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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.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Crowded Crease: Why Now is the Time to Trade Ondrej Pavelec

It has been nearly a month since the Winnipeg Jets were swept out of the playoffs by Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks. Jets fans have begun to recover, though many lost interest in the rest of the playoffs, and have started to look ahead to next season. There are many interesting questions surrounding the Winnipeg team who only have 7 forwards under contract next...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
20 days ago  |  Discuss

He's a tough Ladd: Jets captain to undergo surgery in light of Messier nomination

Jets’ captain Andrew Ladd must have quite the pain threshold. While speaking on a media conference call about his recent nomination for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, Ladd revealed that the sports hernia he suffered during winter of the regular season will require surgery, which he will undergo Friday in St. Louis. Despite having to regularly miss team skates in order to...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck big in USA’s win over Finland at IIHF Worlds

Connor Hellebuyck came up big for U.S. Team. (Photo/Getty Images)Former UMass Lowell River Hawks standout goaltender and current member of the Winnipeg Jets organization Connor Hellebuyck came up big as the U.S. National Team defeated Finland in their first game of the 2015 IIHF World Championships. Hellebuyck made his international competition debut on Friday for Team USA. He suited...
Via Mill City Sports
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Custom Jersey Ain’t Bringing The Heat

Queue Eddie Guerrero’s Latino Heat theme song because I want to frogsplash this Filipino Heat Winnipeg Jets custom jersey.   Kudos to the Winnipeg Jets for playing in a playoff game in Winnipeg for the first time since 1996. They’ve got some passionate fans (shout out to my boy Michal Soszynski) but this jersey ain’t getting them any street cred. Next time leave this...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ flaws pile up in first round playoff exit

It was clear from the start that the Winnipeg Jets were late to the party. With little playoff experience on the roster, the Jets found themselves in the lead late in the game, but unable find a way to close out the Anaheim Ducks. Mistakes that weren’t made all that often in the regular season were […] The post Winnipeg Jets’ flaws pile up in first round playoff exit appeared...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck named to U.S. National Team for World Championship

Connor Hellebuyck joins team U.S.A. at World Championship. (Photo/Getty Images)The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with USA Hockey announced on Friday that goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Hellebuyck will join team U.S.A. at the world championship for the second consecutive year after finishing...
Via Mill City Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien knocks Tomas Fleischmann into Jets bench (Video)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien knocked Anaheim Ducks forward Tomáš Fleischmann into the Jets bench with a huge hit during Wednesday night's Game 4 of their first round playoff series.It happened during with about 1:09 remaining in the second period as Byfuglien caught Fleischmann with a clean hit, sending him head over heels into the bench. The Ducks got the last laugh...
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April 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
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ideally, Las Vegas hockey would take after Winnipeg

Talks of NHL expansion have been swirling around the league for quite some time, but no storyline on the matter is more intriguing than the possibility of Las Vegas serving as home for one of the league's new teams. If the NHL were to expand to Las Vegas, it would be the first major American sports franchise to call Sin City home, but why does Las Vegas want an NHL team? Rather,...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Winnipeg's Byfuglien channels Marshawn Lynch

Dustin Byfuglien made Marshawn Lynch proud Tuesday. The Winnipeg Jets were once again the victims of a fast and furious rally out of the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, eventually falling in overtime 5-4. The win that put the Ducks up 3-0 in the first-round series and pushes the Jets to the brink of elimination didn’t exactly put Byfuglien in the most talkative of moods the following...
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bettman: Jets' return to Winnipeg could be example for Las Vegas

  What the True North ownership group has done since getting the Winnipeg Jets from Atlanta could be an example for Las Vegas if the group led by Bill Foley is awarded an expansion franchise. ''I think in terms of introducing a team to a market, whether it's an introduction or a re-introduction, I don't know how anybody could have done it better than the Winnipeg Jets did here,...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Third period collapses could spell doom for Jets

“…We sat back and watch too much in the third.”  That’s what Drew Stafford told reporters after last night’s 4-2 loss to the Ducks. He has a point, the Jets gave up three third period goals and didn’t manage to score once. Their 2-1 lead in at the beginning of the third period was quickly […] The post Third period collapses could spell doom for Jets appeared first...
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April 19, 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

Fair weather fans don’t exist in Winnipeg

Fair weather fans don’t really exist in Winnipeg. Those that support the Jets, do so whole-heartedly and those that don’t, don’t. Sure there are those fans of other teams that say they are happy for Winnipeg to have a team back and give us their “sympathy support” should we not be lining up against their team. One might even argue that Winnipeg could be the most liked team...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck recalled by Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck is getting the shot at the NHL level. (Photo/St. John’s IceCaps)The Winnipeg Jets announced they have recalled goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hellebuyck is coming to the end of his first professional season in the Jets organization and will now get the shot to prove himself at the National Hockey...
Via Mill City Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Byfuglien’s vicious cross-check to the back of J.T. Miller’s neck

Dustin Byfuglien is applauded for his huge hits and monstrous checks, but this time he crossed the line with a nasty cross-check to the back of J.T. Miller’s neck. Via Reddit Hockey: It looks like Byfuglien was trying to punish Miller for taking a whack at Ondrej Pavelec, but this wasn’t the way to do it. He may have been trying to cross-check Miller in the back, but instead...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Ryan Olsen had a tough day at the office Friday. The Winnipeg Jets prospect and St. John’s IceCaps player confirmed what we all largely assumed: Taking a puck to the face after getting into a fight isn’t great for one’s face. Olsen showed off the damage after the game, and well, it wasn’t pretty. Fight in the first. Puck in the face in the second #hockey
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien is king of the creepy videobomb

Watch Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien sneak into the background of this standup by the Nashville Predators announcers verrrrry slowly and creepily.  I gotta admit that’s a little scary.  Hopefully he didn’t increase the terror by throwing their clothes in the shower afterwards. H/T Sportsnet The post Dustin Byfuglien is king of the creepy videobomb appeared first...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

On Evander Kane and trading away young talent

The Winnipeg Jets finally did the inevitable on Wednesday morning, in what was becoming an absolutely insufferable saga. After trade rumors that spanned across multiple years, they finally moved Evander Kane, sending him to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal that was highlighted by a return of Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers, with Zach Bogosian also headed to Buffalo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Sun cover hopes Evander Kane is done with Jets

We’ve mocked the media in Winnipeg for basically trying to boot Evander Kane off the Jets. Harsh articles and stern criticism have hovered over Kane throughout his career with the Jets and its mostly been fueled by the local media. After the most recent Kane incident (see: clothes in shower which led to Kane skipping a game), the Winnipeg Sun is urging for Kane’s removal on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jets' Kane skipped game after incident with teammates

The Evander Kane situation is getting messier by the day. The Winnipeg Jets winger was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks, with head coach Paul Maurice saying the benching was a “coach’s decision” following the 3-2 overtime loss. But that’s not quite the whole story. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Kane didn’t arrive on...
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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