Preview of 2016 Winnipeg Jets Qualifying Tournament

2016 Winnipeg Jets (Original) Qualifying Tournament

2016 Winnipeg Jets (Original) Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets (43-27-10, 96 points (2nd in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Final, 0.37 SRS)
  2. ’89-’90 Winnipeg Jets (37-32-11, 85 points (3rd in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Semifinal, 0.15 SRS)
  3. ’86-’87 Winnipeg Jets (40-32-8, 88 points (3rd in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Final, 0.15 SRS)
  4. ’91-’92 Winnipeg Jets (33-32-15, 81 points (4th in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Semifinal, -0.02 SRS)
  5. ’87-’88 Winnipeg Jets (33-36-11, 77 points (3rd in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Semifinal, -0.15 SRS)
  6. ’95-’96 Winnipeg Jets (36-40-6, 78 points (5th in Central Division), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal, -0.18 SRS)
  7. ’92-’93 Winnipeg Jets (40-37-7, 87 points (4th in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Semifinal, -0.20 SRS)
  8. ’82-’83 Winnipeg Jets (33-39-8, 74 points (4th in Smythe Division), Lost in Division Semifinal, -0.23 SRS)

The ’84-’85 Jets have represented the original Jets in both Ultimate NHL Playoffs as the 31st seed so far and the two appearances are quite different. In the inaugural UNP, they were out in the First Round courtesy of the 34th-seeded ’10-’11 Nashville Predators. They blowed a 3-1 series lead. Then, in the Second Annual UNP, they only posted the highest scoring offense in the entire tournament, averaging over six goals a game, as they beat the ’34th-seeded ’84-’85 Quebec Nordiques and the 2nd-seeded ’44-’45 Toronto Maple Leafs en route to a spot in the Third Round. However, that would be the end of their tourney as they lost out to eventual Semifinalists, the 12th-seeded ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers.

Players to Watch:

  • C – Dale Hawerchuk – The Hall of Famer posted a career-high 130 points during the ’84-’85 season with 53 goals and 77 assists. He also spent the first nine years of his 17-year career in Winnipeg.
  • RW – Paul MacLean – Partnered with Hawerchuk, these two were a force to be reckoned with offensively. Especially for the ’84-’85 Jets in the Second Annual UNP where they were among the leaders in scoring despite only making it to the Third Round.
  • RW – Teemu Selanne – Arguably the most famous and most loved member of the original Winnipeg Jets, Teemu set all kinds of records his rookie season with 76 goals, 56 assists and 132 points in the ’92-’93 season.

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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