Jets Rumors & News

  • Laine's resounding early impact blowing teammates away

    ESPN "Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had heard all the stories and scouting reports last offseason about his team's new phenom from Finland, who could shoot a puck from everywhere and score at will. Watching it firsthand, well, that's a whole other thing. "It's pretty incredible," Wheeler..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Oilers' power play too much for Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The 1980s broke out at the MTS Centre on Thursday night and just like they did during their glory days, the Edmonton Oilers broke the hearts of the Winnipeg Jets, this time with a convincing 6-3 victory. NHL scoring leader Connor McDavid led the way with the new..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Jets' home cooking burns Devils

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Bryan Little didn't end up on the scoresheet Tuesday night but his role in the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils was unmistakable. After missing all but four shifts this season and the last 25 games of last year, the veteran center provided not only a..." November 29

  • Hellebuyck, Jets shut out Predators

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets played the perfect road game for nearly two periods en route to snapping a five-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday afternoon. The weird thing about it was they did it within the friendly confines of the MTS..." November 27

  • Should Brandon Tanev be suspended for hit on Colton Sissons?

    Sportsnet "Nashville Predators forward Colton Sissons won’t return to Friday night’s game against the Jets after being hit from behind by Winnipeg’s Brandon Tanev. Sissons was collecting the puck on a breakout out of his own zone when Tanev came in and connected with the Predator (video above). On the..." November 26

  • Predators pound Jets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It appears that Ryan Johansen likes playing against the Winnipeg Jets. The Nashville Predators center enjoyed another big game against the Central Division rival Friday, scoring two goals and adding an assist as his team improved to 8-1-1 in Bridgestone Arena with a 5-1..." November 25

  • Jets coach says Laine mini-slump is no cause for concern

    Winnipeg Sun "Patrik Laine believes the next hot streak could be right around the corner. That's the way a sniper should think and it's probably one of the biggest reasons the 18-year-old prodigy from Finland remains near the top of the NHL lead for goals behind Sidney Crosby, even though he's managed to..." November 25

  • Jets’ Tobias Enstrom returns to Sweden due to family situation

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets will be without Tobias Enstrom for at least their next game as the defenceman had to return home to Sweden for a personal matter, the team announced Thursday. “He had to get home to Sweden for a family situation that’s come up briefly with the full and complete support of the..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Dubnyk, Wild edge Jets

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For the second time in a week, the Minnesota Wild took advantage of video review and then got a lucky bounce. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 15 saves and Minnesota scored three times in the final 21 minutes to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night. Wild..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Paul Maurice blames self for Jets ‘not prepared to play’

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets got crushed 4-1 against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night and head coach Paul Maurice did not have to look far to find who was to blame. By the end of the game, Tuukka Rask only had to make 11 saves to pick up the win as the visiting Jets looked lifeless all night..." November 20

  • 'Canes top Jets for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Center Elias Lindholm found his scoring touch and it might have seemed like a relief for the Carolina Hurricanes. "It's good to get the first one out of the way," Lindholm said after Sunday's 3-1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena. "I just tried to get it on the..." November 20

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Flyers pull away from Jets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- One day after blaming himself for costing the Philadelphia Flyers a point in a shootout loss to Ottawa, goaltender Steve Mason helped earn his team two points Thursday night in a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Mason turned aside 30 of 32 shots and received goal support from..." November 17

  • Hellebuyck gets shutout as Jets blank Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- Nobody beats the Winnipeg Jets five times in a row. Or seven times out of eight, for that matter, either. Connor Hellebuyck kicked out 27 shots and the Jets had three players notch their first goals of the season as the home side defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in front..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • No hearing for Morrissey after big Hinostroza hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg d-man Josh Morrissey won’t face supplemental discipline for his big hit on Chicago’s Vinnie Hinostroza, per the Chicago Tribune. Morrissey caught the ‘Hawks rookie in the first period of Winnipeg’s eventual 4-0 victory, knocking Hinostroza from the game. Morrissey received a..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • It's Not Crazy to Think Patrik Laine Will Be Better Than Matthews and McDavid

    Bleacher Report "The best player under 20 years of age in the NHL? It's either Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews, right? After all, they score the most points, get the most ink, sell the most jerseys and endorse the most products. Pick either one of the M&M boys, and you've got a good case. Hold the phone. When..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • After getting boarded by Clifford, Connor placed on IR

    Pro Hockey Talk "The hit that temporarily forced Kyle Connor from Sunday’s game — and the one that earned Kyle Clifford a five-minute boarding major — has now forced Connor out of action indefinitely. On Monday, the Jets announced their prized rookie had been placed on injured reserve, with Chase De Leo getting..." November 14

  • Rask, Scheifele and Rinne named 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 13. FIRST STAR - TUUKKA RASK, G, BOSTON BRUINS Rask went 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average, .970..." November 14

  • Surging Jets edge Kings in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Imagine being a coach of a National Hockey League team and having the ability to pencil in both the league's leading goal scorer and point getter with the game on the line in a shootout. That's the luxury Paul Maurice is enjoying these days. And it paid off Sunday at..." November 13

  • Avalanche topple Jets in OT on own goal

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche were searching for a break to snap them out of their slump. They got a big one Friday night. Rene Bourque was credited with his second goal after Nikolaj Ehlers shot the puck into his own net 1:23 into overtime, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2..." November 12

  • Jets soar past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After scoring eight goals in routing the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, the Winnipeg Jets got off only three shots in the first period Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes. The Jets' offense, however, came to life, firing 15 shots in the third period. Nikolaj..." November 11

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • How does Laine’s hot start stack up to the greats?

