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WATCH: Byfuglien elbows Gallagher in the head

I have already written a couple times this year about the hitting prowess of Dustin Byfuglien. He is essentially a mack truck on ice skates. You definitely do not want to get in his way. His latest victim is Brendan Gallagher, who is 5’9 180 lbs. The hit is going to be looked at by the Department of Player Safety. Byfuglien is bigger than Gallagher and seems to use it to his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CBC News: Jets won't ban Hawks fans from wearing headdresses

I found this story to be very interesting and thought provoking. The Winnipeg Jest aren't going to ban fans from wearing Indian headdresses. So they say... We will be following this to see how it plays out.  So, if the Jets decided to start banning people from the arena for wearing head dresses, would they be violating a Canadian fan's freedom of expression? Tiar Wilson, CBC News...
Via Goon's World
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets respond to Evander Kane’s trade request comments

We wrote about Evander Kane’s comments to The Hockey News on how he requested a trade out of Winnipeg every offseason he was with the team. The comments were honest, but brash. Fans in Winnipeg weren’t expected to be happy with them, and Kane’s former Jets teammates have responded directly to them. Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd told the Winnipeg Free Press he’s having...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kane: 'I asked for a trade every off-season in Winnipeg'

Evander Kane has opened up about his past jubilation to play in Winnipeg: Apparently he didn’t have any. In an interview with The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell, the current Buffalo Sabres forwards said ““Yeah, I asked for a trade every off-season in Winnipeg.” That’s pretty big news considering previous trade request reports have been denied in the past. Kane was dealt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Burmistrov fined $4,167 by NHL for elbowing

NEW YORK (AP) Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov was fined $4,167 by the NHL on Monday for elbowing Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon. Burmistrov was called for a minor penalty for elbowing in the second period of the Jets' 5-4 home victory Sunday.
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  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 the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a 4...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ Alex Burmistrov has great reaction seeing after video of penalty

via @Ginohard_ Winnipeg Jets forward Alex Burmistrov was given two minutes for an elbowing penalty Sunday against the Minnesota Wild.  As you see with 99.9% of penalty calls, Burmistrov plead his case while skating to the box. But as you see with darn near zero percent of penalty calls, Burmistrov acknowledged that he deserved the penalty after seeing the video while sitting in...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild rally falls short in 5-4 loss in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Drew Stafford scored twice, Blake Wheeler had two assists and the Jets held off the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday. Minnesota's Jason Zucker scored 10 seconds into the game, but then Winnipeg got five consecutive goals. Bryan Little tied it 1:22 into the first, Andrew Ladd scored about 2 minutes later and Nikolaj Ehlers made it 3-1 Jets (5-2-1) midway through...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Hutchinson Will Start vs Wild

View image | gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jets have had a pretty successful season so far this year. Today, they’ll face off in Winnipeg with Minnesota.  Minnesota will look to their back up goalie today, and Winnipeg will do the same, as Ondrej Pavelec will sit in favor of Michael Hutchinson. Winnipeg will look to their goalie, as well as youngster Nikolaj Ehlers and Dustin...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dustin Byfuglien crushes Jay Bouwmeester, tries to fight everyone

It is a tradition unlike any other – Dustin Byfuglien laying out everyone in the league. He doesn’t discern between teams, simply he will lay you out when he wants. That didn’t change last night when Byfuglien laid out Jay Bouwmeester in one of the better hits of the year. Bouwmeester takes exception to Big Buffs hit and immediately takes a swing at him. You would have thought...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hutchinson steals one for Winnipeg, Rangers drop first of the season

The Winnipeg Jets served the New York Rangers their first loss of the season, beating the Rangers by a score of 4-1. The Rangers had a very strong game, perhaps their best at even strength, but it was special teams and Michael Hutchinson that did them in. The Rangers failed to score on five powerplays […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

No Discipline For Burmistrov Headshot on Bergeron

According to reports, the National Hockey League Player Safety Department will not discipline Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov for his elbow to the head on Patrice Bergeron during their game on Thursday October 8th. 
Via CLNS Radio
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Hope Young Guns Can Steal Games From Experienced Teams (Video)

Despite having two 60-plus point scorers in Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler, the Winnipeg Jets are adding some young scoring punch. Nikolaj Ehlers, a 2014 first-round pick, scored over 100 points in the Quebec league in each of the past two seasons. Nicolas Petan, 20, is a very promising 2013 second-round pick. Both have special qualities that have Winnipeg coaches and executives salivating...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets at a glance

