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Winnipeg Jets name forward Blake Wheeler captain

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Winnipeg Jets named forward Blake Wheeler as their captain Wednesday. Wheeler fills the void left when former captain Andrew Ladd who was dealt to Chicago in February. The 6-foot-5 Wheeler has been with the Jets since the team relocated from Atlanta before the 2011-12 season. The former University of Minnesota player had his best offensive year last...
Via Associated Press
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Matt Barzal can make or break the Islanders’ season

The Islanders and GM Garth Snow made splashy moves in free agency this off-season. But did this team actually improve? Doubtful. Snow inked left winger Andrew Ladd to a seven-year, $38.5-million deal and brought back right winger P-A Parenteau on a one-year, $1.25-million pact. That seemingly solidified the Isles’ new top line. John Tavares got his wingers for 2016-17. Most projected...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Can the New York Islanders keep climbing the ladder?

New York Islanders Playoff History (Last two seasons)… 2014-2015 Season: Lost in first round of NHL Playoffs 2015-2016 Season: Lost in second round of NHL Playoffs 2016-2017 Season: Lost in third round of NHL Playoffs? The New York Islanders won their first playoff series last season since the 1992-93 season. Many Isles fans are wondering if they can keep the pattern going. The...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Mind the Gap

ESPN, and later Islanders Point Blank, tackled the burning question of the free agents brought in by Garth Snow, which include Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera, and P.A. Parenteau – will these new players fill the offensive gap left by Kyle Okposo, (not so much) Matt Martin, and Frans Nielsen? The average age of the three players is 33 (new Islanders) vs 29 (ex-Islanders). However, as...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Rumors: Andrew Ladd Drawing Interest From Several Teams

Steven Stamkos is the grand prize of the NHL’s free-agent market this summer, but veteran winger Andrew Ladd is a pretty good consolation prize for teams that miss out on the Tampa Bay Lightning center. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Wednesday a list of several teams interested in acquiring the two-time Stanley Cup champion. Islanders, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Montreal…among...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ladd trade proves Blackhawks all-in for run at historic dynasty

The Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to become one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history and they are pushing their chips all-in. Chicago acquired Winnipeg Jets captain and top-six forward Andrew Ladd on Friday in exchange for highly rated prospect Marko Dano, a 2016 first-round draft pick and a conditional draft choice that becomes a 2018 third-rounder if the ‘Hawks win the...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Deadline: Jets Trade Captain Andrew Ladd To Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks re-acquired forward Andrew Ladd on Thursday from the Winnipeg Jets. Ladd, 30, leaves his captain’s C behind in Winnipeg and goes to Chicago along with Matt Fraser and Jay Harrison. Ladd previously played in Chicago for two-and-a-half seasons, winning a Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010. He joined the Jets organization later that summer and has been there ever...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Andrew Ladd Drawing Interest From Blackhawks, Kings And Others

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd is among the top three rental targets entering the Feb. 29 NHL trade deadline. So, naturally, the veteran left winger is drawing plenty of interest from Stanley Cup contenders, most of whom will be busy over the next week in search of roster upgrades for a deep playoff run. TSN’s Gary Lawless reported Sunday that “as many as six teams” are...
Via NESN.com
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: At least one team has made an offer for Andrew Ladd

The Winnipeg Jets sit dead last in the Central Division and as the trade deadline approaches it’s becoming clear they are sellers. One of the most attractive pieces the Jets could make available is captain Andrew Ladd. A big reason why Ladd’s name has come up in trade rumors, aside from Winnipeg’s record, is he’s a pending unrestricted free agent. Ladd has stated he wants...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Deadline: Best NHL Teams For Andrew Ladd

Andrew Ladd is one of the most sought after rental players going into the NHL trade deadline, and the Winnipeg Jets are surely listening to offers for the star captain. With Steven Stamkos officially off the market, Ladd becomes the most prized asset at the forward position and certainly could find a new home before Feb. 29. In terms of overall production, Ladd has certainly seen...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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