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  • Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine not ruled out for Jets in Game 4 against Flames "Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine have not been ruled out for the Winnipeg Jets when they play the Calgary Flames in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; CNBC, NHL.TV, SN, TVAS). "We didn't skate the bulk of our group today, since the..." August 06

  • Paul Maurice wants Jets to 'play without fear'

    TSN "It's do-or-die time for the Winnipeg Jets who trail the Calgary Flames 2-1 in their best-of-five series, but head coach Paul Maurice doesn’t want to see his team overthinking on the ice Thursday night. "What you want to do in any elimination game is play without that..." August 06

  • The gruesome aftermath of Tucker Poolman blocking shot with his face

    New York Post "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tucker Poolman is willing to do whatever it takes to push the team further in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even if that means taking a puck flying full-speed straight to the face. “Guy’s got a golf ball on the side of his cheek,”..." August 06

  • NHL Announces Date For Draft Lottery Phase 2

    Pro Hockey Rumors "August 10, 2020. That’s the day one franchise will earn the right to pick first in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, a selection that will almost surely be used to pick superstar prospect Alexis Lafreniere. The league will hold Phase 2 of their draft lottery on Monday at 5pm CT,..." August 06

  • How Jets’ Jansen Harkins draws inspiration from brother living with MPS

    Sportsnet "“Lowry. And that’s a break. Here’s a chance. SCORES. Jansen Harkins with his first Stanley Cup playoff goal.” Confined to the press box for the opener of the Winnipeg Jets’ qualifying-round series against the Calgary Flames, it took Jansen..." August 05

  • Teams not involved in restart request extended training camps

    The Score "The general managers of the seven clubs not participating in the NHL's 24-team restart have submitted a collaborative proposal to the league requesting extended training camps for their respective teams prior to the 2020-21 season, sources told The Athletic's Craig Custance and..." August 05

  • Tucker Poolman Takes Puck To Face, Leaves Huge Trail Of Blood On Ice

    TMZ "Here's reason #10,000,000,0001 why hockey players are tough as hell ... Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tucker Poolman took a puck straight to the mouth Tuesday night ... and after bleeding all over the ice -- HE RETURNED TO THE GAME!!! The scene was terrifying ... in..." August 05

  • Jets Forward Andrei Chibisov Signs In KHL

    Illegal Curve "Back in June of 2019 the Jets announced they had signed Russian forward Andrei Chibisov to a one-year deal.  He had spent the previous five seasons in the KHL.  Chibisov would spend most of his time with the Manitoba Moose playing 53 games with the Jets farm club..." August 05

  • Flames preparing as if Jets’ Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine will make unexpected returns

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames enter Game 3 bracing for the possibility Mark Scheifele and/or Patrik Laine will return to the lineup. "To be honest with you, we thought there might be a chance both guys may play (Monday)," said Flames interim coach Geoff..." August 04

  • Why NHL teams enjoy home ice advantage — even without fans

    New York Post "Unlike most other sports, hockey has a built-in home advantage that many casual fans may not know about. And no, we’re not referring to the fact the player from the visiting team is required to place his stick on the ice first when setting up for the faceoff. Matchups are the..." August 03

  • Jets F Mark Scheifele’s injury not believed to be long term; remains doubtful for Game 2

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele’s injury is not believed to be long term, TSN’s Sara Orlesky reports. Scheifele remains doubtful for Monday’s Game 2 against the Calgary Flames. The 27-year-old appeared to suffer a left leg injury when he went..." August 03

  • Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine status for Jets unknown for Game 2 of Cup Qualifiers "The status of Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine is unknown for the Winnipeg Jets for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers against the Calgary Flames on Monday at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Each forward was being evaluated Sunday after leaving a 4-1 loss to the Flames in Game 1 on..." August 02

  • Dirty or not, Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk thrives when spotlight is on him

