from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
As the Winnipeg Jets’ season wound down, a controversy involving one of their players flared up. Interim coach Paul Maurice made star winger Evander Kane a healthy scratch for a game in Toronto – and just like that, harsh words were hauled out to criticize the 22-year-old: he had an attitude; he was arrogant; he wasn’t a good fit with...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Paul Maurice as their new head coach for the next four years Wednesday Maurice took the Jets to an 18-12-5 record over 35 games after Claude Noel was fired.
“He’s an impressive hockey coach but he’s an impressive person as well,” general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said of Maurice, who took over in mid-January.
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A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope. ~William Bolitho
This is probably a very accurate description of the Jets situation, at least as how GM Kevin Cheveldayoff explained it today. That also includes the caveat of 'reading between the line' too but that's what every one is doing after his 'State...
Paul Maurice is returning as coach of the Winnipeg Jets, agreeing Wednesday to a four-year contract.
"Quite honestly it really didn't take that long," Jets executive vice president and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "He's an impressive hockey coach, but he's an impressive person as well... Made a tremendous impact the moment he walked in."...
Paul Maurice has agreed to a four-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Winnipeg Jets.
Maurice became the Jets' interim coach on Jan. 12 when he replaced the fired Claude Noel.
Maurice, 47, is coaching his third NHL franchise. He had two stints with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes and also coached the Toronto Maple Leafs for two seasons.
USA Hockey announced Tuesday, April 15 the first 15 players of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.
The first group of players includes one goaltender, six defensemen and eight forwards, including former UMass Lowell goaltender Connor...
Why do the Jets treat Ondrej Pavelec with kid gloves? Why is there no tough love approach for this player compared to others who have received it under both coaches? Is Devon Setoguchi that much worse than Pavelec that he should pay the price of admission to the pine or press box more often?
These are the kinds of questions that Jets fans are asking as the long post-mortem...
Dustin Byfuglien has been used a forward and a defenseman throughout the 2013-14 season. In January, the Jets moved Big Buff up front while still using him on the point with the man advantage. His primary role shifted to forward during 5-on-5 play after serving as a defenseman for a little over three years.
Where will Byfuglien play in 2014-15? It looks like the Jets have already...
Following his being a healthy scratch last Saturday for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs the talk ramped up about whether or not the Winnipeg Jets are ready to trade Evander Kane during the off-season.Wikimedia.orgKane for his part will not respond to any questions about whether or not he would like to be moved to another club, but the volume of speculation in the media about...
When it was rumored the Phoenix Coyotes were going to move to Winnipeg, then Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made it known that he wanted nothing to do with Winnipeg. The fans let him hear it in his first game back in Winnipeg and Bryzgalov egged them on, asking for more. It should be noted that he did this during the play while the puck was in his zone because he is after all, Ilya...
Pens 4 Jets 2
By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
Bennett (3) from Crosby, Jokinen
Adams (5) from Stempniak
Martin (3) (PP) from Neal, Crosby
Gibbons (5) unassisted
Shots: Seven Players (2)
Missed Shots: Kunitz, Niskanen (3)
Blocked Shots: Niskanen (3)
Hits: Bennett, Niskanen (4)
Ice Time: Martin (23:46) … Pyatt (10:12)
Faceoffs: Adams (6/7) … Jokinen (2/8)
Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is being sued by a man who claims Kane assaulted him in downtown Vancouver last summer, according to CBC News.
In the lawsuit that was filed on March 28, Lev Makievsky alleges he was attacked by Kane on a Vancouver street corner while he was on his way home from work on Aug. 10, 2013, CBC reports. The man claims he suffered a concussion and various injuries...
Evander Kane is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from an incident in Vancouver. (Gene J. Puskar/AP) For Winnipeg Jets left wing Evander Kane, a disappointing season has gotten a bit worse today. According to a report from CBC News, Kane is facing a lawsuit from a Vancouver man who alleges Kane assaulted him last year. While no criminal charges are expected to come from the case, this...
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has done strong work with his draft-and-develop plan and there is potential as well as burgeoning depth in his organization.
But it’s clear his NHL group isn’t ready and you can argue they may never be. It’s time to push the whole package along a bit and make tomorrow come quicker.
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Watch hockey long enough and you’ll know that an open bench door can create some seriously dangerous situations on the ice, and we got another reminder of that last night during the Stars-Jets game in Dallas. Late in the third period, Jets forward Blake Wheeler was carrying the puck up the left wing when he was checked by a Stars player. The light check was enough to send Wheeler...