The Landlubber’s Guide to the Winnipeg Jets

Hey you. You’re swept up in all this Seattle Kraken hype. You want to know more about hockey but don’t know where to start. Well, we want to help make these games easy and fun for you to watch.

Throughout the season, we’ll release Landlubber’s Guides designed with the new fan in mind. This includes basic need-to-know info for you to absorb before you watch Kraken games and highlights.

Let’s dive into the Winnipeg Jets.

Are they any good?

The Jets are…fine? They do have more wins than regulation losses after all. At 12-9-4, Winnipeg currently is out of the playoff picture, but not by much. They haven’t been extremely strong of late, having only won 3 of their last 10 games, but they’re still a tough out on any given night. They take 1 out of every 4 games to overtime. While they might not be considered a strong contender this year, it’s important to remember that they weren’t really considered a strong contender last year, when they swept the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the playoffs.

Who should I look out for?

Any Seattle ties?

Brenden Dillon (#5, Defense) spent 4 seasons and 280 games with the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds. This was back when they played at the Key Arena too, so he’ll likely be looking forward to seeing his old stomping grounds completely remodeled.

Odds & Ends

Tonight’s game starts at 7pm Pacific in Seattle. It will be broadcast on ROOT Sports NW for regional subscribers and ESPN+ for out-of-market fans.