Jets Rumors & News

  • Former players, CTV's W5 petition court to unseal secret NHL emails

    TSN "When Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke effectively ended the career of Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard with a crushing blindside hit to the head, the blow sent shudders through the hockey world. It also sent Colin Campbell, then the NHL's senior vice-president of operations, to his..." December 01

  • Center Chris Wagner's third-period goal propels Avs to 5-3 win over Jets

    Denver Post "As poorly as the Avalanche has played at times this season, at least it has been above average in the NHL's toughest division — the Central, the mighty Central. After Saturday's late "Hockey Night in Canada" 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center, Colorado stood 3-1 against a..." November 29

  • Connor Hellebuyck gets win for Winnipeg Jets in NHL debut against Wild

    Winnipeg Sun "The future arrived earlier than expected for the Winnipeg Jets and Connor Hellebuyck made sure that history will record his NHL debut as a success. The Jets' top prospect only had to make 14 saves in a 3-1 triumph over the Minnesota Wild on Friday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center, but this..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Are unresolved player contracts and swirling trade rumours hurting the Jets?

    Winnipeg Free Press "Personnel and contract issues are forever in play for NHL GMs but the Winnipeg Jets seem to have more than their share of pending business nearly two months into the season. Could all of these things — the most significant of which is there is nothing to report in terms of contract extensions..." November 27

  • Ovi, Backstrom and Kuzy score as Caps beat Winnipeg 5-3

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night at Verizon Center Center: How it happened: Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov snapped a 3-3 tie with 3:38 remaining in the second period with his third goal in three games and Braden Holtby and the Caps saved their..." November 26

  • Avalanche end seven-game road trip 4-3 with win over Jets

    Denver Post "For the fourth time on this franchise record-tying long trip and eighth overall, Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" was teed up and played loudly in the Avalanche's locker room at the MTS Centre. When Queen rocks the room, two points were earned. Behind third-period goals from Cody McLeod,..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Jets' Pavelec out through December with knee sprain "The Winnipeg Jets placed goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on injured reserve Monday with what coach Paul Maurice called a significant knee sprain that will keep him out through at least December. Pavelec sustained the injury in the second period of the Jets' 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on..." November 23

  • Jets recall top goalie prospect Connor Hellebuyck with Pavelec injured

    CBS Sports "The Winnipeg Jets lost starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday night after a collision with Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan. Pavelec left the game with a lower-body injury and his status has not been updated. However, the team has already recalled Connor Hellebuyck from the American..." November 22

  • Jets edge Coyotes 3-2

    Winnipeg Sun "Chris Thorburn probably isn't going to score a prettier goal. While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, Thorburn's individual effort was downright impressive, as his unassisted shorthanded marker at 11:09 of the third period proved to be the game-winner in a 3-2 triumph for the..." November 22

  • Jets expect to have Wheeler against Coyotes "The Winnipeg Jets expect to have leading scorer Blake Wheeler in their lineup when they host the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday at MTS Centre. Wheeler left practice Friday after a shot from defenseman Dustin Byfuglien hit him on the side of the head. The Winnipeg medical staff evaluated Wheeler..." November 22

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    "He's 100%. That's what he tells us, and that's what the doctors say." -Maurice on Wheeler.

  • Jets' Wheeler injured at practice

    TSN "Blake Wheeler was hit in the head by a Dustin Byfuglien shot at Friday's practice. He left the ice on his own, holding a towel to the side of head." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

  • Jets grab onto lifeline

    Winnipeg Free Press "It’s a start. A tourniquet to stop the bleeding and prevent more life from oozing out of the Winnipeg Jets and spoil the first chunk of the 2015-16 season. And, heck, when a team on a six-game winless streak does just enough to end said skid — as the Jets did in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win over..." November 19

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    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Blues top Winnipeg Jets 3-2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues coach Ken Hitchcock scrambled the team’s lines Monday in an effort to boost secondary scoring, which is to say, scoring from everyone other than Vladimir Tarasenko. It turns out that proximity to Tarasenko continues to be a dominant factor in the team’s offense. David Backes, who was..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Predators KO Jets after third-period brawl

    Tennessean "In the NHL, lopsided games tend to devolve into on-ice wrestling matches. With the Predators leading the Jets by five early in the third period en route to a dominant 7-0 victory at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Jets forward Mark Scheifele shot the puck into the Predators’ net after a blown..." November 15

  • Struggling Jets undone by inept special-teams play

    Winnipeg Free Press "You can dissect a defeat like this one a million ways, but in the end, the biggest culprit in a 6-3 Winnipeg loss to the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center Thursday night was the failure of the Jets’ specialty units. On a night the Jets gave up two power-play goals — including the..." November 13

  • Vanek leads Wild's goal-scoring binge to dump Jets

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If the Wild’s going to stay above water these upcoming weeks without Zach Parise, the Jason Zucker-Mikko Koivu-Nino Niederreiter line can’t do it alone. In the first period Tuesday night, the prolific line did. Those three scored and were the only forwards generating consistent offensive-zone..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Neuvirth and Flyers shutout Jets

    Courier-Post "It took less than five minutes before the Flyers needed to have their bacon saved by a goalie whose only wins have come when he’s been perfect. Winnipeg Jets left wing Mathieu Perreault came darting in at Michal Neuvirth with no one in particular covering him. A no-look pass gave Perreault a..." November 08

