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Jets fan taunts Canucks with John Tortorella cardboard cutout

A Winnipeg Jets fan taunted the Vancouver Canucks with a cardboard cutout of their absent head coach John Tortorella, who missed the game as part of his 15-day suspension from the NHL.The creative fan maneuvered behind the bench holding a picture of Tortorella yelling and pointing. Along with "Statler and Waldorf", Winnipeg fans are really stepping up their game to get...
Via Holdout Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Winnipeg Jets introduce fighter pilot helmet

Apparently in the hockey world, giving out cool player-of-the-game helmets is the new thing. The Winnipeg Jets, whose nickname honors the Canadian Air Force, may just have the best one. Rather than doing anything super crazy, the Jets simply got an awesome fighter pilot helmet to hand out to their player of the game. On Friday, Winnipeg’s Devin Setoguchi scored two goals – including...
Via Around The Rink
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peter Tessier: Something Amiss in Winnipeg?

Something Amiss in Winnipeg? Despite the 6-2 record since Paul Maurice took over the Jets bench some controversies never seem to die with the Jets. They may get put on the back burner but the attention usually ends up on one of three things, goaltending, Byfuglien and Evander Kane. Right now, with Kane out until post-Olympics eyes are focused on Byfuglien and the goalies,...
Via HockeyBuzz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets' Postma nearing return

When Winnipeg Jets' defenseman Paul Postma started feeling pain in his leg last October, neither he nor the team had any idea how serious the issue would become - but now that he's over his bout with a dangerous blood clot in his calf, the Jets' are anxious to get him back into action.But first, a conditioning stint with the Jets' AHL affiliate in St. Johns,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

POSTMA ASSIGNED TO ICECAPS ON CONDITIONING LOAN

The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have assigned defenceman Paul Postma to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League on a conditioning loan. Postma, 24, played in eight games with the Winnipeg Jets so far this season before suffering a blood clot that has sidelined him since Oct. 27/13. The Red Deer, AB native has played in 46 career NHL games between Atlanta and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Kane suffers setback

The NHL announced yesterday that Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane has suffered a setback with a hand injury that kept him out of the lineup for four games.resolute-Wikimedia CommonsKane suffered a hand injury during a fight with Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kane missed four games with the injury but quickly returned to the lineup. Unfortunately Kane is suffering...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Player gets two minutes for phantom boarding penalty

Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quiet D-man Stuart earns kudos

He isn't the kind of guy who seeks the spotlight, but Mark Stuart's new boss and defensive partner are more than willing to push him to centre stage and praise the heck out of the veteran Winnipeg Jets defenceman. "He played well tonight, but he's played quietly really well," said head coach Paul Maurice. "We talk about (Jacob) Trouba and how well he&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets snap Ducks' home winning streak behind Kane, Pavelec

Ondrej Pavelec made 40 saves, Evander Kane had a short-handed goal and an assist in his return from a four-game injury absence, and the Winnipeg Jets ended the Anaheim Ducks' 10-game home winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd also scored for the last-place Jets, who also handed Anaheim its first regulation loss at home this season after...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets F Kane lands on IR after injuring hand in fight

The Winnipeg Jets have placed forward Evander Kane on injured reserve as he recovers from a deep cut on his hand. The move is retroactive to Jan. 7, when Kane last played in Winnipeg's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay. While it's unknown how Kane injured his hand, he did end that game with a fight against Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer. Kane has 14 goals and 11 assists in 38 games...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob Trouba tweets great photo comparison of himself & teammate going face-first into boards

Winnipeg Jets rookie defenseman Jacob Trouba showed off his sense of humor on Twitter last night when he posted a side-by-side comparison of two photos showing himself and Zach Bogosian – Trouba’s teammate and roommate – going face-first into the boards, asking “Who did it better?” It’s always pretty entertaining to see athletes poke fun at themselves, and I guess it’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets fire coach Claude Noel

The Winnipeg Jets have fired coach Claude Noel today.  He was the only head coach that the Jets have had since their return to the NHL.  He was hired because he had been a successful AHL coach with the Manitoba Moose before the Jets returned to Winnipeg.  He was a solid enough coach, but an unspectacular one.  The problem is the Winnipeg Jets have not been a particularly successful...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets fire Noel as coach, hire Maurice as replacement

Claude Noel has been fired as coach by the Winnipeg Jets and replaced with Paul Maurice. Noel was fired amid a five-game losing streak that dropped the Jets to 19-23-5 and 10 points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Noel, hired after the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg before the 2011-12 season, went 80-79-18 during his tenure with the Jets. Assistant...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 51-year-old Chris Chelios celebrates goal in fantastic fashion

Via Guyism
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets player's helmet ripped off, beer dumped on him

In the fine Chicago tradition of the Wrigley Field bleacher dwellers (Shane Victorino remembers you), Adam Pardy wound up with a beer shower tonight, but not before being checked through the glass and having his helmet ripped off by the beer thrower's husband. Witness the magic: The beer dump is fairly obvious here. No word yet on if she wasted a decent brew or was just...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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