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  • Jets’ Adam Lowry Out A Minimum Four Weeks

    Sportsnet " Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry will be sidelined for at least a month after suffering an upper-body injury in the team’s 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, coach Paul Maurice told reporters. Lowry left the game in the first period after taking a..." January 20

  • Let's Dance: 12 Unforgettable Hockey Fights We're Still Talking About

    Complex "Although fighting in the NHL has been on a steady decline for years (sorry, Don Cherry), the recent drama surrounding the Battle of Alberta has put it back on the map—at least temporarily. With Edmonton Oilers’ winger Zack Kassian suspended two games for his now-infamous..." January 19

  • Mathieu Perreault after outburst: 'I obviously wouldn't slash anybody in the face'

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault cleared the air one day after his outburst about catching an uncalled elbow to the head made waves. Perreault was incensed when asked about a hit from Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen on Tuesday, and he called out..." January 18

  • Mathieu Perreault irate Jake Virtanen's elbow went undisciplined: 'Player safety, my ass'

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets veteran winger Mathieu Perreault was livid upon hearing that Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen would not be disciplined for elbowing him up high Tuesday. "Player safety, my ass," Perreault told the Winnipeg..." January 16

  • 7 Maple Leafs trade targets who could help shore up the blue line

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs’ tumultuous season has seen a new dose of chaos thrown into the mix. If a coaching change, an off-season blockbuster deal that hasn’t panned out, and injuries to Mitch Marner and John Tavares weren’t enough to shake things up, the loss of..." January 15

  • New skills event will have players shooting pucks from stands

    The Score "The NHL is unveiling a new skills competition event at the 2020 All-Star Weekend that will feature players shooting pucks from up in the stands into targets on the ice, sources told ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Eight players will stand in a section of the Enterprise Center in St. Louis..." January 14

  • NHL extends agreement with Buffalo to host combine through 2022

    Buffalo News "Buffalo will remain the final stop for prospects before the National Hockey League's entry draft. The league and the Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the two sides signed a three-year contract to continue to hold the combine in KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter through 2022...." January 13

  • Women's 3-on-3 event arranged for NHL All-Star Weekend

    Yahoo! Sports "Hockey’s greatest rivalry is set to take the spotlight during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. A 3-on-3 matchup featuring the top women’s hockey players from the United States and Canada will take place at some point during the..." January 13

  • Winnipeg Jets unveil jerseys with Indigenous-styled logo for upcoming campaign

    Yahoo! Sports "Representatives from the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose hockey teams unveiled special jerseys bearing Indigenous-styled logos on Friday that the players will wear next week.  The jerseys are part of the second annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre..." January 10

  • Jets' Paul Maurice after wild OT vs. Leafs: 'It's a shitshow out there'

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets engaged in one of the most eventful three-on-three overtimes of the season on Wednesday night. The two teams traded chances for five minutes straight, keeping the fans on their feet. Despite the action, the game was..." January 09

  • Jets activate Dmitry Kulikov from IR, place Logan Shaw on waivers

    Illegal Curve "With the Jets finally starting to get healthy (they activated Dmitry Kulikov this morning) they needed to make a move and they did that today when they announced that they had placed Logan Shaw on waivers for purposes of reassignment to the Manitoba Moose.  The Nova Scotia product is in..." January 09

  • How Neal Pionk and the scrappy Jets are surviving their great talent purge

    The Score " "Who is Neal Pionk, and how did he shut down our No. 1 line?" Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice walked out of Madison Square Garden on Dec. 2, 2018, with those two questions percolating through his brain. Some defenseman named Pionk had teamed up with Marc Staal to keep..." January 09

  • Potential targets for the Colorado Avalanche as we approach the NHL trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "As the 2020 NHL trade deadline draws closer, it’s only a matter of time before the rumor mill picks up steam. We’re set to hear dozens of teams and player mentioned in ‘rumors’ and ‘rumbling’ on a nearly daily basis. Some rumored trades will come to..." January 09

  • NHL's Bill Daly says trend of players skipping All-Star Game 'a concern'

    ESPN "The decision by Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin to skip back-to-back All-Star Weekends has the NHL concerned it could start a trend among players, according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "In terms of player participation, is that a concern? Yes, I..." January 08

  • NHL unveils black-and-white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst. The 2020..." January 08

  • Dustin Byfuglien status key for Jets ahead of Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "Dustin Byfuglien has not played a game for the Winnipeg Jets this season, but his status could determine what they do ahead of the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline. "First and foremost, what will the availability be for me from a (NHL Salary) Cap perspective?" Jets general..." January 07

  • Nathan MacKinnon leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 5.   FIRST STAR - NATHAN MACKINNON, C, COLORADO..." January 06

  • Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and the value of a supporting cast

