Jets Rumors & News

  • Jets drink at fountain of youth

    Winnipeg Free Press "Three rookies have made the Winnipeg Jets, but it's only the continuation of the team's youth movement, not the start. Two seasons ago Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba broke in as full-time players and Anthony Peluso played more than half a season as an official rookie. Last season, the Jets..." October 06

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

  • Contract negotiations between Jets and Andrew Ladd stagnate

    Winnipeg Free Press "Andrew Ladd is a proud man. It’s a big part of what makes him the hockey player he is. And while his words say it’s all business, the fact he’s even willing to discuss his contract status right now reveals it’s become personal to him. I approached Ladd following Thursday’s morning skate..." October 01

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Report: Defense (maybe Byfuglien?) is on Boston’s shopping list

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine, for a moment, a blueline featuring two super-heavyweights in Zdeno Chara and Dustin Byfuglien. (You may also imagine the ice cracking when they’re on it at the same time.) It’s not a situation that is imminent, yet the rumor is at least being batted around regarding the Boston..." September 27

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets "injured reserve" skate was down to three players today: Tyler Myers, Paul Postma, John Albert. Dustin Byfuglien back w/main groups

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Blue-liner Myers is a big deal

    Winnipeg Free Press "Tyler Myers is not an easy guy to miss. He's one of the largest humans walking this green earth, after all, standing 6-8 and much closer to seven feet when in his hockey gear. When the big defenceman was absent from the first two days of Winnipeg Jets training camp, it's the kind of thing..." September 21

  • Jets' Scheifele bulks up for new season

    Winnipeg Sun "Remember that scrawny kid who showed up at training camp four years ago after becoming the first player drafted by the Jets 2.0? It was hard to recall yesterday, looking at Mark Scheifele. When he first came to a Jets training camp in 2011, Scheifele weighed in at about 175 pounds and his..." September 20

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    M Remis @mremis

    "Grant Clitsome did not pass his physical, which was not a surprise to us. It's our expectation he will not play this season." -Paul Maurice

  • Ex-Jet Slater looks to Europe

    Winnipeg Sun "Jim Slater has come to terms with the fact he’s no longer the longest-serving member of the Winnipeg Jets. But that didn’t mean it was easy to swallow when the veteran centre wasn’t among the many players showing up for medicals as NHL camps opened in most cities on Thursday. “My agent (Mike..." September 18

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Will Lemieux be best as a pest?

    Winnipeg Free Press "If you ever thought at some point you'd like to be a fly on the wall for a conversation involving one of the NHL's top agitators, Brendan Lemieux practically issued the invite Saturday. Lemieux's not the pest/player with those NHL credentials, at least not yet, but the 19-year-old..." September 13

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Jiri Tlusty rejected 5 PTO's. He wants a contract or he has options to play in the KHL. #tvasports

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Jets seem hesitant to lock up Byfuglien, Ladd

    Pro Hockey Talk "True to form, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was careful not to show his hand when asked yesterday about the futures of pending unrestricted free agents Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd. “At different points and times, you try to move the process along,” Cheveldayoff told the Winnipeg Sun...." September 10

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Report: Jets offer camp PTO to Raffl, older brother of Flyers’ Michael

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s probably a joke opportunity about Winnipeg trying to win the Raffl, but we’re not going to go there. Instead, we’ll simply pass along word that, per Austrian news outlet Kurier, Thomas Raffl — the older brother of Flyers forward Michael Raffl — has received an offer to attend Jets..." September 02

  • Report: Jets bringing journeyman G Leggio to camp on PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "David Leggio, who’s spent time with the Sabres, Capitals, Islanders and Coyotes organizations, has reportedly accepted a professional tryout with the Winnipeg Jets, per Buffalo Hockey Beat. It wasn’t long ago that Leggio, now 31, was a quality AHL netminder. He went 38-24-1 with Rochester..." August 31

  • Jets captain not worried about contract talks

    Winnipeg Free Press "Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd didn’t report any progress on talks for a new contract this morning, but he chose the optimistic side for his view on the situation heading into the final year of the five-year contract he signed when he first came to Winnipeg. Ladd arrived this morning at..." August 28

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Prospect Ehlers mulling Swiss league if he doesn't make Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nikolaj Ehlers will be one to watch at Winnipeg’s training camp this fall. Ehlers, the Jets’ first-round pick (ninth overall) at the 2014 draft, is reportedly open to playing in the Swiss league should he not make the Jets roster out of the preseason, per news agency Sportinformation. More..." August 21

  • Healthy Ladd says Jets can't be satisfied with playoffs "Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd's recovery from offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia is going so well that he's been back on the ice for two weeks. "I feel good," Ladd told the Winnipeg Free Press from his summer home in British Columbia on Tuesday. "I've skated the last couple of..." August 19

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Jets' Wheeler: Ads 'would tarnish' sacred NHL jerseys

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler isn't thrilled with the prospect of donning a jersey featuring the NHL's corporate sponsors. The NHL reportedly struck a uniform deal with Adidas on Monday, giving the company exclusive rights to produce the jerseys worn by all 30 NHL clubs." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Report: Ilya Nikulin Looking for NHL Work

    Today's Slapshot "Ilya Nikulin was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round, 31st overall, at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He stands at 6 foot 3 and 213 lbs, and he’s got a strong sense of defensive responsibility. When he was selected by the Thrashers, he was considered one of the top five European..." August 08

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • ‘Nothing more than preliminary discussions’ between Jets, Byfuglien

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s the latest from the Free Press on talks between Winnipeg and d-man Dustin Byfuglien, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent next July: Byfuglien, like [Andrew] Ladd, is also a pending UFA at the send of next season. According to the player’s agent, nothing more than preliminary..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #jets sign Julian Melchiori. 1 year / $600 000 (2 way)