Found February 21, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Jim Slater
TEAMS: Winnipeg Jets
If Winnipeg Jets forward Jim Slater could go anywhere this trade deadline, his first choice of a destination wouldn't be anywhere an NHL team plays. Slater wants to visit outer space, he told the crowd at a Jets charity event hosted by a local fire department. He said that when he was growing up, he didn't want to be a firefighter like many young boys dream of. Instead, he always wanted to be an astronaut. He's also willing to put his money where his mouth is and would buy a trip to outer space if he could. "That's what I...

Jets. Buyers Or Sellers?

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has been strident in his insistence the Jets will stick to their long term development plan and not trade futures for rental players to help his club chase a playoff berth. Cheveldayoff has gone even further in suggesting his aim will be to collect draft picks at every turn. “I’m always going to be trying...

NHL analyst’s watch destroyed while covering game between benches (video)

Mike Johnson, the color commentator for the Winnipeg Jets, took his spot between the benches in what has become something of a fad during hockey broadcasts: stationing a guy in harm’s way in order to get an up-close take on the action on the ice. Given the proximity of flying pucks and hockey players flying [...]

Flyers and Jets Redefining NHL Awesomeness

If the NHL wants to turn non-believers into fans, it wouldn’t hurt to have every game turn out like the ones between the Winnipeg Jets and Philadelphia Flyers. But given the impossibility of that happening, I’d gladly settle for seeing the two duke it out in a first-round playoff series. The two teams met for the fourth absurdly entertaining time this season on Tuesday night...

Flyers rally past Jets in OT for 5-4 win

Ondrej Pavelec did his best to keep Winnipeg in the game on Tuesday.

AHL’s Top Team

The St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg Jets farm team) have moved into first place in the AHL.  They have a 33-19 record with 6 regulation tie points.  They have passed the Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton Oilers farm team) who also have a 33-19 record but with only 5 regulation tie points. St John’s is best known as an offensive team.  They are third overall in the AHL in scoring...

Trade deadline may be quiet for Jets

The Winnipeg Jets find themselves in an unexpected race for a playoff spot, but the consensus amongst the HockeyCentral panel and Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star is that the Jets should stand...

Philadelphia Flyers (32-19-7) at Winnipeg Jets (29-26-6), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Winnipeg Jets will try to sweep the season series against the Flyers tonight, as they host a struggling Philadelphia club at the MTS Centre.

Game preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets

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