Winnipeg Jets set to soar with young Finn Patrik Laine

Last season was a mixed bag for Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. Yes, the Jets were able to draft Patrik Laine with the second overall pick in June, landing a potential franchise-changing player. But it was a miserable ride to get there. ''The end result of the year to draft a player like that is exciting,'' Cheveldayoff said. ''The process of getting there is certainly...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumba scores, but Wild fall to Jets in third preseason game

WINNIPEG -- Mathieu Perreault scored on the power play and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1.Perreault left the game midway through the third period after a hit by Wild winger Kurtis Gabriel put him to the ice.Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Copp also scored for Winnipeg, and Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves. Matt Dumba scored for Minnesota...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien didn’t enjoy the World Cup of Hockey

As the World Cup of Hockey reaches its conclusion, feedback is pouring in from fans, analysts and players regarding the success of the tournament. Most would agree there were plenty of positives (looking at you, Team North America), but there’s also a lot of room for improvement. Dustin Byfuglien was recently asked about his experience at the tournament – the same tournament...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Perreault on Trouba’s trade request: “How much more does he want?”

It’s safe to say Mathieu Perreault isn’t a fan of Jacob Trouba’s recent request to be traded from the Winnipeg Jets. Trouba released a statement through his agent on Saturday, asking to be traded from Winnipeg due to his role and the Jets’ strong defense core. The restricted free agent didn’t see a future in the Peg’. Perreault wasn’t thrilled with the request. ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob Trouba requests trade from Winnipeg Jets

Jacob Trouba’s contract negotiations with the Winnipeg Jets have taken a sour turn. The restricted free agent was set to begin camp without a contract but without one, Trouba has requested a trade from the Jets organization. In a statement obtained by, Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt said the request was more about opportunity than money. “Our client, Jacob...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Byfuglien at forward experiment for US could be short-lived

WASHINGTON (AP) The Dustin Byfuglien at forward experiment might be a short-lived one for the United States. Byfuglien played on the wing during the Americans' 3-2 victory over Finland in their final exhibition game Tuesday night and had the lowest ice time of any player. Coach John Tortorella explained the move earlier in the day as a way to see the six other defensemen on the...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets looked to be turning a corner in 2014-15 when they made the playoffs for the first time since moving from Atlanta. However, their goaltending fell apart and injuries piled up last season causing the Jets to struggle mightily, consequently trade their captain and bottom out. Luckily for them, they moved up in the lottery to the second pick to give them an absolutely...
Via Razzball Hockey
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets: A look at picks 22 and 36

The Winnipeg Jets struck gold in the lottery after their inability to return to the playoffs resulted in the second pick in the draft. However, that is not the only pick that they will have early. After trading Andrew Ladd to Chicago, the Jets received the Blackhawks’ first round pick for this year’s draft. So far, they already have Marko Dano, who is already playing on his third...
June 22, 2016  |  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...
March 31, 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

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

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

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

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...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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