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  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Jets To Shop Mathieu Perreault This Offseason

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In an effort to try to free up some cap space, the Jets have shopped winger Mathieu Perreault around in the past, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman in his latest 31 Thoughtscolumn.  He adds that Winnipeg is expected to do so once again this..." April 30

  • Jets' Laine, Scheifele, Wheeler to skip World Championship

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets blue chipper Patrik Laine will not represent Finland at the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Championship, according to TSN's Sara Orlesky. The Finnish sniper said Monday that he was dealing with a back issue during the year and a "small" groin injury during the..." April 22

  • Jets’ season, lost in April, began spiraling downward months earlier

    Pro Hockey Talk "To pin an exact date on the calendar where the Winnipeg Jets’ season started to head south is a bit of an exercise in futility. But here we are. Did the downfall begin on Dec. 1, when Patrik Laine entered the final month of 2018 on the back of an 18-goal, record-setting..." April 22

  • Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba comments on his future in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "Following a six-game first-round loss to the St. Louis Blues, the Winnipeg Jets will head into the summer facing a salary-cap crunch that will lead to some difficult roster decisions. Much has been made about what both Patrik Laine and two-time 30-goal scorer Kyle Connor will earn on..." April 22

  • Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers played through leg fracture in Game 6

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers is one tough customer. The 23-year-old played Game 6 of the Jets' opening-round series against the St. Louis Blues with a fractured leg, according to the Winnipeg Sun's Scott Billeck. Ehlers said he..." April 22

  • Jets eliminated from playoffs after third-period struggles continue "After reaching the Western Conference Final last season, the Winnipeg Jets failed to get past the first round this season. Inconsistencies down the stretch that dropped them into second place in the Central Division followed the Jets into their best-of-7 series against the St. Louis..." April 21

  • Jets' Wheeler tells reporter to 'f--- off' after playoff elimination

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had no time for a reporter who implied his team may not have been at its best after being eliminated from the playoffs by the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Wheeler reeled it in after telling the reporter to "f--- off," adding that the..." April 21

  • Winnipeg Jets Face Big Questions After Early Exit

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets were knocked out of the playoffs last night by an impressive St. Louis Blues group, and now must face the harsh reality of another season wasted. The Jets will not be happy with just making the playoffs in a season where many had them as a Stanley Cup contender, and will have..." April 21

  • Jets must deal with 'painful' end of season "The Winnipeg Jets found only disappointment in a season that started with high expectations and ended in the Western Conference First Round. The Jets were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Saturday, when they were..." April 21

  • Jets' Maurice calls 1st-round elimination 'painful as hell'

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets went out with a whimper, looking like a team that was already out of gas. Sure, there was a sign of life and a late rally in the third period that made it a one-shot game, but for the most part, that was little more than window dressing. A final burst of..." April 21

  • Blues look to eliminate Jets with elusive home victory in Game 6 "The St. Louis Blues can eliminate the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW), but to do so they will have to buck a trend. The Blues, who lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 will try to become..." April 20

  • Jets’ failure to show up at home pushes them to brink of elimination

    Sportsnet "Deafening despite being given so little to cheer about in the playoffs, Winnipeg Jets fans entertained themselves in the first period Thursday with the chant: “You look nervous! You look nervous!” It was a clever rebuke of St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington’s..." April 19

  • Hellebuyck on GWG: 'Lucky pinballs'

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 series lead over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday after Jaden Schwartz tipped Tyler Bozak's centreing pass past Connor Hellebuyck with 15 seconds left in the third period. Schwartz's goal completed the Blues' comeback after they entered the..." April 19

  • Why Brayden Schenn’s controversial goal call was the right call

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 Thursday night in controversial fashion to take a 3-2 advantage in their first-round playoff series. According to many of the Jets faithful, one of those pivotal Blues goals shouldn’t have counted. With Winnipeg..." April 19

  • Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars Recall “Black Aces”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In sports, there is a nickname for everything. Today one of those names is being used in both Dallas and Winnipeg, as the Stars and Jets have recalled their “Black Aces.” This is a group of players from the minor and junior leagues that will come up to practice during and experience..." April 17

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Byfuglien making impact for Jets in playoffs against Blues "Dustin Byfuglien is starting to make his presence felt in the Western Conference First Round, a good sign for the Winnipeg Jets heading into Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday (9:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN, TVAS, FS-MW). Winnipeg trails the best-of-7 series 2-1 after defeating..." April 16

  • Blues expecting more desperation from Jets in Game 3 "The St. Louis Blues will not take their series lead against the Winnipeg Jets for granted as they prepare for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW). The Blues, who won Game 1 2-1 on Wednesday and Game 2..." April 14

  • Maurice all but promises resurgent Hellebuyck for Jets in Game 3

    Sportsnet "Down 2-0 heading into their first road game of these playoffs tonight, it was a confident Jets dressing room that greeted reporters Sunday morning. Scoring, captain Blake Wheeler promised, won’t be an issue. “The last thing we’re worried about is offence,” he..." April 14

  • Jets not worried about losing first two games of Western series to Blues "The Winnipeg Jets say there's no reason to worry, but their odds are going down fast in the Western Conference First Round against the St. Louis Blues. The Jets lost 4-3 in Game 2 at Bell MTS Place on Friday to fall behind 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is at St. Louis on..." April 13

  • Signs point to Tanev's return to lineup, Roslovic's scratch tonight in Game 2

    Winnipeg Free Press "Brandon Tanev is expected to return to the Winnipeg lineup tonight, although head coach Paul Maurice didn't tip his hand by running line rushes this morning and wouldn't confirm it after the morning skate. Tanev would join centre Adam Lowry and Par Lindholm on a line, meaning..." April 12

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Which Canadian team is most likely to end Stanley Cup drought?

