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  • Report: Kristian Vesalainen is going to Europe

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Kristian Vesalainen is going to Europe and there is nothing the Winnipeg Jets can do about it. It is normal for top European prospects to have Europe out-clauses in the entry level contracts and Vesalainen is no different. This means that instead of the Jets loaning Vesalainen to..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Jets' Morrissey to have hearing for Oshie takedown

    Winnipeg Sun "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey will have a phone hearing with the NHL department of player safety to discuss a play involving Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie. During the final minute of play of Wednesday’s game, Morrissey and Oshie were involved in a puck battle..." November 15

  • Jets' Morrissey fined for Oshie hit

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey has been fined $8,467.74, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for unsportsmanlike conduct on T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals Wednesday night. He has a disciplinary hearing with the league Thursday..." November 15

  • Dennis Everberg placed on unconditional waivers

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Dennis Everberg on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination today. The Jets signed Everberg to a one-year, two-way contract on July 1st, and after spending time with the Jets in the pre-season, was sent down to..." November 13

  • Perreault leaves Jets practice with LBI

    TSN "Forward Mathieu Perrault left Winnipeg Jets practice with a lower-body injury, according to TSN 1290's Brian Munz.  November 13

  • Sami Niku Recalled By Winnipeg Jets

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets seem to have an endless supply of good young players coming through the system, and today have recalled another potential NHL talent. Sami Niku, the reigning AHL Defenseman of the Year, is on his way up from the minor leagues. " November 11

  • Jets sign Logan Shaw to one-year, two-way contract

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Logan Shaw to a one-year, two-way contract worth an average annual value of $675,000 in the NHL. Shaw, 26, has played seven games for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL this season and has five points (2G, 3A) and..." November 11

  • Scheifele, Morrissey explain what Oates will bring to LA Kings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mark Scheifele texts back and forth with Adam Oates nearly every day. The two review clips Oates has cut for the Winnipeg Jets forward, and Oates offers some ideas of small adjustments Scheifele can make in practice to help better translate to game nights. As one of several..." November 10

  • It’s time to stop labeling Blake Wheeler as underrated

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shortly after Blake Wheeler exploded for a career-high five-point night on Friday, the labels began to flow from the mouths of those affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets. In a paraphrased sentence of several combined players and a coach, it looked like this: “Blake..." November 10

  • Winnipeg Jets’ Kulikov To Miss At Least A Month

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Winnipeg Jets’ coach Paul Maurice said today that the team will be without defenseman Dmitry Kulikov for at least a month with an upper-body injury, according to Winnipeg Sun’s Ken Wiebe. Kulikov went down Friday after being checked hard by Colorado’s Gabriel..." November 10

  • Winnipeg Jets Brendan Lemieux Suspended Two Games

    Last Word On Hockey "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that the Winnipeg Jets forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended two games. This is his first suspension in the NHL. Lemieux is being suspended for two games for an incident with Florida..." November 05

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • What is wrong with Blake Wheeler?

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Since the start of the season, something has looked off about Blake Wheeler. He is still racking up the points, but he just does not seem to be himself. Is he injured or is something deeper going on. To properly evaluate Wheeler, I am starting with two seasons ago. This was the..." November 05

  • Jets' Lemieux given match penalty for hit on Trocheck

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Brendan Lemieux was assessed a match penalty during the second period of Friday's contest against the Florida Panthers for his hit on Vincent Trocheck. Afterward, Lemieux dropped the mitts with Panthers defenseman Mackenzie Weegar. " November 03

  • Brendan Lemieux has a hearing

    Arctic Ice Hockey "In the least surprising move of the season, Winnipeg Jets forward Brendan Lemieux has a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for his illegal check to the head of Vincent Trocheck. It will most likely occur in the next couple of days once the Jets are back from Finland. November 03

  • Like father, like son? Lemieux ejected for hit on Trocheck

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers wrapped up their two games in Finland (aka The Global Series) with tensions really starting to flare. After the Jets won on the strength of Patrik Laine‘s hat trick on Thursday, the Panthers rallied for a 4-2 win on Friday, with a violent..." November 02

  • Winnipeg Jets Have “No Intention” Of Trading Tyler Myers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If you were to peruse the list of players scheduled for unrestricted free agency next summer, in hopes of gaining some insight over the upcoming trade deadline market, one name seems to stick out among the defensemen. Even as Erik Karlsson takes much of the spotlight from the..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership

    NHL.com "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • What is wrong with Patrik Laine?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s safe to say that Patrik Laine hasn’t gotten off to the start he would have hope for. He dropped 15 pounds off his burly frame over the summer in an effort to get a better jump off the starting line. He complained about his slow start in 2017-18 and wanted to rectify..." October 28

  • Laine prepared for busy, fun week with Jets at Global Series

    NHL.com "Patrik Laine's impatience is now a thing of the past. The Finland-born forward and his Winnipeg Jets teammates arrived in Helsinki ahead of the 2018 NHL Global Series games against the Florida Panthers at Hartwall Arena on Thursday (2 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN3, NHL.TV) and Friday (2..." October 28

  • Kapanen isn't taking Laine's hair-cutting advice

    The Score "When it comes to hair cuts and facial hair, Kasperi Kapanen doesn't exactly trust Patrik Laine. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward recounted an amusing exchange he had with the Winnipeg Jets star when they faced each other earlier in the week. "He told me to go get my..." October 27

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Jets, Laine have no concerns about sniper’s lack of production

    Sportsnet "This is how you know Patrik Laine’s third tour around the NHL should be even smoother than the first two. There is a healthy does of perspective in how he views the early days of a new season. Laine may enter Wednesday’s much-hyped Winnipeg-Toronto game sitting seven goals..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Jets’ Mark Scheifele: Matthews is ‘not at McDavid’s level just yet’

