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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|20|15 – The Jersey Addition

Jersey advertisements long been looked at as an imminent, yet slow approaching alternative for the NHL to use. The “threat”, which once was nothing but a distant thought, became legitimized after the American Hockey League began to integrate ads on their jerseys. And with Adidas replacing Reebok as makers of jerseys beginning in 2017, ads look to be on the way. Fans were in an...
Via Islanders Insight
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets' Wheeler is not a fan of ads on jerseys

When news broke that Adidas would become the new jersey apparel producer, TSN's Rick Westhead pointed something out that every hockey fan fears: This opens up the opportunity for the NHL to put ads on the jerseys.That really, really doesn't sit well with Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler.The current deal with Reebok expires after the 2017-18 season. Adidas reportedly beat out...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Wheeler firmly against ads appearing on NHL uniforms

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 many to believe...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Trending In The Right Direction

View image | gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jets were swept by the Anaheim Ducks in this years Stanley Cup playoffs. It was a disappointing way to end the season but after the wounds heal, Jets fans should look back and see a lot of promise and potential from the team that made its first postseason since arriving in Winnipeg from Atlanta in 2011. There are a couple reasons why the...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien suspended four games

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended for four games, without pay, for cross-checking New York Rangers forward  J.T. Miller on Tuesday. Byfuglien will forfeit $111,827.96.   Byfuglien, 30, has 18 goals and 27 assists this season. The Jets are clinging to a wild card spot in the Western Conference, with just a two point lead over the Los Angels Kings...
Via Sports-Glory
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler leading balanced Winnipeg Jets offense

The Winnipeg Jets are by no means an “impressive” offensive team. They rank 15th in goals per game and their power play is only middle of the pack. That being said, the Jets still have the chance to have four or more players finish with over 20 goals. Even if Mathieu Perreault can’t score two more […] The post Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler leading balanced Winnipeg Jets offense...
Via Along the Boards
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman Flourishing in Increased Role, Guiding Calgary Flames Towards Playoffs

Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames skates with the puck past Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 16, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Jets defeated the Flames 5-2. (Mandatory Credit: Derek Leung via Getty Images North America) Following the loss of defensive leader and team captain Mark Giordano, the Calgary Flames...
Via The Sports Journal
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler nets pair of goals, adds assist in Jets' win over Sharks

  Blake Wheeler scored two goals and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets top the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Jets built a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele and Andrew Ladd. Wheeler scored his first of the game in the second period and another in the third. Scheifele and Drew Stafford had a pair of assists, and Ladd also had an...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler has 2 goals, assist in Jets' win over Sharks

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Blake Wheeler scored two goals and added an assist to help the Winnipeg Jets top the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Jets built a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals by Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele and Andrew Ladd. Wheeler scored his first of the game in the second period and another in the third. Scheifele and Drew Stafford had a pair of assists...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Stafford, Wheeler score in 3rd to key Jets' victory over Lightning

  Drew Stafford and Blake Wheeler scored third-period goals as the Winnipeg Jets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night. Ondrej Pavelec made 15 saves for the Jets, who are in the mix for a Western Conference wild-card spot. Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lighting, who dropped two points behind Atlantic Division-leading Montreal. Tampa Bay hosts the Canadiens...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning undone by late rally in home loss to Jets

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Drew Stafford and Blake Wheeler scored third-period goals as the Winnipeg Jets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night. Ondrej Pavelec made 15 saves for the Jets, who are in the mix for a Western Conference wild-card spot. Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lighting, who dropped two points behind Atlantic Division-leading Montreal. Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler, Jets deal skidding Predators sixth straight loss

  Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and the Winnipeg Jets beat Nashville 3-1 on Saturday night to hand the slumping Predators their sixth straight defeat. Michael Frolik and Drew Stafford also scored for the Jets, who have won two of three. Ryan Ellis had the goal for Nashville. Before this skid, the Predators had not lost three in a row all...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler, Jets beat skidding Predators 3-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and the Winnipeg Jets beat Nashville 3-1 on Saturday night to hand the slumping Predators their sixth straight defeat. Michael Frolik and Drew Stafford also scored for the Jets, who have won two of three. Ryan Ellis had the Nashville goal. Before this skid, the Predators had not lost three...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets lose two to injury

