Winnipeg Sun: Blake Wheeler is a leader and wants Evander Kane to join him

#481763057 / gettyimages.comIt interesting to see how this turns out during training camp. I suppose the fans shouldn't look too deeply into this. I would imagine that Wheeler and Kane will be "fine" during the season. Ted Wyman, Winnipeg Sun -- Evander Kane needs to step up his game and be a leader. Good for Wheeler. This is a player who has developed into leader...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Jets Need More Players Like Blake Wheeler

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun, Blake Wheeler told it like it is. He said something just about everyone who has watched the Winnipeg Jets over the last three years would agree with. Evander Kane needs to step up his game and be a leader. Good for Wheeler. This is a player who has developed into leader himself over the last few seasons. He led the Jets in scoring...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Those Joking Jets

from the CP at TSN, Teammate Blake Wheeler suggested today a little good-natured banter on Twitter has turned into another excuse to pile on Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane, after Kane responded to Wheeler's comments the talented young forward could step up his play and be a leader this season for the Jets. Wheeler said Kane was just making a joke that was misunderstood...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Look To Overcome Mediocre Status

So maybe it was the coach after all, eh? Poor Claude Noel, even one game over the .500 mark didn't do it – probably had to do with how much the first half of the 2013-14 season dipped into that record. Two winning seasons – 37-35-10 and 24-21-3 – but still no playoffs followed by a tumultuous 19-23-5 start to this season saw him ship out and saw the Jets playing uninspired...
Via Jets All Out
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets May Take On It’s Us Against The World Mentality

from Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press, Given the forecasts of pessimism for a team many believe is falling behind in the NHL's difficult Central Division, thick skin is going to come in handy this fall, Jets captain Andrew Ladd suggested Wednesday "I think you learn that they are predications and until you start playing games and see where you're at from...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Jets Off-Season Game Plan

from Scott Cullen of TSN, Many of Winnipeg's core players are in their twenties, in and around their prime years, so while that's reason for optimism, it's also reason for some urgency to take advantage of the kind of production being provided by the likes of Andew Ladd, Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien. Byfuglien is an interesting case for the Jets, having...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets deliver blow to Maple Leafs' playoff hopes

It’s a role that carries minimal significance in the grand scheme of things, but since the Winnipeg Jets have been reduced to being a spoiler, they have chosen to embrace the situation as they close out the regular season. In their first game since officially being eliminated from the playoffs, the Jets got a concerted effort throughout their entire lineup and found a way to earn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 77 – Pens 4 Jets 2

Pens 4  Jets 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Bennett (3) from Crosby, Jokinen Adams (5) from Stempniak Martin (3) (PP) from Neal, Crosby Gibbons (5) unassisted Stats Shots: Seven Players (2) Missed Shots: Kunitz, Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Niskanen (3) Hits: Bennett, Niskanen (4) Ice Time: Martin (23:46) … Pyatt (10:12) Faceoffs: Adams (6/7) … Jokinen (2/8) CF% Rel...
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April 04, 2014  |  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...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick Makes Ridiculous ‘Kick’ Save Against Jets (Video)

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has been known to make a save from time to time that makes you stop and ask yourself “How in the world did he do that?” Quick added another save to his greatest hits collection on Saturday night. The Kings netminder made a ridiculous save against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. The man who saw a goal turn into nothing was Winnipeg forward...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler slams into open bench door at full speed, returns to game (video)

Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler’s upper body may be feeling a bit tender and really, really sore after crashing into the open door on the Dallas Stars’ bench during the third period of Tuesday’s game. With 4:29 remaining in regulation and the Jets down 2-0, Wheeler was bumped by Colton Sceviour and struck the open […] The post Blake Wheeler slams into open bench door...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler Gets Checked Into Open Bench Door, Stays in Game

On Monday night, Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler was checked into an open bench door and it looked brutal. Wheeler writhed on the ice in pain but somehow managed to stay in the game. Wheeler and the Jets are very lucky that this hit by Dallas Stars forward Colton Sceviour didn’t end up worse. [Next Impulse Sports] The post Blake Wheeler Gets Checked Into Open Bench Door, Stays...
Via Diehardsport
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Wheeler's brutal collision with open bench

Watch hockey long enough and you’ll know that an open bench door can create some seriously dangerous situations on the ice, and we got another reminder of that last night during the Stars-Jets game in Dallas. Late in the third period, Jets forward Blake Wheeler was carrying the puck up the left wing when he was checked by a Stars player. The light check was enough to send Wheeler...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets defeat Avalanche 5-4 in OT

They’d denied following their morning skate earlier it was a must-win. But nobody was denying it Wednesday night. With their backs to the wall, the Winnipeg Jets kept their slim playoff hopes on life-support at the MTS Centre Wednesday night as winger Blake Wheeler got his first goal in 10 games at the most opportune of times — at 1:42 of overtime, giving his team a gritty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler Scores Ridiculously Patient OT Winner Against Colorado

Blake Wheeler, who made Team USA for the first time this year, is having an excellent season (56 points in 70 games) and is on pace for a career-high in points. On Wednesday night, he added to his impressive success, scoring a tremendously patient overtime winner against the Avalanche to get the Jets a much needed two points. With the win, Winnipeg is currently four points behind...
Via Diehardsport
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler scores in OT and Jets beat Avalanche

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Blake Wheeler scored in overtime on a shot through the crowd to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jokinen leads Jets over Coyotes 3-2 in shootout

Blake Wheeler was ready to go after the Olympic break, and so were his Winnipeg Jets. Wheeler and Bryan Little scored in regulation, and Olli Jokinen had the shootout winner as the Jets edged the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night. Winnipeg improved to 10-3-1 since Paul Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel as coach. ''A vast percentage of the league is going to be...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Diehard: Local News mixes up Olympic Flags, Blake Wheeler wears “rally helmet,” former Mizzou recruit tweeted something idiotic about Michael Sam, Aimee Teegarden

It appears that the Local 7 news in Detroit isn’t quite sure which flag belongs to each country. It’s also strange that they put “Team USA” instead of just “USA”: @awfulannouncing the Netherlands copied our flag…. — Hugh Jass (@BigBigBanger) February 9, 2014 Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler wore a “Rally Helmet” during the shootout...
Via Diehardsport
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes continue to struggle in loss to Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets found the energy they have lacked for weeks and made new coach Paul Maurice a winner in his debut behind the bench by routing the Phoenix Coyotes 5-1 on Monday night. Olli Jokinen, Eric O'Dell, Blake Wheeler, Michael Frolik and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Jets (20-23-5), who held a 38-19 shots advantage. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 13, 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

Changes May Be Needed In Winnipeg

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Firing Noel at this stage won't accomplish much. This team doesn't have enough talent and it doesn't have strong leadership. A new coach alone won't make a difference. Cheveldayoff has to break up the cartel leading these players. One of the big pieces needs to be removed via trade to augment any coaching change...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Jets’ Wheeler with the buzzer beater

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets stunned the Colorado Avalanche with this last-second goal to pull out the overtime victory. Looking like their game was headed to a shootout, Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien crashed the Avalanche net with only seconds to go in overtime, and amid all the chaos, Wheeler slipped the puck past Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov with a mere 1.7 seconds...
Via Around The Rink
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien inexplicably punched Semyon Varlamov in the mask

It's unclear if this is indicative of some discontent left over from both Dustin Byfuglien and Semyon Varlamov's Southeast Division days, or if Buff's trying some pre-Olympic strategizing, but shortly after last night's game winner by Blake Wheeler, the Jets defenseman and the Avalanche goaltender had a moment: Perhaps Varlamov told Buff impolitely, like...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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