Jets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Eichel Sets The Market For Matthews And Laine

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the eight-year, $80MM contract extension that the Sabres handed center Jack Eichel earlier this week ensures that Buffalo has their franchise player under contract for almost the next decade, it also goes a long way towards setting the market for 2016 top picks Auston Matthews (Toronto) and..." October 07

  • Jets ink Ehlers to seven-year, $42M extension

    TSN "Nikolaj Ehlers is locked up. The Winnipeg Jets have signed the Danish winger to a seven-year extension worth $42 million, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger confirms. Taken with the ninth overall pick of the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s..." October 04

  • Sabres demote Alex Nylander; Kyle Connor can’t make Jets cut

    Pro Hockey Talk "Teams need to get their rosters ready for the 2017-18 season, which means some key prospects will need to go to junior or the AHL. Let’s address some of the bigger names that don’t qualify as players on waivers or worse. Alex Nylander and Sean Malone were sent down to the AHL on..." October 03

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Wheeler says he supports anthem protests

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets American forward Blake Wheeler said Monday that he would support a national anthem protest from a teammate. "Some of the language, you know, that (Trump) used about NFL players, I think that was kind of the last straw for a lot of guys," Wheeler said after Monday morning's skate...." September 25

  • Jets’ Wheeler chimes in on Trump’s tweets

    TSN "U.S. President Donald Trump came under criticism from many pro athletes and teams on Twitter Saturday and Winnipeg Jets’ captain Blake Wheeler was the first NHL player to chime in. “It’s the First Amendment to our Constitution. The First one!!” the American-born Wheeler tweeted. “Regardless of..." September 23

  • Jets' Myers aims to return to form

    Winnipeg Sun "Tyler Myers can’t wait for the day he doesn’t have to field questions about his health. After suffering through what was easily the most difficult year of his career — both on and off the ice — Myers is feeling nothing but positive vibes as he thinks about the upcoming season with the Winnipeg..." September 20

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Laine: Only reaching playoffs will make me happy "Patrik Laine will only be happy this season if the Winnipeg Jets qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "It doesn't matter if I'm going to score 50 goals, if the team is not going to make the playoffs and I score 50 goals, I'm not happy," the right wing said at the opening of training camp..." September 16