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Game Recap: Winnipeg Embarrassed by the Avalanche

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This game isn’t worth recapping, if we’re honest.

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Folks, I think the Winnipeg Jets are broken. Something is deeply wrong with this team, and it starts from the coaching staff and trickles all the way down. I’m not going to recap this game because I’ve recapped it so many times before. In times past, the Jets could hide their struggles behind the power play and shooting talent, but those have faded now. What we’re seeing is what Winnipeg may truly be; a very, very bad team.

I don’t think I ever expected them to be this bad, but the Jets are getting outclassed by some of the weakest teams in the league on a regular basis. This cannot happen. It is inexcusable. For a team with this much talent, this should not be happening. What on earth is going on in the locker-room? Why does it feel like the tactical decisions are breaking everything? Where are the changes Maurice promised to help restore this team’s potency?

I don’t even know if I want Mark Stone now. He may not be enough to fix the deep-seated issues that are killing the Jets. The top-6 looks unengaged and bored, the defense has completely checked out, and the coaching staff makes asinine modifications that only create more problems. If Winnipeg doesn’t find a way to fix the problems its created, the playoff visitation will be very, very short. Wake up, Winnipeg. The clock is ticking and the midnight hour is upon you.