Winnipeg Jets 2014 News and Updates
3/4/14 – The Jets are flying high since their return from the Olympic break, winning in shootout against Phoenix and getting the regulation time victory over Nashville. Up next, Winnipeg will return home for three straight - New York Islanders (avg. $67), Los Angeles Kings (avg. $121), and Ottawa Senators ($167). Winnipeg is currently two points behind eighth ranked Dallas; if the Jets can pull up to the eighth spot for a playoff berth, it would be the team’s first postseason appearance since returning to Winnipeg and first since the 2006-07 season (Atlanta).
2/26/14 - The Winnipeg Jets welcomed back four of their players from Sochi, and the entire team is anxious to get back to business as the NHL resumes play. This past Sunday, much to the delight of local fans, the Winnipeg Jets held a special outdoor practice on the frozen-over Assiniboine River. Under new coach Paul Maurice, the Jets were 9-3-1, and Winnipeg is now just two points behind the final playoff position with 22 games left to go. The Jets square off against the Phoenix Coyotes for their first game after break; tickets start at $156 for tomorrow night's game at MTS Centre.
2/21/14 – The Jets returned to the ice for practice Wednesday with a healthy Evander Kane (hand), Jim Slater (sports hernia) and Matt Halischuk(upper body), all back from the injury list. Welcome back the trio, four Olympians — forwards Olli Jokinen, Blake Wheeler and Michael Frolik, and netminder Ondrej Pavelec – and teammates Feb 27 as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes at MTS Centre. With 22 games left, the Winnipeg Jets are just 2 points behind 8th place Dallas. In contention for a wild card spot, a playoff berth would be the franchises’ first (and only) since the 2006-07 season when the team was in Atlanta.
2/3/14 – Thank you Michael Frolik! The Jets’ right wing scored the game winner Sunday against the Canadiens to push the final score to 2-1. In Winnipeg’s first road game of four before the Olympic break, the Jets earned their second straight win. The journey continues as the Winnipeg Jets make their way to Carolina, Washington, and St. Louis before the weekend concludes. Now two games above .500 for the first time since the start of the season, Winnipeg is within four points of the final playoff spot.
1/30/14 – Winnipeg will play their final game on home ice before the Olympic break tomorrow night at MTS Centre. The matchup against the Vancouver Canucks is averaging $193 with limited seats still available. Will the Jets recent coaching change continue to reap positive results (won six of eight since Paul Maurice replaced Claude Noel) for the squad? A win Friday would break the Canucks four game winning streak in the series and give the Jets confidence as they fight for the final Western Conference playoff spot.
Winnipeg Jets 2013-2014 Season
The Winnipeg Jets are no longer part of the Southeast Division. The NHL realignment sent the Jets from the East to the West. A move to the Central Division should allow for some new geographical rivalries.
… moreOne must-see NHL game this season on the Winnipeg Jets schedule is Winnipeg Jets vs. Phoenix Coyotes (former Jets) on January 13.
As part of the Southeast Division, the Jets (what an appropriate name) rack up many miles to play their Divisional opponents; in fact, they lead the Eastern Conference in total miles traveled this season. With the shortened NHL season, it becomes even more important to win on the road — something the Jets have not been able to do well in the past. Lucky for Jets hockey fans who like to travel or may be displaced, Jets away tickets are just $109, about one-third the cost of Winnipeg Jets tickets at MTS Centre.
Jets tickets are in such high demand that when the team began selling Winnipeg season tickets in 2011 (in preparation for their move), they sold out minutes after going on sale to the general public. Winnipeg has embraced the teams return from Atlanta and it seems as if the NHL made the right decision in moving the team. Winnipeg Jets tickets were the most expensive in the League averaging $342 prior to the season's start. Behind the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Winnipeg Jets saw the largest percentage increase in the price of tickets since last year (+83%).
The Winnipeg Jets schedule may be tough but if the team can overcome some inconsistencies on the road, they still have a chance to win the Southeast Division. The Jets currently sit 2 points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes and are in the Division lead.