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  • Pierre-Luc Dubois not available yet as Winnipeg Jets host Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnaut "Pierre-Luc Dubois already feels at home in Winnipeg. The 22-year-old center was acquired by the Jets, along with a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft, in a blockbuster trade Saturday in which forwards Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic were sent to Columbus. It’s..." January 26

  • Jarmo Kekalainen calls out Pierre-Luc Dubois, “I wish that Pierre-Luc would tell the truth about why he wanted out”

    The Daily Goal Horn "It looks like there’s still a little drama left in Columbus over the Pierre-Luc Dubois situation. This weekend, the Blue Jackets and the Jets completed a blockbuster by swapping disgruntled stars. To Winnipeg Dubois and a third round pick, while Patrik Laine and Jack..." January 26

  • Ranking the NHL's 10 Best Goalie Tandems

    Bleacher Report "A strong goaltending tandem can be a crucial part of an NHL team's success. With the 2020-21 regular season compressed into a tight 56-game schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having two capable goalies could be more important than ever. Every team has a starting..." January 26

  • AHL’s Stockton Heat To Play 2020-21 Season In Calgary

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a surprising move, especially given the AHL’s return to action in less than two weeks, the Stockton Heat will not be playing in Stockton in 2021. Scott Linesburgh of The Stockton Record writes this evening that city and county officials have confirmed that the club does not..." January 25

  • Blake Wheeler took responsibility for Patrik Laine's situation in Winnipeg

    Bardown "Well Jets fans, it’s the end of an era. On Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets dealt 2016 first-round pick Patrik Laine, along with 2015 first-round pick Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for the player taken right after Laine in 2016, centre Pierre-Luc Dubois and a..." January 25

  • Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele were major reasons Patrik Laine wanted out of Winnipeg

    Trade Rumors "Former 2nd overall pick Patrik Laine's time in Winnipeg was marked with highs and lows to say the least. Laine is obviously a player loaded with talent, but for whatever reason, seemed disinterested in playing for the Jets, and his trade requests were well-documented. Now that he's..." January 25

  • Loss of Patrik Laine made up in the gain of Pierre-Luc Dubois

    Winnipeg Sun "One could only begin to imagine the complete tire fire social media would have been on Feb. 6, 1996, when Teemu Selanne, a bona fide superstar, was shipped out of Winnipeg for Chad Kilger and Oleg Tverdovsky. Actually, scratch that. Jan. 23, 2021 — nearly 25 years to the day of..." January 25

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois Used the Only True Leverage the System Afforded Him

    Blueshirt Banter "When news came out before the start of the season that center Pierre-Luc Dubois wanted out of Columbus, the Blue Jackets presented themselves as disappointed but unrattled, insisting that they would handle it the same way they went about their business in 2018-19 when the entire world knew..." January 25

  • Jets' Pierre-Luc Dubois stays true to himself, prepares for 'new chapter' in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "Since he’s heard it multiple times already, Pierre-Luc Dubois knew the question was coming and he had an answer at the ready. Since “The Shift” basically went viral on social media and various other platforms on Thursday and Friday, the new Winnipeg..." January 24

  • NHL Considering Prospect Showcase Before 2021 Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With many junior leagues shut down throughout the world and playing time being limited for up-and-coming draft prospects due to the pandemic, there is talk of making some changes to the upcoming draft format. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, there is talk that the..." January 24

  • Canadian NHL teams request change to quarantine rule "Back in training camp, the standard for being cleared to participate for Canadian NHL teams was four negative COVID-19 tests in a seven-day span with players getting the green light to join on-ice activities on the eighth day.  That changed once the regular season started with the rule..." January 24

  • Pierre-Luc Dubois insists John Tortorella wasn't the reason for trade request

    The Score "Pierre-Luc Dubois hasn't revealed the exact reason why he wanted to be traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he did acknowledge that head coach John Tortorella wasn't a factor in his decision. Dubois was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets earlier on..." January 24

  • Blue Jackets to trade Pierre-Luc Dubois to Jets for Patrik Laine, Jack Roslovic

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets are trading forward Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forwards Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Winnipeg will also receive a 2022 third-round draft..." January 23

  • Why Patrik Laine-Pierre-Luc Dubois blockbuster makes sense for Jets and Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "The potential for an eventual union made so much sense that you figured it probably wasn’t going to happen. But the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets appear to have decided now was actually the best time to take action with star players who preferred to..." January 23

  • Jets place F Patrik Laine on injured reserve

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets placed star forward Patrik Laine on the injured reserve on Friday after the native of Finland missed his third striaght game on Thursday with an upper-body injury.  They also placed forward Nate Thompson on the injured reserve and moved..." January 22

  • Columbus closing in on a Pierre Luc Dubois trade, Jets are one team in the mix

    Illegal Curve "Just when you’re settling in for a quiet Friday night Darren Dreger of TSN drops a bomb. He sent this tweet out about the situation in Columbus: My sense from canvassing sources tonight, Columbus is closing in on a trade involving Pierre Luc Dubois. It’s a..." January 22

