JETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Trouba Proving His Worth to Jets

At the start of the 2016-17 NHL season, Jacob Trouba’s future with the Winnipeg Jets was uncertain. He had opted out of training camp after a trade request placed in May went unanswered, and contract talks seemed to be at a standstill. “Our client, Jacob Trouba, will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets NHL training camp,” agent Kurt Overhardt said in a press release as reported...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

Wrong call on extra point costs Patriots a point

New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin was wrongly called for a penalty on an extra point in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.After the Atlanta Falcons scored their second touchdown to go up 13-0, they attempted their extra point. But Matt Bryant didn't even try his kick because McClellin had hurdled the line, resulting in a failed try. Unfortunately for New...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scheifele scores twice, Jets hold off Stars 4-3

DALLAS (AP) Mark Scheifele scored two more goals against the Dallas Stars, propelling the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 victory Thursday night. Dallas led 2-1 until Scheifele tied the game with 53 seconds left in the first period. He gave the Jets a 3-2 lead during a 5-on-3 power play 5:56 into the second. Scheifele has five goals in four games between the teams this season. He has...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues start second half with loss to Jets at home

ST. LOUIS -- Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist, Jacob Trouba scored a key third-period goal, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Tuesday night. Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets, who improved to 12-4-1 within the Central Division and 3-0 against the Blues. Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves. Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scheifele, Trouba score as Jets beat Blues 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist, Jacob Trouba scored a key third-period goal, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Tuesday night. Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets, who improved to 12-4-1 within the Central Division and 3-0 against the Blues. Ondrej Pavalec made 24 saves. Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine’s mom helps plan birthday surprise for young Jets fan (pics)

A young Winnipeg Jets fan got quite the birthday surprise recently when Patrik Laine showed up at his house bearing gifts. And the young fan, Lucas Bydak, has Laine’s mother to thank for all of it. It all started when Laine’s mom, Tuija, came across a tweet from Lucas’ uncle highlighting the boy’s letter in which he invited Laine, his favorite Jets player, to his eighth...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets players howl as Brock Lesnar walks on logo

Brock Lesnar on Monday was an honored guest of the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre during the team’s tilt against the Calgary Flames. But the UFC/WWE superstar violated a sacred -- but arguably silly -- rule when he stepped on the Jets logo located on the floor of the team’s locker room. The way in which the Jets players erupt with indignation at Lesnar’s faux pas is perhaps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele will appear in a Nutcracker ballet show

Mark Scheifele is part of the Winnipeg Jets’ promising future and was their first draft pick after the team moved from Atlanta to the Manitoban prairies. Not only is he one of the better young players in the league, with 31 points already this campaign, he’s multi-talented and going to try his hand at ballet. Well, sort of. Scheifele is one of 17 Winnipeggers (I know) chosen...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira says replay officials are heavily involved during games, in violation of NFL rules

It would be nice if we could allow the refs to utilize every bit of technology made available to them in order to make the most accurate and correct calls on the field. But by rule there are limits as to what they can and cannot do when it comes to instant replay. According to NFL rules expert Mike Pereira, officials are ignoring some of those rules. Pereira believes refs are sometimes...
Via The Comeback
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine scores game-winner in own net, consoled by Jets captain Wheeler

Patrik Laine has been putting pucks in the back of nets with relative ease all season. On Sunday in the Jets-Oilers game, he did so once again, but this time he buried it into his own net. Laine was upset on the bench. Captain Blake Wheeler consoled the rookie on the bench. The goal was credited to Mark Letestu and turned out to be the 3-2 game-winner. Laine sitting in his stall...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Maurice: Game plans won’t work trying to stop McDavid

At 19, Connor McDavid is already one of the best players in the NHL. With an unfair combination of speed and skill, the Edmonton captain leads the league with 31 points in just 24 games. McDavid has singlehandedly kept the Oilers from mediocrity. The coach of the Winnipeg Jets recognizes the young star’s talent. Speaking with Jets TV, Paul Maurice admitted there’s no way to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira has “Ice Cube” workroom at 50 degrees to “keep everyone alert”

The latest The Oral History Of The Kick Six The agony and ecstasy of attending a Jim Boeheim press conference FS1 is adding Rob Parker to Skip and Shannon: Undisputed because of course they are On the 100th birthday of broadcast icon Chick Hearn, a side by side of...
Via Awful Announcing
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira is against full-time officials

Former NFL head of officiating and current FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira is not in favor of making NFL officials work full-time. Saints coach Sean Payton called for full-time officials on Pro Football Talk Live last week, but Pereira came down against that idea, according to Peter King of TheMMQB.com via Pro Football Talk. Many officials already have full-time jobs. If they were...
Via The Sports Daily
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: Trouba held hostage, convincing Oilers, suggestions for new drinkers

Let us gather around for a special edition of the NHL Mailbag, the Jacob Trouba: Rescue Edition. Why is he stuck in Winnipeg? Is Harambe a sandwich? Is he a salad? Is the Cincinnati Zoo a hot dog? My apologies, as I haven’t vetted the questions besides the Trouba one, so I’m just assuming those other topics are covered. Mailbag, my loves! 1. Staying Trouba @davelozo would...
Via The Comeback
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Teemu Selanne jokes that he’d be ready to return to the NHL after two weeks of training

Teemu Selanne’s got jokes. The retired Anaheim Ducks star was appearing at an alumni game representing the Winnipeg Jets against Edmonton Oilers stars. Many Jets and Oilers legends including Dale Hawerchuk, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri played in the game. Selanne, who last appeared with the Ducks in 2013-14, joked it would take him just two weeks of training to be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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