Jets Rumors & News

  • Jets' Scheifele encouraged by Leafs' playoff run: 'We want to be that team'

    National Post "Mark Scheifele is rooting for the Maple Leafs. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. With the Winnipeg Jets’ season done, the Kitchener, Ont., native has gone from hockey player to hockey fan and is watching a lot of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And while it’s frustrating not to be playing at this..." April 23

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Laine will not play at world championship

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets superstar rookie Patrik Laine will not play for Finland at the world hockey championships this year, the team announced on Monday. Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey will suit up for Canada while Andrew Copp, Jacob Trouba and Connor Hellebuyck will play for the Americans. Nikolaj..." April 10

  • Contract issue 'two-way street': Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "Jacob Trouba knew what was coming. “Do you want me to just answer the question now?” Trouba asked with a smile as he stood before the media a day after the Winnipeg Jets’ season ended. The question that none of the media could even get out before Trouba starting speaking pertained to his..." April 10

  • Enstrom 'happy here' and declines to discuss waiving no-movement clause

    Winnipeg Free Press "Veteran defenceman Toby Enstrom deflected questions Sunday about the possibility he has or will be asked by Winnipeg Jets management to waive the no-movement clause in his contract. The 32-year-old Swede, who has one year remaining on a five-year deal that will pay him US$5.75 million next..." April 10

  • Jets end season with seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In the muddled and murky Western Conference playoff party, the Nashville Predators had their invite and a chance to choose their dance partner. Instead, after a stunning 2-1 loss Saturday night to the Winnipeg Jets, they're being handed a date with one of the biggest..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Trouba scores twice as surging Jets beat Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Winnipeg Jets looked more like a team going to the playoffs than the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night at Nationwide Arena. The Jets are surging since being eliminated from the postseason, winning their sixth straight game with a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jackets...." April 06

  • Jets charge past Blues for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues can feel fortunate they won't be playing the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs. The Jets got two goals from Patrik Laine, the first igniting a three-goal outburst in 62 seconds early in the second period, and went on to a 5-2 win over the Blues on Tuesday..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Jets charge past Senators for fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It's not often that a player apologizes after scoring a goal but Nikolaj Ehlers told Patrik Laine he was sorry after notching an empty-netter in a 4-2 victory for the Winnipeg Jets over the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on Saturday night. The friends and sometimes..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Jets rally from two down to beat Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- For one night, at least, the Duck dynasty was put on hiatus. Dustin Byfuglien tied the game with 12 seconds left in regulation and set up Mark Scheifele for the overtime winner as the Winnipeg Jets rallied from two goals down to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Thursday night..." March 31

  • Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom has season ending knee surgery

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom had season-ending knee surgery on Thursday, the team announced. Enstrom has been out of the lineup since suffering a concussion in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 8. The team did not provide an update on that injury. " March 30

  • Jets sign UND defenseman Tucker Poolman to entry-level contract

    Winnipeg Free Press "It's game day for the Winnipeg Jets but the big news came off the ice at MTS Centre as the club announced the signing of University of North Dakota defenceman Tucker Poolman on a one-year entry-level contract. The 23-year-old from East Grand Forks, Minn., has a deal for the 2017-18 season with..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Jets rally past Devils in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- For two teams already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils played a spirited back-and-forth game Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Ultimately, Patrik Laine's goal in a shootout lifted Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory. The..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Jets’ Byfuglien out, Laine questionable for game vs. Canucks

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets could be without two key components for their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has already been ruled out and rookie Patrik Laine is listed as questionable, according to head coach Paul Maurice. This will be the second straight game..." March 26

  • Jets edge Canucks to keep slim hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Jets' roster is battered, and the team's playoff hopes are almost fatally bruised, yet a tight win over the Vancouver Canucks showed that Winnipeg hasn't thrown in the towel yet. Thanks to a sparkling power play, a 28-save performance by goaltender Michael..." March 26

  • Ducks tied atop division with win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With eight games left, the Anaheim Ducks and the NHL's defending Western Conference champions share first place in the Pacific Division. Andrew Cogliano's game-winning goal not only gave the Ducks a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night at the Honda Center...." March 25

  • Kings' special teams dominate vs. Jets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings haven't acquiesced another postseason away from the rink. They still showed some fire Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, scoring three power-play goals and another short-handed in a 5-2 victory at Staples Center. The Kings (35-31-7) couldn't..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Jets get glimpse of future in victory over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets, with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at the MTS Centre on Tuesday night, picked a fine time to post their second three-game winning streak of the season. Ordinarily such a run would have fans scoreboard-watching but with the Jets' chances..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Jets jump out early, hang on to beat Wild

