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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
22 days ago  |  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...
Via The PensNation
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...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets take bite out of Sharks

The Winnipeg Jets talked about it in the days leading up to their clash against the San Jose Sharks: Stay out of the penalty box. They didn’t, but it didn’t matter. It was the Sharks who should’ve paid attention to that part of the game. San Jose scored twice on the power play and went into the third period tied 3-3 with the pesky Jets, but Winnipeg ultimately pulled out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 28, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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.
Via FOXSports.com
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

Coyotes return from break with shootout loss to Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Olli Jokinen scored the shootout winner as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night. Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in regulation for the Jets, who continued their winning ways under new head coach Paul Maurice. The Jets (29-26-6) are 10-3-1 since Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hanzal...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 27, 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…. pic.twitter.com/9yTUismvsR — 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

Ty Anderson: Blake Wheeler over Bobby Ryan

At an imposing 6-foot-5, there’s plenty to like about Blake Wheeler’s game. He’s a top-line talent for the Winnipeg Jets, a player capable of playing both wing positions, and one that can score just as many pretty goals as dirty ones. He’s also going to Sochi as a representation of Team USA over more popular names such as Bobby Ryan and even New York’s Kyle...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 05, 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Avalanche Won’t Forget The Cheap Shot From Byfuglien

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, I barely caught this with the naked eye at the end of the game, when the Jets won with 1.7 seconds left in overtime on Blake Wheeler’s goal. Technology allows us to see just what a little cheap shot it was by Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien right after the goal went in. This probably won’t result in any suspension, but rest assured the...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Last-minute heroics earn Jets extra point

Sometimes it’s a small thing, almost a hockey cliché — get the puck to the net. At the last possible second Sunday night at the Pepsi Center, remembering it paid off handsomely for the Winnipeg Jets. Blake Wheeler redirected rookie Mark Scheifele’s feed towards the Colorado Avalanche net and with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime, the Jets claimed a 2-1 victory, their second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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