Jets Rumors & News

  • Shorthanded Stars squeak past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Despite being down six forwards, the Dallas Stars got two assists from rookie Devin Shore, another helper from Justin Dowling in his NHL debut and 28 saves from Antti Niemi in a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday at American Airlines Center. The Stars (3-2-1) -- who were..." October 26

  • Jets' Drew Stafford: Leaves Tuesday's game with upper-body injury

    CBS Sports "Stafford left Tuesday's game against the Stars with an upper-body injury and will not return, Ken Wiebe of reports. Stafford suffered an injury to his upper body in the preseason but it's unclear at this point if this most recent setback is related. " October 26

  • Heritage Classic puck drop delayed; reportedly due to sun

    Winnipeg Sun "The start time for the Heritage Classic between Winnipeg and Edmonton has been delayed by, wait for it – sunshine. The NHL has decided there's too much glare from the sun on the ice, making conditions unsafe for the Jets and Oilers. So the planned 2 p.m. start time at Investors Group Field..." October 23

  • Oilers blank Jets at Heritage Classic

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It's a football statistic and not one that gets tracked in the NHL, but if the Edmonton Oilers can continue to generate goals off turnovers like they did in defeating the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 in the Heritage Classic Sunday afternoon, their chances of ending a more than..." October 23

  • Aaron Ekblad contract ‘set the bar way too high’ for defencemen

    Sportsnet "The statuses of defencemen Jacob Trouba (RFA demanding a trade) and Hampus Lindholm (RFA) were again a topic of conversation on Saturday’s Headlines segment during Hockey Night in Canada. “Well Lindholm I’m still hearing they can’t close the gap and what remains the issue is Anaheim wants him..." October 23

  • Laine hat trick sparks Jets' rally vs. Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The first chapter of the Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine story was an instant classic, the kind of tale that would have Hollywood screenwriters salivating. Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in this past summer's draft, stole the show on Wednesday night by scoring a hat..." October 20

  • Bob McKenzie: I don’t get sense Trouba on verge of being traded

    Today's Slapshot "During his first radio hit of the day, NHL Insider Bob McKenzie was asked straight off for his latest on Jacob Trouba’s standoff with the Winnipeg Jets. “There’s not much to give right now,” conceded McKenzie while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Wednesday morning. “He’s not obviously playing. I don’t..." October 20

  • McKenzie: I don’t get sense Trouba on verge of being traded

    Today's Slapshot "During his first radio hit of the day, NHL Insider Bob McKenzie was asked straight off for his latest on Jacob Trouba’s standoff with the Winnipeg Jets. “There’s not much to give right now,” conceded McKenzie while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Wednesday morning. “He’s not obviously playing. I don’t..." October 19

  • Bruins surge to 4-1 win over powerless Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Boston Bruins showed off their superior special teams in defeating the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 Monday night, but their coach hopes they can make things a little easier on him in the future. Boston successfully killed off five penalties before the second period was eight..." October 18

  • Wild charge back from early deficit, edge Jets

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Since joining the NHL as an expansion team in 2000, the Minnesota Wild franchise has done many notable things. Losing a regulation game in its home opener is not one of them. Trailing by a pair early, Minnesota got goals from Chris Stewart, Matt Dumba, Eric Staal and..." October 15

  • Scheifele sends Jets past Canes in thriller

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- The race for the Calder Trophy is on. One night after No. 1 draft pick Auston Matthews scored four goals in his Toronto Maple Leafs debut to take the early lead in the rookie-of-the-year race, the No. 2 selection Patrik Laine scored a crucial third period goal to help the Jets erase..." October 14

  • Jets' Bryan Little leaves game with lower-body injury

    Winnipeg Sun "You have to feel for Jets centre Bryan Little. The 10-year NHL veteran missed the last 25 games of last season with a neck injury and hadn’t played a regular season game in more than seven months. He was so looking forward to getting back into the lineup after a long off-season of skating on..." October 14