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- If the Winnipeg Jets made a habit of showing the resiliency required to recover from blowing a four-goal lead and pull off a dramatic win, they would be gearing up for the playoffs. As it is, Sunday afternoon's 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild was more of an isolated..." March 19

  • Lowry takes another step forward

    Winnipeg Sun "Adam Lowry was looking for more and that's exactly what he delivered. After seeing his role reduced and taking a brief pit stop in the American Hockey League last season, the Winnipeg Jets centre rebounded well after his demotion and has built on that in his third NHL campaign. By providing..." March 18

  • Jets shut down Matthias, provide updates on Trouba, Myers, Enstrom

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have been dealing with plenty of injuries lately, and the club provided an update on Saturday. Of the injured players, it appears Shawn Matthias is dealing with the longest recovery. Jets head coach Paul Maurice told reporters on Saturday that the forward will require surgery..." March 18

  • Little scores 2 in Jets win vs. Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Winnipeg Jets didn't think an unexpected day off earlier in the week did them any favors Thursday night. The New York Islanders certainly looked as if they would have been happy to take the day off the Jets didn't want. Bryan Little scored twice in the first period to give..." March 16

  • Byfuglien Sees Future Cup Contender in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "About halfway through pre-season training camp, Paul Maurice sought out the advice of one of the most opinionated people on the Winnipeg Jets staff. In his three seasons with the team, the coach had noticed and even come to rely on this guy’s eye for identifying talent. Sure, he never consulted..." March 15

  • Neal goal in OT lifts Predators past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Overtime hasn't always been the right time for the Nashville Predators. But it was on Monday night, thanks to a clutch save by Pekka Rinne that set the stage for James Neal to play the hero's role. Neal's wrister from the high slot at 2:11 pushed Nashville to a 5-4..." March 14

  • Jets game vs. Devils postponed due to ‘severe winter weather’

    Sportsnet "Tuesday night’s Winnipeg Jets game against the New Jersey Devils has been postponed due to “severe winter weather” impacting the Newark area, the NHL has announced. The game has been rescheduled to play on March 28. More to come…" March 14

  • Elliott hot in goal as Flames blanks Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Calgary Flames channelled the ghosts of Tom Lysiak, Willi Plett and Guy Chouinard as they posted their ninth consecutive victory on Saturday night, a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Brian Elliott stopped 31 shots to post his second shutout of the season, second in..." March 11

  • Jets’ Trouba: Penguins not losing much in Sestito suspension

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets won’t be forgetting about Wednesday’s heated matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins any time soon. In addition to losing the game, they also lost a key member of their defence as Toby Enstrom has been listed as out indefinitely with a concussion thanks to a dangerous hit from..." March 11

  • Jets' Enstrom out indefinitely with concussion

    CBS Sports "Enstrom was diagnosed with a concussion Friday and will be out indefinitely, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports. It initially seemed like Enstrom was suffering facial fractures after taking a shot from Pittsburgh's Tom Sestito, however after further tests it turns out it was a concussion not a..." March 10

  • If Jets want to make the playoffs they need better goaltending

    Sportsnet "Connor Hellebuyck was hours away from giving up five goals on 15 shots when Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice considered the position his young goaltender was in as his team fights for its playoff life. “You’re in a Canadian market and you’re playing goal,” Maurice said ahead of a 7-4..." March 10

  • Penguins rout Jets in grudge match 7-4

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Old time hockey broke out at the MTS Centre on Wednesday evening as the Winnipeg Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins played a game that would make the Hanson Brothers proud with the visitors coming out on top with a 7-4 victory. The tone was set less than four minutes into the..." March 09

  • Laine much more than a one-dimensional sniper

    TSN "The suddenly furious discussion around the Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews Calder Trophy race is a debate worth having, if only because what Laine has provided to his team offensively is remarkable. As it stands today, only two players – Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin and Minnesota’s Jason Zucker..." March 09

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Boedker, Dell aid Sharks in dumping Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- On a night a grizzled veteran reached a historic milestone, it was an overlooked rookie who stole the show. Aaron Dell, an undrafted 27-year-old backup goalie, made 31 saves as his San Jose Sharks took a big bite out of the Winnipeg Jets' playoff hopes Monday with a 3-2..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Winnipeg Jets lose Ondrej Pavelec for season

    Fanrag Sports "The team hasn’t confirmed it yet – but it’s looking like the rocky relationship between the Winnipeg Jets and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has finally come to an end. It was reported on Monday morning, via Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, that Pavelec is set to undergo season-ending..." March 06