    Sportsnet "Hey Mark Scheifele. You played with Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid on Team North America at the World Cup, and you’ve faced them both in the NHL. Is Matthews really a better player than McDavid, like the folks in Toronto are saying? "No." Care..." October 16

  • Jets’ Byfuglien out with upper-body injury against Hurricanes

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien will sit out his club’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday night to nurse an upper-body injury. Byfuglien, 33, left practice on Saturday with the injury and did not return. " October 14

  • Myers’ frustration boils over after penalty-filled period vs. Predators

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tyler Myers simply had enough. And as the Jets took their eighth straight minor penalty of the second period on Thursday night against the Nashville Predators, Myers let his frustrations be known as he mockingly clapped at the referee while fellow defenseman Jacob Trouba was getting..." October 12

  • Jets’ Josh Morrissey on cutting edge of change in NHL

    Sportsnet "Think about the outstanding defensive defencemen in NHL history. The stay-at-home guys, the rearguards who might not get you a goal you needed but made sure the other guys weren’t getting one either. Usually big, sturdy fellows. The modern prototype in many ways was Rod Langway,..." October 12

  • The Case For Trading Tyler Myers For The Jets

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Tyler Myers’ time in Winnipeg may be coming to an end as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2018-2019 NHL season. There has been no word yet from management on whether the Jets will try and re-sign the 28-year-old defender, trade him, or..." October 10

  • Laine takes shot at Canucks' Fortnite ban

    TSN "It didn't take a fortnight for Patrik Laine to take a shot at the Vancouver Canucks banning Fortnite on the road. A day after Bo Horvat revealed that Canucks players have decided to ban playing video games while on the road, the Winnipeg Jets sniper believes he knows the..." October 03

  • Simplicity, consistency key for one of the NHL’s most unheralded lines

    Pro Hockey Talk "Paul Maurice says he saw it long before the underlying metrics pointed out that he owned one of the NHL’s top lines. And we’re not talking Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. When you think of elite lines in the NHL, there are..." September 30

  • Jets’ Tyler Myers Experiment Is Failing

    The Hockey Writers "The Winnipeg Jets have a problem that all 30 other NHL teams wished that they had. Through drafting and trading, the Jets have accrued an enviable stockpile of right-handed defenders and while other clubs are paying big money to secure their own RHD, head coach Paul Maurice and the Jets are..." September 28

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Former New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires

    Last Word On Hockey "Former New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec announced his retirement today. The news was made public through an article in a Czech Republic newspaper. Pavelec was an unrestricted free agent as his contract with the Rangers expired on..." September 20

  • Roslovic ready for new challenge…Morrow eyes opportunity…Vets looks to strike balance for pre-season action

    Winnipeg Sun "Jack Roslovic wants to put spot duty in the rearview mirror. The Winnipeg Jets forward appeared to leave the American Hockey League behind last season, graduating in late January to finish the campaign and suiting up in 31 regular season games and another 10 during the playoff run to..." September 17

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Josh Morrissey

    Last Word On Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defencemen Josh Morrissey to a two-year deal worth $6.3 million or $3.15 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. He will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights at that time. Morrissey has spent his..." September 16

  • Trouba leaves door open: Jets defenceman focusing on present

    Winnipeg Sun "Jacob Trouba doesn’t sound like someone who regrets going to salary arbitration or came away with any deep emotional scars from the process. The Winnipeg Jets defenceman was given a one-year award of $5.5 million this past summer after the two sides were unable to get to reach..." September 15

  • Can Patrik Laine score 50 goals this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s tempting to look at Patrik Laine‘s 44 goals – a pretty incredible number considering how difficult it is to score in the modern NHL – and believe that everything went right for him last season. That’s not necessarily true. Such a thought is..." September 12

  • Scheifele says it's time for Jets to reach Cup Final

    NHL.com "Mark Scheifele said anything less than reaching the Stanley Cup Final this season would be a disappointment for the Winnipeg Jets. "We know what it took to get to the (Western) Conference Final last year," the 25-year-old center said during the NHL Player Media Tour on..." September 08

  • Jets GM Cheveldayoff refuses to rest on last season’s laurels

    Sportsnet "When the Winnipeg Jets re-signed the most patient general manager in the National Hockey League this time last year, some people wondered why. Kevin Cheveldayoff’s team had just missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons since it relocated from Atlanta and had yet to..." September 08

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign RFA Eric Comrie

    Last Word On Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets re-signed RFA goaltender Eric Comrie to a one-year, two-way deal worth $ 650,000 at the NHL Level, $175,000 guaranteed. This deal carries him through the 2018-19 season. Jets Re-Sign RFA Eric Comrie Comrie, who was drafted 59th..." September 06

  • Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler gets give-year extension

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets have signed captain Blake Wheeler to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth US$41.25 million, with an average annual value of $8.25 million. Wheeler, 32, led the Jets with a career-high 91 points (23 goals, 68 assists) last season. The assist..." September 04

  • Jets Re-Sign J.C. Lipon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Jets have inked another of their restricted free agents, announcing the re-signing of winger J.C. Lipon to a one-year, two-way contract.  The deal will pay him the league minimum of $650K at the NHL level while Postmedia’s Ken Wiebe adds (Twitter link) that he will receive $150K..." August 29

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Kristian Vesalainen To Entry-Level Deal

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with 2017 first-round pick Kristian Vesalainen on a three-year, entry-level contract worth an average annual value of $1.492 million. Vesalainen won a Finnish Liiga championship with Karpat last season. The winger split the year between Karpat..." August 26

  • Former Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom signs in Sweden

    Sportsnet "Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom has signed a one-year deal with MODO of Sweden’s second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Enstrom, 33, had played his entire 11-year NHL career with the Jets franchise,..." August 24