Bruce Fedyck, USA TODAY Sports The Winnipeg Jets are fighting for the right to play some spring hockey, something that would be a first since their arrival back in Winnipeg from Atlanta a few years ago. The Jets sit in the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, just two points up on the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and four points ahead of the perpetually...
Via Sports-Glory
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

JETBLAST: ST. LOUIS @ WINNIPEG

JETBLAST St. Louis Blues (31-18-9) at Winnipeg Jets (31-20-11) 7:00 p.m., MTS Centre, TV: TSN3 Radio: TSN 1290 For only the second time this season the St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets will meet up. The Blues won the first meeting 4-2 when hometown boy Ryan Reaves scored midway through the third period, a goal that ended up being the winner. Counting tonight, the...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets’ Blake Wheeler Pulls Off Epic Shootout Move, Actually Injures Viktor Fasth

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler pulled off such a perfect dangle that he left Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth swinging at air. Even more crazy, Fasth actually got dangled so hard on the play that he got injured and had to be replaced for the rest of the shootout by Richard Bachman. Bachman actually did […] The post Jets’ Blake Wheeler Pulls Off Epic Shootout Move, Actually...
Via Diehardsport
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets need to trade Evander Kane now

Things are somehow getting more and more ridiculous in the saga between the Winnipeg Jets and Evander Kane. Seemingly every few months for as long as we can all remember, there have been rumors of discontent between the 23-year-old winger and the only franchise he’s played for. Trade rumors pop up, everyone involved says things are fine and life moves forward. Then this week...
Via Sports-Glory
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Blake Wheeler

It’s hard enough to score in the NHL fully balanced on two skates, so when you can still score while falling to the ice off balanced, you’re getting our Goal of the Night. Check out Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets scoring on Blue Jackets’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky! The post Goal of the Night: Blake Wheeler appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kings fall to Jets in shootout, 5-4

Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored on Winnipeg's first three shots against Jonathan Quick during a 3-minute span, and then Little got the only goal in a four-round shootout to help the Jets beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 on Saturday night. Zach Bogosian scored the tying goal in the third period to end a 41-game drought going back almost a year. Michael Hutchinson...
Via Fox Sports West
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

How are the Winnipeg Jets winning games?

Coming into the season, expectations were low for the Winnipeg Jets. They weren’t expected to be as bad as a club like Edmonton or Buffalo, but with very little improvement over the summer, and a roster riddled with flaws, it was expected to be the usual business in Winnipeg. Yet, as we near the calendar turning to January, the Jets are right in the thick of things in the gauntlet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Evander Kane suspended for boarding Clayton Stoner

            Those fat stacks that Evander Kane likes to use to make phone calls will get a little bit thinner thanks to his boarding of Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner. He’s been banned two games, costing him $56,451.62 according to the NHL. The hit in question:   It’s pretty cut and dry: Kane crashes into Stoner from behind...
Via Sports-Glory
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets-Predators Preview

Despite being one of the worst scoring teams in hockey, the Winnipeg Jets have found a way to remain competitive in the Central Division through the first 17 games. Even a return to last season's middling scoring could go a long way to turning them into playoff contenders, and the next step comes Saturday night as they make their fourth stop on a five-game trip against the Nashville...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler Leads Jets Past Hurricanes

#458579174 / gettyimages.com What a story the Winnipeg Jets are this season. They started off the season with high hopes of doing well during the regular season and possibly returning to the playoffs for the first time since their days as the Atlanta Thrashers. They started the season off slowly, going back and forth between wins and losses and now they have earned at least a...
Via TopSportsReport
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler's 3-point night leads Jets to win against Hurricanes

  Blake Wheeler scored two goals and got an assist and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night. The Jets, who are in the middle of a five-game road trip, won for the fifth time in seven games and bounced back from a shutout loss in their previous game. They've gone 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. Carolina lost for the second time in three games since winning...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler leads Jets past Hurricanes 3-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Blake Wheeler scored two goals and got an assist and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night. The Jets, who are in the middle of a five-game road trip, won for the fifth time in seven games and bounced back from a shutout loss in their previous game. They've gone 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. Carolina lost for the second time in three...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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