  • 10 NHL Coaches and General Managers On The Hot Seat

    Bleacher Report "The NHL began its abbreviated 56-game 2020-21 season on Jan. 13. For several coaches and general managers, this campaign could determine their ongoing employment. Some, such as Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, are..." January 22

  • AHL Releases 2020-21 Regular Season Schedule

    Yardbarker "Two weeks from now, the American Hockey League will start what it is still calling the 2020-21 season. On Feb. 5, things will kick off with several games around the minor leagues even without a handful of teams that opted out. League president Scott Howson released this statement Friday,..." January 22

  • Ville Heinola to play, Patrik Laine doesn't skate

    TSN "The team recalled defenecman Ville Heinola and forward Kristian Vesalainen from the taxi squad and Heinola confirmed he will play Thursday. Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine was not on the ice for Thursday's pregame skate after being labelled as..." January 21

  • NHL COVID game calls: Player quantity, not quality

    ESPN "The Carolina Hurricanes said the NHL's postponement of two games this week was not based on the prestige of the players who are currently on the league's COVID related absence list. The Hurricanes have five players on that list, including key forwards Jordan..." January 21

  • Which teams make the most sense for Pierre-Luc Dubois trade?

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the NHL, you don’t see a lot of situations along the lines of James Harden forcing his way out of Houston in just about the least nuanced way possible. Usually, you barely hear a rumbling about a high-profile player wanting out. So, by the standards of headline-averse NHL..." January 21

  • Jets' Paul Maurice says Patrik Laine 'doubtful' to play Thursday

    Sportsnet "After lighting it up in his season debut, it appears Patrik Laine will have to wait a while longer before he can return to the ice for his second game of the 2021 campaign. The Winnipeg Jets winger has missed the team's past two games while dealing with an..." January 20

  • 6 Players over 30 We Want to See Lift the Stanley Cup

    Bleacher Report "It's one of the hardest sports trophies to win. And when each and every NHL playoff tournament ends, there's a particularly poignant moment when a championship team's popular first-timer has the Stanley Cup handed to him for a celebratory skate. Steven..." January 20

  • NHL's Canadian teams are flying one-third fewer miles this season

    TSN "If only, Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice mused, the NHL could have it all – an all-Canadian North Division and fans in the stands. What a bubbling cauldron that would create: endless one-anthem nights to feed frenzied fan bases with rivalries that feel like more than just..." January 20

  • The Fight Over Hockey's Racial Reckoning

    SI "On Sept. 3, just past the midway point of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, the NHL issued a 2,500-word press release cataloguing, as the headline declared, "Initiatives to Combat Racism and Accelerate its Inclusion Efforts."  It was a sensitive moment for the league. A..." January 20

  • Patrik Laine (upper-body) out Tuesday

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice told reporters that forward Patrik Laine will not be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators. "We don't feel he is ready to go tonight so we will hold him out another day," Maurice said. " January 19

  • The NHL has pushed pause on its puck tracking project

    Scouting The Refs "The National Hockey League has pushed pause on its puck tracking project. From the NHL: The National Hockey League announced today that, effective with tonight’s games, the League will be using game pucks without the imbedded tracking technology. The decision was made..." January 19

  • Behind the Scenes at a Fanless NHL Game

    Bleacher Report "Madison Square Garden is a special place. So many of these buildings are generic, dual-sport facilities that all feel the same and look the same once you're inside. But not the Garden. The Garden has a feel all its own. My first trip to the World's Most Famous Arena..." January 19

  • Mitch Marner was blunt when asked about his run-in with Neal Pionk/Mark Scheifele on his empty netter

    Bardown "Mitch Marner enjoyed another nice night on Monday against the Winnipeg Jets when he scored his second goal of the season, which proved to be the game winner, and then his 3rd into an empty net. The empty netter wasn’t quite as smooth as it usually would have been,..." January 19

  • Jets' Patrik Laine out vs. Maple Leafs with upper-body injury, listed day-to-day

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine will miss Monday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury, coach Paul Maurice told reporters. " January 18

  • IIHF to move world championship from Minsk due to political unrest

    The Score "The 2021 men's world championship will no longer be played in Minsk, the IIHF announced Monday. The tournament - which the IIHF awarded to Minsk and the Latvian capital of Riga in 2017 - is being relocated due to political unrest in Belarus and the ongoing pandemic...." January 18

  • Patrik Laine leaves Jets practice early, status for Maple Leafs game unclear "Patrik Laine's status for the Winnipeg Jets against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET, TVAS, SNO, TSN3, NHL.TV) is unclear after the forward left practice early Sunday. "Patty couldn't warm up right during practice," coach Paul Maurice..." January 17

  • One question facing each Canadian team after frantic North Division start

    Sportsnet "The North Division has not disappointed through four days of action. We've seen thrilling overtime, heated physicality, and the storylines we've been waiting months to talk about are beginning to unfold. We're not even a week into this experiment and the all-Canadian..." January 17

