2014 NHL Mock Draft: Analysis, Predictions For Each Lottery Team

The Buffalo Sabres lost again Tuesday night when the Florida Panthers won the NHL draft lottery despite having the second-best chance to win the top selection in June’s draft. Buffalo had the best odds to win, but it will pick second. Aside from the top two picks, the rest of the lottery order went as expected. Now that we know the order of the first 14 selections, it’s time...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Make Some Moves In Winnipeg

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has done strong work with his draft-and-develop plan and there is potential as well as burgeoning depth in his organization. But it’s clear his NHL group isn’t ready and you can argue they may never be. It’s time to push the whole package along a bit and make tomorrow come quicker. Blake...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets defeat Coyotes in 2-1 shootout win

The building was slow to empty and the lower bowl was scattered with folks in Winnipeg Jets jerseys celebrating the most hollow of victories Tuesday night. The Winnipeg Jets defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in a shootout to give the legions of their fans that made the trip something to smile about. The win keeps the Jets playoff hopes alive but they are very slim at this stage...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Jets in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- AAndrew Ladd scored in regulation and in the second round of the shootout, and Ondrej Pavelec stopped Antoine Vermette's attempt to send the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. The Coyotes dropped into a tie for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with the Dallas Stars, who blanked the Capitals 5-0. Dallas has...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ladd nets winner in Jets' 2-1 SO win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Andrew Ladd scored in regulation and in the second round of the shootout, and Ondrej Pavelec stopped Antoine Vermette's attempt to send the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night.
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Family First

A blog in support of Andrew Ladd
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Idiots

from Katie Stran of ESPN, It's been a particularly disheartening week for the hockey Twitterverse, first with Leafs fans directing their ire towards maligned goaltender James Reimer's wife, April, then with the galling criticism of Andrew Ladd's choice to miss Winnipeg's game against the Dallas Stars on Monday in order to be with his wife and newborn child. ...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Editorial: Fans stepping over the line of good sense

The word fan, as it pertains to sport, is a shortened version of the word fanatic, and in the majority of cases, a fan of a team in any sport, takes pleasure from following his passion for that club through both television and print, plus all forms of new media. Recent events emanating from Toronto and Winnipeg, paint a very different and disturbing trend, that must be ended, or...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: The Tuomo Ruutu blog

It all started strangely and somewhat in an ominous way. On February 26, 2008 at the trade deadline when everyone was focused on the usual rental type deals, the Carolina Hurricanes traded Andrew Ladd to the Blackhawks for Tuomo Ruutu. The trade was more or less a swap of 2 high pedigree, high draft pick physical wings both of whom were making only modest progress in reaching their...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Tessier: Buyer or Seller? Scheifele Out 8-weeks

The Jets lost a game last night in OT to the Islanders and depending on your level of empathy you call it a success or a gift point. The Jets struggled to get into the game, making mistakes that even the most junior of kids teams have overcome. It was not a masterpiece. Captain Andrew Ladd had a big game scoring two goals, the second coming with 5 minutes left in the third...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds lose to Jets at home, despite allowing just 20 shots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Olli Jokinen, Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 39 shots and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Saturday. The Jets, ranked sixth in the NHL in penalty kills coming into the game, didn't allow a goal on six Nashville power plays. One of the Predators' strengths has been converting man-advantage chances. Entering...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Special Fangover: Predators 1, Jets 3

Editor's Note: This is a special Fangover because you are getting drunk on hockey in the afternoon, then took a nap, then woke up...y'know what? Just read the recap and enjoy. The theme of Thursday night's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning was converting on power play opportunities. The Nashville Predators went 3-for-4 on the power play, improving them to 5th best...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets target wild card playoff berth

New coach Paul Maurice has the Winnipeg Jets playing competitive hockey. This team has used a belated push to climb toward playoff contention. Finally the Jets have something to play for -- a prospect that thrills the players on this long-suffering squad. "We understand the process of what we want to do and that's exciting," Jets captain Andrew Ladd told the Winnipeg...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Eklund: Rumor Update: On Vanek, Ladd, Yakupov, Gagner, and Byfuglien

