Jets Rumors & News

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBSSports.com "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Jets select LW Kyle Connor and F Jack Roslovic in first round of NHL Draft

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets had another highly-rated player fall into their lap, then used their second first-round pick on a guy that also features plenty of offensive upside. After several off-the-board selections took place earlier in the first round, the Jets used the 17th overall selection to pick..." June 27

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets, Jets all interested in Coyotes' No. 3 pick

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes' No. 3 overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft has landed them on speed dial lists. Rumors have been swirling about what the team will do with their pick and trade talks continue to heat up as the draft approaches, with the Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets..." June 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Pending UFA Michael Frolik hasn't been able to reach an agreement with WPG so he's in FLA today to meet with other interested clubs.

  • Young talent puts pressure on Pavs

    Winnipeg Free Press "Not too long ago, Ondrej Pavelec packed up his goaltender pads for the summer following a season that ended with him earning fist-bumps and backslaps for his resiliency and perseverance. Not only did the 27-year-old set career highs for goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts —..." June 24

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBSSports.com "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Burmistrov's future big storyline for Jets at draft

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have a couple of first-round picks in this Friday’s NHL Draft, but it’s the future of a first rounder from five years ago – Alex Burmistrov -- that could make headlines in Florida this weekend. Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, as expected, is to continue conversations with..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBSSports.com "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBSSports.com "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Michael Frolik is not a slam dunk to hit the market on July 1. Talks ongoing between WPG and his agent. #TSN

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and Alex Burmistrov's agent, Mike Liut plan on meeting this week to discuss contract and potential return to NHL.

  • Jets GM Cheveldayoff to meet with Alex Burmistrov's agent regarding potential contract

    The Score "Alex Burmistrov's return to the NHL is taking the next step. Burmistrov's agent Mike Liut and Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff plan to meet this week to discuss a potential contract, according to TSN's Darren Dreger." June 22

  • Jets sign Chiarot to two-year, $1.7M extension

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets must have like what they saw in Ben Chiarot, re-signing the physical defenceman to a two-year, one-way deal Tuesday worth an annual average value of $850,000. Chiarot, who was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1, played 40 games with the Jets this season, scoring..." June 18

  • Pending UFA Jim Slater says 'Things haven't picked up" with Winnipeg Jets

    Winnipeg Sun "Jim Slater still isn't sure if he's going to be back with the Winnipeg Jets next season or beyond. Slater, the longest-serving member of the organization, is a pending unrestricted free agent and spoke on TSN 1200 in Ottawa this morning about his future, which remains somewhat cloudy. “For..." June 17

  • Jets’ Galiardi signs with Malmo of the SHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets’ forward T.J. Galiardi has signed with the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League according to a report. Galiardi signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000 with the Jets last summer, but was never really a fit. The 27-year-old was waived on two separate occasions..." June 09

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Frolik not worth huge $

    Winnipeg Free Press "The late and great Don Baizley would be the perfect moderator for what appears to be stalled negotiations between the Winnipeg Jets and agent Alan Walsh on the Michael Frolik file. Frolik, who is soon to be an unrestricted free agent, would be better served earning a figure that doesn't get a..." May 18

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Jets captain Andrew Ladd recovering after surgery for sports hernia

    Winnipeg Sun "Andrew Ladd had his sports hernia surgery in St. Louis today, and the Winnipeg Jets say it was a success. “Ladd is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp in September,” a team release said. The Jets captain previously said he played through the injury much of the..." May 09

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Jets name Manitoba Moose as new AHL affiliate

    NHL.com "True North Sports & Entertainment Limited today announced its American Hockey League franchise will be called the Manitoba Moose and unveiled the team's primary, secondary and wordmark logos, as well as the home and away jerseys for the 2015-16 season. In March, True North had announced its..." May 04

  • Messier Leadership finalists: Getzlaf, Ladd, Toews

    NHL.com "Forwards Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, which is awarded "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities..." May 04

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets Paul Maurice said Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little were dealing with rib dislocations that healed but "never got good."

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff left no doubt that Ondrej Pavelec is the No. 1 goalie, just like last April

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    Trouba broke a bone in his left hand and said he could only grip his stick with two fingers #NHLJets

  • Bettman under fire after saying 'Katy Perry chant wasn't sexiest'

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Associated Press: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry. Bettman likens the chants to goalies being called “sieves.” The commissioner was in..." April 24

  • Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks sweep Winnipeg Jets from playoffs

    L.A. Daily News "Ducks center Ryan Kesler skated across the blue line late in the third period at the MTS Centre. He raced alone into the attacking zone, fired a laser of a shot into the back of the net and sent a dagger into the hearts of the Winnipeg Jets and their raucous fans. The Jets were the feel-good..." April 23

  • Reports: Jets were dealing with as many as eight significant injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "The playoffs are over for the Winnipeg Jets, and now the list of who was playing injured is starting to reveal itself after a brutally physical series with the Anaheim Ducks. That list, according to reports following a Game 4 loss to the Ducks that eliminated the Jets from the first round,..." April 23

  • What Kane trade could actually cost the Jets

    Sportsnet.ca "It was a shrewd, profitable investment, particularly in the short-term. But in the near future, the bill will come due for the Winnipeg Jets. Their winter trade with the Buffalo Sabres that added Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford to a team that was already playing well was well-executed by GM..." April 22

