Jets Rumors & News

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • ‘Nothing more than preliminary discussions’ between Jets, Byfuglien

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s the latest from the Free Press on talks between Winnipeg and d-man Dustin Byfuglien, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent next July: Byfuglien, like [Andrew] Ladd, is also a pending UFA at the send of next season. According to the player’s agent, nothing more than preliminary..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #jets sign Julian Melchiori. 1 year / $600 000 (2 way)

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Jets re-sign Maurice’s coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "After making the playoffs for the first time since their move from Atlanta, the Jets have re-upped with all of Paul Maurice’s coaching staff. Assistants Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent have inked new contracts, along with goalie coach Wade Flaherty. All signed three-year extensions. In..." July 03

  • Jets sign Brendan Lemieux to three-year contract

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have locked up another horse in their stable of prospects, agreeing to terms on a deal with winger Brendan Lemieux. The club announced Friday it has signed Lemieux to a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $1.125 million. The 19-year-old..." July 03

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets also bring back F Patrcie Cormier on a one-year, two-way deal that carries an AAV of $650,000 in NHL

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    gary lawless @garylawless

    Matt Fraser deal with #nhljets is a two-way deal: One year with $650 in NHL and $325 in AHL #bn

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY on verge of getting Michael Frolik signed on a long term deal.

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Adam Pardy re signs 1 yr deal $1M Winnipeg Jets #TSN

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    I expect the #Leafs to be in on Frolik and Beleskey. #signingseason

  • Jets agree to terms with Alexander Burmistrov "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov. Burmistrov, 23, has spent the past two seasons in the KHL with Kazan Ak-Bars after playing the prior three seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization where he..." July 01

  • Drew Stafford signs 2-year, $8.7 million contract with Jets

    CBS Sports "An already thin group of free agent forwards became even thinner on Tuesday afternoon when the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a new deal with Drew Stafford, signing him to a two-year contract that will pay him $8.7 million. That comes out to an average salary cap hit of $4.35 million per..." July 01

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Direct from the agency. RT @SCGscott: Drew Stafford closing in on a deal to remain a Winnipeg Jet.

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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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 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 "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 "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 "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

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