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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Report: Jets, Trouba $3M apart in arbitration filings

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Jacob Trouba are reportedly $3 million apart in their contract talks, with an arbitration hearing just two days away. The Jets have offered $4 million while Trouba is asking for $7 million heading into arbitration, according..." July 18

  • Jets might need to pay Trouba like a star, and that’s OK

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been nearly two years since Jacob Trouba’s agent released a statement that shook the Winnipeg Jets and its fanbase. Kurt Overhardt, Trouba’s agent at KO Sports, needed just four paragraphs to send Jets fans into hysteria. He began telling the hockey world..." July 15

  • Jets lock up Hellebuyck to 6-year deal with $6.167M cap hit

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets have solidified the blue paint. The club signed goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to a new six-year, $37-million contract, the team announced Thursday. Hellebuyck is coming off a breakout season in which he went 44-11-9 with a .924 save percentage, a 2.36..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Losing Stastny hurts, but doesn’t break Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "Losing out on re-signing veteran center Paul Stastny is a tough pill to swallow for the Winnipeg Jets. But they aren’t choking on it. Sure, it will sting for a little while. Stastny came in and found a nice home nestled in between sniper Patrik Laine and speedster..." July 02

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Griffith, Everberg, And Schilling

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have been relatively quiet today, but announced a trio of depth signings this afternoon. The team has re-signed defenseman Cameron Schilling and has added forwards Seth Griffith and Dennis Everberg to the mix up front. All three players signed..." July 01

  • Jets Sign Laurent Brossoit to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $650,000. Brossoit played 14 games for the Edmonton Oilers in 2017-18 where posted a 3-7-1 record. He also played 29 AHL games..." July 01

  • Golden Knights emerge as frontrunner for UFA Paul Stastny

    Sportsnet "It looks like Paul Stastny could be headed to Vegas as the Golden Knights have emerged as the frontrunner to sign the UFA forward, Sportsnet has confirmed. Stastny, 32, is coming off a strong post-season with the Winnipeg Jets (six goals, 15 points in 17 playoff games) after joining..." July 01

  • Stastny will not return to Jets

    TSN "Forward Paul Stastny will not be returning to the Winnipeg Jets. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reported the Vegas Golden Knights are the frontrunners to land the veteran centre's services while Darren Dreger added the Jets learned late Saturday night that Stastny was leaning in..." July 01

  • Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks Swap AHL Forwards

    CBS Sports "The Jets traded De Leo to the Ducks in exchange for forward Nic Kerdiles on Saturday. De Leo received a qualifying offer from Winnipeg as a pending restricted free agent, but now the Ducks will look to sign the center to his first non-entry-level deal ahead of the 2018-19..." June 30

  • Canadiens acquire Joel Armia, Steve Mason from Jets

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Steve Mason and forward Joel Armia in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets. As part of the trade, the Jets are also sending a seventh-round pick in 2019 and a fourth-round pick in 2020 to Montreal. In return, Montreal is sending AHL defenceman..." June 30

  • Mason trade helps Jets’ chances of re-signing Stastny

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff found himself a taker for Steve Mason, which in the end is a big step towards re-signing Paul Stastny. On Saturday the Jets sent Mason and forward Joel Armia along with a 2019 seventh-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the..." June 30

  • Evander Kane opens up on why things didn’t work out in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "Life is good right now for Evander Kane. The 26-year-old Vancouver native just came off his first-ever post-season in his NHL career, recently signed a seven-year, $49-million deal and, most importantly, loves playing hockey again. And he owes it all to the San Jose..." June 29

  • Jets sign Joe Morrow to one-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Joe Morrow to a one-year contract extension worth $1 million. Morrow was traded to the Jets from the Montreal Canadiens in February. The 25-year-old appeared in 18 games for Winnipeg in 2017-18, scoring one goal and adding four assists. " June 26

  • Winnipeg’s Paul Stastny problem

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets have quite the conundrum on their hands. It’s nothing earth-shattering. It’s one of those problems you can file on the good-headache-to-have category, but it’s still something that needs to be addressed, one way or another. The man central..." June 25

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 First and Second All-Star Teams

    Hockey Fights "NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player at the 2018 NHL..." June 21

  • 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