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Dumba scores, but Wild fall to Jets in third preseason game

WINNIPEG -- Mathieu Perreault scored on the power play and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1.Perreault left the game midway through the third period after a hit by Wild winger Kurtis Gabriel put him to the ice.Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers and Andrew Copp also scored for Winnipeg, and Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves. Matt Dumba scored for Minnesota...
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22 hours ago  |  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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Perreault on Trouba’s trade request: “How much more does he want?”

It’s safe to say Mathieu Perreault isn’t a fan of Jacob Trouba’s recent request to be traded from the Winnipeg Jets. Trouba released a statement through his agent on Saturday, asking to be traded from Winnipeg due to his role and the Jets’ strong defense core. The restricted free agent didn’t see a future in the Peg’. Perreault wasn’t thrilled with the request. ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba requests trade

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade and plans to skip training camp. Trouba's agent, Kurt Overhardt, released a statement Saturday saying that the 22-year-old American defender wants an opportunity to play somewhere else, citing Winnipeg's logjam at the position. ''Our client, Jacob Trouba, will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  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 Sportsnet.ca, Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt said the request was more about opportunity than money. “Our client, Jacob...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Finland's Laine ready to back up his bragging at World Cup

WASHINGTON (AP) Patrik Laine isn't afraid to be himself, whether he's talking or playing hockey. The No. 2 pick in the NHL draft thought he deserved to be No. 1 and said so. His on-ice persona is just as confident, and it'll be put to the test playing for Finland at the World Cup of Hockey. Laine is the youngest player in the tournament, and the Winnipeg Jets prospect is eager...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets looked to be turning a corner in 2014-15 when they made the playoffs for the first time since moving from Atlanta. However, their goaltending fell apart and injuries piled up last season causing the Jets to struggle mightily, consequently trade their captain and bottom out. Luckily for them, they moved up in the lottery to the second pick to give them an absolutely...
Via Razzball Hockey
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau has 'always wanted' Knicks job

The New York Knicks are suddenly in the market for a head coach after Monday’s startling firing of Derek Fisher. Fortunately, the right man for the job may have some serious interest. According to a report by Ian O’Connor of ESPN on Monday, the Knicks are the job former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has “always wanted” and that he “would crawl to Madison Square Garden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2016  |  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
January 28, 2016  |  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. FOX NFL...
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 setup, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible, it’s...
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 of the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a...
Via Yardbarker
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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