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  • Patrik Laine works to become complete player with Jets

    NHL.com "Patrik Laine wants to be a more well-rounded player. No doubt the Winnipeg Jets forward plans to continue shooting pucks like the rocket he unleashed for a power-play goal from the top of the left circle in a 3-2 overtime win against the Dallas Stars at Bell MTS Place on..." November 12

  • Connor Hellebuyck keeping the Jets afloat

    TSN "There have been lots of scoring chances in Winnipeg Jets games over the first month of the season, but they’re largely happening at one end of the ice. There is a good argument to be made that Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck – and his 93.0 save percentage in the..." November 12

  • Don Cherry out as co-host of ‘Coach’s Corner’ following "You people" controversy

    Global News "Long-time hockey commentator Don Cherry is out as co-host of Coach’s Corner following televised remarks where he claimed new immigrants don’t wear poppies and implied they don’t support veterans “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after..." November 11

  • Don Cherry addresses firing: 'I speak the truth and I walk the walk'

    Yahoo! Sports "Sportsnet dismissed hockey commentator Don Cherry after anti-immigrant comments during Saturday’s broadcast. Cherry sneered at Toronto and its surrounding communities for not purchasing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, snarling at “you people” in an unprompted,..." November 11

  • Ron MacLean apologizes for allowing Don Cherry’s “discriminatory” rant

    Daily Hive "Don Cherry wasn’t the only broadcaster under fire for Saturday’s anti-immigrant comments during Hockey Night in Canada. Ron MacLean, his friend and longtime Coach’s Corner sidekick, faced heavy criticism for being complicit in Cherry’s rant. Cherry has..." November 11

  • When will enough be enough with Don Cherry and Coach's Corner?

    The Score "Don Cherry doesn't represent me. He likely doesn't represent you. The Canada he longs for, and the hockey community he longs for, have both long since passed out of date. But, in choosing a set of carefully crafted words over swift action for his most recent diatribe,..." November 11

  • Gary Bettman: Olympic participation 'incredibly disruptive' to NHL season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to the idea of allowing the league's players to participate in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. "I don't want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us," Bettman..." November 09

  • KHL Stars Generating NHL Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Teams around the NHL are always looking for an opportunity to add talent through means other than the draft, especially those that consistently pick in the back half of the round. In that way the KHL has always been a mysterious proving ground, where some players that find great success then..." November 08

  • Jets' Bryan Little in hospital after puck hits ear

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little received 25 to 30 stitches to close a laceration near his ear and is under observation at hospital after taking a shot to the face, the team announced Wednesday.       November 07

  • Bryan Little Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After being taken to hospital and getting 25-30 stitches following his injury earlier this week, Bryan Little has been placed on injured reserve. The Winnipeg Jets have recalled Joona Luoto in his place. Little was struck in the head by a puck on Tuesday night and..." November 07

  • NHL Player Survey Reveals Players Don’t Believe There Is A Cocaine Problem In The League

    BroBible "Fifty NHL players were asked a number of interesting questions in ESPN’s NHL Player Confidential survey and one of the big takeaways was that a majority of players don’t believe that there is a cocaine problem around the league. The results revealed that 58% of..." November 05

  • Do NHL Players Want To Play For Seattle In Year 1? New Poll Reveals Answer

    NESN "The NHL’s expansion into Seattle still is more than a year away as the league prepares to add a 30th team to the ranks. But here’s the big question: Do players want to play in the Emerald City in Year 1? An anonymous poll conducted by ESPN posed that very question to 50..." November 05

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 05

  • Why NHL teams should blow up the bridge deal and bet on young stars

    Sportsnet "John Chayka was pretty fresh on the job in 2016 when Clayton Keller became the first player drafted under his tenure as GM of the Arizona Coyotes. The scene was exactly what you’d expect after Keller’s name was called seventh overall; big smiles, hugs from the family, a bunch of..." November 04

  • Ref You Suck: Subpar Officiating Hurting NHL’s Image, Integrity

    Sinbin Vegas "I’m not one to blame officials for the outcome of games. I always believe that you make your own luck in sports. And I have yet to see a referee actually score a touchdown, sink a basket or put a puck in the net. But when the officiating negatively impacts the outcome of games,..." November 04

  • League Notes: Waiver Priority, Power Play, AHL Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "November 1st marks an important day on the NHL calendar, but one many may not be aware of. Fortunately, CapFriendly is here for the reminder. This day marks the official change over to the waiver priority by current NHL standings. In the first month of the season, as the sample size is too..." November 02

  • Letestu out at least six months for Jets with heart muscle inflammation

    NHL.com "Mark Letestu will be out at least six months for the Winnipeg Jets because of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. The 34-year-old forward's long-term health is not in question, coach Paul Maurice said. Letestu has missed the past six games with an undisclosed..." November 01

