THW Live: Laine Injury; Resurgent Leafs; Hiding Caps

On this week’s The Hockey Writers Live podcast, we open up the show by discussing Jake McCabe’s thunderous hit which concussed Winnipeg’s star rookie Patrik Laine and how the Jets will move forward without the supremely talented youngster in their lineup. Judson Rempel (@RempelJudson) from THW joins me to debate if McCabe’s hit was clean or dirty, and if it’s possible...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Jets players howl as Brock Lesnar walks on logo

Brock Lesnar on Monday was an honored guest of the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre during the team’s tilt against the Calgary Flames. But the UFC/WWE superstar violated a sacred -- but arguably silly -- rule when he stepped on the Jets logo located on the floor of the team’s locker room. The way in which the Jets players erupt with indignation at Lesnar’s faux pas is perhaps...
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Brock Lesnar visited the Winnipeg Jets and broke a sacred locker room rule

Wrestler and MMA fighter Brock Lesnar was in attendance for Monday night's Jets-Flames contest in Winnipeg. After the Jets' 2-0 win, Lesnar was invited to visit the team and take a tour of the locker room, and it appears several players were excited to meet him.But the mammoth of a man apparently wasn't privy to one of the most notorious locker room rules around hockey: Don't step...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Jets rookie Patrik Laine out indefinitely with concussion

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg Jets rookie star Patrik Laine is out indefinitely because of a concussion. Laine was injured Saturday in a 4-3 loss in Buffalo. The 18-year-old Finn was looking down at the puck when Buffalo's Jake McCabe hit him with his right shoulder. McCabe wasn't penalized for the hit. Laine appeared to hit the back of his head on the ice as he fell and was...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes claim Burmistrov off waivers from Winnipeg

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have claimed center Alexander Burmistrov from the Winnipeg Jets and recalled defenseman Kevin Connauton from the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL. The moves were announced on Monday. Burmistrov had two assists in 23 games with the Jets this season and has 30 goals with 51 assists in 298 career games. The 25-year-old Russian was the eighth...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele will appear in a Nutcracker ballet show

Mark Scheifele is part of the Winnipeg Jets’ promising future and was their first draft pick after the team moved from Atlanta to the Manitoban prairies. Not only is he one of the better young players in the league, with 31 points already this campaign, he’s multi-talented and going to try his hand at ballet. Well, sort of. Scheifele is one of 17 Winnipeggers (I know) chosen...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine scores game-winner in own net, consoled by Jets captain Wheeler

Patrik Laine has been putting pucks in the back of nets with relative ease all season. On Sunday in the Jets-Oilers game, he did so once again, but this time he buried it into his own net. Laine was upset on the bench. Captain Blake Wheeler consoled the rookie on the bench. The goal was credited to Mark Letestu and turned out to be the 3-2 game-winner. Laine sitting in his stall...
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December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira has “Ice Cube” workroom at 50 degrees to “keep everyone alert”

The latest The Oral History Of The Kick Six The agony and ecstasy of attending a Jim Boeheim press conference FS1 is adding Rob Parker to Skip and Shannon: Undisputed because of course they are On the 100th birthday of broadcast icon Chick Hearn, a side by side of...
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November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: Trouba held hostage, convincing Oilers, suggestions for new drinkers

Let us gather around for a special edition of the NHL Mailbag, the Jacob Trouba: Rescue Edition. Why is he stuck in Winnipeg? Is Harambe a sandwich? Is he a salad? Is the Cincinnati Zoo a hot dog? My apologies, as I haven’t vetted the questions besides the Trouba one, so I’m just assuming those other topics are covered. Mailbag, my loves! 1. Staying Trouba @davelozo would...
Via The Comeback
November 08, 2016  |  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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September 27, 2016  |  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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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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