
The Aftermath of Kenosha
Tonight's episode steps away from the rink to discuss the ongoing racial injustice in Kenosha. We also delve into the professional sports league responses to the aftermath. How did the NHL, a traditionally silent league, handle the response?
The Pittsburgh Kapanens Have Arrived
On tonight's show, we've got NHL trade discussion from the Kasperi Kapanen deal! We also break down the Boston-Tampa rematch, and last night's bizarre Dallas-Colorado game. Just how unlucky can the Avs get?!
Barry Trotz is Back, Baby!
Tonight's episode dives into even more second round playoff chaos. Just how good is this Isles team going to get under Trotz? What happened to Vancouver's resilience against the loose and fast Golden Knights?
Dallas Boston Fly High in Round 2
On tonight's episode, we recap the opening games of the second round. How did the Lightning fare against the resilient Bruins? Were the Avs surprised by a quick-countering Dallas Stars squad? Who will make it out alive in the Vancouver-Vegas series?
The Flames Are Extinguished At Last....
On tonight's show, we discuss the ramifications of a few round 1 series eliminations. What went wrong for the Calgary Flames, and what does their future hold in store for them? Now that the Stars are through, can they survive the Colorado Avalanche?
Midweek Playoff Madness
Tonight's show recaps some conclusions to first-round series. Did the Carolina Hurricanes pull out a must-win game against the Bruins? What on Earth happened to the Flyers? All this and more on tonight's show!
Rest in Peace, Ducky
On tonight's show, we discuss the impact Dale Hawerchuk had on the Jets, and mourn his passing. We also cover some of the day's games and try to recap some of the chaotic action that occurred between Washington and New York.
Kicking the Monday Blues with Hockey
On tonight's episode, we catch up on multiple playoff series. Just how good are the Colorado Avalanche? How many lives do the Blue Jackets have left? All these answers and more on tonight's show!
Weekend Hockey Recaps and Updates
Tonight's show recaps a chaotic weekend in the NHL post-season picture. Were the Blackhawks sent packing after some putrid showings against Vegas? Who on Earth is going to come out on top between Dallas and Calgary? All this and more on Locked On Jets!
Bubble Hockey Chaos and the Alphonso Davies Show
On tonight's episode, we recap quite a few NHL playoff series updates. We also check in with Canadian starlet Alphonso Davies. Is he the best fullback in the world?!
Revenge of the Playoff Underdogs!
On tonight's show, we recap all of the day's games. Did the Blue Jackets even the series against the Lightning? What was Carolina's response to an early OT loss to the Bruins?
The Dog Days of Round 1
Tonight's episode recaps a few series starts for the first round of the NHL playoffs. Were the Habs able to upset Philadelphia? Just how long did it take the Lightning to beat the Blue Jackets? All these answers and more on Locked On Jets!
We Didn't Get First Overall, But...
On tonight's show, we commiserate with Jets fans over the Rangers winning the first overall pick. The Jets will now select 10th overall. Is there a glimmer of hope amidst the sadness? Who could the Jets take to wipe the pain away? Find out tonight on Locked On Jets!
Recapping Playoff Chaos!
Our latest episode checks in on some of the other play-in series. How did the Habs managed to upset the Pens? What is Nashville's long-term trajectory, now that they've disappointed in the post-season again?