So far today I have updated Vanek, Ladd, Yakupov, Gagner, Byfuglien, and Evander Kane on Eklund's Trade Rumor Chart On Vanek.... Gotta wonder how healthy he was, because he really wasn't much of a factor today for the Austrians. The Preds may be getting in on him I am told, but I still believe Anaheim is the team to beat here... On Andrew Ladd... While not...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Jets Are Now Giving An Aviator Helmet To Player Of The Game

Numerous NHL teams have been known to have a special item or token around the locker room that is awarded to one outstanding player after wins – the Boston Bruins passed around an Army Ranger jacket in last year’s playoffs, the Blackhawks have a championship belt and, arguably my favorite, the Blues have the weenie hat. Now the Winnipeg Jets are getting in on the fun…with an...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Montoya leads Jets by Blackhawks 3-1

Al Montoya made 34 saves, Andrew Ladd scored his 150th goal and the Winnipeg Jets rallied to beat the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Sunday night. Blake Wheeler had two third-period goals as Winnipeg won for the second straight day and improved to 6-1 under new coach Paul Maurice. They also averted a season sweep by the Blackhawks, who won each of the first three games between...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets-Blackhawks Preview

When the Winnipeg Jets play Chicago, former Blackhawks players Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien and many of the teammates with whom they won the Stanley Cup four seasons ago often exchange pleasantries. When playing in Chicago, as they will Sunday night, they are generally well-received by the fans. That's typically where the fun ends for Ladd and Byfuglien. The Central Division...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Trade Rumors

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - The NHL trade deadline is on March 5th, up until that day tons of trade rumors will be flying all around the internet about every team and that includes the Chicago Blackhawks. We will continue to update this post as more Chicago Blackhawks trade rumors come out. Evander Kane to Blackhawks Trade Rumor Earlier in the month the rumors about Jets captain...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Notes From Brooks

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, - Would Sather deal Hagelin, 25 and with one more season on his contract at a $2.25 million cap hit leading into restricted free agency, for, say, Jets captain Andrew Ladd, 28 and with two more years on his deal at $4.4M cap hit leading into unrestricted free agency (and, it must be noted, a modified no-trade clause)? - It just seems...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ladd Trade Rumors: Headed Back to Chicago?

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey - The hockey world seems to be buzzing with the possibility that Andrew Ladd could once again find himself a member of the Chicago Blackhawks . Who wouldn’t want to see Ladd back? I for one would love to see him back, but there is always the question of cost. That is where the problem starts, way to steep of a price to bring back this fan favorite. Blackhawks...
Via Sports Mockery
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Jaeckel: RUMOR: Hawks Talking To Jets About Ladd

Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! What would the return of Andrew Ladd to the Chicago Blackhawks this season mean? A guy who can get you a clutch goal, win board battles, drop the gloves, establish a presence in front of the net, kill penalties—all things the Hawks could use a little more of—and yet another leader in a locker room full of them. So you’re sold...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Andrew Ladd On The Coaching Change In Winnipeg

Andrew Ladd, the captain of the Jets on the coaching change. As Ladd mentions, it now falls on the players.
Via Kukla's Korner
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets fire head coach Claude Noel

Under Noel, the Jets were unable to escape the losing that plagued them in Atlanta as the Thrashers. Photo: Marianne Helm, Getty Images In a last-ditch effort to get a win out of the Winnipeg Jets, head coach Claude Noel shuffled around his lineup for the Jets’ game against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, putting former top-six RW Blake Wheeler on the third line, bumping Eric...
Via Around The Rink
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Need Better Goaltending

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, ... They most likely will not make the playoffs for the third straight year since their relocation from Atlanta. There is no doubting the Jets’ skill, from their first line of Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, and Blake Wheeler, to their stacked defense that includes Dustin Byfuglien, Zach Bogosian, and Jacob Trouba. But none of Winnipeg...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Edmonton Oilers grab Andrew Ladd or Blake Wheeler from the Winnipeg Jets?

This just in from Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gary Lawless, his thoughts on the need for a mass cleaning of the house with the Jets, including the possible firing of coach Claude Noel and the trading of veterans like Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien. “If a fresh perspective behind the bench is deemed the appropriate measure, it must be coupled with new accountability...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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