The Winnipeg Jets story may be a fractured one, but the Soul of hockey in this passionate Canadian province burns eternally. Manitoba hockey roots reach all the way back to 1972 when Winnipeg joined the World Hockey Association. After being denied a NHL franchise in 1967, Winnipeg businessman Ben Hatskin secured a franchise in the upstart World Hockey Association. One of Hatskin’s first moves was to lure superstar Bobby Hull away from the Chicago Blackhawks. That blockbuster move, Hull’s ten-year $1.75M contract plus a $1M bonus was the first million-dollar deal in sports, and helped fuel a seven-year feud between the rival leagues. Winnipeg ended up being the most successful WHA franchise as the Jets claimed three of seven Avco Cups as league champions in 1976, 1978 and the WHA final season in 1979.
In 1979 when the WHA folded, the NHL swallowed up 4 of their teams, the Jets being one of them. The franchise was sold to American businessmen who opted to move the team from the small Canadian Market to the desert and they became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996.
But even without a hometown NHL team anymore the fire for hockey in the province of Manitoba never dimmed. When the Atlanta Thrashers failed to be profitable they moved their franchise to Winnipeg, a place where there will never be a shortage of fan loyalty and support.
The Winnipeg Jets are still seeking their first NHL banner, having never won a Stanley Cup, division title, or conference championship.
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With a solid core of young talent, Paul Maurice led the Winnipeg Jets to their best regular season ever last year, finishing with a franchise best 114 points, including 52 wins.
They were the highest scoring team in the Western conference and finished with the second best goal differential in the NHL. They fell to the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the Western conference finals.
But hopes are high for the Winnipeg Jets as they entered this season at around 14/1 to win the Stanley Cup. And odds haven't changed much in the early season, and although we are still in the beginning stages, they have yet to hit their stride, scoring less than 3 goals per game thus far when last season they averaged about 3.4 goals per contest. Having the 5th best power play unit in the league aided this.
With five players last season tallying more than 55 points and 7 players who scored more than 15 goals, the formula for the Jets success was rolling out multiple lines that carry a goal scoring threat on a night to night basis. But is this sustainable this season? Because even though they scored the 2nd most goals in the NHL last season, they ranked 16th in shots on goal, meaning that they were more about quality than quantity.
So far in the 2018/19 season they still rank outside of the top 10 in shots per game, and are 23rd in total goals and have a shooting percentage under 10% which ranks in the bottom half of the league. Last season they were over 10 percent and finished 4th in shooting percentage.
Their goaltending and defense have remained constant, with a overall save percentage around 92%, so unless they start scoring more goals they could be a middle of the pack team. But with prolific young forward talent like of Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers, Mark Scheifele and team captain Blake Wheeler who finished top 10 in points last season, it's only a matter of time before the goals start pouring in.
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Following a second attempt to establish ice hockey in sunny Georgia, the NHL returned to Manitoba when the Atlanta Thrashers relocated in 2011. Georgia’s losses have been Canadian prairie province gains as the Atlanta Flames moved to Calgary in 1981. Winnipeg advanced to the second season just once during their first six years back in the NHL. Aiming for their first series win, the Jets were grounded by Ducks as Anaheim swept Winnipeg 4-0 during the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. Whether in Winnipeg, or anywhere across the Great White North, puck betting fans are encouraged to avoid the pitfalls associated with provincial lottery sports schemes.
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