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JETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Making Game Ball Rule Changes After Deflategate

If there was one guaranteed outcome from the Deflatefate scandal, it was rule changes to game-ball preparation on the day of games. There needs to be one system of rules for how the balls are prepared, stored and monitored before and during the games, and it appears the NFL is trying to make this a reality. According to Mike Pereira of FOX Sports, some of the rule changes include...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets discussing extensions for both Ladd and Byfuglien

There are two significant Winnipeg Jets that are entering the last year of their contracts, and the Jets would like to lock both of them up before they hit the open market.Those two are, of course, Andrew Ladd, the captain of the Jets, and big defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. Both should command a large price tag, and Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will have to find the right price to fit...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets bring back Burmistrov, agree with Pardy, Halischuk

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Winnipeg Jets started free agency by locking up two of their own players and bringing back another. Winnipeg agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov and one-year deals with defenseman Adam Pardy and forward Matt Halischuk on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Burmistrov has spent the past two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets, Stafford agree to 2-year, $8.7M deal to keep him in Winnipeg

  Drew Stafford gave up long-term security to sign a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Stafford signed an $8.7 million, two-year contract on the eve of free agency to remain in Winnipeg, where he's had success since a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. ''I think the term works good for both sides,'' Stafford said on a conference call Tuesday. ''I'm all for the challenge of raising my...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC Notes: Bengals, Colts, Jaguars, & Jets

Bengals Coley Harvey of ESPN believes that if the Bengals can remain healthy, they have the potential to exceed their 2013 offense that ranked No. 10 overall. According to Harvey, coaches and trainers have taken it “easy” on second-year WR James Wright during offseason activities to avoid aggravating any injuries. Harvey expects the seventh-round rookie ...The post AFC Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets

The solution to Winnipeg’s short-term problems will likely not be found in the draft. In fact, it might not even be available at all this year. There are a few free agents that could act as a band-aid for the most glaring issues in Winnipeg, but the Jets will need to focus on re-signing a […] The post Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Crowded Crease: Why Now is the Time to Trade Ondrej Pavelec

It has been nearly a month since the Winnipeg Jets were swept out of the playoffs by Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks. Jets fans have begun to recover, though many lost interest in the rest of the playoffs, and have started to look ahead to next season. There are many interesting questions surrounding the Winnipeg team who only have 7 forwards under contract next...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck big in USA’s win over Finland at IIHF Worlds

Connor Hellebuyck came up big for U.S. Team. (Photo/Getty Images)Former UMass Lowell River Hawks standout goaltender and current member of the Winnipeg Jets organization Connor Hellebuyck came up big as the U.S. National Team defeated Finland in their first game of the 2015 IIHF World Championships. Hellebuyck made his international competition debut on Friday for Team USA. He suited...
Via Mill City Sports
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ flaws pile up in first round playoff exit

It was clear from the start that the Winnipeg Jets were late to the party. With little playoff experience on the roster, the Jets found themselves in the lead late in the game, but unable find a way to close out the Anaheim Ducks. Mistakes that weren’t made all that often in the regular season were […] The post Winnipeg Jets’ flaws pile up in first round playoff exit appeared...
Via Along the Boards
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck named to U.S. National Team for World Championship

Connor Hellebuyck joins team U.S.A. at World Championship. (Photo/Getty Images)The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with USA Hockey announced on Friday that goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Hellebuyck will join team U.S.A. at the world championship for the second consecutive year after finishing...
Via Mill City Sports
April 24, 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

Third period collapses could spell doom for Jets

“…We sat back and watch too much in the third.”  That’s what Drew Stafford told reporters after last night’s 4-2 loss to the Ducks. He has a point, the Jets gave up three third period goals and didn’t manage to score once. Their 2-1 lead in at the beginning of the third period was quickly […] The post Third period collapses could spell doom for Jets appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
April 19, 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

Fair weather fans don’t exist in Winnipeg

Fair weather fans don’t really exist in Winnipeg. Those that support the Jets, do so whole-heartedly and those that don’t, don’t. Sure there are those fans of other teams that say they are happy for Winnipeg to have a team back and give us their “sympathy support” should we not be lining up against their team. One might even argue that Winnipeg could be the most liked team...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck recalled by Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck is getting the shot at the NHL level. (Photo/St. John’s IceCaps)The Winnipeg Jets announced they have recalled goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hellebuyck is coming to the end of his first professional season in the Jets organization and will now get the shot to prove himself at the National Hockey...
Via Mill City Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Byfuglien’s vicious cross-check to the back of J.T. Miller’s neck

Dustin Byfuglien is applauded for his huge hits and monstrous checks, but this time he crossed the line with a nasty cross-check to the back of J.T. Miller’s neck. Via Reddit Hockey: It looks like Byfuglien was trying to punish Miller for taking a whack at Ondrej Pavelec, but this wasn’t the way to do it. He may have been trying to cross-check Miller in the back, but instead...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Ryan Olsen had a tough day at the office Friday. The Winnipeg Jets prospect and St. John’s IceCaps player confirmed what we all largely assumed: Taking a puck to the face after getting into a fight isn’t great for one’s face. Olsen showed off the damage after the game, and well, it wasn’t pretty. Fight in the first. Puck in the face in the second #hockey http://t.co...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2015  |  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
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Evander Kane Headed To Pacific Division?

View image | gettyimages.com It’s been impossible to avoid the drama occurring this week up in Winnipeg regarding the status of much maligned winger Evander Kane. Internal drama coupled with Kane’s seemingly precocious nature has led to what most are calling a fractured relationship with the Jets. On Friday, it was announced Kane was electing to have shoulder surgery, thus...
Via Beyond The Benches
February 09, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How are the Winnipeg Jets winning games?

Coming into the season, expectations were low for the Winnipeg Jets. They weren’t expected to be as bad as a club like Edmonton or Buffalo, but with very little improvement over the summer, and a roster riddled with flaws, it was expected to be the usual business in Winnipeg. Yet, as we near the calendar turning to January, the Jets are right in the thick of things in the gauntlet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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