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Connor Hellebuyck earns first career shutout

The Winnipeg Jets goaltending prospect Connor Hellebuyck picked up his first career in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. Hellebuyck stopped 30-of-30 shots fired at him by Pittsburgh. Bryan Little scored the Jets only goal at 14:46 of the first period. The Commerce, Michigan native has started his NHL career off with a 6-3-0 record, 2.13 goals-against average...
Via Mill City Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trading Dustin Byfuglien is the right move

Bruce Fedyck, USA TODAY SportsThe Winnipeg Jets find themselves in a little bit of a predicament heading into the summer of 2016. While they possess $12.4 million in cap space this season according to General Fanager, and the cap is set to rise another $3.1 million this offseason, they are in the process of staring four potentially huge contracts in the face. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Perreault has goal, 3 assists and Jets beat Blue Jackets 6-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mathieu Perrault had a goal and three assists, Dustin Byfuglien and Drew Stafford each had a goal and two assists and the Winnipeg Jets held off the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4 on Thursday night. Rookie Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves and improved to 4-0-0. Mark Scheifele, Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg. Bryan Little had a pair of...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Team Denmark Preliminary World Junior Roster

With the expectation that Nikolaj Ehlers will stick with the Winnipeg Jets, the Danes are going to really struggle to find something that’ll set them apart. They were a tremendous surprise at the 2015 event, earning a spot in the quarter-finals but expecting them to do that again this year will be a big stretch. Still, as Slovakia proved last year, heading into a tournament with...
Via The Hockey House
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck is putting Winnipeg in a tough spot

The Winnipeg Jets are looking to Connor Hellebuyck to get them back into the thick of the playoff race. And he's doing just that, but that makes things awkward. Jonathan Kozub Getty ImagesThe 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...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Scheifele scores in OT, Jets beat Capitals 2-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mark Scheifele scored with 20 seconds left in overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets over Washington 2-1 on Saturday to end the Capitals' season-high six-game winning streak. Scheifele got his goal after Jacob Trouba cycled down low with the puck. Trouba passed to Scheifele in the left faceoff circle, and Scheifele fired by Braden Holtby glove side. Washington...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, Hellebuyck lead Jets to 6-1 win over Maple Leafs

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Drew Stafford scored twice and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 32 shots to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. Mark Scheifele had a goal and two assists, and Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little and Anthony Peluso also scored for the Jets. Mathieu Perrault also had two assists. Hellebuyck, playing in his second NHL game...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck picks up second straight win to start NHL career

Connor Hellebuyck starting off strong. (Photo/Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)The Winnipeg Jets opted to start rookie goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, for only the second time in his career, against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in Winnipeg. It turned out to be a great decision as the Jets took out the Maple Leafs, 6-1. Hellebuyck stopped 30-of-31 shots fired at him...
Via Mill City Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavelec possibly out through December, Hellebuyck to see NHL time

Ondrej Pavelec has been placed on injury reserve with a knee sprain. The injury is expected to knock Pavelec out of the lineup through December, and possibly for a longer period of time.Pavelec suffered the knee injury after colliding with Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan in the 3-2 win on Saturday. Pavelec was reportedly seen on crutches following the game.Pavelec has a .906 save...
Via Fox Sports
November 23, 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Shane Doan bulldozes Ondrej Pavelec after push from Mark Stuart

It’s not easy being a goalie. It especially doesn’t help when your defenseman pushes a rushing forward into your crease. Such was the case when the Jets hosted the Coyotes and Ondrej Pavelec was bulldozed by Shane Doan after a push from Mark Stuart. Would Doan have hit Pavelec without the push? Maybe, but it certainly didn’t help things. Doan was given a two-minute penalty...
Via Bloguin Best
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Maurice named as assistant for Team Europe in upcoming World Cup

Maurice has been named as an assistant coach for Team Europe in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Darcy Finley Getty ImagesThe NHL and NHL Players Association announced today that Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has been named as an assistant coach for Team Europe.In addition to Maurice's recognition, Team Europe announced that Peter Bondra, Sean Burke, Ricky Olczyk, Vaclav Nedomansky...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s a strange Tweet from Peter Budaj

We haven’t talked about Peter Budaj in a while, but the goaltender put out a Tweet we couldn’t help but cover. While Budaj has been competing with the Ontario Reign of the AHL, he’s apparently been talking to other women while his wife was pregnant … or something. Is he being serious or making a joke? Either way, this is kind of bizarre. The post Here’s a strange Tweet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 11, 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 the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a 4...
Via Yardbarker
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ Alex Burmistrov has great reaction seeing after video of penalty

via @Ginohard_ Winnipeg Jets forward Alex Burmistrov was given two minutes for an elbowing penalty Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.  As you see with 99.9% of penalty calls, Burmistrov plead his case while skating to the box. But as you see with darn near zero percent of penalty calls, Burmistrov acknowledged that he deserved the penalty after seeing the video while sitting in...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Hope Young Guns Can Steal Games From Experienced Teams (Video)

Despite having two 60-plus point scorers in Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler, the Winnipeg Jets are adding some young scoring punch. Nikolaj Ehlers, a 2014 first-round pick, scored over 100 points in the Quebec league in each of the past two seasons. Nicolas Petan, 20, is a very promising 2013 second-round pick. Both have special qualities that have Winnipeg coaches and executives salivating...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

VALUING THE CAPTAIN: What is Andrew Ladd worth?

Andrew Ladd has been the captain and heartbeat of the Winnipeg Jets organization since the team returned to Winnipeg. He is entering the final year of a 4 year extension he signed with the Jets before the team’s first season in Winnipeg. The question of what to do with Ladd beyond this season is one that has been asked by many fans. We will look in depth at what Andrew Ladd’s...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 sure,” Antropov...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets' Wheeler firmly against ads appearing on NHL uniforms

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 many to believe...
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

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

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 http://t.co...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Awful Announcing
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ Evander Kane To Have Shoulder Surgery, Out 4-6 Months

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane will undergo left shoulder surgery and be out of the lineup for four to six months. Coach Paul Maurice made the announcement Friday. Kane has 22 points in 37 games this season, but was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s game against Vancouver. Entering Friday’s game, the Jets held the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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