    Sportsnet "Fourteen games in, and the second coming of Teemu Selanne is keeping pace with the Norse god of snipe. Patrik Laine did the remarkable, again, Tuesday night, pulling off a second hat trick before his National Hockey League career turned one month old. “I’m proud of myself, and I’m proud of..." November 10

  • Rookie Laine notches hat trick, Jets shred Stars

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- Remember when Auston Matthews was the runaway favorite to win the Calder Trophy after the first game of the season? That was cute. The Toronto Maple Leafs rookie center scored four goals in his first NHL game but since, Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets has quietly..." November 09

  • Trouba ‘committed’ to Jets, rescinds trade request

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jacob Trouba re-joined the Jets on Tuesday for practice and, afterward, made it clear he’s very happy to be back. And that he’s not going anywhere. “I’ve committed to sign here,” Trouba said while confirming he’s rescinded his trade request, per the Winnipeg Sun. “When I signed that piece of..." November 08

  • Bridge deal works best for Jets, Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "Taking a bridge deal was always the most likely outcome for Jacob Trouba. So, now that Trouba has agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $6 million that carries an average annual value of $3 million, what does it mean for his long-term future with the Winnipeg Jets? That question..." November 08

  • Will the Winnipeg Jets now trade newly signed Jacob Trouba?

    Sportsnet "Score one for the Winnipeg Jets. Jacob Trouba signed a two-year contract with the Jets Monday, below market value and of shorter term than he would have liked. The numbers — $2.5 million for this season and $3.5 million for next — make Trouba far easier to trade, and gives the Jets back a..." November 08

  • Trouba's agent: 'Status quo' after meeting with Jets

    Sportsnet "If Jacob Trouba is to play in the NHL this season, he has to sign by Dec. 1. And since teams would, likely, be more comfortable trading for a player who has a contract and therefore a locked-in future that can be controlled, perhaps the Jets and Trouba can still come to an agreement? According..." November 07

  • Jacob Trouba ends stalemate, re-signing with Winnipeg Jets

    Sportsnet "The stalemate is over. Jacob Trouba will be re-signing in Winnipeg for two years and $6 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Rangers down Jets for 5th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "By Dave Lozo NEW YORK -- A fifth straight victory. Another five-goal effort. Yes, the New York Rangers had every reason to hold themselves accountable for a sloppy performance in a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. That's not normally..." November 06

  • Jets are ‘gauging trade interest’ on Burmistrov

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets are “gauging trade interest” on forward Alex Burmistrov, according to a tweet by TSN’s Gary Lawless. Lawless didn’t share anything more than that, but the trade rumors should come as no surprise. Burmistrov, 25, has no goals and just one assist in 10 games this season, and his..." November 05

  • Jets lose Perreault, Armia to injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets lost the first of two games against the Washington Capitals despite a 45-27 shot advantage, and it was looking like they’d be out of luck again going down 3-0. Now it’s 3-3, but sadly for Jets fans, it’s not all good news. That’s because the team announced that both Mathieu..." November 04

  • Ovechkin's second goal gives Caps OT win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- For the second time in three nights, the Washington Capitals surrendered a third-period lead to the Winnipeg Jets only to later win in dramatic fashion. Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the night with 1:39 left in overtime, and the Capitals defeated the Jets 4-3 Thursday..." November 04

  • Tanev's first two goals power Jets past Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Brandon Tanev is an undrafted rookie fourth line player who stole the show Friday night. Tanev's second goal of the game, with 1:16 left, broke a tie and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-3, come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. "The..." November 04

  • Jets coach calls critical overtime penalty 'horses—t'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets locked in a 3-3 tie in overtime, the critical moment came when the Jets were assessed a minor penalty for too many men on the ice. Alex Ovechkin scored just one minute later to give the Caps the 4-3 win as the Caps survived a three-goal rally from the..." November 04

  • Capitals blow lead, still edge Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- After the Winnipeg Jets erased a two-goal deficit to the Washington Capitals with a pair of goals late in the third period, everybody in the MTS Centre believed the game was headed to overtime. Nobody bothered to tell Jay Beagle. The Capitals fourth-line center..." November 02

  • Dreger: Jets keeping big picture in mind on Trouba trade front

    Today's Slapshot "Restricted free agent Jacob Trouba remains unsigned by the Winnipeg Jets, having opted to wait for the team to trade him somewhere where he’ll be able to play top-pairing minutes on the right side. The Jets head into Tuesday night’s matchup against the Washington Capitals down a couple of..." November 02