    Sportsnet "Eric Francis@EricFrancisAugust 2, 2020, 4:33 PM 44 Asked point blank if he thought Matthew Tkachuk was a dirty player, the pause from Paul Maurice was palpable. “I don’t know, if you sin once are you a sinner?” said the Winnipeg..." August 02

  • Paul Maurice: Matthew Tkachuk hit on Mark Scheifele 'could have ended' his career

    The Hockey News "The potentially devastating hit on Mark Scheifele was either, "such an accident," or "an absolutely filthy, disgusting hit," depending upon whose version of the events you believe. One thing we do know is the Winnipeg Jets have almost no chance of advancing if both Scheifele..." August 02

  • Predicting all the NHL Western Qualifying Round winners

    Sportsnaut "The NHL Qualifying Round begins tomorrow at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Things will start to get wild in the West when the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks get things started off at 3:00 PM Eastern Time at Rogers Place. Now, let’s dive in to each series and make a..." August 01

  • NHL schedule for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers in league’s Return to Play

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s time to focus on the NHL games, including the 2020 NHL playoffs schedule. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers will begin on Saturday, Aug. 1 in the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto. The top four teams in both conference will play a three-game round robin for seeding in the..." August 01

  • The NHL Has Had Zero Positive Tests Since Teams Entered The Bubble

    Yardbarker "Just one day before players return to the ice for meaningful games, there is some good news from off the ice.  TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that there have been zero positive tests for COVID-19 since teams entered the bubble cities in Edmonton and Toronto last..." July 31

  • First-day teams take goalie decisions for Qualifiers down to wire "The drama of the NHL postseason already has started, with seven of the 10 teams scheduled to play Saturday, the first day of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, unwilling to reveal their starting goalie. "As far as the goaltender … there's an old hockey movie called 'Slap..." July 31

  • NHL fans are kneeling at home because players won't protest during national anthem

    Sporting News "Unlike their counterparts in other sports, NHL players have opted not to kneel in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during their return to the ice this week. " July 31

  • NHL's path to restart was safe, smooth and completely out of character

    Yahoo! Sports "For a while now, one major criticism of the NHL has been an inability to think for itself — or at least so it often seems. Rarely making the sort of decisions that might fly in the face of convention, conservatism is the league’s hallmark, while progressiveness has been left to..." July 31

  • Gary Bettman: ‘Safety is paramount’ in NHL Return to Play, 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman stressed that “safety is paramount” while discussing the NHL Return to Play/2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers with Liam McHugh. In the lengthy segment you can watch above, Bettman also sheds some light on the process. " July 31

  • NHL predictions; here's how the qualifying round and Stanley Cup playoffs will unfold

    USA Today "Playoff predictions are always difficult. After all, who could have foreseen last season that the record-tying Tampa Bay Lightning would be swept in the first round or that the St. Louis Blues, who were in last place in January, would win the Stanley Cup? But this year is..." July 31

  • NHL Return to Play: Predictions for 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers

    Pro Hockey Talk "NHL exhibition games are over and it’s time for the real thing. The Return to Play begins this weekend as 24 teams vie to be crowned the 2019-20 Stanley Cup champion. These unique times called for unique solutions from the NHL and NHLPA — thus the 24-team format with two..." July 31

  • What Jets can learn from Flames’ exhibition showing against Oilers

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk needs no introduction in the Battle of Alberta, but how long will it take for the Calgary Flames feisty forward to make a ripple in the play-in series with the Winnipeg Jets? No matter what odds are given, it’s probably a safe bet to take the..." July 30

  • Adult Film Star Phoenix Marie Opens Her DM Doors To NHL Players

    Black Sports Online "If hockey players have a tough time shooting the puck into their opponent’s goal, maybe porn star Phoenix Marie DMs are something they can aim for. Marie went on social media celebrating the NHL return along with bringing her OnlyFans account in the mix. Although the Riverside,..." July 30

