Jets Rumors & News

  • Trouba expecting to receive another salary raise from Jets

    Yardbarker "While the Winnipeg Jets are coming off an exemplary season in which it reached the Western Conference Finals with a young, talented team, now comes the hard part. The team is full of key restricted free agents which could start taking up what was once an ample amount of cap space. The team has..." June 17

  • Jets hoping to keep Stastny when free agency opens

    NHL.com "Like the 30 other NHL teams, the Winnipeg Jets are playing the waiting game. Before any team can solidify its plans involving restricted and unrestricted free agents, it must know what the NHL salary cap will be for next season. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said he expects..." June 14

  • Mathieu Perreault Must Survive Jets Salary Purge

    The Hockey Writers "Mathieu Perreault will never garner the big headlines on a Winnipeg Jets team with stars like Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine. It’s a shame, really, because the underrated veteran likely deserves them. There ought to be a picture of Perreault beside the phrase “possession..." June 13

  • Agent: Jets' Nic Petan 'on outside looking in'

    TSN "Nic Petan appeared in only 15 games with the Winnipeg Jets this season, spending the rest of the season with the AHL's Manitoba Moose. Petan, who has appeared in a total of 95 games over the past three seasons with the Jets, is set to become a restricted free agent this..." June 11

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Paul Stastny ‘absolutely’ open to St. Louis Blues return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets forward and pending unrestricted free agent Paul Stastny says he’d be open to returning to the St. Louis Blues. Talking to Hockey Sense host Andy Strickland on The Fan 590 in St. Louis, Stastny, who was traded by the Blues to the Jets at the trade deadline in a..." June 02

  • Toews was 'secretly' rooting for Jets to win Cup

    The Score "Jonathan Toews would have liked to see his hometown team vie for a chance at the Stanley Cup. The Chicago Blackhawks captain's own club missed the playoffs for just the second time in his career and the first time since his rookie season in 2008. He admitted that though it pains..." May 29

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Enstrom upset with Game 5 scratch, left Jets before locker clean-outs

    Winnipeg Free Press "Toby Enstrom's time with the Winnipeg Jets is likely over, and his apparent exit is not without some controversy. Enstrom was a surprise scratch in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Vegas that sent the Jets packing and the Golden Knights on to the Stanley Cup final. It's a move that..." May 23

  • Winnipeg Unlikely To Buyout Steve Mason

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It was about as bad a first season in Winnipeg as it could have been for goaltender Steve Mason. After signing a two-year deal with the Jets last summer that carried the presumption that he would at least share the starting job, injuries and poor play plagued the veteran net minder..." May 22

  • Busy Offseason Now Looms For Winnipeg Jets

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, knocked out by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in just five games. That ends what was an outstanding season for the Jets, who not only climbed into the playoff picture but showed they could be a long-term contender. Their..." May 21

  • How Jets can continue to contend

    Pro Hockey Talk "Right now, it’s probably almost all sadness and anger, but eventually, the Winnipeg Jets will look back at this season with mixed feelings. There are a ton of entries in the “Pros” column. After years of being betrayed by goaltending during the Ondrej Pavelec era,..." May 21

  • No one reason fully explains Jets’ struggles vs. Golden Knights

    Sportsnet ""I feel we believe we’re right there in the series. I don’t think it feels like it’s a 3-1 series." Adam Lowry echoed what an entire city is thinking this long weekend, with their Jets’ magical run all of sudden running out of runway. The..." May 20

  • Jets shake up lines ahead of must-win Game 5

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice has opted to shake up his lineup ahead of a do-or-die Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights. In Sunday's game, the Jets will dress defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Joe Morrow, who are replacing regular blue-liners Toby Enstrom and Ben Chiarot. Up..." May 20

  • Devils responded to coach's tirade to win conference final from brink

    NHL.com "If Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice hasn't kicked over a garbage can yet, maybe he should. That tactic worked for Larry Robinson, who was coach of the New Jersey Devils when they became the only NHL team to win a conference final after trailing the best-of-7 series..." May 20

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Mikhail Berdin To Entry-Level Deal

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Mikhail Berdin to a three-year, entry-level contract. The contract carries an annual value of $766,666.67. Berdin was drafted by the Jets in the sixth-round, 157th overall of the 2016 NHL Draft. " May 19

  • Jets optimistic they can still win Western Final against Golden Knights

    NHL.com "There was no resignation in what the Winnipeg Jets were saying after a 3-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. Despite the precarious position of having to win three games in a row if they want to advance to the..." May 19

