JETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Should They Stay or Go: Chris Thorburn

Chris Thorburn has built up a lot of goodwill in the Winnipeg Jets’ dressing room over his five years here. That goodwill is going to come in handy when the battles for roster spots begin in September. Yes, I’m aware it’s a little early yet for us to be thinking about training camp battles and where Thorburn fits in on the finished roster, but this is what happens when the...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Winnipeg Jets: What they could do with the #2 pick

The Winnipeg Jets looked like they had cost themselves an ideal position in the NHL Draft when they won four straight games to finish the season. However, they came out as winners after they took the second pick of the NHL Draft lottery. They now have the opportunity to draft a player that could become the face of the franchise in the years. The Buffalo Sabres, the team that had...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets jump to 2nd

The last-place Toronto Maple Leafs held firm by winning the NHL draft lottery, putting them in position to take U.S. center Auston Matthews with the first pick. The Winnipeg Jets made the largest jump Saturday night, moving from the sixth to the second selection. The Columbus Blue Jackets moved up one spot to third. The Maple Leafs had a 20-percent chance to select first, and...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets: Why you should watch Mark Scheifele

For those looking to watch playoff teams over the last week and a half, watching the Winnipeg Jets is probably not on your schedule (Although they are playing Minnesota, a team looking to lock up a playoff spot, on Sunday). If you are looking for an NHL star in the making, however, it may be the time to give the Jets a peak. That is because the Jets have 23-year-old center Mark Scheifele...
Via isportsweb.com
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Lowry’s Goal Challenged

The Vancouver Canucks took on the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre Tuesday night to a third consecutive shut out that resulted in a 2-0 loss. Adam Lowry put Winnipeg ahead 2:30 into the third period, Mark Scheifele scored into an empty net and Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves to help the Jets end their three-game losing streak. Lowry’s goal was a hot button issue as the Canucks challenged...
Via Beyond The Benches
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Scheifele extends points streak, Jets beat Avs 3-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to seven games and the Winnipeg Jets erased a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Saturday night. Adam Lowry scored the winner 9:01 into the third period after Drew Stafford tied it less than 2 minutes earlier. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 35 shots. Matt Duchene scored his 29th...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: At least one team has made an offer for Andrew Ladd

The Winnipeg Jets sit dead last in the Central Division and as the trade deadline approaches it’s becoming clear they are sellers. One of the most attractive pieces the Jets could make available is captain Andrew Ladd. A big reason why Ladd’s name has come up in trade rumors, aside from Winnipeg’s record, is he’s a pending unrestricted free agent. Ladd has stated he wants...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Deadline: Best NHL Teams For Andrew Ladd

Andrew Ladd is one of the most sought after rental players going into the NHL trade deadline, and the Winnipeg Jets are surely listening to offers for the star captain. With Steven Stamkos officially off the market, Ladd becomes the most prized asset at the forward position and certainly could find a new home before Feb. 29. In terms of overall production, Ladd has certainly seen...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets: Dustin Byfuglien is staying put

Things were looking bleak in Winnipeg, a small market struggling to keep up in the playoff race. Contract details have become more vital than ever, as the actions that the Winnipeg Jets take over the next few months will give them a clear direction of where they are going for at least the remainder of the decade. In what was a surprising turn events for eager teams looking for a...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jets F Stafford suspended for 1 game for high-sticking

NEW YORK (AP) Winnipeg forward Drew Stafford has been suspended by the NHL for one game for high-sticking Colorado defenseman Nick Holden in the second period of the Jets' 4-2 win on Saturday. Stafford, who has 16 goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season, was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. He forfeits $23,387.10 in salary under the punishment announced Monday...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau has 'always wanted' Knicks job

The New York Knicks are suddenly in the market for a head coach after Monday’s startling firing of Derek Fisher. Fortunately, the right man for the job may have some serious interest. According to a report by Ian O’Connor of ESPN on Monday, the Knicks are the job former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has “always wanted” and that he “would crawl to Madison Square Garden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Former enforcer Brashear looks to create hockey sticks for the less fortunate

