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Winnipeg Jets forward Burmistrov fined $2,000 for diving

NEW YORK (AP) Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment. The NHL announced the fine Thursday. His second citation, which triggered the fine, was over a tripping penalty in the third period against Arizona on Jan. 26. Burmistrov was issued a warning following an incident against Los Angeles on Oct. 27.
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former enforcer Brashear looks to create hockey sticks for the less fortunate

Donald Brashear retired from professional hockey at the end of the 2014-15 season, but he is still looking for a way to stay involved in the game he loves. Brashear is scheduled to appear on an episode of Dragons' Den, the CBC version of Shark Tank, on Wednesday to pitch a business which would produce high performance hockey sticks geared toward the less fortunate.Brashear's business...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien tricks his way to a center ice goal

Poor Louis Domingue. The Coyotes goalie thought that Dustin Byfuglien was going to dump the puck in the corner last night. And with good reason … Byfuglien acted as if he was going to dump it. But Domingue didn’t have the option of reading this viral story after the fact, where he would have been warned: “You won’t believe what happens next”: Byfuglien had to be slightly...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ehlers gets 3 goals and Jets beat Coyotes 5-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Rookie Nikolaj Ehlers had a hat trick and Dustin Byfuglien added two goals and an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night. Veteran winger Blake Wheeler assisted on all of Ehlers' goals, and Ehlers' first hat trick extended his point streak to four games. Brad Richardson and Anthony Duclair scored for Arizona. Connor...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen stays hot with goal, assist, Preds down Jets 4-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Ryan Johansen kept up his hot play since being traded with a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Thursday night. Johansen has four goals and nine points in seven games since his trade from Columbus on Jan. 6. Craig Smith, James Neal and Calle Jarnkrok, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Predators. Nikolaj...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler's words may mean more than he believes

Blake Wheeler jumped onto the ice, took a little pass off of a weave from Bryan Little, swooped down and flicked a wrister passed Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. The goal would give Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 overtime victory.To the casual hockey viewer that flicked on the television to get their climatic 3-on-3 overtime fix, the goal meant nothing more than...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Spengler Cup Semi: Lugano Leads Avto 1-0 After 20

Tim Stapleton celebrates with teammates after scoring the go-ahead goal. (EQ Images/Gian Ehrenzeller) After twenty minutes of play at the Vaillant Arena in Davos, Swiss club HC Lugano leads the KHL’s Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in Spengler Cup semi-final action, 1-0, on a goal from former NHLer Tim Stapleton. Doug Shedden’s Lugano team came out flying, utilizing their speed...
Via The Hockey House
December 30, 2015  |  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
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck is putting Winnipeg in a tough spot

The 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 followed up that season with a .921 save percentage in his first professional season with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps, he was quite easily living up to those expectations.But now, Hellebuyck...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 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

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

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

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 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
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