Jets Rumors & News

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Jets GM making ‘a lot of outgoing phone calls’ ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnet "With the Winnipeg Jets having established themselves unequivocally as a top-five team in the league, they’re firmly in the “buyers” column ahead of the Feb. 26 NHL Trade Deadline. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, instead of waiting for fellow GMs to reach out to him, is making a..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Penguins and Jets expressed trade interest in Brassard

    Fanrag Sports "The Ottawa Senators could become a key player on the NHL trade front in the next week, should general manager Pierre Dorion choose to deal assets with term remaining rather than simply the rentals that are largely available leaguewide at this time of year. During a Monday afternoon appearance..." February 20

  • Jets talking to several teams ahead of deadline

    Yardbarker "The Winnipeg Jets are one of the best teams in the league this season, and just got Mark Scheifele back to add to their impressive attack. Now, they might be looking to get even better. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the Jets are talking to several teams, and mentions Rick Nash, Mike Hoffman,..." February 19

  • Sens-Jets deal involving Mike Hoffman likely too complicated

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are looking to bolster their already-impressive roster for a lengthy playoff run and Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman’s name has been bandied about in trade rumours frequently this season. So, could the Jets and Sens be possible trade partners ahead of the Feb. 26..." February 18

  • Jets recall Eric Comrie from Manitoba "The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have recalled goaltender Eric Comrie from the Manitoba Moose. The Jets also announced that they have placed forwards Matt Hendricks and Brandon Tanev on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 3. Comrie, 22, has played in 25 games for the Moose this..." February 08

  • Jets’ Mark Scheifele on being hurt: You get bored pretty easily

    Sportsnet "Mark Scheifele is close to returning to the Winnipeg Jets lineup and he can’t wait to get back on the ice. “You’re not doing a whole lot, especially when it first happened,” Scheifele said Thursday on Prime Time Sports. “I wasn’t able to move around too much, I wasn’t able to do a whole lot so..." February 08

  • Breaking down Blake Wheeler’s move to centre

    Sportsnet "Since Mark Scheifele went out with an injury in late December, the Winnipeg Jets have tried a bit of an experiment, using their best two-way forward in Blake Wheeler in the middle. Wheeler is one of the best wingers in the NHL; I had him ranked as the fourth-best right wing in hockey over the..." February 03

  • Winnipeg Jets providing blueprint on handling devastating injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "The injury bug paid a visit to Winnipeg and left a six-to-eight week piece of adversity on the doorstep of the Jets on Monday The Jets announced that top defenseman Jacob Trouba will be sidelined for up to two months with a lower-body injury he picked up last Thursday, handing the Central..." January 30

  • Jacob Trouba Could Miss Six To Eight Weeks

    Winnipeg Sun "The depth of the Winnipeg Jets’ defence corps is about to face its stiffest test of the season. As the Jets get set to return from the all-star break, a source confirmed the Jets will be without blueliner Jacob Trouba for an extended period of time because of an ankle injury. Trouba suffered..." January 29

  • Laine, Barkov heading home for regular season games next year

    Pro Hockey Talk "Finnish supremacy will be duked out in the homeland of Patrik Laine and Aleksander Barkov next season. The NHL is sending four teams to Europe during the 2018-19 season, with a marquee matchup that will pit two of the best Finland-born players currently plying their trades in the NHL for a..." January 27

  • Jets recall Jamie Phillips "The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have recalled goaltender Jamie Phillips from the Manitoba Moose. The Jets also announced that they have assigned goaltender Michael Hutchinson and forward Brendan Lemieux to the Manitoba Moose. Phillips, 24, has a 1-1-0 record with the Moose this..." January 26

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • How the Winnipeg Jets have become Canada’s best NHL team

    Sportsnet "In a season of surprises, from success in Vegas to disasters in Ottawa and Edmonton, we bring you the Winnipeg Jets — Canada’s best National Hockey League team. That’s right. The patient, draft-and-develop, trade-averse Jets have finally arrived. They’re big, deep, and fast with goaltending, an..." January 17

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Jets recall Jack Roslovic; Brandon Tanev placed on IR

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have recalled forward prospect Jack Roslovic from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, and have placed forward Brandon Tanev on injured reserve. Roslovic is having a great season with Manitoba, having scored 15 goals and 35 points in 31 games. The 20-year-old one of Winnipeg’s..." December 30

  • Injuries offer challenge while showing depth for the Winnipeg Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "The equilibrium that existed for the Winnipeg Jets has been rocked over the past few days. First, there was the six-to-eight week injury to Mark Scheifele, the team’s second-leading scorer, and its best center. And then on Friday night, Brandon Tanev, a winger on the third line, went down in..." December 30

  • Jets' Scheifele suffers UBI vs. Oilers

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets sniper Mark Scheifele left Wednesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period after falling awkwardly into the boards. He did not return to action with an upper-body injury. After the game, head coach Paul Maurice said the injury initially did not look good, but..." December 28

  • Scheifele out 6-8 weeks with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele will be out six-to-eight weeks with an upper-body injury. Midway through the second period of Wednesday’s win over Edmonton, Scheifele was lightly pushed by Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson and crashed hard into the boards. He was seen writhing in pain,..." December 28

  • Winnipeg Jets Make Shawn Matthias Available In Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it can’t happen until after the holiday roster freeze is over, the Winnipeg Jets have sent out a note to the rest of the league about the availaibility of forward Shawn Matthias according to Elliotte Friedman in his latest 31 Thoughts column for Sportsnet. As Friedman notes, Matthias has..." December 20

