Jets Sit and Wait
 

The 1995 NFHL regular season is coming to a close with most teams down to their last half dozen games and the Winnipeg Jets are no different.  The Jets were one of the first teams to get to the 75-game mark and as such are stuck sitting and waiting to see the rest of their conference rivals catch up and itís a nail-biting effort that is being done.

 

After Tuesday nightís games, Winnipeg gives up one game in hand of both the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota North Stars, who are in a full tilt fight for the top spot in the conference.  The difference from finishing first or second is playing a team crawling into the playoffs or playing a team that finishes 20-points ahead.

 

At the current standings, Winnipeg is just one point ahead of the Rockies, meaning they actually have a lower winning percentage than their expansion cousins, while they have built up a four-point spread on the suddenly superb North Stars.  The battle for the two Norris Division teams is a little more intense as whoever loses out from those two teams will drop to the third spot in the division and will get one of the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers or Detroit Red Wings, who up until three weeks ago appeared to be making charges at the conference title.

 

With just eleven days left on the NFHL schedule, here is a look at who the three teams play against and how many points their opponents have in the standings:

 

Winnipeg

Pts

 

Colorado

Pts

 

Minnesota

Pts

@ LAK

57

 

@ MIN

103

 

Vs COL

106

Vs LAK

57

 

@ VAN

94

 

Vs EDM

90

@ LAK

57

 

@ CHI

54

 

Vs CHI

54

Vs COL

106

 

Vs DET

92

 

@ CHI

54

Vs EDM

90

 

Vs WPG

107

 

@ EDM

90

 

 

 

Vs VAN

94

 

Vs CHI

54