    Sportsnet "The playoff landscape for Canadian teams is set following the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 3-2 shootout win the New York Rangers on Friday night. The Montreal Canadiens are eliminated, while the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and Calgary Flames remain in the picture, seeking to each become..." April 06

  • The Jets appear fundamentally broken

    TSN "Eight months ago, the hockey community was talking about whether or not the Winnipeg Jets could win a Stanley Cup. Right now, it’s fair to wonder if they’ll manage to get out of the first round. The 2018-19 regular season has provided some wild splits. The most notable..." April 04

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Report: Jets' Byfuglien returns vs. Habs

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets will welcome back defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to their lineup Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens, according to the Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe. " March 30

  • Healthier defense would make Byfuglien-sized difference for Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets have made a habit of “finding ways to win” this season, but it hasn’t always been pretty. That’s been particularly true lately, with key defensemen Dustin Byfuglien and Josh Morrissey out with injuries. It’s unclear when, exactly,..." March 28

  • Byfuglien in regular jersey at Jets practice

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien took part in practice Wednesday wearing a regular contact jersey, signalling his return to the team's lineup in imminent. Byfuglien, who has been sidelined since Feb. 14 due to a lower-body injury, could return to the lineup as soon..." March 27

  • Byfuglien takes 'first big step' toward return to Jets "Dustin Byfuglien is getting closer to a return for the Winnipeg Jets.  The defenseman was back on the ice for Winnipeg's morning skate ahead of the game against the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place on Monday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-SW, NHL.TV.).  Byfuglien, who..." March 25

  • Jets clinch postseason berth as Kyle Connor, Kevin Hayes enjoy career nights

    Sporting News "Make it two consecutive postseason appearances for the Winnipeg Jets. Behind a strong 5-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, Winnipeg became the third Western Conference team to clinch a Stanley Cup playoff berth this season, joining the Calgary Flames and San Jose..." March 24

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Heritage Classic to test allegiances with Flames, Jets in Saskatchewan "The rivalry between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets will go beyond the ice at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic. The game Oct. 26 at Mosaic Stadium here in Saskatchewan's capital will be a battle over allegiances in the Canadian province situated between Calgary, 450..." March 16

  • Jets prove contender status by withstanding blue-line injuries

    Sportsnet "What’s your favorite NHL team? OK, now take away your team’s best two defencemen, the way the Winnipeg Jets have been without injured blue-liners Dustin Byfuglien and Josh Morrissey for the past seven games. How would your team fare? In Toronto, they’re..." March 16

  • Jets Sign Johnny Kovacevic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Jets have inked one of their prospects as TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports (Twitter link) that they’ve signed defenseman Johnny Kovacevic to a two-year, entry-level deal.  Financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed. The 21-year-old was a third-round..." March 16

  • Jets prospect Kristian Vesalainen returning from KHL, assigned to AHL

    Yardbarker "The Winnipeg Jets announced today that Kristian Vesalainen has been reassigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL now that his KHL season has come to an end. Vesalainen was loaned to Jokerit earlier this season after failing to catch on as a full-time member of the Jets. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg..." March 15

  • Patrik Laine’s overall game improving at right time for Jets

    Sportsnet "Patrik Laine had the puck on his blade, cruising down the left edge of the slot like a Jag in the passing lane. Bruins goalie and fellow Finn, Tuukka Rask, shifted over towards the former 44-goal man, stuck at 29 snipes this season and hungry for more. “All the options are right..." March 15

  • Laine evolving overall game in third season for Jets "Patrik Laine was talking Saturday about what he can learn from Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin's evolution into a more complete player when his Winnipeg Jets teammate, Nikolaj Ehlers, called out to him from across the locker room. "Patty," Ehlers said, "Is..." March 11

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Eric Fehr reflects on the year he and his Jets went home to Manitoba

    Sportsnet "Back before his days as a mainstay in Washington, before he became a Stanley Cup champion in Pittsburgh or a reliable depth piece in Minnesota, Eric Fehr was a child prodigy for the Winnipeg Jets. At least, that’s what he told his young classmates at the time. “I..." March 03

  • Jets’ Lowry suspended 2 games for high-sticking Predators’ Forsberg

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets will be without shutdown centre Adam Lowry as they kick off an important four-game eastern road trip Sunday night in Columbus. Lowry, 25, has been suspended two games for a reckless high-stick of Nashville’s Filip Forsberg in Friday night’s 5-3 win at..." March 03

  • Lowry to have hearing for actions in Jets game against Predators "Adam Lowry will have a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday. The Winnipeg Jets forward is facing discipline for high-sticking/slashing Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg on Friday. The incident occurred in the Jets' zone at 14:35 of the third..." March 02

  • Hellebuyck out vs. Predators with flu

    CBS Sports "Hellebuyck won't be in the lineup against Nashville on Friday due to illness, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Hellebuyck will concede the net to Laurent Brossoit versus the Preds, with Eric Comrie called up from the minors to serve as the backup. " March 01

  • Hayes expects to play up and down lineup with Jets "Kevin Hayes said he is ready for anything with the Winnipeg Jets.  He'd better be.  The 26-year-old center who was traded to the Jets from the New York Rangers for a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, forward Brendan Lemieux and a conditional fourth-round..." February 27

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Ken Appleby

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One minor move that slipped through the cracks yesterday was the signing of minor league goaltender Ken Appleby. With the Winnipeg Jets busy making more trades on deadline day than any other team, the club opted not to issue a press release solely of Appleby’s signing, but to..." February 26

  • Jets’ Josh Morrissey out until at least early April

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey will be out until at least early April, according to head coach Paul Maurice. Maurice says Josh Morrissey will be out of the line-up through March. His window..." February 26