What We Learned: Gut check time for Winnipeg Jets

Check the standings right now. Do it, now.


No team in the Central Division has a better points percentage than the Winnipeg Jets.

League-wide, they're in the same conversation as the Maple Leafs, the Lightning, and Vegas. They're eighth in the league in terms of getting points out of every game, and yet this is a team that doesn't feel like it's getting talked about in the same way as those clubs.

Feels like the reason for that has nothing to do with market size or recent history (though those factors certainly aren't helping), but rather becauseā€¦ well, maybe no one really buys it. They're a deeply mediocre 5-on-5 team (17th in xGF%). Their power-play is fine but certainly not much better than that. Their penalty kill is very strong. All told, this feels like a club that should be in th

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NHL Winnipeg Jets NHL Connor Hellebuyck Nate Schmidt Blake Wheeler Rick Bowness
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