Jets Rumors & News

  • Jets down Blues in shootout

    Winnipeg Sun "Apparently, the Winnipeg Jets weren't ready to roll over and sleepwalk through the final 30-plus games of the season. While it's obvious their playoff hopes are already on life support, the Jets showed that there's definitely some life left in the corpse as they battled their way to a 2-1..." February 10

  • With Byfuglien sticking in Winnipeg, Kings ‘may now turn their attention’ to Ladd

    Pro Hockey Talk "Maybe Dean Lombardi and Kevin Cheveldayoff still have something to discuss after all. Sure, those Dustin Byfuglien-to-Los Angeles rumors are now dead — On Monday, Big Buff signed a five-year, $38 million extension with the Jets — but a new rumor has emerged, one that suggests the Kings are..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Dustin Byfuglien's extension has widespread effect

    USA Today "Cross one name off the list of the top players who could be traded before the Feb. 29 deadline. Dustin Byfuglien signed a five-year, $38 million extension with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, a little more than a week after comments that painted uncertain prospects of him staying. The Jets are..." February 09

  • Dustin Byfuglien deal sends Jets fans the right message

    Sportsnet "This was absolutely paramount for the Winnipeg Jets, to sign their best and most valuable unrestricted free agent. For management to tell Winnipeg fans that it is willing to spend what it takes to compete, and for their best player to tell his teammates, “This is a city that an elite player is..." February 09

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #jets Dustin Byfuglien extension include a no-move clause for two seasons. No-trade after. List of 14 teams where the team can't trade him.

  • Jets couldn't afford to lose Dustin Byfuglien

    ESPN "It was in many ways a must sign: Dustin Byfuglien is as popular as any player in Winnipeg, and his specific skill set would be awfully difficult to replace if he jumped ship. It was also a must sign because the player himself likes it in Winnipeg; he wanted to stay. I'm going to be as polite as..." February 08

  • Jets GM: 'Lots of moving parts' involved in extending Ladd after Byfuglien deal

    The Score "The first domino has fallen. The Winnipeg Jets inked defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year, $38-million contract Monday, quickly shifting the focus to captain Andrew Ladd. Prior to the five-year commitment the Jets made to the blue-liner Monday, league executives believed Ladd would..." February 08

  • After re-upping in Winnipeg, Byfuglien says leaving ‘never really crossed my mind’

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was some speculation Dustin Byfuglien would be out of Winnipeg by the Feb. 29 trade deadline or, failing that, when free agency hit on July 1. But according to him, leaving was never really an option. “I’ve been here five years and from where we’ve started and where we’re at now, I..." February 08

  • Jets sign star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to five year contract extension

    The Hockey Writers "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract, the team announced Monday. Byfuglien was sent to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The deal is reportedly worth $38 million, according to multiple sources. That gives Byfuglien a $7.6..." February 08

  • Jets’ Stafford suspended for high-sticking

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford was suspended one game by the NHL’s department of player safety Monday for high-sticking Colorado’s Nick Holden. With 4:45 remaining in the second period of Saturday night’s Avalanche-Jets game, Stafford spun around with one hand on his stick after being..." February 08

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in the spotlight as NHL trade deadline approaches

    Ottawa Sun "The real hotspot at the NHL trade deadline could be Winnipeg. No, the word hotspot and anywhere in Canada, isn’t usually used in the same sentence at this time of year. But with the deadline set for 3 p.m. EST on Feb. 29, there will be a lot of eyes on Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in..." February 08

  • Hutchinson delivers win for Jets over Avalanche

    Winnipeg Sun "This was a special delivery from backup goalie Michael Hutchinson. Looking for a spark, with five losses in the past six games, the Winnipeg Jets turned to Hutchinson. The reason for giving Hutchinson was given the nod was two-fold. First and foremost, he'd done a pretty good job in..." February 07

  • Jets' Stafford faces hearing for high stick

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford is scheduled for a hearing on Monday for his high-stick on Nick Holden of the Colorado Avalanche. Late in the second period of Saturday's game, Stafford slashed Holden in the face, dropping the Avalanche defenceman to the ice." February 07

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in the spotlight as NHL trade deadline approaches

    Ottawa Sun "The real hotspot at the NHL trade deadline could be Winnipeg. No, the word hotspot and anywhere in Canada, isn’t usually used in the same sentence at this time of year. But with the deadline set for 3 p.m. EST on Feb. 29, there will be a lot of eyes on Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in..." February 07

  • Jets more likely to deal Ladd than Byfuglien

    The Score "This town ain't big enough for the both of them. As trade deadline day inches closer, it's become evident the Winnipeg Jets will provide the biggest grab, regardless of who it is. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, three league executives believe the Jets will retain only one of..." February 07

  • Jets, Byfuglien continue to talk; Ladd situation quieter

    Sportsnet "As the NHL trade deadline quickly approaches, the Winnipeg Jets are trying to come to terms on an extension with star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, there has been “a lot of conversation between the two sides” lately. Byfuglien, who has said he’d..." February 07

  • Hurricanes score 4 goals in first, hold on to beat Jets

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes took a 4-0 lead just 10 minutes into the opening period, but had to sweat out a close game at the end as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 5-3 on Friday night. Phillip Di Giuseppe scored just 1:43 into the game and Andrej Nestrasil knocked home a rebound at 3:05 into the..." February 06

  • Jets' Burmistrov fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment "Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive..." February 04

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Jets coach sits Ladd late in loss to Stars: 'I had the guys I wanted on'

    The Score "Is Andrew Ladd's time with the Winnipeg Jets nearing an end? The team's captain remained on the bench as an extra skater took to the ice in the dying seconds of Monday's loss to the Dallas Stars, and head coach Paul Maurice gave a rather straightforward explanation for the decision Ladd saw..." February 03

  • Wild win against Winnipeg looked a lot like Stars' first three months

    Sports Day "Maybe the Stars are meant to be a lit tle wild and crazy. In one of the more bizarre games of the season, Dallas took a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night and ended their All-Star break in solid fashion. The game included the rare three-on-none goal, a shot from Tyler..." February 03

  • Kings targeting Jets D Dustin Byfuglien?

