Power Rankings: Not So Happy New Year

After taking a few weeks off, we once again turn our eyes to the world of mass media to see how the Hockey World views the Jets in comparison to the other teams.

The two stinkers in Montreal and Toronto really dinged the Jets in the eyes of the beholders this past week, as there were some big drops. Average score of 18 this week.

Outlet This Week Last Week What They're Saying
17 15 The Jets surged in the second quarter with their lengthy homestand, but have been unable to continue the upward trend lately
Ed Note: Update January 11th
20 12 Played 12 of 14 games at home in December, so the road brought a couple of smackdowns (7-3 at Montreal, 4-0 at Toronto) to start the new year and the current roadie wraps up in Boston Tuesday.
20 12 A big overtime win in Buffalo on Saturday arrested an ugly two-game slide for the playoff-hopeful Jets. Surprisingly, the Jets are second in the Southeast and sit just three points back of Florida for the division lead.
16 18 Blake Wheeler has 23 points (7-16-23) in his past 22 games to overtake Evander Kane for the team scoring lead. The Jets are 11-5-1 since Dec. 1
19 16 Blake Wheeler on pace for 46 assists, 62 points; previous career bests in those areas are 24 assists and 45 points
18 11 The Jets have to find a way to start winning some games away from the MTS Centre if they're going to make the playoffs. Or stay in the race.
18 13 After a couple of lopsided losses to Toronto and Montreal, they got a good OT win over Buffalo and remain in the playoff hunt. That's a strong credit to coach Claude Noel, whose team had a road-heavy early schedule and didn't look prepared for it. You can't say that anymore. The Stanley Cup is still a bit much to expect, though.

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