  • Connor Hellebuyck still learning from the school of hard knocks

    Sportsnet "Hockey can be a harsh, unforgiving place — even more so at this time of year — and not just for the players and coaches. Here in the back end of May, a young man can open up to a hockey writer with the utmost honesty, as Connor Hellebuyck did for this piece we wrote on..." May 19

  • Jets' Wheeler after Game 4 loss: 'We win that game 9 times out of 10'

    The Score "It's not where many expected the Winnipeg Jets to be, but through four games the team trails the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 in the Western Conference Final. After taking a split in the first two games at home, the Jets have been edged by the Golden Knights twice at T-Mobile Arena,..." May 19

  • Winnipeg fans claim their Canadian flags were taken before Game 4

    Larry Brown Sports "Did the security at T-Mobile Arena go too far to ensure a great home environment for the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday? One reporter is saying so. Global Winnipeg reporter Brittany Greenslade tweeted that she spoke with a Jets fan who claims..." May 19

  • Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers available for Game 4 vs. Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers is available to play in Game 4 against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. May 18

  • Fleury, secondary scoring biggest issues facing Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "After scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes of the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights, the high-powered Winnipeg Jets offense has been pretty much completely shut down with only four goals in the 170 minutes that have followed. That has helped put them..." May 18

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Ehlers still waiting for his big playoff moment with Jets

    Sportsnet "You can score 69 goals over your first three NHL seasons and sign a $42-million contract before your 22nd birthday. You can reach the conference final in your first ever trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs. You can do all that and still find yourself searching for answers. This can be a humbling..." May 13

  • Jets, Golden Knights meet in West final you have to see to believe

    Sportsnet "They are the last two cities to be seated at the NHL’s head table. The final pieces of the Original 31. There was no notion a decade ago that we’d ever see a team rooted in Vegas face one from Winnipeg in a best-of-seven of anything. You could have won a lot of money as recently as a few..." May 12

  • On Paul Stastny and his impact with the Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s the deadline deal that materialized underneath the noses of everyone in the hockey world. No one thought about it. Why would they? The St. Louis Blues, despite a couple of bad losses starting with the one at home to the Winnipeg Jets, was still in the thick of the playoff hunt. No..." May 12

  • Scheifele sets NHL record with 7th road goal in single series

    The Score "With two goals in Game 7, Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele set an NHL record with his seventh road goal in a single series. Scheifele did all his goal-scoring in the second round at Bridgestone Arena and in doing so, bested the previous record for road goals in a series that was shared by..." May 11

  • Home ice hasn’t been huge advantage for Predators, Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "NHL teams grind through an 82-game season to make the playoffs, but also to try to gain home-ice advantage, particularly if a Game 7 is needed. Sometimes playing in front of a roaring crowd, getting that home cooking and the final change (plus a friendly call or two, depending upon who you ask)..." May 10

  • Scheifele in spotlight for Jets entering Game 7 against Predators

    NHL.com "Mark Scheifele has been preparing for Thursday his entire hockey career. The 25-year-old center, perhaps one of the most under-the-radar players in the NHL, will be on center stage when his Winnipeg Jets visit the Nashville Predators in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at..." May 09

  • Six potential destinations for pending UFA Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks could be active in the player market this summer, with projected cap space as high as $20 million if the salary cap rises to the $80-million range. This could put them squarely into the thick of the John Tavares sweepstakes, should the Islanders star test free agency. At the..." May 08

  • Predators down to Plan C trying to figure out Jets

    Sportsnet "This is the dragon that the Winnipeg Jets are dealing with now, with a series-clincher set for Monday night back home in Frantic-toba. “We’re going to go there, we’re going to win a game, we’re going to come back here. It’s that simple,” spelled out Nashville’s P.K. Subban. “We’re going to wake..." May 06

  • Winnipeg Jets rookie Kyle Connor finally erupts in playoffs

    Sportsnet "There are two kinds of hockey players at this time of year. “Sometimes guys get scared of the moment,” Paul Stastny says. “Some guys just go and play.” Truth be told, we weren’t certain which category to slot Kyle Connor. Then Saturday happened. Heading into the biggest game in..." May 06

  • Why the Jets’ defence is better than you think

    Sportsnet "A commonly held belief in NHL circles is that the Nashville Predators own and operate the best defence corps in hockey. P.K. Subban, already a Norris winner and a finalist again this season, made the case last week that captain Roman Josi could easily replace him. Ryan Ellis and Matthias..." May 06

  • Predators' Subban guarantees Game 6 win

    ESPN "After a deflating Game 5 home loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, the Nashville Predators are down 3-2 and facing elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs. But instead of a somber Predators postgame locker room, it was one of strong confidence and promises. Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is..." May 06