  • Is it a slump or is regression setting in for the Winnipeg Jets?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Might regression be hitting the Winnipeg Jets at the moment? It’s a question Jets fans are asking themselves after a three-game road trip that produced just a single point and a goose egg in the win column. It’s the first time the Jets have lost three straight all season. In year’s past,..." December 11

  • For the Florida Panthers, Michael Hutchinson could be the perfect fit

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Florida Panthers are in the market for a goaltender — and they are, according to reports — Dale Tallon might want to give the Winnipeg Jets a call. The Jets hold the keys to the top goaltender without a job in the NHL this season. His name? Michael Hutchinson (a man feared by Chicago..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • Jets' Blake Wheeler rips ice conditions at Panthers' BB&T Center

    Sporting News "Jets forward Blake Wheeler was blunt when he spoke about the ice conditions at Florida's BB&T Center. Following the Winnipeg's 6-4 loss to the Panthers on Thursday, Wheeler wasn't in the best mood and gave an honest assessment of the oft-criticized playing surface, on which he'd just skated..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Laine gets boost he needed

    Winnipeg Sun "Whenever Patrik Laine is short on confidence, it looks like all he needs to do is talk it out. The last time the Winnipeg Jets winger had a confidence crisis, back in early November, he proceeded to chalk up an eight-game point streak. And after expressing some of the same sentiments on..." December 02

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine says he’s struggling with confidence issues again

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are thriving as a group this season but the team’s brightest young star, Patrik Laine, is in a slump and not performing up to the high standards he sets for himself. Laine got off to a strong start with four goals and six points in the first seven games of the season but has..." December 01

  • As the Jets’ defence and goaltending improves, what’s their weakness?

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have finally arrived. A favourite breakout pick over the past few years with their mix of young, emerging players and quality, experienced vets, Winnipeg always fell short. Sometimes it was the defence, mostly — especially last season — it was the goaltending. This season, led..." December 01

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Jets confirm Mason has concussion, Comrie gets the call up

    Winnipeg Sun "With Steve Mason out with a concussion, the Winnipeg Jets are facing some uncertainty between the pipes and farm hand Eric Comrie will get the first chance to fill the void. Head coach Paul Maurice confirmed on Monday morning that Steve Mason suffered a concussion in Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the..." November 27

  • Jets’ Byfuglien still looking for No. 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfuglien looks to be pissed off in more ways than one these days. After a slow start to the season in the physical department (and in his game overall), the Winnipeg Jets heavyweight defenseman regained his train-wreck-causing self over the past week, putting his signature beating on..." November 26

  • Jets fans set up GoFundMe after Chiarot fine

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets fans are having a bit of fun (again) at the expense of Corey Perry, who was on the receiving end of a butt-end to the face on Friday. Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot was the culprit in the second period of a 4-1 Winnipeg win against the Ducks. Chiarot got his hands up in Perry’s grill..." November 26

  • Ben Chiarot fined, not suspended, for bloodying Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry can pester with the best of them, but you still can’t get away with butt-ending him in the face with your stick. Well, you can’t get away with such an action without ending up a little lighter in the wallet, at least. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety..." November 25

  • Jets basically have two top lines, and that’s scary

    Pro Hockey Talk "At times, this season feels like The Year of the Mega-Lines. Even so, the modern NHL is cruel to offense, and many of us are waiting for the other shoe to drop, as much as we want the fun to continue. What if Steven Stamkos – Nikita Kucherov is driven down by injuries? Can Brayden Schenn remain..." November 25

  • Jets’ Enstrom out 8 weeks with lower-body injury; Poolman recalled

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets have placed veteran defenceman Tobias Enstrom on injured reserve and recalled defenceman Tucker Poolman from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. Enstrom will reportedly be sidelined for eight weeks with a lower-body injury suffered Saturday afternoon against the..." November 19

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine has uncanny ability to score using same shootout move

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets star winger netted the shootout winner against the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night and beat Brian Elliott with a deke hockey fans have come to expect. Laine has now scored four regular-season shootout goals on five career attempts and he uses the same move each time. The..." November 17

  • Mathieu Perreault says Radko Gudas slash ‘wasn’t an accident’

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has once again landed himself in hot water after slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in the head/neck area during Thursday’s game. Perreault, who was not injured on the play, believes the slash was intentional and not a fluke accident as a..." November 17

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Laine on slump: 'Have to get through it somehow'

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine is off to a slow start in his sophomore season, including being held without a point in each of his previous four games. Laine has four goals and six points through 11 games and played a season-low 13:20 in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Wild. The..." November 02

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • With Perreault out four weeks, Jets call on prospect Kyle Connor

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kyle Connor has been a scorer just about everywhere he has played — the USHL, the University of Michigan, and the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League. He’s only had a brief taste of life in the NHL, playing 20 games for the Winnipeg Jets last season, scoring two goals and five..." October 17

  • Winnipeg Jets Place Perreault On IR, Recall Connor From AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have made a roster move today, moving Mathieu Perreault to the injured reserve list, while recalling promising young forward Kyle Connor from the AHL. Connor was in contention to crack the squad out of camp, and will get his chance to stick in the NHL after putting up five quick..." October 16

  • Jets turn to ‘very mature, confident’ Hellebuyck for third straight start

    Pro Hockey Talk "This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. But after two impressive outings in net already this week, helping the Winnipeg Jets to consecutive wins, Connor Hellebuyck will make his third straight start tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes, as head coach Paul Maurice continues to play..." October 14

  • Maurice: 'No issue' with Byfuglien fishing

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien was scratch from the team's Monday night win over the Edmonton Oilers due to a lower-body injury and has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Vancouver Canucks. The extent of Byfuglien's injury was called into question on Tuesday when..." October 12