Chris Thorburn scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:03 remaining to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets, who are 9-2-0 since Paul Maurice took over as coach on Jan. 12. Maurice coached 920 games for the Hurricanes franchise during two stints with the team.
Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves for the Jets...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014
With a large contingent of friends and family on hand for the Detroit Red Wings’ game against the Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba native Jordin Tootoo wasted no time dropping the gloves. Mike Babcock gave Tootoo a rare start, and Tootoo responded by fighting Chris Thorburn 16 seconds into the game.
Both players got a couple punches away — mostly of the swing-and-miss variety — before...
It's always fun when two teams face each other multiple times in the same week. Typically, tempers and emotions run high and gloves hit the ice.
This was the case when Toronto and Winnipeg met twice last week, skating on March 12th and March 16th. Round one saw Colton Orr upset Chris Thorburn when he continued to throw punches even after he was out of his sweater. The second...
After Colton Orr (6’3″ 222 lbs) and Chris Thorburn (6’3″ 210 lbs) mixed it up during the Toronto Maple Leafs-Winnipeg Jets game on March 12th, they went for round 2 on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Thorburn, like round 1, Colton Orr tuned him up. The best punch was thrown at about the 36 second mark by Orr. He worked his arm inside and Thorburn could do nothing...
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Thorburn, however, is beloved in the Jets dressing room for his willingness to stand up for teammates. So when Orr slighted him near the end of what until then had been an honourable exchange, the rest of the Jets took notice.
With less than three minutes expired in the game, the two big men engaged.
Orr's jersey came...
Early in the first period of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Winnipeg Jets game on Tuesday night, Colton Orr and Chris Thorburn got into it. This was a true heavyweight tilt with Orr weighing in at 6’3″ 222 lbs and Thorburn checking in at 6’3″ 230 lbs. Thorburn did a good job of keeping Orr at bay early, but once Orr was able to wriggle his arm free by getting his sleeve off...
Chris Thorburn, 29, RW, 6’3, 230 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: #17
This Year's Ranking: #20
Chris Thorburn is a touchy subject for me.
First of all, he is a fourth line player.
Second of all, he doesn't score much.
And third of all, he isn't that great of a scrapper.
So, the only thing he was going for...
I find it interesting to try to try to keep track of the worst regular player in the NHL each season. I want to see what kind of player keeps himself in the lineup despite not providing anything positive for his team. Generally the worst regular in the league is either a goon with limited ice time or a hard working but untalented depth player. Both of these types of players...
Who we'll hate, who to be scared of, and more.
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1. WHERE WINNIPEG SITS IN THE EAST
What a season for Florida going on. Winnipeg sucks.
GIF that sums the east up:
2. PREVIOUSLY on Pens vs Winnipeg:
Winnipeg was all jammed up for the game. And they came out guns blazing and...
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from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, They spent almost two weeks on the road, visiting seven cities in four states. Broke bread together. Went to battle on the ice together. Won some, lost some and gave us a sampling of what the 2011-12 Winnipeg Jets are all about.
“You know,” said Jet winger Chris Thorburn during the trip, “winning is contagious and I think we’re learning...