  • NHL coaches preferred Las Vegas, Vancouver as hub cities

    Yardbarker "The 2019-20 NHL season is set to resume this weekend in Edmonton and Toronto, but it appears a majority of coaches polled would've rather played somewhere else.  According to a poll of coaches conducted by The Athletic, NHL coaches would've rather played in either..." July 30

  • Return To Play Represents Opportunity For Pending Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For an NHL player, the Stanley Cup playoffs represent a fleeting opportunity to cement your legacy. By hoisting that chalice even once in your career, you join a relatively small group of players that can be identified as champions. It doesn’t happen for everyone. Just..." July 30

  • Winnipeg Jets Loan Arvid Holm To SHL

    Illegal Curve "In non-exhibition related news the Jets have loaned goalie prospect Arvid Holm to Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League for next season according to Jets PR.  He played 31 games for Farjestad in 2019-20 finishing with 20 wins 10 losses and a 0.914 save %. " July 30

  • What it feels like to be at an NHL game with no fans

    Sportsnet "What you notice are the things that are glaringly absent, of course. The scalpers, sweatered fans and giddy buzz that orbit an NHL rink on game day. And you marvel how easy it is to locate a decent parking space so close to puck drop. But you also notice the things that have always..." July 29

  • Dale Hawerchuk front of mind as Jets prepare to return to play

    Sportsnet "The emotion of the response was impossible to ignore. The general manager of the Winnipeg Jets clearly had something on his mind and a reflective question about Mark Scheifele provided the perfect opening to share his thoughts about someone else who continues to..." July 28

  • How NHL coaches are handling the strangest postseason of their careers

    The Score "Paul Maurice has a theory about the rhythm of a new hockey season. "It's kind of like when you're (horsing around) with your brother," the longtime Jets head coach said. "You start pushing and then next thing you know you're throwing haymakers. There's..." July 28

  • Jets' Paul Maurice: Eliminating travel makes for 'playoff hockey on steroids'

    Winnipeg Sun "Given the benefit of time — months in this case — Paul Maurice could have over-thought his lineup into oblivion. One can imagine the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets’ dry-erase board took quite the beating during the NHL’s pause due to COVID-19. But with every..." July 27

  • NHL announces zero positive COVID-19 tests in final week of Phase 3 camp

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the NHL has announced their testing data for the last week of Phase 3, aka training camp. They report zero new tests. There have been two positive tests in total during the training camp period which lasted for just under two weeks. No information has ever been..." July 27

  • Teams find safety top priority upon arrival in hub cities "The first team entered the Secure Zone at 10:49 a.m. ET on Sunday, when a guard opened a gate in the black fence surrounding the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Not one but two buses carried the Montreal Canadiens because of the space needed for social distancing. Everyone wore a mask..." July 27

  • NHL announces team rosters for Phase 4 " The NHL announced today the Phase 4 player rosters for the 24 clubs contesting the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers that begin Saturday, Aug. 1. Under the Return To Play Plan, each team is permitted to bring a maximum of 31 players into the Secure Zones in the hub cities of Edmonton and..." July 26

  • Dale Hawerchuk's cancer returns after he rung bell for final treatment in April

    Sportsnet "Hockey Hall of Famer and Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk is battling a resurgence of his cancer, his son Eric revealed Sunday on Twitter. The Toronto native had gone through his “final round” of chemotherapy in April. The 57-year-old took a leave of..." July 26

  • NHL Bubble Need To Know; The Tournament Is Upon Us

    The Hockey News "Today, the NHL will receive the final rosters from the 24 teams scheduled to play in the 2020 post-season. Bubble life is upon us, hockey fans. Teams can bring a maximum of 31 players with them to Toronto and Edmonton, while each franchise can bring up to 52 people in total into the..." July 24

  • NHL players contemplate life in the playoff bubble

    The Score "On Sunday, chartered planes in 22 NHL cities across North America will take off carrying professional hockey players, coaches, and staff. One of two Canadian cities will be the destination: Edmonton for those from the Western Conference, Toronto for those in the East. The Oilers and Maple..." July 24

