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Are the Winnipeg Jets a Top Ten Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Dustin...
Via TopSportsReport
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets-Maple Leafs Preview

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice knows all about how much of a pressure cooker it is when you're the leader of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His visiting club is in contention for a Western Conference playoff berth and will try to heap more misery on the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Maurice is an Ontario native who coached Toronto from 2006-08, missing the postseason both seasons. With...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomers Myers, Stafford fitting in well with Jets

TORONTO (AP) Former Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers and winger Drew Stafford are having fun with the playoff-contending Winnipeg Jets. ''It's the best,'' Myers said Friday. ''It's been a while since I've been in this position. The fact that we're in a position to give ourselves a chance to be a playoff team, I'm very excited to be here.'' Myers and Stafford went from the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Forget How To Hockey, Allow Capitals To Score On A 4-on-1

The Winnipeg Jets had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night against the Capitals in Washington on Thursday. Not only did the Jets lose to the Caps by a blowout score of 5-1, they also gave up a goal on one of the most embarrassing sequences of hockey we’ve seen so far this season. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien tries to sneak into Capitals huddle (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien tried to sneak into the Washington Capitals huddle during a timeout in the second period of Thursday night's game in D.C.The Capitals took a timeout at the 14:33 mark of the second period, and Byfuglien quietly skated close to the huddle in an apparent attempt to spy on them unnoticed. Byfuglien didn't get to see much before a linesman nudged...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Mathieu Perreault might miss rest of regular season with injury

  The Winnipeg Jets will likely have to continue their drive to the postseason without Mathieu Perreault, while Drew Stafford is considered day to day. Both forwards were injured in Winnipeg's 5-4 shootout win over Edmonton on Monday. Coach Paul Maurice said Perreault had a ''significant lower-body injury.'' ''We would be hopeful that he'll return by the end of the regular season...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford and Myers fitting in nicely with the Winnipeg Jets

Falling behind 3-1 to a talented Detroit team isn’t a good look for your second game with a new team, but the Jets were able to come back behind Drew Stafford’s power play and shootout goals and Tyler Myer’s two assists. In a game where Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was really off, and Michael […] The post Stafford and Myers fitting in nicely with the Winnipeg Jets appeared...
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets’ Blake Wheeler Pulls Off Epic Shootout Move, Actually Injures Viktor Fasth

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler pulled off such a perfect dangle that he left Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth swinging at air. Even more crazy, Fasth actually got dangled so hard on the play that he got injured and had to be replaced for the rest of the shootout by Richard Bachman. Bachman actually did […] The post Jets’ Blake Wheeler Pulls Off Epic Shootout Move, Actually...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien crushes Luke Gazdic with huge hit (Video)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien crushed Edmonton Oilers left winger Luke Gazdic with a huge hit during the second period of Monday night's game at the MTS Centre.Gazdic had just received the puck from a teammate when he got flipped over by a clean hit from Byfuglien:A brief scrum ensued after the play, but no penalties were called. In the end, the Jets beat the Oilers...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers fitting nicely in Winnipeg

Last Wednesday, Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers were the major NHL roster players that the Winnipeg Jets received when that organization pulled-off a massive 7-player trade. It involved perceived bad-boy, Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian finding new homes with the Buffalo Sabres.The trade was considered the biggest blockbuster in many years between NHL clubs. I can’t imagine the pressure...
Via Hockey Fan Land
9 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

On Evander Kane and trading away young talent

The Winnipeg Jets finally did the inevitable on Wednesday morning, in what was becoming an absolutely insufferable saga. After trade rumors that spanned across multiple years, they finally moved Evander Kane, sending him to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal that was highlighted by a return of Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers, with Zach Bogosian also headed to Buffalo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sabres acquire Evander Kane from Jets

The Buffalo Sabres’ rebuilding efforts just took a big step. The Sabres acquired All-Star forward Evander Kane from the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday as part of a blockbuster deal, according to multiple reports. The Sabres will acquire Kane and Zach Bogosian in exchange for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, a pair of prospects and a 2015 first-round draft pick. The first-round pick the...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Jets improve?

On the back of a six-game losing streak, the Winnipeg Jets are under no illusions that they need to make some immediate improvements if they are going to have any chance of making it into the playoffs. Head coach Paul Maurice has been dealt a number of blows in recent weeks, most notably the news that Evander Kane will be sidelined for as long as six months following surgery on...
Via Jets All Out
15 days ago  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Winnipeg Jets Get Payback on Daniel Carcillo For Dirty Cheap Shot

On Friday night in the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets, Daniel Carcillo probably knew that he would be targeted early for a retaliation on what he did to Mathieu Perrault a couple weeks ago. In his first game back from his six-game suspension in his first shift, Carcillo wasted no time dropping the gloves. Carcillo Gets Beat Up Thorburn: 1   Carcillo:...
Via Sports Mockery
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets need to trade Evander Kane now

Things are somehow getting more and more ridiculous in the saga between the Winnipeg Jets and Evander Kane. Seemingly every few months for as long as we can all remember, there have been rumors of discontent between the 23-year-old winger and the only franchise he’s played for. Trade rumors pop up, everyone involved says things are fine and life moves forward. Then this week...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Sun cover hopes Evander Kane is done with Jets

We’ve mocked the media in Winnipeg for basically trying to boot Evander Kane off the Jets. Harsh articles and stern criticism have hovered over Kane throughout his career with the Jets and its mostly been fueled by the local media. After the most recent Kane incident (see: clothes in shower which led to Kane skipping a game), the Winnipeg Sun is urging for Kane’s removal on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jets' Kane skipped game after incident with teammates

The Evander Kane situation is getting messier by the day. The Winnipeg Jets winger was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks, with head coach Paul Maurice saying the benching was a “coach’s decision” following the 3-2 overtime loss. But that’s not quite the whole story. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Kane didn’t arrive on...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane scratched for wearing track suit

As weird as the saga between the Winnipeg Jets and Evander Kane has been, it just got even weirder. Kane was a healthy scratch against the Vancouver Canucks, his home town, as part of some assumed violation of team rules. You don’t just sit a player of his caliber in his home town unless he’d done something to make the coach mad. According to Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Not quite time to panic for the Winnipeg Jets

If the regular season were to inexplicably end today, the Winnipeg Jets would treat their city to the first playoff hockey series since 1996. So things are pretty good, right? Well, let’s not jump too far ahead. They’re in the playoff picture now, but if they keep trending in the direction they’re currently going, they […] The post Not quite time to panic for the Winnipeg...
Via Two Pad Stack
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VOTE NOW: Help Connor Hellebuyck start the 2015 AHL All-Star Game

Connor Hellebuyck needs your help! Vote Now! (Photo/TheAHL.com)Seven former UMass Lowell River Hawks are currently on American Hockey League (AHL) rosters, but one has stood above the rest this season. Connor Hellebuyck put forth a great rookie season for the St. John’s IceCaps, well enough of a first-half of the season that it earned him a spot on the 2015 AHL Eastern Conference...
Via Mill City Sports
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck named a 2015 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star

Connor Hellebuyck selected to AHL All-Star team. (Photo/St. John’s IceCaps)Former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout goaltender continues to be successful at the professional level. Winnipeg Jets‘ prospect and St. John’s IceCaps goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been named as 1-of-3 goaltenders on the 2015 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Hellebuyck will be joined by Anton...
Via Mill City Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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