  • Ducks push Jets to brink of elimination with another stirring third-period rally in Game 3

    Orange County Register "The people of Winnipeg waited nearly two decades for this moment and celebrated all Monday when the Stanley Cup playoffs made a grand return to the prairie. And then the Ducks ripped their hearts out. In the game of the NHL postseason to this point, Rickard Rakell silenced a sellout..." April 21

  • Report: Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for Corey Perry incident

    CBSSports.com "After the Winnipeg Jets suffered a crushing loss to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime in Game 3, there was concern that the Jets could suffer another loss after the game. Dustin Byfuglien received a two-minute minor when he punched or shoved (or both) Ducks forward Corey Perry in the back of the..." April 21

  • Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks work late to defeat Winnipeg Jets in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks were one period away from a loss in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at the Honda Center. They were 20 minutes from a one-game apiece deadlock and a trip to Manitoba on the horizon. In other words, the Ducks were in their comfort..." April 19

  • Corey Perry's 2 goals help Ducks rally past Winnipeg in Game 1

    Orange County Register "Never dismiss a pure goal scorer when he knows he’s got one. Counting out the Ducks’ twin superstars when they’ve been laying low in a playoff game is also a mistake. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were relatively quiet for the first half of Thursday’s opening game in the Western Conference..." April 17

  • Paul Maurice sees Jets as huge, decided underdogs

    Canoe "Paul Maurice was quick to play the underdog card. After the Winnipeg Jets hit the ice for the first time since learning who their first-round foe would be, the head coach was quick to point out the Anaheim Ducks were the top team in the Western Conference during the regular season. “We're a..." April 14

  • Jets manhandle Flames in 5-1 win

    Winnipeg Sun "Call it the calm before the storm. In what had all the appearance of a pre-season game, with both teams resting many of their regulars, the Winnipeg Jets manhandled the Calgary Flames by a 5-1 count in the final regular-season game for both teams, Saturday afternoon. The win puts a bow on a..." April 12

  • Jets say Mathieu Perreault won't be out long, plan to rest some regulars Saturday

    Winnipeg Sun "It appears the Winnipeg Jets dodged a bullet where Mathieu Perreault is concerned. The winger left Thursday’s game in Colorado and won’t suit up for the Jets regular-season finale against Calgary, Saturday. But head coach Paul Maurice said today Perreault’s injury shouldn’t keep him out too..." April 11

  • Jets fail to Clinch Playoffs - Fall 1-0 to Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "I'll open with a couple fun facts about Winnipeg: 1) Winnipeg's NHL team is named after the fabled machine that flies people away from frozen hellscapes (like Winnipeg) 2) A while ago Winnipeg excitedly announced with great fanfare that the city had acquired some jointed busses...." April 10

  • Jets chase playoffs with massive win in St. Louis

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Jets continued their winning ways in St. Louis, winning a hard fought 1-0 game on the back of Ondrej Pavelec's solid, 30-save performance. As usual, the Jets and Blues played a tightly contested affair. Chris Thorburn scored early in the second period on a rebound, and the Jets were able to..." April 08

  • Jets blank Wild 2-0

    Winnipeg Sun "Ondrej Pavelec has been a rather unlikely hero for these Winnipeg Jets. But thanks to a 32-save performance on Monday night against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, Pavelec recorded his third shutout of the season and moved the Jets back into a playoff position in the Western..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Paul Maurice:'Vigneault wanted the electric chair" for Byfuglien

    Winnipeg Sun "Jets head coach Paul Maurice has accepted the four-game suspension given to defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, although he doesn't believe there was any malicious intent from his star blue-liner when he cross checked prone Rangers forward J.T. Miller in the back of the neck on Tuesday night. Nor does..." April 04

  • Byfuglien suspended four games for hit on Miller

    North Jersey "Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien may have just cross-checked his team out of the NHL playoffs. He received a four-game suspension from the NHL Department of Player Safety, announced this afternoon, for what coach Alain Vigneault described as a “violent” and “deliberate” hit on J.T...." April 04

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    Kirk Penton @PentonKirk

    No Jacob Trouba at practice today, so Dustin Byfuglien is filling in for him alongside Mark Stuart. #NHLJets

  • Rangers nip Jets, give Henrik Lundqvist first win since return

    New York Post "This represented more than a single victory for the Rangers. This represented the night on which Henrik Lundqvist, in his second game in nets following a nearly eight-week absence, looked like Henrik Lundqvist. “I felt like Henrik Lundqvist,” The King told The Post after this 3-2 victory..." April 01

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien to have hearing for cross-check on J.T. Miller

    CBSSports.com "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Thursday following an unpenalized cross-check to the back of New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller's neck. Miller was already on the ice when Byfuglien delivered the blow. The Rangers forward..." April 01

  • Jets' Bryan Little to return from injury Tuesday vs. Rangers

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets will get some needed firepower back in their lineup against the New York Rangers Tuesday as Bryan Little returns from injury. Little spoke to reporters after practice saying that he's excited to go, but could be rusty. He has been out of the lineup since March 4 with an..." March 31

  • Jonathan Toews' last-minute goal caps massive Blackhawks win

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the adversity scale, slipping into a wild-card spot by one point with two games in hand doesn’t quite measure up to dropping the first two games of a playoff series to St. Louis in 2014, or falling behind 3-1 to Detroit in 2013, or losing nine straight in 2012, or fighting tooth and nail just..." March 30

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