Winnipeg Jets

It’s been nearly three years since the Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets made their blockbuster, eight-player deal. The Feb. 11, 2015 trade, a few weeks before the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline, involved players, prospects and a first-round pick. At the time, the Sabres were in 30th place in the NHL standings, while the Jets were
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The games between the San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets are sometimes referred to as the NHL’s version of West Side Story. The movie musical featured rival gangs named the Sharks and Jets. And like the movie, the latest contest between the Sharks and Jets provided drama, plot twists, disagreements, villains, victims, pain and anxiety.
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It’s a mark of how good the 2015 NHL Entry Draft was for the Winnipeg Jets that Erik Foley isn’t talked about more. After all, the third rounder would be a top-tier prospect on most teams. A quick run-through of 2015 reveals just how jaw-droppingly good it was for the Jets. Kyle Connor fell into
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It is already apparent that general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets won the trade that sent power forward Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres in February of 2015. The Jets packaged Kane with rugged defender Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf to the Sabres for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and
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Entering this season, the primary concern for the Winnipeg Jets was discipline, which has been their kryptonite year after year. It seemed whenever things were going right for the Jets, undisciplined plays would be their undoing and cost them valuable points. Now, almost a month into the season, the Jets find themselves in a very
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It is not often that we get a chance to see two teams go head-to-head in a so-called response game this early in an NHL season. In most cases, that kind of scenario has traditionally revolved around sending a message to the opponent at the other end of the rink. However, in this case, that applies
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Patrik Laine seemed to use his preseason outing against the Calgary Flames to show off. A five-point outing against the conference rival Flames was the second impressive showing from Laine in the exhibition games, following a wicked goal against Minnesota. He scored two goals and three assists, with both goals on the power play. Jets fans
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The Winnipeg Jets are accumulating depth up front better than ever before. Their core top-six remains intact and their constantly fluid bottom-six continues to be an extremely fierce competition. Veterans like Bryan Little, Matthieu Perreault, and captain Blake Wheeler are undeniably penciled into their top two lines. Having Little healthy for the whole season will
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The Winnipeg Jets have had plenty of issues with goaltending before. From everyday inconsistencies to a young goaltender working through some kinks, they have had their fair share of problems. This year’s crease complication is due to the fact of an overload of the position. The Jets enter the season without Ondrej Pavelec in the
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Too many times hockey fans have watched their team’s promising college prospects get stolen away before they can even see them sport the jersey. One of the biggest risks of drafting an NCAA player is that once his schooling is completed, he can opt to not sign with the NHL club that drafted him. The decision
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It is a rare occurrence when Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets have an active offseason. In 2012, it was viewed as a busy summer signing forwards Olli Jokinen and Alexei Ponikarovsky. This July, the Jets inked a pair of players that already have a secured spot on the opening night roster and hopefully this
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The Winnipeg Jets have never won a division title, and it’s been over ten years since the Atlanta Thrashers claimed one. With a playoff spot still on the to-do list for the Jets, projecting a division title would seem premature. For the Jets, however, 2017-18 represents their best opportunity yet to claim the Central crown.
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It’s the oldest mantra in the profession: coaches are hired to be fired. In his long coaching career, Paul Maurice knows it well. Perhaps it’s an unfair saying, as coaches can’t do anything but work with the talent their GM assembles, but it has proven true many times. When a team struggles, the coach gets
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When you have one of the deepest prospect pools in the NHL, it’s no easy task narrowing that pool down to the four best. That, however, is the Winnipeg Jets’ perfect problem. There are any number of talented prospects who could appear on this list. I’d venture to say you could leave the Jets’ best
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Connor McDavid recently became the highest paid player in the NHL with his $12.5 million cap hit for eight years, and $100 million contract. McDavid’s extension gives Winnipeg Jets fans the chance to speculate on their own wonder kid, Patrik Laine and what sort of contract he will be signing in one year’s time when
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