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 01

  • After beating cancer, Eddie Olczyk continues the fight

    NBC Sports "Eddie Olczyk was ready to give up. The NHL player turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe that he told his wife, Diana, he couldn’t do it anymore. Diana told her husband to fight for her, their kids and..." November 01

  • Jets send D Ville Heinola to AHL

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets assigned defenceman Ville Heinola to the Manitoba Moose on Thursday after an eight-game stint with the team. Heinola, who spent the past two games as a healthy scratch, has one goal and five points in eight games this season. " October 31

  • Trade Bait: Leafs facing deadline with Zach Hyman nearing return

    TSN "It’s so early in the season for a TSN Trade Bait board that it’s scary. But it is Halloween - and we do like handing out little trade treats to mark the occasion. The Trade Bait board will undoubtedly take different shape as we move closer to the Feb. 24 trade..." October 31

  • Dustin Byfuglien Undergoes Ankle Surgery

    Winnipeg Sun "The silence around Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien had been deafening. Now comes news that will split the ears of anyone hoping the big blueliner would be back sooner rather than later. Reports on Wednesday night say Byfuglien had surgery on his ankle in his home..." October 31

  • USA Hockey increases penalty for on-ice slurs

    ESPN "USA Hockey announced Wednesday that it is increasing penalties for racial and derogatory slurs of any kind by way of a directive from the governing body's president. Anyone penalized under the rule that covers racial and derogatory slurs will now receive a match penalty, which..." October 31

  • 2019 NHL Heritage Classic Delivers Unique And Valuable Partner Activation Opportunities

    Forbes.com "From the ice-making to the fan experience, it takes a village to stage an event like the NHL’s Heritage Classic. “The tentpole events are most important for the fans,” commissioner Gary Bettman said last week in Regina, in the leadup to Saturday’s 2019 Heritage..." October 31

  • NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes — and ticket sales cover those wages

    Seattle Times "A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues. The wording attempted to add context to why NHL ticket prices are so high, namely because hockey players earn salaries..." October 30

  • Several NHL clubs enduring scary starts

    The Guardian "The current NHL season is nearly a month old, but several teams and players are having difficulties in the early going. With Halloween just around the corner, here's a look at those that are enduring scary starts. Mediocre Maple Leafs With just six victories in their first..." October 30

  • Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report: Kristian Vesalainen slow to start AHL season

    Sportsnet "Between a summer of roster moves, an unexpected absence and a couple of guys who couldn’t come to terms on new contracts, there was a lot of opportunity for young players to make their mark at Winnipeg Jets training camp in September. Defenceman Ville Heinola and..." October 29

  • Jets’ Adam Lowry suspended two games for boarding Flames’ Oliver Kylington

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended two games for boarding Calgary Flames defenceman Oliver Kylington, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Monday. " October 28

  • Bringing NHL Feuds to Centre Stage

    The Hockey Writers "In the media, and all over Twitter, capturing the banter between these two stars seemed to be priority one. The rivalry is fun, it’s gripping, and it has been going on for several seasons with no real end in sight. Whenever the Flames and Kings play each other, Doughty and..." October 28

  • Analyzing the NHL’s luckiest, and unluckiest, teams so far

    Sportsnet "Do you believe this is the year Buffalo, under Ralph Krueger, finally gets back to the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning just a shell of the 62-win team that dominated the regular season in 2018-19? Will Edmonton and Vancouver claim two of the top three..." October 28

  • Jets’ Adam Lowry to have hearing for boarding Flames’ Kylington

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry will have a hearing on Monday with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after delivering a hard hit during the Heritage Classic. Lowry hit Calgary Flames defenceman Oliver Kylington in the final seconds of the second..." October 27

  • Wind, freezing temperatures could be biggest factors in Heritage Classic

    Sportsnet "Shortly after the eye-black and windburn had disappeared from his face, Matthew Tkachuk addressed what he thinks will be the biggest factor in Saturday’s Heritage Classic – the wind. “When you’re going one way you feel like you’re skating like Paul..." October 26

  • NHL Heritage Classic: Most memorable moments in Canadian outdoor game's history

    Sporting News "The puck drops for the 2019 Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, marking the fifth Canadian outdoor game in NHL history. Throughout its time, the Canadian outdoor game paved the road for the NHL Winter Classic, as well as the Stadium Series, two..." October 26

  • Jets struggling to rediscover contender identity with gutted blue line

    Sportsnet "As they arrive in Regina for the Heritage Classic on Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets would be very interested in finding some of their own recent heritage. Maybe not all the way back to the Dave Ellett, Randy Carlyle or Freddy Olausson days, but they’d take a trip back 12 months ago..." October 25

  • Josh Morrissey relishing increased responsibility among Jets defensemen

    NHL.com "Josh Morrissey is playing his fourth full NHL season with the Winnipeg Jets, but it's his first without a safety net. The 24-year-old had been part of a deep group of Jets defensemen since arriving as a full-time player in 2016-17, but he unquestionably is Winnipeg's No...." October 25

  • Who will be the Craig MacTavish of visors?