  • Jets resume practice a day after halting workouts due to COVID-19 concerns

    The Daily Sports Buzz "The Winnipeg Jets have returned to practice a day after suspending workouts due to a possible exposure to COVID-19. The Jets took to the ice at Bell MTS Place this morning before leaving for Toronto for a game Monday against the Maple Leafs. Winnipeg cancelled its..." January 17

  • Penguins 'very interested' in acquiring Jack Roslovic from Jets

    Sportsnet "Jack Roslovic is not with the Winnipeg Jets to start the 2020-21 season as the forward looks for a trade to a new club. One team that has expressed interest in acquiring the 23-year-old is the Pittsburgh Penguins, as reported Saturday by Sportsnet's Elliotte..." January 17

  • USHL Gaining Top Players With Canadian Junior Leagues Out Of Action

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The United States Hockey League, USHL, is the top junior league in the U.S. and has been growing as a top developmental destination in recent years. Yet, they have never seen an influx of talent as they have this season. Early on, it was NCAA players whose teams (mostly Ivy League programs)..." January 17

  • Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice after possible COVID-19 exposure "The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled a practice scheduled for Saturday because of a potential exposure to COVID-19, the team said in a news release. That decision was made "out of an abundance of caution," the release said. No further information was provided by the..." January 16

  • Hurricanes' Jordan Staal, Jets' Anton Forsberg among players added to NHL's COVID list

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal, New Jersey Devils goaltender Eric Comrie and Winnipeg Jets goaltender Anton Forsberg were added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Friday, per Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. Meanwhile, Ben Hutton,..." January 15

  • Jets claim G Anton Forsberg off waivers from CAR

    Illegal Curve "The Jets lost goalie Eric Comrie off waivers on January 12th and today they got a goalie off waivers as they have claimed Anton Forsberg. The Swedish netminder had signed a one-year deal with the Oilers back in October but was claimed by the Hurricanes off waivers..." January 15

  • Patrik Laine 'pissed' to miss Gordie Howe hat trick

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine had a productive opening game of the season, scoring the overtime winner as part of a three-point night in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. Laine, however, was not happy to wind up with only a minor penalty for..." January 15

  • Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers expected to play vs. Flames on Thursday

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers is expected to be in the lineup when the team hosts the Calgary Flames for their season opener Thursday, per Sportsnet's Ken Wiebe. " January 14

  • Five potential trade destinations for Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois

    Sportsnet "Leave it to John Tortorella to stir the pot. Just as we all got used to the notion that — for a variety of reasons — it would take some time for the divorce between Pierre-Luc Dubois and the Columbus Blue Jackets to play out, Torts injected some urgency..." January 14

  • 10 NHL Players Who Will Have Breakout Performances in 2020-21

    Bleacher Report "In every NHL season, several promising young players break out as stars. We can expect the same during this truncated 2020-21 campaign. Fans usually focus on top rookies or sophomore players who can build upon their promising debuts. However, there are various players entering their..." January 14

  • Canadian teams announce initial rosters, taxi squads for 2020-21 season

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames have finalized their initial rosters and taxi squads ahead of the 2020-21 NHL season, with their peers in the North Division expected to follow suit Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL is allowing each team..." January 13

  • 22 NHL players unavailable due to COVID-19 protocol "The National Hockey League today released the list of Players who are unavailable to play or practice on January 13, 2021, in accordance with the League's COVID Protocols. Beginning today, and continuing for the balance of the season, the NHL will be sharing the names of Players who are..." January 13

  • Trevor Lewis Signs With Winnipeg Jets

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed veteran forward Trevor Lewis to a one-year, $750,000 contract, the team announced. Lewis joined the Jets on a professional tryout after spending his entire 12-year NHL career with the Los Angeles Kings... " January 13

  • Enthusiasm, intrigue set the table for an NHL season unlike any other

    Sportsnet "In 2021, the promise of fresh ice and a fresh NHL schedule comes with no less excitement or anticipation than it usually would. But this season of our dreams in the Great White North also looms as a Great Unknown. We are not just talking about who will surprise and..." January 13

  • Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers misses practice due to COVID-19 protocol

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers was absent from practice on Wednesday due to COVID-19 protocol and his status for Thursday's home opener against the Calgary Flames is unclear. Head coach Paul Maurice made the announcement Wednesday, emphasizing that Ehlers'..." January 13

  • NHL announces 27 positive COVID-19 tests through training camp

    Oilers Nation "The National Hockey League says 27 positive COVID-19 tests were returned among players during training camps. The positive tests came from nine teams, although the majority were due to an outbreak that included 17 players on the Dallas Stars. The players have been largely..." January 12

  • NHL 2021: Avalanche, Lightning top Stanley Cup odds for the season

    Sporting News "The puck is hours away from dropping on the 2021 NHL season. It'll be a sprint to the playoffs as the 31 NHL teams are set to play 56 games over the course of the next 116 nights. The defending champion Lightning are expected to make a big run once again, with preseason odds..." January 12