    TSN "Two of hockey’s superstars will square off Monday night in Toronto as Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers face Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6:30 p.m. ET on TSN 4). Any time you get a head-to-head matchup between players of this calibre, it is..." January 06

  • Rene Fasel: NHL needs to make Olympic decision by end of August

    The Score "IIHF president Rene Fasel has set a deadline for the NHL to decide whether or not the league will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at the closing press conference at the world juniors Sunday, Fasel said he needs a decision from commissioner Gary Bettman by..." January 06

  • John Tortorella’s nonsensical fine reeks of NHL hypocrisy

    New York Post "It is always amusing when Colin Campbell leaps to the defense of the integrity of the league, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations indirectly did when castigating John Tortorella’s “unprofessional and unacceptable” Dec. 29 postgame tirade against the..." January 06

  • Jets Sami Niku could be 'freed' this weekend

    Winnipeg Sun "Defenceman Sami Niku discovered the ‘Free Sami’ movement the other night. The hard-luck but still popular member of the Winnipeg Jets organization didn’t play against Toronto on Thursday, but got a boost from a sign in the crowd during his pre-game..." January 04

  • Which team should the Minnesota Wild face in the 2021 NHL Winter Classic?

    Hockey Wilderness "It’s official, folks. The Minnesota Wild will finally host a Winter Classic! The big game will take place on New Year’s Day 2021 at Target Field, which can contain close to 40,000 fans. The entire week leading up to the game will essentially be one massive party,..." January 03

  • Five most underrated stars heading into 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "Like in all sports, the NHL has some players that are both overrated and underrated. Players might fall into either category because of where they play, which players they play with or their personalities both during interviews and on social media. Today, we don’t want to focus..." January 03

  • Four potential trade destinations for Rangers winger Chris Kreider

    Sportsnet "The first marquee trade chip of the season has already been dealt. With elite winger Taylor Hall shipped from New Jersey to Arizona in mid-December, the trade market has officially opened. And as is often the case with big-ticket deals, the fallout is just as important as the initial..." January 03

  • Nathan Beaulieu Out At Least A Month

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been a tough season for Nathan Beaulieu of the Winnipeg Jets, and it’s about to get even worse. The defenseman will be out at least a month with a lower-body injury suffered on New Year’s Even thanks to a shot block (or five). " January 02

  • NHL All-Decade Power Rankings: Blackhawks reign supreme

    The Score "Welcome to a special edition of theScore's NHL Power Rankings, which will encompass the last 10 seasons. With the new decade now underway, it's time to take one last look back at the previous 10 years and see which franchises were the class of the league. Let's rank how..." January 01

  • Breaking down the most egregious 2020 NHL All-Star team snubs

    Sportsnet "The rosters for the NHL’s four divisional All-Star squads are nearly set. After announcing the four captains earlier this month — Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin, who’s elected to skip the festivities to rest up for the..." December 31

  • Divisional imbalance sure to impact NHL playoff races

    TSN "One story I’ve been monitoring since the National Hockey League adopted a division-based playoff format at the onset of the 2013-14 regular season is how divisional imbalance influences playoff races. There were a few reasons for realignment, but the league’s primary bet..." December 31

  • NHL unveils All-Star Game rosters, Last Men In candidates

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today the four divisional rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend as well as the return of the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas, which gives fans the ability to vote for the final player on each All-Star..." December 30

  • Three bold predictions for the Winnipeg Jets in 2020

    Sportsnet "The first 10 months of 2019 weren’t particularly kind to the Winnipeg Jets. The team ended last season with a disappointing first-round loss — albeit to a St. Louis Blues club that went on to win the Stanley Cup — saw three key members of its blue-line blow town..." December 29

  • Concussions dominated the 2010s, but the NHL is still fighting its demons

    The Score "Tim Thomas didn't expect this - the pain, the suffering, being open about both. Yet there he was, signature goatee and all, speaking candidly with a small group of reporters earlier this month in Washington. His voice trembled. Tears streamed down his cheeks. He bore it..." December 27

  • NHL players most likely to be traded this season

    Yardbarker "Even though the NHL trade deadline is still two months away, it is not too early to start looking at the players who could be on the move. We already saw one of the biggest names make headlines this month when the New Jersey Devils traded Taylor Hall to the Arizona Coyotes. Here..." December 27

  • The World Junior Championship Is a Prospect-Lovers Paradise Thanks to a Strong Draft Class

    The Hockey News "If your favorite NHL team is down in the dumps, help is on the way. The World Junior Championship is always seen as the ultimate test for the best prospects in the world, both drafted and undrafted. And while the 2020 edition will have its fair share of top drafted NHL prospects, such..." December 26