  • Jets' Little out indefinitely

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little is out of action indefinitely, according to head coach Paul Maurice. Little collided with Carolina Hurrcianes forward Bryan Bickell midway through the first period of Thursday's season-opener. He hobbled off the ice favouring a leg and didn't return to the..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Darren Dreger: I believe Trouba would love to play for the Detroit Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Darren Dreger made an appearance on Buffalo’s WGR 550 Wednesday morning, and added another tidbit on a potential Red Wings angle to the Jacob Trouba trade request situation. The conversation shifted from a discussion on the contract extension of Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen..." October 13

  • Patrik Laine to take first step on NHL journey "Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, will make his regular-season debut against the Carolina Hurricanes at MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-CR, NHL.TV). Jets coach Paul Maurice had Laine, 18, playing left wing on the third line with..." October 13

  • Jets will be exciting, but can they win?

    Winnipeg Sun "He’s got a young, hotshot defenceman who wants no part of the organization and he’s paying a goalie nearly $5 million to play in the minors. So why is Kevin Cheveldayoff smiling? Because it’s that time of year, when all 30 NHL teams’ records are unblemished and optimism is king — at least..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Jets won't name new starting goalie

    Winnipeg Sun "It turns out the Winnipeg Jets changing of the guard will extend to the crease. The Jets will have a new new starting goalie when the 2016-17 season starts on Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes. They might actually have two, according to Jets head coach Paul Maurice. That was the..." October 11

  • Jets to place G Pavelec on waivers

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets have placed goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on waivers. Pavelec, 29, started 31 games for the Jets last season, posting a 13-13-4 record. He had one shutout on the season, while his goals against average sat at 2.78. He recorded a save percentage of .904 in a total of 33..." October 10

  • Jets can’t afford to let Jacob Trouba push them around

    Sportsnet "You’ve got to give Jacob Trouba — or at least his script writer — some credit. The premise of Trouba’s holdout is, if not entirely believable, at least unique. We’ve heard of centremen who have complained about being banished to the wing, but as long as we’ve covered the National Hockey League..." October 08

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Jets cut first-rounders Roslovic, Stanley from training camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg trimmed its training camp roster down to 33 players on Tuesday, and two names sent packing stood out from the rest: Jack Roslovic and Logan Stanley. Roslovic, the 25th overall pick in 2015, is on his way to AHL Manitoba while Stanley, the 18th overall pick this year, has been..." October 04

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Jets can't afford to trade Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "If I’m the Winnipeg Jets, I’m not trading Jacob Trouba just because he wants out. There’s simply too much on the line. Winnipeg is a small market and not a particularly desirable one for NHL players with many attractive options. The Jets are a draft and develop team because they have to..." October 03

  • Byfuglien leaves Jets preseason game with lower-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for the remainder of Friday’s exhibition game versus the Edmonton Oilers. The Jets announced that Byfuglien will not return for the third period due to a lower-body injury." October 01

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Red Wings made summer trade offer to Jets for Trouba

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger made an appearance on Ottawa’s TSN 1200 Wednesday afternoon, and there was a particularly interesting piece of trade knowledge dropped by the NHL Insider on the Jacob Trouba front. At one point in the discussion, Dreger was asked if there might be a revisiting of the Travis..." September 29

  • McKenzie explains why Hall-for-Trouba trade never happened

    Today's Slapshot "There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding Jacob Trouba’s trade request among the NHL Insiders this week, and Bob McKenzie dropped an interesting nugget as part of a much larger discussion on this topic while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Tuesday evening. “A lot of people said to me, ‘Why,..." September 28

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Dustin Byfuglien didn’t enjoy the World Cup of Hockey

    Puck Drunk Love "As the World Cup of Hockey reaches its conclusion, feedback is pouring in from fans, analysts and players regarding the success of the tournament. Most would agree there were plenty of positives (looking at you, Team North America), but there’s also a lot of room for improvement. Dustin..." September 27

