Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets ‘What If?’ – Adam Lowry or Mathieu Perreault?

The Winnipeg Jets, in an ideal world, will not have to choose between Mathieu Perreault and Adam Lowry when the time comes to protect people ahead of the expansion draft. It’s a distasteful thought for Jets fans, losing either of their prized forwards in the upcoming event. If the Jets play their cards right, it will be nothing more than an unpleasant what-if. Suppose, however...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Home of NHL's Winnipeg Jets renamed Bell MTS Place

Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino is expected to follow Mike Pereira into TV

He succeeded Mike Pereira as the NFL’s vice president of officiating in 2013 and now he’s expected to follow Pereira to TV by becoming a rules analyst. He’ll leave his position on May 31. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Blandino is ready to leave the National Football League and go to a network: And as Schefter tweeted, Blandino seked likely headed for CBS after the...
Via Awful Announcing
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Winnipeg's Enstrom out with concussion after Sestito hit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg defenseman Toby Enstrom will be out indefinitely with a concussion, Jets coach Paul Maurice said Friday. Enstrom took a crushing illegal check from behind into the boards by Pittsburgh forward Tom Sestito in the first period Wednesday night in the Jets' 7-4 loss to the Penguins. The NHL followed up Thursday by suspending Sestito for four games...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dustin Byfuglien knocked over three guys with one hit

Dustin Byfuglien is a big, terrifying player. He’s been known to throw his weight around the ice, delivering some huge hits over the course of his career. Usually those hits are on just one person at a time, but that all changed Monday night.Racing back to try and prevent an odd-man rush, Byfuglien wiped out three guys at once – two Sharks and one teammate – before also crashing...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler: Department of Player Safety’s recent decisions 'raise a lot of questions'

Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player Safety and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different punishments.Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t suspended for a very similar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Wrong call on extra point costs Patriots a point

New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin was wrongly called for a penalty on an extra point in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.After the Atlanta Falcons scored their second touchdown to go up 13-0, they attempted their extra point. But Matt Bryant didn't even try his kick because McClellin had hurdled the line, resulting in a failed try. Unfortunately for New...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine’s mom helps plan birthday surprise for young Jets fan (pics)

A young Winnipeg Jets fan got quite the birthday surprise recently when Patrik Laine showed up at his house bearing gifts. And the young fan, Lucas Bydak, has Laine’s mother to thank for all of it. It all started when Laine’s mom, Tuija, came across a tweet from Lucas’ uncle highlighting the boy’s letter in which he invited Laine, his favorite Jets player, to his eighth...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 10, 2017  |  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
December 27, 2016  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrick Laine roasts teammate Nikolaj Ehlers: “He can’t score at PlayStation either”

Patrick Laine had some fun at the expense of teammate Nikolaj Ehlers. The talented Fin is competing for the NHL-lead in goals with 17, 13 more than Ehlers. Ehlers has compiled an impressive season in his own right, tied for third league-wide with 19 assists, but the Jets winger has had trouble potting goals with only four. Laine roasted Ehlers, comparing his goal-scoring prowess...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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