  • Nine bold NHL predictions for 2020

    Sportsnet "Did you know a year in advance that P.K. Subban would get traded (again), Patrick Marleau would find his way back to San Jose, and Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky would split from Columbus after the playoffs? We did. We’re not guaranteeing all of these nine NHL..." December 26

  • Kathryn Tappen: Jeremy Roenick's comments 'unacceptable,' we remain friends

    The Score "NHL on NBC host Kathryn Tappen released a statement Tuesday condemning the recent comments made by co-worker Jeremy Roenick that led to his indefinite suspension from the network. "While Jeremy and I continue to be good friends, what he said was unacceptable, especially..." December 24

  • All-Star Game rosters as selected by NHL.com

    NHL.com "Rosters for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game have yet to be announced by the League's Hockey Operations Department, but NHL.com staff writers are getting a head start. Four writers, one per division, were asked to fill out their own teams to go along with the four captains already..." December 24

  • NBC suspends Jeremy Roenick for inappropriate comments on podcast

    The Score "NBC has suspended Jeremy Roenick indefinitely without pay for inappropriate comments made about his co-workers during a recent appearance on the "Spittin' Chiclets" podcast, the network announced on Monday, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. On the..." December 23

  • Blake Wheeler becomes franchise scoring leader, Jets beat Wild

    Sportsnet "Blake Wheeler had a goal and assist to become the all-time leading scorer in franchise history, Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 6-0 on Saturday.   Wheeler’s..." December 21

  • Future Watch: Five Rookies Tearing Up The AHL This Season

    The Hockey News "Welcome to the Lucas Elvenes show. In our 2019-20 Yearbook, Elvenes didn’t crack the top 10 NHL prospects list, which makes sense given that he was coming off a disappointing season with Rogle in the Swedish league where he failed to show much improvement. But up until a few..." December 20

  • Friday Five: What will the NHL look like next decade?

    TSN "What a decade it’s been. The 2010s brought the Golden Goal, a seventh Canadian club in Winnipeg, and a shot in the arm for franchises in Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver with the arrivals of Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Elias Pettersson. There was the..." December 20

  • Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020

    Pro Hockey Talk "The year is winding down and some people around the NHL will be happier to see it come to an end than others. 2019 was kind to players like Ryan O'Reilly, Nikita Kucherov and Mark Giordano, but there are others who are ready for a fresh start and a new..." December 20

  • Jets claim goalie Eric Comrie off waivers from Red Wings

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets claimed goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.       The December 19

  • Jets’ Copp week-to-week with upper-body injury, won’t play before Christmas

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets centre Andrew Copp is considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury and will not play before Christmas, head coach Paul Maurice told reporters Wednesday.      

    December 18

  • Wings place Eric Comrie on waivers; Might the Winnipeg Jets claim their former prospect?

    Illegal Curve "It continues to be a wacky 2019-20 season for goalie Eric Comrie.  To date: – Placed on waivers by Jets on September 30th; – Claimed by Coyotes on October 1st; – Traded by Coyotes to Red Wings on November 30th; – Played first..." December 18

  • Dustin Byfuglien rehabbing ankle in consultation with Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets have taken a big step towards mending his broken ankle — and possibly their fractured relationship. Byfuglien has started a post-surgery rehabilitation program in consultation with the Jets that brings him closer to a potential on-ice..." December 18

  • 3 teams that could bring in Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Score "Ilya Kovalchuk's tenure with the Los Angeles Kings officially lasted for just under a year and a half after the forward cleared unconditional waivers Tuesday, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Kovalchuk signed a three-year, $18.75-million contract with L.A. in 2018 and appeared in..." December 18

  • The NHL's Great Pretenders: Teams that are not what they seem

    ESPN "Last week we looked at some players who were prime regression candidates, for both good and bad reasons. It's an especially useful mental exercise to go through at this point of the season, because we're at a crossroads point of sorts in the calendar. We now have enough..." December 18

  • Akim Aliu accepts equipment manager's apology for blackface incident

    The Score "The minor-league equipment manager who went to a 2011 Halloween party dressed in blackface as Akim Aliu apologized directly to the player and will keep his job. Colorado Eagles owner Martin Lind said in a statement Tuesday that he and Tony Deynzer, the staffer in question,..." December 17

  • Would Ilya Kovalchuk make sense for Bruins, other NHL contenders?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s over. The Ilya Kovalchuk era has mercifully ended for the Los Angeles Kings, as Kovalchuk cleared waivers on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is now an unrestricted free agent. So, would and should another NHL team see if they can make it work with Kovalchuk where the Kings..." December 17

  • 5 teams positioned well to trade for Taylor Hall

    The Score "The Taylor Hall sweepstakes are officially underway, and they may not be here long. The pending unrestricted free agent sat out New Jersey's most recent game Friday and he's expected to do so again Saturday. It appears the former Hart Trophy winner has..." December 16