  • Leafs could have the pieces to deal for Trouba

    Toronto Star "Before discussing Jacob Trouba’s future, it is worth noting three prominent NHLers demanded trades last season — Patrick Marleau, Travis Hamonic and Jonathan Drouin — and none were dealt. So asking for or demanding a trade in today’s NHL means zilch. Trouba is saying this isn’t about playing..." September 27

  • Jets' Jacob Trouba unlikely to get quick resolution to trade request

    USA Today "That a restricted free agent must be signed by Dec. 1 to be eligible to play in the corresponding season is the best hope of a resolution in the Jacob Trouba vs. Winnipeg Jets dispute. The defenseman's May trade request became public Friday. It is a wish that will be difficult to facilitate..." September 27

  • Three signals that the Edmonton Oilers don't appear to be major players for Jacob Trouba

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton is mentioned in some reports as in the running for Winnipeg Jets holdout Jacob Trouba, but I figure it’s a long shot that Trouba ends up as an Oiler for three reasons: TSN’s Bob McKenzie doesn’t think the Oilers are super keen here. Asked on TSN radio if the Oilers might have the..." September 27

  • Agent adamant Trouba wants trade

    Winnipeg Free Press "Jacob Trouba’s agent says nothing has changed since he and his client went public Saturday evening demanding a trade out of Winnipeg. "I don’t anticipate anything changing. This is the process," said Kurt Overhardt of KO Sports. The narrative at Winnipeg Jets training camp since the news..." September 27

  • Jets seek left-handed D in exchange for Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "And now for the when, where and how much the Winnipeg Jets will get in return. With restricted free agent Jacob Trouba making his trade request public on Saturday night, it's time to look into the crystal ball and see where the 22-year-old defenceman is going to end up and how much he could..." September 26

  • Pavelec ready for latest push in Jets crease

    Winnipeg Sun "Ondrej Pavelec isn't oblivious to his situation, nor is he going to put any unnecessary stress on himself thinking about his uncertain future. The longtime starting goalie of the Winnipeg Jets knows full well that he's heading into the final year of his contract and there are at least two..." September 25

  • Perreault blasts Trouba: 'How much more does he want?'

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Jacob Trouba trade demand is not sitting well with at least one of his teammates. Mathieu Perreault sounded off on Sunday morning following his on-ice session at Winnipeg Jets training camp. He questioned the logic of going public with the request for a trade, as Trouba and his agent did on..." September 25

  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Pro Hockey Talk "Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a..." September 25

  • Jacob Trouba’s agent says client has requested a trade

    Sportsnet "It appears Jacob Trouba‘s time with the Winnipeg Jets will soon come to an end. The 22-year-old defenceman, who was picked ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, has requested a trade from the Jets and will not attend training camp. He is currently a restricted free agent." September 24

  • Trouba invited to Jets camp despite lack of contract

    Winnipeg Sun "The lack of a contract hasn’t stopped the Winnipeg Jets from inviting defenceman Jabob Trouba to their traIning camp. A restricted free agent currently playing with Team North America at the World Cup in Toronto, Trouba is one of 60 players invited to the Jets' camp, which opens Friday morning..." September 23

  • John Tortorella’s controversial benching haunts Team USA

    New York Post "The decision to scratch Team USA’s Dustin Byfuglien for Saturday’s World Cup of Hockey opener against Team Europe was controversial in and of itself. But coach John Tortorella’s call to sit the highest-scoring American defenseman in the NHL (19-34-53) became even more of a flashpoint when Team..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Trouba situation still unsettled

    Winnipeg Sun "With the official start of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey a week away and NHL training camps just around the corner, Jacob Trouba remains a restricted free agent without a contract. The Winnipeg Jets and Trouba’s camp have done a nice job of keeping the state of negotiations private, but the fact..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Dreger: I’m told rumor Trouba doesn’t like Winnipeg is ‘nonsense’

    Today's Slapshot "Restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is still without a contract, and Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has been steadfast in his refusal to feed any information to the media on that front. TSN Insider Darren Dreger made his first post-summer appearance on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290..." September 08

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06