All the Jets want for Christmas

All the Jets want for Christmas

There’s a famous line in a Christmas carol that goes ‘tis the season to be jolly’. However, if you’re a fan of the Winnipeg Jets, there hasn’t been much to be happy about. You might even be feeling the same sentiment as some of the Jets players – and that’s frustration.

The Winnipeg Jets concluded their two week road trip with a pair of games in Florida. The Jets fell to the Florida Panthers 5-2 with forward Erik Gudbranson recording a goal and an assist while Andrew Ladd and Olli Jokinen scored in the loss. Two nights later, the Jets edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 with Mark Scheifele scoring the game winner in overtime.

After experiencing some beautiful Florida weather, the Jets returned to the MTS Centre for a three game home stand. Just like the Winnipeg weather, the Jets were ice cold.

The Winnipeg Jets let a close game slip away with the St. Louis Blues. Dustin Byfuglien took a late penalty and Kevin Shattenkirk capitalized to give the Blues a 2-1 win.

The MTS Centre welcomed the Colorado Avalanche and the Jets gave them more than they could handle. Blake Wheeler scored a pair of goals but the Jets would fall in a shootout. Avs forward Matt Duchene posted a goal and an assist in the victory.

Dallas forward Tyler Seguin loves playing in the MTS Centre against the Jets. The last time he was here, he had two goals and two assists. He picked up where left off powering the Dallas Stars to a 6-4 victory. Blake Wheeler scored another pair of goals but the win was all that mattered to him.

“You’ve got to draw from the positives of the game cause we did a lot of really good things,” Wheeler said. “We didn’t do enough to win the game and that’s the bottom line.”

With the holiday season just around the corner the Jets have been in a giving mood squandering leads and crucial points. There’s a long wish list for the Jets faithful to hopefully turn their season around. Some requests that Santa has received:

A healthy Evander Kane. The dynamic sniper has been plagued by injuries this year and the Jets have missed his secondary scoring.

A better power play. Ranking 27th in the league won’t help their chances at reaching the postseason but the return of Jacob Trouba could help.

Changes. Whether it’s a trade, a call up from the AHL, or even possibly a coaching change, the Jets fans have been vocal.

The Jets are 14-15-5 and sit seventh in the Central Division.

From the Press Box to you, have a safe and happy holidays!