  • NHL broadcasts to feature 5-second delay, video game cheering

    ESPN "The NHL will have a five-second delay on broadcasts and artificial crowd noise when it restarts its season in Toronto and Edmonton beginning Aug. 1. The league distributed "Phase 4" information to teams and media this week, detailing life in the bubbles for the 24 teams..." July 24

  • NHL unveils final plans for Edmonton, Toronto bubbles

    The Score "The NHL revealed a detailed plan on Thursday for the final phase of its return to play, including information about general rules and safety measures, life in the bubble for players and staff, and how broadcasts and game presentations will look. The league will test every..." July 24

  • Canadiens’ Xavier Ouellet, Jets’ Anthony Bitetto say they tested positive for COVID-19

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Xavier Ouellet and Winnipeg Jets defenceman Anthony Bitetto have both confirmed that they tested positive for COVID-19. Ouellet told Montreal reporters at training camp that he initially tested negative for the..." July 23

  • Twitter reacts to NHL’s Seattle Kraken name, jersey reveal

    Larry Brown Sports "The NHL unveiled the name of its 32nd team on Thursday — the Seattle Kraken. The reaction from fans and the media was a bit mixed. Some people don’t seem to like the Kraken name, but the logo and jerseys accompanying it were well-received seemingly across the board...." July 23

  • Are NHL coaches worried about players breaking the postseason bubbles?

    ESPN "John Tortorella gathered around his Columbus Blue Jackets for their first day of training camp in the NHL's restarted season. The famously direct coach explained what he expected from them under the league's COVID-19 "return to play"..." July 22

  • Jets’ Kyle Connor rounding out his game, with ‘top-10 player’ potential

    Sportsnet "Paul Maurice isn’t prone to hyperbole. Sure, the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets isn’t afraid to offer a compliment when warranted, but it’s rarely over the top. So you can imagine why more than a few eyebrows were raised after his answer to a..." July 22

  • Big numbers or balanced play? Norris voters had a tough decision to make

    The Hockey News "It would be pretty smarmy to claim that this year’s Norris Trophy voting comes down to how many reporters were actually paying attention all season, so let’s frame things in a less combative way: How strong will anchor bias go in determining the winner this year? The..." July 22

  • NHL 21 release date pushed back to October

    The Score "The newest installment in EA Sports' NHL video game series will be out later than usual this year. It was announced Monday that NHL 21's release is being pushed back from September to October, citing "major adjustments in developing the game from home" due..." July 22

  • NHL Releases Qualifying Round, Round Robin Schedules

    Pro Hockey Rumors "July 20: The NHL has announced some minor changes to the schedule for the round robin. The Boston Bruins-Washington Capitals game that was scheduled for August 8 will now be played on August 9. The Philadelphia Flyers-Tampa Bay Lightning game that was originally scheduled for..." July 20

  • NHL: 2 players test positive for COVID-19 out of over 800 at training camps

    The Score "Two tests out of 2,618 administered to more than 800 NHL players over the first five days of Phase 3 returned positive for COVID-19, the league announced Monday. Both players who tested positive have entered self-isolation and are following the instructions of the CDC and..." July 20

  • List of NHL players that have missed practice due to unknown reasons

    Sportsnaut "Thanks to the NHL’s new policy on reporting injuries, when a player leaves or misses practice, speculation is rampant. That’s because the league Return to Play protocol really doesn’t allow teams to report anything at all. Here are some key names around the league of..." July 19

  • Training Camp Buzz: Murray, Jarry battle for starting job with Penguins "Welcome to the Training Camp Buzz. The 24 teams who will be competing for the Stanley Cup began training camp at their facilities Monday. The teams are scheduled to head to their respective hub cities (Toronto for the 12 Eastern Conference teams, Edmonton for the 12 Western Conference teams),..." July 18