  • Jets' Perreault appears set for Game 5 return

    TSN "Centre Mathieu Perreault looks set to return to the Winnipeg Jets lineup for Game 5 on Saturday night in Nashville. He left the ice at the conclusion of the team's skate on Saturday, a sign that his return appears imminent. Perreault, 30, has been out of action since picking up an injury..." May 05

  • Tanev emerging as unlikely playoff hero for Jets

    TSN "Adam Lowry chuckled when asked a question about linemate Brandon Tanev, responding, “You mean, ‘The Grocer?’” That is one nickname Tanev has earned, but not because of his meat-and-potatoes game. While the rest of the Winnipeg Jets were grinding their way toward the NHL as teenagers – some..." May 03

  • Why Patrik Laine hasn’t been scoring in bunches these playoffs…yet

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets hold a 2-1 lead in their second round series against the Nashville Predators and to be honest, they appear to be the favourites to come out of the Western Conference, combining lethal offensive ability with strong defence and the capability to physically grind teams into..." May 03

  • Joel Armia to return for Game 4 vs. Predators

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Joel Armia will be back in the lineup for Game 4 versus the Nashville Predators on Thursday night, he confirmed to reporters following the morning skate. Armia hasn't played since Game 5 of Round 1 when he left the contest with an upper-body injury. " May 03

  • Dustin Byfuglien is taking over Round 2 for the Jets

    Sportsnet "Dustin Byfuglien is the rarest of hockey men, a five-tool player in a sport that has so few of those, we have to borrow a baseball term just to accurately describe him. Size, strength, speed, skill and now a consistent dose of the hockey smarts that always seemed to come and go from his game,..." May 02

  • Perreault could return for Jets in Game 4 against Predators

    NHL.com "Mathieu Perreault has been cleared by the Winnipeg Jets medical staff and the forward could return for Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round series against the Nashville Predators at Bell MTS Place on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS). The Jets lead the best-of-7 series..." May 02

  • Why Paul Stastny was the smartest trade deadline pickup

    Sportsnet "Every two or three days, a pioneering Hockey Hall of Famer ties to get Paul Stastny on the phone to chat hockey, but he finds his son isn’t always in the mood to talk shop with Dad. “If I’m playing well, I don’t like talking because I feel I have too much arrogance. When I’m playing bad, I feel..." May 02

  • Mathieu Perreault skates, closes in on return to active duty

    Winnipeg Free Press "A big hit knocked him out of the playoffs before he could barely get his feet wet. Now, Mathieu Perreault is inching closer to a potential return to the Winnipeg Jets lineup, which would give the team yet another valuable option at forward. Perreault joined several teammates for an optional..." May 01

  • Perreault hoping to return to Jets in second round against Predators

    NHL.com "Mathieu Perreault said Saturday he's hoping to play for the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference Second Round against the Nashville Predators. The Jets forward sustained an upper-body injury in Game 1 of the first round against the Minnesota Wild and hasn't played since. At an optional..." April 29

  • Jets look for road sweep: Game 2 presents opportunity to take commanding lead

    Winnipeg Sun "After stealing home-ice advantage with a victory in Game 1, the Winnipeg Jets are preparing for a big response from the Nashville Predators. The old adage is that a team heads out onto the road in the playoffs hoping for a split, but after winning the opener, are the Jets looking to get greedy..." April 29

  • Jets' Enstrom returns for Game 1 after month-long absence

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets will welcome defenseman Toby Enstrom back to the lineup for Game 1 of their second-round series against the Nashville Predators on Friday, the team confirmed. "This is exciting times, the time of year you want to play hockey so I’m just happy to be back," Enstrom said. The..." April 27

  • Laine misses Jets practice with 'malaise' ahead of Game 1 vs. Predators

    NHL.com "Patrik Laine did not practice with the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday because of what coach Paul Maurice called a malaise, but the forward is expected to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Nashville Predators on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN360, TVAS). The Jets..." April 25

  • Enstrom, Ehlers shed non-contact jerseys

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets returned to practice on Tuesday with forward Nikolaj Ehlers and defenceman Toby Enstrom as full participants. Both players practised Sunday in non-contract jerseys when the team last skated on Sunday. Ehlers missed Game 5 of the Jets series against the Minnesota Wild due to an..." April 24

  • Wheeler, Simmonds, Engelland finalists for Mark Messier Leadership Award

    Sportsnet "Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Deryk Engelland, Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds and Winnipeg Jets right-winger Blake Wheeler are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. The award is presented “to the player who exemplifies great leadership..." April 24

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23