JETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jets Prospect Mikhail Berdin Signs in USHL

The Winnipeg Jets sixth round draft pick in 2016, goalie Mikhail Berdin, has decided to move to North America, as reported by Russian news agency rsport.ru during a short talk with Severstal Cherepovets’ general manager Evgeni Mikhalkevich. Mikhail expressed to us his intention to pursue a career in North America. We decided to accept his request. This is definitely an important...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Pereira on Goodell shove: “It wasn’t that big of a deal to me”

Shortly after we posted an item on former head of officiating Mike Pereira accusing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell of shoving him during an argument at the league office in 2001, Pereira sounded surprised in a radio interview that it was big news. “It’s the first time I’ve had to address it. I just read it…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Mike Pereira: Roger Goodell shoved me during argument about officiating

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has leveled a serious allegation of workplace misconduct against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Pereira writes in his forthcoming book that Goodell shoved him during a heated argument about the infamous 2001 “Bottlegate” game, when referee Terry McAulay stopped the game with 43 seconds left while Cleveland fans threw…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Winnipeg Jets 2016-17 Social Media Guide

Winnipeg has four seasons: hockey, hockey, playoff hockey, and warm winter. The city is famous for its cold winter, windy intersections, and it’s hockey history. Players like Andy Bathgate, Bill Mosienko, and Mike Keane, as well as current NHL stars Jonathan Toews, Alexander Steen and Mark Stone, were all born in Winnipeg. The first ever Olympic gold medal in ice hockey was won...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Jets Potential Breakout Candidates

Every NHL season, a handful of players have a breakout campaign, where they go from being just another prospect to being a regular contributor in the NHL. For select players, it happens immediately. More often, it takes two or three years to understand the game first. For some, it’s even longer. Before the Winnipeg Jets’ season begins on October 13 against the Carolina Hurricanes...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets looked to be turning a corner in 2014-15 when they made the playoffs for the first time since moving from Atlanta. However, their goaltending fell apart and injuries piled up last season causing the Jets to struggle mightily, consequently trade their captain and bottom out. Luckily for them, they moved up in the lottery to the second pick to give them an absolutely...
Via Razzball Hockey
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Queen portrait that hung in Winnipeg arena looking for home

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The large portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that once watched over hockey games at Winnipeg Arena is again looking for a home. Believed to be the largest known portrait of the queen at 21 by 15 feet, the painting is for sale on an online auction site, with no target price listed. ''We are encouraging anyone with serious interest in putting it up in the right...
Via Associated Press
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacob Trouba and the Jets are reportedly far apart on several issues

The Winnipeg Jets and restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba are reportedly pretty far apart in their current contract negotiations. Trouba, 22, is not only looking for more money and a longer contract, but he’s also looking for the Jets to commit to using him differently in the future. As reported by TSN’s Gary Lawless (and transcribed by The Score), Trouba and the Jets...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets: A look at picks 22 and 36

The Winnipeg Jets struck gold in the lottery after their inability to return to the playoffs resulted in the second pick in the draft. However, that is not the only pick that they will have early. After trading Andrew Ladd to Chicago, the Jets received the Blackhawks’ first round pick for this year’s draft. So far, they already have Marko Dano, who is already playing on his third...
Via isportsweb.com
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets: Why you should watch Mark Scheifele

For those looking to watch playoff teams over the last week and a half, watching the Winnipeg Jets is probably not on your schedule (Although they are playing Minnesota, a team looking to lock up a playoff spot, on Sunday). If you are looking for an NHL star in the making, however, it may be the time to give the Jets a peak. That is because the Jets have 23-year-old center Mark Scheifele...
Via isportsweb.com
March 31, 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

Jets F Stafford suspended for 1 game for high-sticking

NEW YORK (AP) Winnipeg forward Drew Stafford has been suspended by the NHL for one game for high-sticking Colorado defenseman Nick Holden in the second period of the Jets' 4-2 win on Saturday. Stafford, who has 16 goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season, was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. He forfeits $23,387.10 in salary under the punishment announced Monday...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau has 'always wanted' Knicks job

The New York Knicks are suddenly in the market for a head coach after Monday’s startling firing of Derek Fisher. Fortunately, the right man for the job may have some serious interest. According to a report by Ian O’Connor of ESPN on Monday, the Knicks are the job former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has “always wanted” and that he “would crawl to Madison Square Garden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

James Jones wears hoodie in Minnesota and it is legal

Those watching Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Packers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota probably noticed something unusual sticking out the back of James Jones’ jersey. Yes, the Green Bay wide receiver was wearing a hoodie underneath his jersey for the game. Jones wearing the hoodie led to questions about whether or not it was legal given that it’s so uncommon. FOX NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien takes aim at 3-on-3 OT format again

In case there’s anyone out there that missed Dustin Byfuglien chastising the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime format—you’re in luck. The Winnipeg Jet took a shot at it again.Following the Jets’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Byfuglien echoed earlier disdain for the new setup, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible, it’s...
Via Yardbarker
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL's new 3-on-3 OT format is getting mixed reviews

A couple weeks into the hockey season, players and coaches—heck, fans watching the games—are still getting accustomed to the new three-on-three overtime format that the NHL has implemented.Some have liked it so far. Others are less than impressed.The latter refers to members of the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a...
Via Yardbarker
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Antropov is talking with a ‘couple teams’ about an NHL return

By Liam McGuire Nik Antropov may be coming back to the NHL. The Russian forward, who played from 1999-2013 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, told the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he thinks he’s still got the talent to play in the league and that he’s even talking with a couple of teams about a return. “I have a year or two in me for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets' Wheeler firmly against ads appearing on NHL uniforms

By David Rogers 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets

The solution to Winnipeg’s short-term problems will likely not be found in the draft. In fact, it might not even be available at all this year. There are a few free agents that could act as a band-aid for the most glaring issues in Winnipeg, but the Jets will need to focus on re-signing a […] The post Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Emerson Etem scores sick goal against Jets (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Emerson Etem scored the goal of the playoffs Wednesday when he went the length of the ice and dodged half of the Winnipeg Jets to tie the game at one in the first period. It was the first goal of the postseason for the Long Beach native, who only...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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