WINNIPEG JETS LAST SEASON: 43-26-13, 99 points. Lost to Anaheim Ducks in Western Conference quarterfinals. COACH: Paul Maurice (18 NHL seasons, 521-495-99-86). ADDED: LW Matt Fraser. LOST: D Keaton Ellerby, RW Michael Frolik, LW T.J. Galiardi, C Eric O'Dell. PLAYER TO WATCH: Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien, who are both scheduled to be unrestricted free agents after this season...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck makes beautiful 3-on-1 glove save in OT

Connor Hellebuyck makes huge save for Winnipeg. (Photo/Getty Images)The National Hockey League preseason is underway and on Tuesday night the Winnipeg Jets played host to the Minnesota Wild at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Preseason action is when teams get to know who their players are and what matchups will work during the regular season. It is also a time to give up-and...
Via Mill City Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015-16 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets

2014-15 record: 43-26-11 (99 points) 5th place in the Central Division, 7th place in the Western Conference Goals For: 230 Goals Against: 210 Power Play: 17.8% (17t) Penalty Kill: 81.8% (13) Team Faceoff Pct: 48.9% (21t) Key Offseason Moves 2015 Top Draft Pick: Round 1 – Pick 17 – F Kyle Connor Additions: Alexander Burmistrov, […] The post 2015-16 Central Division Preview:...
Via Committed Indians
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VALUING THE CAPTAIN: What is Andrew Ladd worth?

Andrew Ladd has been the captain and heartbeat of the Winnipeg Jets organization since the team returned to Winnipeg. He is entering the final year of a 4 year extension he signed with the Jets before the team’s first season in Winnipeg. The question of what to do with Ladd beyond this season is one that has been asked by many fans. We will look in depth at what Andrew Ladd’s...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

IceCaps set adrift, transform into Moose

Way back in January 2014 there was speculation the St. John’s IceCaps would be relocated closer to their NHL team Winnipeg Jets. The speculation was targeting Thunder Bay, ON. Fast forward to March 2015 and True North Sports & Entertainment made it official that the St. John’s IceCaps would no longer be the Jets AHL team and would be relocating the franchise much closer...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck named to U.S. National Team for World Championship

Connor Hellebuyck joins team U.S.A. at World Championship. (Photo/Getty Images)The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with USA Hockey announced on Friday that goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship. Hellebuyck will join team U.S.A. at the world championship for the second consecutive year after finishing...
Via Mill City Sports
April 24, 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

Jets captain Andrew Ladd collides with goalie Ondrej Pavelec during warmups (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd accidentally took out his own goaltender during warmups after tripping on a puck prior to Thursday night's Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against Anaheim.Ladd couldn't stop his momentum after falling to the ice, and Ondrej Pavelec had no time to react.Things got really awkward afterwards, as Pavelec was not only in a little bit...
Via Holdout Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck recalled by Winnipeg Jets

Connor Hellebuyck is getting the shot at the NHL level. (Photo/St. John’s IceCaps)The Winnipeg Jets announced they have recalled goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hellebuyck is coming to the end of his first professional season in the Jets organization and will now get the shot to prove himself at the National Hockey...
Via Mill City Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Ryan Olsen had a tough day at the office Friday. The Winnipeg Jets prospect and St. John’s IceCaps player confirmed what we all largely assumed: Taking a puck to the face after getting into a fight isn’t great for one’s face. Olsen showed off the damage after the game, and well, it wasn’t pretty. Fight in the first. Puck in the face in the second #hockey http://t.co...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien is king of the creepy videobomb

Watch Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien sneak into the background of this standup by the Nashville Predators announcers verrrrry slowly and creepily.  I gotta admit that’s a little scary.  Hopefully he didn’t increase the terror by throwing their clothes in the shower afterwards. H/T Sportsnet The post Dustin Byfuglien is king of the creepy videobomb appeared first...
Via Awful Announcing
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jets' Kane skipped game after incident with teammates

The Evander Kane situation is getting messier by the day. The Winnipeg Jets winger was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks, with head coach Paul Maurice saying the benching was a “coach’s decision” following the 3-2 overtime loss. But that’s not quite the whole story. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Kane didn’t arrive on...
Via NESN.com
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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