Jets Rumors & News

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Jets assistant Vincent named AHL Manitoba head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg didn’t have to look far to find Keith McCambridge’s replacement for its AHL affiliate in Manitoba. Pascal Vincent, who’s served as an assistant coach with the Jets for the last five years, will become the eighth head coach in Moose history, the club announced on Friday. Vincent, 44,..." May 27

  • Jets prospect Kyle Connor is USA Hockey's College Player of the Year

    The Score "After an incredible freshman season with Michigan, Kyle Connor may have lost out on the 2016 Hobey Baker Award for the top men's collegiate player to Harvard's Jimmy Vesey, but his first college season has earned him a different honor. The 19-year-old, who led college hockey with 35 goals and..." May 25

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Jets' Scheifele: 'My goal is to be with Winnipeg for a long time'

    Winnipeg Sun "The only thing Mark Scheifele is concerning himself with these days is gold in colour. Safe to say the green will take care of itself when the time is right. As a pending restricted free agent coming off the best season of his young career, Scheifele is due for a significant raise and is..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Winnipeg Jets to donate $100,000 to Fort McMurray relief

    CBC Sports "The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation (WJTNF) is helping the Canadian Red Cross care for more than 88,000 evacuees affected by the raging wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. On Friday, a spokesperson announced the foundation donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for basic supplies,..." May 07

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • ‘I don’t know if it has sunk in yet,’ Jets GM Cheveldayoff gets lucky with draft lottery

    Winnipeg Free Press "The biggest prize went to the team with the best odds of getting it but the Winnipeg Jets were the team to gain the most in Saturday’s NHL draft lottery in Toronto. The Jets came up winners for the second-overall pick for the entry draft next month in Buffalo. They jumped ahead from the No. 6..." May 01

  • Top 3 picks 'unlikely' to be moved; Oilers' No. 4 pick 'in play'

    The Score "It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Columbus Blue Jackets - the teams with the first three selections in the NHL draft - have no intention of trading their picks. TSN's Darren Dreger reported Sunday that the Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets are "very unlikely" to trade out..." May 01

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • No Canada: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

    Edmonton Journal "Hometown discount or highway robbery? Or maybe, when discussing what it would take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Steven Stamkos this summer, it is a bit of both. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain, who is a pending free agent, reportedly walked away from an eight-year contract offer worth..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Sharks loss to Jets, start playoffs on road

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It took 11 tries, but the Winnipeg Jets have their first three-game winning streak of the season. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's shot deflected off the stick of Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and into the net with just 9.9 seconds left to give the visitors a 5-4 win over..." April 08

  • Why Canada was shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "There are similarities between Canada in 1970 and Canada in 2016. The Trudeau bloodline in back in the Prime Minister's office. Tim Hortons still serves fresh coffee. And, perhaps most importantly, there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sure, there are differences, like..." April 08

  • Stone on Byfuglien collision: 'It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit'

    The Score "You have to take Mark Stone's word for it. The Ottawa Senators forward hasn't played since March 30, when Dustin Byfuglien sent him into another galaxy with a stunning body check. He talked about the hit Thursday. "It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit," Stone said, according to the..." April 07

  • Wheeler, Jets down Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets, last in the Pacific Division, played a significant role in the race for the division championship Tuesday night. Wheeler scored his 24th goal in overtime as the Jets rallied for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks night in front of 16,743..." April 06

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Wild fall to Jets, fail to clinch playoff berth again

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk didn't mince words after another seriously flawed effort by his hockey team Sunday night. "I don't think anyone's going to tell you that was even close to good enough tonight," said Dubnyk, not long after the Wild suffered an ugly 5-1..." April 03

  • Seabrook's OT goal lifts Blackhawks past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook finally stopped the see-saw ride, ensuring the Blackhawks finished on top Friday. Seabrook snapped in his 14th goal of the season 1:02 into overtime and left winger Artemi Panarin had a four-point night to spark the Blackhawks to a 5-4..." April 02

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Chiasson scores late winner as Sens down Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ottawa Senators forward Alex Chiasson admits he was simply the beneficiary of a lucky bounce Wednesday night. But the Senators require more than a few breaks to stay in the NHL playoff race -- they need a miracle. Powered by Chiasson's eighth goal of the season..." March 30

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Canada will be shut out of NHL playoffs for second time in history

