Power Rankings: Jets Enter All-Star Break With A Whimper

WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 6: The Winnipeg Jets salute the fans after defeating the Boston Bruins 2-1 in NHL action at the MTS Centre on December 6, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Hello hockey fans, welcome to another edition of AIH's Jets Power Rankings as 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.

While this weeks edition is late, I felt the need to post something...anything really.

The Jets are clearly slumping, though it's hard to say that they aren't trying, as they continue to grind and pour shots on net. They just aren't going in. Losing star players Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien to injury has not helped matters either. Hopefully Buff can return after the All-Star Break to provide a spark to the Jets offense.

Outlet This Week Last Week What They're Saying
23 20 The up-and-down Jets are suffering through a downward spiral once again with a three-game losing streak.
24 22

Losing LW Evander Kane is a challenge for a team not overrun by goal-scorers, but Kane was mired in a January slump (0 G, 2 A, minus-7 in nine games) before he was sidelined.

22 23 The Jets suddenly are having trouble winning at home as well as on the road. They have just three wins in their past 10 games and that's dulled talk of a surprise playoff berth in Manitoba.

22 20 It's looking like Dustin Byfuglien won't be representing the Jets at the All-Star Game. He hasn't played since Dec. 23 because of a knee injury
19 19 Jets haven't won two consecutive games all month
18 19 The Winnipeg Jets are, by all accounts, a pretty mediocre hockey team. They've lost seven of their past 10 games. And they're still within striking distance of first place in their division, entering the week trailing the Panthers by just four points.
23 20 The big worry isn't so much the skidding of late, but the absence of Evander Kane (concussion) from the lineup. The youngster was having a breakout season until he became the NHL's latest victim. (There are just too many right now.) Then again, the Jets had trouble scoring even with Kane in the lineup.

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