  • Not easy, but Senators finally win at home over Jets

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators and their faithful were all smiles Thursday night. But this win wasn’t easy. The Senators picked up only their second victory in seven games at home this season with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets as Kyle Turris scored the winner in front of 17,195 at the Canadian..." November 06

  • Burmistrov scores late beauty to give Winnipeg Jets win over Maple Leafs

    Winnipeg Sun "Alex Burmistrov went from potential goat to hero in a span of two minutes and eight seconds. As the Winnipeg Jets forward sat in the penalty box serving a minor penalty for holding-the-stick that he took with four minutes and 13 seconds to play in regulation time of a tie game, time probably..." November 05

  • Byfuglien remains the NHL’s most enigmatic force

    TSN "Pick a side, any side. There seem to be endless choices when it comes to Dustin Byfuglien, who just might be the most misunderstood player in the NHL today. He’s Big Buff, one of the most offensively talented defencemen in hockey. He’s the malcontent who would prefer to give media the..." November 05

  • Jets glad Byfuglien can keep his physical presence in their lineup

    Vancouver Province "Dustin Byfuglien wasn't sure what kind of day was in store as he awaited word from the NHL on whether he was getting suspended for a hit on Brendan Gallagher. "I was just kind of wondering what kind of afternoon it could turn (out) to be: a grumpy one or one that you're just getting prepared..." November 04

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for hit on Brendan Gallagher

    CBS Sports "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had a hearing with the NHL department of player safety on Tuesday morning regarding a hit he delivered on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher on Sunday night. The incident happened when both players were involved in a race for a loose puck and..." November 03

  • Price-less Habs earn their well-balanced win over Winnipeg

    Montreal Gazette "It was shortly before 4 p.m. when the skies over the Bell Centre turned almost dark as night and opened their talons with thunder and lightning, hail, ferocious winds and biblical rain. The apocalypse blew through quickly but clearly; the hockey gods were not pleased that Canadiens goaltender..." November 02

  • Jets' Byfuglien to have Player Safety hearing "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher during a 5-1 Montreal win Sunday at Bell Centre in Montreal. Byfuglien received a minor penalty for..." November 02

  • Byfuglien expected to have hearing for hit on Gallagher

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfgulien is expected to have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety hasn’t confirmed the news, but multiple reports around the league have mentioned that Byfgulien will be contacted in the near future." November 02

  • Jets down worn-out Jackets

    Winnipeg Free Press "If you subscribe to the NHL theory playing on consecutive nights will involve some weariness on Night No. 2, then the Winnipeg Jets used just enough of the textbook Saturday night on how to take advantage. With the Columbus Blue Jackets having lost 2-1 in Washington Friday, the Jets surged out..." November 01

  • Jets take down Blackhawks

    Winnipeg Free Press "It's hard to predict where the Winnipeg Jets will end up at the end of the 2015-16 season. Last year saw them fight for every last inch of life, only to squeak into the playoffs, finishing the season with a franchise-high 99 points in what was Winnipeg's first post-season berth since relocating..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Kings win sixth in a row as Tyler Toffoli's speed burns the Jets, 4-1

    Los Angeles Times "From the time Kings center Jeff Carter won the draw in the faceoff circle, just to the left of Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, it took seven seconds for the Kings to score the game-winning goal. Tyler Toffoli made it look even faster. Toffoli, the gifted goal scorer, reached into his cache and..." October 28

  • Winnipeg Jets respond to Evander Kane’s trade request comments

    Puck Drunk Love "We wrote about Evander Kane’s comments to The Hockey News on how he requested a trade out of Winnipeg every offseason he was with the team. The comments were honest, but brash. Fans in Winnipeg weren’t expected to be happy with them, and Kane’s former Jets teammates have responded directly to..." October 28

  • Jets build lead, hang on to win over Wild

    Winnipeg Sun "In what was another rather unpredictable meeting, one thing that should not have been a surprise was the margin of victory. For the ninth time in the past 11 meetings between the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild, one measly goal was the only thing separating these two Central Division..." October 26

  • Evander Kane asked out of Winnipeg every offseason

    Yahoo! Sports "Evander Kane wanted out of Winnipeg. Also, there are dinosaurs in “Jurassic World.” Putting aside the obvious for a moment, it was never a question of “if” but rather one of “when” for a Kane trade from the Winnipeg Jets. The first rumors of a trade request from the talented winger to Jets..." October 26

  • Jets' Burmistrov fined for elbowing Wild's Spurgeon "Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov has been fined $4,166.67, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon during NHL Game No. 118 in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 26, the National Hockey League's Department of Player..." October 26

  • 'It’s terrible. It’s a terrible part of hockey,' Byfuglien criticizes 3-on-3

    Winnipeg Free Press "Their first experience in the NHL’s regular season with three-on-three overtime didn’t end well for the Winnipeg Jets. And they were sour about it today. "It’s terrible. It’s a terrible part of hockey. It’s not hockey," Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien said this morning after his team lost..." October 25

  • Bolts tic-tac-toe their way to OT victory over Winnipeg

    Tampa Tribune "Ben Bishop atoned for his blunder and his teammates bailed him out. Ondrej Palat scored 36 seconds into overtime to lift Tampa Bay to a 4-3 victory against Winnipeg on Friday, the winning goal coming seconds after Bishop stopped a breakaway attempt from Bryan Little. Cedric Paquette,..." October 24

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22