    Arizona Sports "Ray Whitney’s eyes widened and his face contorted as he delivered his opinion of Canada’s imminent fate. “It’s unacceptable,” the former NHL standout said. “You’ve got a nation that bleeds hockey and you can’t even get one of seven teams into the playoffs?” Not this season. When Monday’s..." March 29

  • Giroux's dramatic goal gives Flyers much-needed win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Claude Giroux was lucky to even be playing in Monday night's game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers' captain took an ugly hit from Martin Hanzal late in the third period Saturday night in a loss to Arizona. His head hit the boards and he did not..." March 28

  • Sabres' future looks bright after win

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres' future was on display for all to see against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon. Rookies Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Hudson Fasching all scored to lead the Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Jets. "Obviously, the first thing that pops into your..." March 26

  • Oilers, Jets top NHLers’ no-trade lists

    Sportsnet "The Connor McDavid Effect has yet to fully transform Edmonton’s image in the eyes of his potential future teammates. For the second straight season, the Edmonton Oilers have topped a poll measuring which of the NHL’s 30 franchises pop up most frequently on players’ no-trade lists. Which is a..." March 25

  • Kings fall in Winnipeg to end winless trip

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien -- he of the booming slap shot that really shook things up Thursday night -- says the Winnipeg Jets will not go quietly. Byfuglien's wicked point drive just 15 seconds into the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and sparked the Jets to an..." March 24

  • Winnipeg Jets Tyler Myers has surgery; done for the season

    Illegal Curve "Can we say we are shocked by injury news anymore? Tyler Myers wasn’t on the ice for the Jets today and following skate we found out why. From Sara Orlesky of TSN: – He has underwent knee surgery today. Will also need to have hip surgery in near future. – Rehab from the hip surgery will be..." March 24

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • Pavelec, Jets shut out Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Not everything went perfectly for Nic Petan on his birthday, but he enjoyed himself nonetheless. Petan, who turned 21 on Tuesday, made his debut on the Winnipeg Jets' top line and had a dominant performance as the hosts shut out the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 at the MTS..." March 22

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • KHL Won’t Stop Season for World Cup of Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Russia’s KHL has determined not to stop the 2016-17 KHL season to make it easier for players to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. The decision not to put their regular season hiatus isn’t entirely surprising. With the KHL season beginning in..." March 21

  • ‘Roster chaos’ – Let’s ponder some possible expansion draft scenarios

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the event that the NHL decides to expand by one team for the 2017-18 season, fans would be treated to more than just the potential of a franchise in Las Vegas. They’d also soak up unknown hours in armchair general managing while discussing an expansion draft. PHT provides an expansive..." March 21

  • Winnipeg Jets Mathieu Perreault has a concussion and is out indefinitely

    Illegal Curve "Mathieu Perreault hit an edge and took a nasty fall backwards into the boards during the 2nd period of the afternoon contest against the Ducks on Sunday. He laid motionless on the ice for a few moments and eventually with the help of his teammates was able to get to the bench and then training..." March 21

  • Silfverberg's goal lifts Ducks over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Jakob Silfverberg is not the biggest name in the Anaheim Ducks lineup but he's not a guy to be ignored, either. Left unattended deep in Winnipeg territory, the 25-year-old right winger took a pass from center Ryan Kesler and scored 58.6 seconds into the 3-on-3 overtime..." March 20

  • Chicago's Ladd makes triumphant return to Winnipeg

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling was superb, but Andrew Ladd was the real darling Friday. Ladd stung his former teammates with a third-period goal as the Blackhawks posted a 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Darling stopped 28 shots for his first shutout..." March 19

  • Lipon hurt, Petan suiting up against Chicago

    Winnipeg Free Press "There's a new patient in the Winnipeg Jets' swelling MASH unit, forcing the club to make yet another recall from their Manitoba Moose AHL affiliate. Centre Nic Petan will be on the roster that takes on the Chicago Blackhawks Friday at the MTS Centre. Petan has been recalled under emergency..." March 18

  • Flames jump out on Jets in win

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund figured that the Calgary Flames deserved some bounces due to all their hard work. His linemates Joe Colborne and Michael Frolik both had luck on their side as they scored goals in the first period to lead the Flames to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets at..." March 17

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  • Daly: Teams can only lose one player per expansion team

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big development from Wednesday’s GMs meetings in Boca Raton? Expansion draft! After NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters an expansion decision is expected prior to the draft in June, focus shifted to what an expansion draft would look like — the NHL’s first since Columbus and..." March 16