    CBS Sports "With how well the Los Angeles Kings have played this year, the one thought that might send a chill down every other general manager's spine would be this: What if Dean Lombardi thinks they can be a little bit better? The Kings GM has never been shy about making a deal when he can smell the..." February 03

  • Jets’ Decisions “Impact The Market The Most”

    Today's Slapshot "On the NHL trade scene, and how there weren’t really any ‘juicy rumors’ heard around the All-Star Game festivities: “I think a lot of the attention is going to be with Winnipeg. I just think the decisions that they’re going to make are going to impact the market probably the most. I think you..." February 02

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • Jets' Byfuglien unfazed by trade speculation

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien isn't letting the constant chatter surrounding his future get in the way of his day-to-day activity. "I'm the guy that just lets it roll (off my back)," Byfuglien told Dan Rosen of on Friday. "It doesn't bother me at all. It's business. It..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Byfuglien leaving contract up to agent, but has ‘no problem’ with Winnipeg

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfuglien has “no problem” with Winnipeg. For all those worried Jets fans out there, it wasn’t the most reassuring thing the big defenseman could have said. But hey, it could’ve been worse, right? Byfuglien, of course, is a pending unrestricted free agent. Whether he’s still a Jet..." January 29

  • Jets' Wheeler says no thanks to all-star game

    Winnipeg Sun "Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler has turned down a chance to go to the NHL all-star game in Nashville. The league asked Wheeler if he'd like to fill in for Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who'll miss the game because of an illness. But Wheeler declined because he had plans with..." January 29

  • Report: Panthers, Canucks potential suitors if Andrew Ladd goes on trading block

    The Score "If the Winnipeg Jets do expose their captain to the open market, it appears as though Andrew Ladd will have suitors. NBC's Darren Dreger reported Wednesday that the Florida Panthers would have interest in the pending free agent, as well as perhaps the Vancouver Canucks. Being an experienced,..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Jets end January stupor with a much needed decisive win against Coyotes

    Winnipeg Free Press "It’s just one of 82. And by season’s end, whether the Winnipeg Jets are playoff spectators or — by some small miracle, playoff participants — it will likely be all but forgotten. But, man, did the Jets and their faithful ever need what happened Tuesday night at MTS Centre. Struggling to..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Andrew Ladd on if he’ll re-sign with Jets: ‘I don’t know’

    Sportsnet "Over the weekend, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Hockey Night in Canada that the Winnipeg Jets were “going to take a real run” at re-signing defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, even though a number of NHL teams were inquiring about his availability in a trade. If the team is focusing its..." January 26

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • It’s time for the Jets to trade Ladd

    TSN "Purgatory for Andrew Ladd has turned into hell for the Winnipeg Jets. There needs to be resolution regarding Ladd and his future for the Jets to move forward. Really, these flames are licking at everyone involved; Ladd, his teammates and Jets management. The team is a mess on the ice,..." January 25

  • Will the Jets trade Byfuglien to a contender?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfuglien is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. With the Jets’ playoff hopes dwindling, many GMs around the league are hoping to land the big forward/defenseman as a rental player. But do the Jets really want to part ways with him? According to..." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Jets to ‘take a real run’ at trying to re-sign Dustin Byfuglien

    Sportsnet "As part of Saturday’s Headlines segment, Elliotte Friedman reported that while a number of NHL clubs have interest in trading for Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets will instead try to re-sign the veteran. “There are a number of teams that would love to get him as a rental..." January 24

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets HC Paul Maurice is "reasonably confident" Stafford and Burmistrov will return vs #NJDevils but needs to see how afternoon goes

  • Predators finally solve Jets

    Tennessean "Addressing his team’s third meeting with the Jets in less than three weeks Thursday morning, Predators coach Peter Laviolette loosely compared the scheduling quirk to a playoff series. To some degree, it has been, with Nashville and Winnipeg on the cusp of the Western Conference postseason..." January 22

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Carl Soderberg, Jarome Iginla score goals as Avalanche beats Jets

    Denver Post "Two days before Ryan O'Reilly's reunion in Denver, Carl Soderberg on Monday further proved his value as O'Reilly's replacement. Soderberg, if you recall, was acquired by the Avalanche from Boston a day before the Avs traded O'Reilly and Jamie McGinn to Buffalo in June. Soderberg was tagged as..." January 19

  • Capitals ‘All In,’ May Still Target Byfuglien

    Today's Slapshot "On what sort of pressure Brian MacLellan might be feeling nearing the trade deadline, with his Washington Capitals in ‘win-now’ mode: “Oh, I think they’re all in. They’ve pushed their chips on the table and they said, ‘Okay, we’re in.’ “They should be. They’re one of the best teams in the..." January 19

  • Tired Jets gut out big win over Wild

    Winnipeg Free Press "Friday morning, hours before the Winnipeg Jets were to take on the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, and a day after the Jets downed the Nashville Predators 5-4 in overtime on home ice, head coach Paul Maurice wasn’t about to change the game plan. It didn’t matter he had a team reeling..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16