Donald Brashear retired from professional hockey at the end of the 2014-15 season, but he is still looking for a way to stay involved in the game he loves. Brashear is scheduled to appear on an episode of Dragons' Den, the CBC version of Shark Tank, on Wednesday to pitch a business which would produce high performance hockey sticks geared toward the less fortunate.Brashear's business...
Via Fox Sports
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

CBS says it will continue to use Mike Carey as rules analyst saying he’s right more often than not

The public perception is that NFL on CBS rules analyst Mike Carey is almost always wrong. There are times during Thursday Night Football and during the AFC Championship when his calls seemed to be so far off, they were laughable. One particular call during the AFC Championship where fans took Carey to task was when Peyton Manning threw a backwards pass. Carey was asked what the...
Via Awful Announcing
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck is putting Winnipeg in a tough spot

The Winnipeg Jets expected a lot from prospect Connor Hellebuyck. After a dominate collegiate career at UMass-Lowell, where he won a Mike Richter Award as the NCAA's top goaltender in 2013-14, and followed up that season with a .921 save percentage in his first professional season with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps, he was quite easily living up to those expectations.But now, Hellebuyck...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

James Jones wears hoodie in Minnesota and it is legal

Those watching Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Packers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota probably noticed something unusual sticking out the back of James Jones’ jersey. Yes, the Green Bay wide receiver was wearing a hoodie underneath his jersey for the game. Jones wearing the hoodie led to questions about whether or not it was legal given that it’s so uncommon. FOX NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien takes aim at 3-on-3 OT format again

In case there’s anyone out there that missed Dustin Byfuglien chastising the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime format—you’re in luck. The Winnipeg Jet took a shot at it again.Following the Jets’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Byfuglien echoed earlier disdain for the new set-up, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible,...
Via Yardbarker
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL's new 3-on-3 OT format is getting mixed reviews

A couple weeks into the hockey season, players and coaches—heck, fans watching the games—are still getting accustomed to the new three-on-three overtime format that the NHL has implemented.Some have liked it so far. Others are less than impressed.The latter refers to members of the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a...
Via Yardbarker
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Antropov is talking with a ‘couple teams’ about an NHL return

By Liam McGuire Nik Antropov may be coming back to the NHL. The Russian forward, who played from 1999-2013 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, told the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he thinks he’s still got the talent to play in the league and that he’s even talking with a couple of teams about a return. “I have a year or two in me for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets' Wheeler firmly against ads appearing on NHL uniforms

By David Rogers Soon after it was reported that Adidas would be the new jersey provider of the NHL beginning with the 2017-18 season, speculation quickly mounted that this change may usher in the era of ads appearing on uniforms. It has already been reported that the jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey will feature ads, but the news about Adidas taking over from Reebok has led...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

IceCaps set adrift, transform into Moose

Way back in January 2014 there was speculation the St. John’s IceCaps would be relocated closer to their NHL team Winnipeg Jets. The speculation was targeting Thunder Bay, ON. Fast forward to March 2015 and True North Sports & Entertainment made it official that the St. John’s IceCaps would no longer be the Jets AHL team and would be relocating the franchise much closer...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets

The solution to Winnipeg’s short-term problems will likely not be found in the draft. In fact, it might not even be available at all this year. There are a few free agents that could act as a band-aid for the most glaring issues in Winnipeg, but the Jets will need to focus on re-signing a […] The post Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Emerson Etem scores sick goal against Jets (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Emerson Etem scored the goal of the playoffs Wednesday when he went the length of the ice and dodged half of the Winnipeg Jets to tie the game at one in the first period. It was the first goal of the postseason for the Long Beach native, who only...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets captain Andrew Ladd collides with goalie Ondrej Pavelec during warmups (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd accidentally took out his own goaltender during warmups after tripping on a puck prior to Thursday night's Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against Anaheim.Ladd couldn't stop his momentum after falling to the ice, and Ondrej Pavelec had no time to react.Things got really awkward afterwards, as Pavelec was not only in a little bit...
Via Holdout Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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