    TSN "Ryan O’Reilly is among the last of a dying breed. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner became the face of the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup victory last season – in part because he’s one of the few players remaining in the NHL whose face isn’t protected by a..." October 24

  • Yes, let’s get alumni involved in the NHL Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was looking into making some changes to the NHL Skills Competition for the 2020 All-Star Weekend this January in St. Louis. Some events — looking at you, updated Puck Control Relay — have..." October 24

  • Winnipeg Jets Claim Luca Sbisa

    Illegal Curve "Luca Sbisa is a left shooting defenceman who was drafted by the Flyers in the 1st round (19th overall) back in 2008.  He’s played for the Flyers, Ducks, Canucks, Golden Knights, Islanders and was recently signed by Anaheim but had to clear waivers.  The Jets, as..." October 23

  • Connor Hellebuyck expected to carry the load for the Winnipeg Jets in 2019-20

    The Sports Daily "Connor Hellebuyck could easily get 60 starts for the Winnipeg Jets in 2019-20. The native of Commerce, MI has a record of four wins and three losses in seven starts with an excellent goals against average of 2.29 and save percentage of .929. Hellebuyck’s finest..." October 23

  • Canadian NHL markets are seeing slump in early-season attendance

    Sporting News "The Hockey News' Ken Campbell recently posted a tweet indicating four of the five Canadian teams playing at home last Tuesday — Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens — failed to sell out. He also pointed out the Ottawa Senators..." October 23

  • Sticker shock aside, NHL Seattle is banking on fans paying big to watch its team in person

    Seattle Times "To say some local hockey fans gulped when initial NHL Seattle season-ticket prices were released last week would be inaccurate — it’s tough to swallow while spitting out coffee or enduring other reflexive actions after learning 44-game packages will cost from $12,540 to..." October 23

  • The NHL rules players would love to unfollow

    Toronto Star "No game is ever perfect, and hockey seems to tinker with its rules more and more every year. Everyone seems to have an idea of how to make the game they love just a little bit better. Even the players, who sounded off about coaches’ challenges, offside reviews, icing..." October 22

  • Space Needle time capsule includes NHL Seattle’s final five name choices

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seattle NHL’s expansion franchise will have an official name sometime in 2020, but as of Monday the team is down to five choices ahead of their entry to the league for the 2021-22 season. On Monday, a time capsule that was sealed and won’t be opened until the..." October 22

  • Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice picks up his 700th win

    Illegal Curve "The Jets snapped a three game losing streak on Sunday night by defeating Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers 1-0 in the shootout and it wasn’t just Winnipeg’s fifth win of the season. It was also bench boss Paul Maurice’s 700th career regular season win in the NHL. " October 21

  • Neal Pionk has high expectations for Heritage Classic with Jets

    NHL.com "Neal Pionk spent much of his childhood playing hockey on frozen ponds and backyard rinks, so he has high expectations for his first NHL outdoor game at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan on..." October 21

  • NHL legend, Barrie Colts HC Dale Hawerchuk battling stomach cancer

    The Score "Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in August. "For some reason, the Lord put me in this kind of fight and I'm ready to fight it," Hawerchuk told TSN's Rick Westhead in an interview last..." October 21

  • Exclusive: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with Mile High Hockey

    Mile High Hockey "It was 83 degrees in Denver on October 9th. By the morning of October 10th, Denver’s first snowfall of the season had ripped through town while thermometers in the Mile High City read 19 degrees, a record-breaking temperature drop in just a matter of hours. And it couldn’t..." October 18

  • A guru to the goalies

    Winnipeg Free Press "Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game. Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to..." October 18

  • Bryan Little (concussion) out vs. Isles

    TSN "Head coach Paul Maurice told reporters that the team is erring on the side of caution and will not play Bryan Little tonight against the New York Islanders.  Little sustained a concussion in the Jets' final preseason after..." October 17

  • How Bryan Little’s absence has hurt Adam Lowry and the Jets’ team defence

    Sportsnet "After a short stretch of shutdown hockey the Winnipeg Jets have stumbled again defensively, allowing 11 goals over their past two games. While a focus on team defence was the major theme at training camp, the results have not come easily. Nor will they, according to head..." October 17