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For the first time in 16 months, Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien skated on United Center ice last night. This time, they were Winnipeg Jets. The last time they were here was Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. It was a 7-4 victory that put them within one victory of hoisting the most famous trophy in all of sports. Ladd recorded an assist while Byfuglien potted a powerplay goal. Both players were important pieces and played vital roles in ultimately winning the Stanley Cup. Now, Ladd is the captain of the Jets and Byfuglien is supposedly their top defenseman. Still, how should the fans in Chicago react to seeing old faces in new places? More importantly, how should anyone be received when they return to a place they once called home?
I’ll spare you the suspense and say that I stood and clapped when they announced Ladd as a starter for the Jets. His ovation was loud and proud from the entire United Center. When Byfuglien took his first shift early in the first period, fans did...
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While the return of the Winnipeg Jets is something of a story tonight, the one most Hawks fans are interested in would be Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien returning to Chicago for the first time since their departure.
Obviously, any member of the 2010 Cup team is going to get a hero's welcome, and well they should. Most Hawks fans will remember their names for their whole lives...
Where were you during class today, Joe? Oh, you were playing goalie for the Winnipeg Jets? I guess that's a reasonable excuse. Jets goaltender Chris Mason missed practice on Tuesday to be with his wife, who is expected to give birth soon. So, short a goaltender, the team turned to Joe Caligiuri, who plays for the nearby University of Manitoba Bisons. Caligiuri's sister is...
In what is being billed as the 'only time in the history of the NHL, the Winnipeg Jets are playing the team formerly known as the Winnipeg Jets tonight in Phoenix. To make matters even more curious Shane Doane who was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets and played in the final game for version 1.0 now plays for the team which moved from Winnipeg but is now facing the Winnipeg Jets...
After staking the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-0 first period lead, the Hawks responded to a tirade by head coach Joel Quenneville and took over the game, winning 4-3.
Is the glass half empty or half full?
Half empty, because like so many times last leason, the Hawks came out flat and uninspired in the first period? Or half full, because, this year, they seem better prepared to snap out of it a...
The Winnipeg Jets are still on the hunt for their first win after suffering a 4-3 road loss at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
Patrick Kane led the way in Chicago's victory over the Jets with a goal and two assists for first star of the game honours. His first period goal was his first of the season, while he now has four assists in three games to open up...
The Winnipeg Jets, with former Hawks Cup hoisters, Ladd and Byfuglien, came to the United Center (the only time these two teams will play, regular season, this year) and fell 4 - 3. Before we get into the actual play, here’s a couple of side notes. Sean O’Donnell turned 40 years old, one of only four players currently in the NHL. He became the oldest Hawk skater to wear the...
After suffering a loss in their home opener, the Winnipeg Jets take flight and embark on their first road trip, kicking things off in the windy city against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Thursday's game in Chicago marks the only time this season the Blackhawks and Jets will meet. The Hawks took last season's only meeting, coming away with a 5-4 shootout victory in Atlanta. The...
By MATT WILSON
The history between the Phoenix Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets is very confusing, obviously.
The blurred lines will overlap substantially tonight as the “new” Winnipeg Jets play at the home where the real Jets’ team tradition lives on.
Bobby Hull is shown in the file photo with his son, Brett, during a ceremony at Jobing.com arena.
That’s 1,400 miles...
It didn’t start pretty, but the final result is all that matters in hockey. And, after two home games, the Blackhawks have four points at the United Center. After 7:29 in the first period, Winnipeg’s Jim Slater had two goals … Continue reading →
The newest incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets are still looking for their first victory of the season. They have a chance of picking up that elusive first win this evening against the franchise that used to call Manitoba home as they visit Phoenix for the Coyotes' home opener at Jobing.com Arena.
4 p.m.: The Coyotes make their home debut this season against the team that they used to be, the Winnipeg Jets. Should be interesting. Follow along.
Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien had not been back in Chicago since they helped lead the Blackhawks to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. Yet here they were, skating on familiar ice, but for the opposing team as part of the new Winnipeg Jets.
The visiting team got right down to business in the first, with center Jim Slater scoring a pair of goals just 3 minutes apart. If the first half...
''Unique'' and ''intriguing'' were the words most often uttered as the Coyotes tried to put Saturday's home opener against the Winnipeg Jets into perspective. After all, how often do you get to play the team you used to be?