NEWARK, N.J. - Sink or swim?
As the Winnipeg Jets head out on the road for a season-long six-game trip, it's not off base to suggest that the next two weeks could go a long way toward determining if the Jets can stay within striking distance of the elusive playoff line.
Considering it's an 82-game schedule and the Jets just passed the quarter-pole, there will be plenty of people who dismiss this premise as hyperbole.
But given that most pundits -- and even players -- believe it's going to take at least 96 points to get into the playoffs in the Western Conference, is it really a stretch to think the Jets need to secure eight or more available points to consider the swing a success?
I think not.
In fact, it's the type of trip that could define the Jets' season.