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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|20|15 – The Jersey Addition

Jersey advertisements long been looked at as an imminent, yet slow approaching alternative for the NHL to use. The “threat”, which once was nothing but a distant thought, became legitimized after the American Hockey League began to integrate ads on their jerseys. And with Adidas replacing Reebok as makers of jerseys beginning in 2017, ads look to be on the way. Fans were in an...
Via Islanders Insight
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets' Wheeler is not a fan of ads on jerseys

When news broke that Adidas would become the new jersey apparel producer, TSN's Rick Westhead pointed something out that every hockey fan fears: This opens up the opportunity for the NHL to put ads on the jerseys.That really, really doesn't sit well with Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler.The current deal with Reebok expires after the 2017-18 season. Adidas reportedly beat out...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets' Wheeler firmly against ads appearing on NHL uniforms

Soon after it was reported that Adidas would be the new jersey provider of the NHL beginning with the 2017-18 season, speculation quickly mounted that this change may usher in the era of ads appearing on uniforms. It has already been reported that the jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey will feature ads, but the news about Adidas taking over from Reebok has led many to believe...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Blake Wheeler

It’s hard enough to score in the NHL fully balanced on two skates, so when you can still score while falling to the ice off balanced, you’re getting our Goal of the Night. Check out Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets scoring on Blue Jackets’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky! The post Goal of the Night: Blake Wheeler appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Time for Blake Wheeler to Get Some Recognition

#458307708 / When you think of the Winnipeg Jets a lot of things may come to mind. For those who are not fans, who follow the team closely, one name that always seems to slip through the cracks is Blake Wheeler. Since the team made the move to Winnipeg, Wheeler has been one of their best offensive players season after season, yet outside of Jets fans he gets little...
Via Beyond The Benches
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler slams into open bench door at full speed, returns to game (video)

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler’s upper body may be feeling a bit tender and really, really sore after crashing into the open door on the Dallas Stars’ bench during the third period of Tuesday’s game. With 4:29 remaining in regulation and the Jets down 2-0, Wheeler was bumped by Colton Sceviour and struck the open […] The post Blake Wheeler slams into open bench door...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler Gets Checked Into Open Bench Door, Stays in Game

On Monday night, Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler was checked into an open bench door and it looked brutal. Wheeler writhed on the ice in pain but somehow managed to stay in the game. Wheeler and the Jets are very lucky that this hit by Dallas Stars forward Colton Sceviour didn’t end up worse. [Next Impulse Sports] The post Blake Wheeler Gets Checked Into Open Bench Door, Stays...
Via Diehardsport
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler Scores Ridiculously Patient OT Winner Against Colorado

Blake Wheeler, who made Team USA for the first time this year, is having an excellent season (56 points in 70 games) and is on pace for a career-high in points. On Wednesday night, he added to his impressive success, scoring a tremendously patient overtime winner against the Avalanche to get the Jets a much needed two points. With the win, Winnipeg is currently four points behind...
Via Diehardsport
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler nets pair to lift Jets to victory over Wild

Blake Wheeler's confidence is growing for the Winnipeg Jets. Wheeler scored two goals and the Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 6-4 on Friday in a game that featured a seven-goal first period. Wheeler ended a scramble in front of the Minnesota net when he poked the puck under Niklas Backstrom with 9:20 remaining in the third period for his 14th goal of the season, giving the Jets a...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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