Jets Rumors & News

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues,..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Blue Jackets have spoken to Maple Leafs, Jets about moving up in draft

    The Score "hird pick is nice, but first or second would be better. The Columbus Blue Jackets have spoken to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets about potentially trading up in the draft, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. Portzline reports the asking price for the No. 1..." June 23

  • The trouble with Trouba trade talk

    Winnipeg Free Press "NHL teams not on their toes this week are at serious risk of some blunder that could be a grave setback. Wednesday’s expansion announcement and the accompanying rules that will stock the new Las Vegas team next June precedes Friday’s and Saturday’s annual entry draft at the First Niagara..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Jets Prospect Was Arrested After Fighting A Cop At Disney World For The Dumbest Reason

    Uproxx "Ottawa Senators prospect Darren Kramer didn’t have such a magical time at Disney World this week, considering he was tazed and arrested after fighting a police officer over quite possibly the stupidest reason ever. Kramer, a 24-year-old forward for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was involved in the..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Jets agree to terms with Michael Hutchinson

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent goaltender Michael Hutchinson on a new two-year contract worth an AAV of $1.150 million per season. Hutchinson, 26, appeared in 30 games this past season with the Jets, recording a 9-15-3 record with a 2.84..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ron MacLean in, Strombo out as Hockey Night in Canada host

    Yahoo! Sports "According to Dave Feschuk of The Star, George Stroumboulopoulos is out as host of Hockey Night in Canada. He will be replaced by the man he unseated just two seasons ago - Ron MacLean. When Rogers acquired the rights to the NHL for $5.2-billion they decided to shakeup the prolific Hockey..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Trading Trouba? No way, says Cheveldayoff

    Winnipeg Sun "He's not actively trying to trade Jacob Trouba, he's finalized his draft list and he wouldn't mind signing a left-shooting defenceman as a free agent. Those were three areas Kevin Cheveldayoff touched on, Tuesday, as the Winnipeg Jets GM made himself available to talk about next week's NHL..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Dreger: ‘Trouba absolutely willing to sign and stay in Winnipeg’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290 on Wednesday afternoon. On Matt Duchene and Jacob Trouba being at the heart of trade rumors this week, and what he knows about that rumor: “Well, it’s a rumor. I believe that it was put out and developed by members of the media. Not to say that it’s..." June 09

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Jacob Trouba Trade Rumours Intensify

    The Hockey Writers "Jacob Trouba was once thought to be a future cornerstone in Winnipeg, maybe even a Norris Trophy candidate in years to come. Now his name is more grist for the rumour mill. Trouba may still be that cornerstone piece, and many still view him that way, but others see him as a disappointment, a..." June 07

  • Colorado targeting Jacob Trouba?

    Sportsnet "With the NHL Scouting Combine taking place Saturday and the draft only weeks away, trade rumours are starting to heat up again in the NHL. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday that there are a couple of teams looking to boost their blue line. One such team is the Colorado..." June 05

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • ‘With great regret,’ Jets’ Clitsome retires due to back injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sad news out of Winnipeg this morning, as 31-year-old d-man Grant Clitsome has been forced to retire due to a serious back injury. “It’s tough when something unexpected, and out of your control, suddenly ends your career,” Clitsome said in a release. “Despite the circumstances, I am very..." June 01

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Jets assistant Vincent named AHL Manitoba head coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg didn’t have to look far to find Keith McCambridge’s replacement for its AHL affiliate in Manitoba. Pascal Vincent, who’s served as an assistant coach with the Jets for the last five years, will become the eighth head coach in Moose history, the club announced on Friday. Vincent, 44,..." May 27

  • Jets prospect Kyle Connor is USA Hockey's College Player of the Year

    The Score "After an incredible freshman season with Michigan, Kyle Connor may have lost out on the 2016 Hobey Baker Award for the top men's collegiate player to Harvard's Jimmy Vesey, but his first college season has earned him a different honor. The 19-year-old, who led college hockey with 35 goals and..." May 25

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Jets' Scheifele: 'My goal is to be with Winnipeg for a long time'

    Winnipeg Sun "The only thing Mark Scheifele is concerning himself with these days is gold in colour. Safe to say the green will take care of itself when the time is right. As a pending restricted free agent coming off the best season of his young career, Scheifele is due for a significant raise and is..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Winnipeg Jets to donate $100,000 to Fort McMurray relief

    CBC Sports "The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation (WJTNF) is helping the Canadian Red Cross care for more than 88,000 evacuees affected by the raging wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta. On Friday, a spokesperson announced the foundation donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for basic supplies,..." May 07

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • ‘I don’t know if it has sunk in yet,’ Jets GM Cheveldayoff gets lucky with draft lottery

    Winnipeg Free Press "The biggest prize went to the team with the best odds of getting it but the Winnipeg Jets were the team to gain the most in Saturday’s NHL draft lottery in Toronto. The Jets came up winners for the second-overall pick for the entry draft next month in Buffalo. They jumped ahead from the No. 6..." May 01

  • Top 3 picks 'unlikely' to be moved; Oilers' No. 4 pick 'in play'

    The Score "It appears the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Columbus Blue Jackets - the teams with the first three selections in the NHL draft - have no intention of trading their picks. TSN's Darren Dreger reported Sunday that the Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets are "very unlikely" to trade out..." May 01

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • No Canada: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

    Edmonton Journal "Hometown discount or highway robbery? Or maybe, when discussing what it would take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Steven Stamkos this summer, it is a bit of both. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain, who is a pending free agent, reportedly walked away from an eight-year contract offer worth..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Sharks loss to Jets, start playoffs on road

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It took 11 tries, but the Winnipeg Jets have their first three-game winning streak of the season. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's shot deflected off the stick of Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and into the net with just 9.9 seconds left to give the visitors a 5-4 win over..." April 08

  • Why Canada was shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "There are similarities between Canada in 1970 and Canada in 2016. The Trudeau bloodline in back in the Prime Minister's office. Tim Hortons still serves fresh coffee. And, perhaps most importantly, there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sure, there are differences, like..." April 08

  • Stone on Byfuglien collision: 'It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit'

    The Score "You have to take Mark Stone's word for it. The Ottawa Senators forward hasn't played since March 30, when Dustin Byfuglien sent him into another galaxy with a stunning body check. He talked about the hit Thursday. "It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit," Stone said, according to the..." April 07

  • Wheeler, Jets down Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets, last in the Pacific Division, played a significant role in the race for the division championship Tuesday night. Wheeler scored his 24th goal in overtime as the Jets rallied for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks night in front of 16,743..." April 06