The Winnipeg Jets…Canada’s best NHL team. (hello TSN & Sportsnet)…by Chuck Duboff

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was named NHL first star of the week Monday after posting three victories and a shutout last week.

Hellebuyck had a 1.67 goals-against average and .952 save percentage over the stretch.

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Following a dominating 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers, the Winnipeg Jets boarded their plane to Denver, Colorado…and celebrated New Years Eve…while being in first place in the Central Division and third place over all in the NHL.


Despite the fact that Sportsnet doesn’t even know the Jets player’s names and TSN is too busy slurping Austen Matthews and the Maple Laughs…the Winnipeg Jets are rolling!!


It really is difficult to single out any one player on the Jets; every player is contributing and understanding their role.  With four starters, Buff, Enstrom, Scheif and Tanev injured, the Jets depth has kept the team humming.  Press box guys, Poolman, Chairot, Mathias and Dano have all stepped up and done great fill in jobs.  It doesn’t seem to matter who Coach Maurice puts out with Matty Hendricks, they just seem to click.  Chevy deserves some major credit for signing Hendricks…the man is…

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