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Bruins vs Jets: one last look

The Bruins are in Peg city to play the Jets, and it might be the last time Bruins fans see a Jets team this mediocre. The Jets are looking to cut ties with both Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec during the offseason, so things wont stay the same in Winterpeg for long.The Jets are 7th in the Central division, with a .500 35-35-10 record. It's been a disappointing season for the...
Via BruinsLife
8 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
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 77: Winnipeg Jets

Pittsburgh Penguins (48-23-5) @ Winnipeg Jets (34-33-10) Root Sports, TSN-Jets – 8:00 pm/et MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB Paul Martin is back! Also, the Pens can clinch the Metro division today. STATS, INFO & NOTES: Leading Scorers: Penguins: Sidney Crosby (36G, 64A: 100P) Jets: Blake Wheeler (27G, 37A: 64P) Probable Starting Goaltenders: Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (36-18...
Via The Pensblog
15 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...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick lifts his leg for the ridiculous scorpion save

Channeling Marty Brodeur, Jonathan Quick lifts his leg for the ridiculous scorpion save on Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler. Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
19 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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

Winnipeg’s Slump Comes At The Wrong Time

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, The Jets have picked the worst possible time to go into the tank, last night’s 4-2 gift to the New York Rangers the latest example of a team finding different ways to melt down when it matters most. This swan dive to the regular-season finish line has produced just two wins in 10 games, and only half of them have been without the...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 15, 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...
Via Fang Faction
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Know the Enemy: Predators vs Jets Preview

  The Nashville Predators (26-24-10) will play host to the Winnipeg Jets (29-26-6) on a rare Saturday afternoon tilt that could have major implications in the Stanley Cup Playoff race.  Although the Jets sit at the bottom of the Central Division, they are one of the hottest teams in the league.  Since Paul Maurice took over in January, the Jets have gone 10-3-1.  ...
Via Fang Faction
March 01, 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

Jets showing signs that coach's message is getting through

The quest to establish an identity has proven to be a difficult riddle for the Winnipeg Jets to solve. But during the past four weeks, there have been signs that the light bulb has finally gone on. Clearly, the Jets needed to fix the way they play in the defensive zone, but forging an identity was actually higher up on the priority list for head coach Paul Maurice after he took...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 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

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

Winnipeg Jets Move Byfuglien To Forward

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Dustin Byfuglien will move from defence to forward as the Winnipeg Jets try to end a four-game winless streak. Byfuglien practised in Blake Wheeler’s spot today, on the right wing alongside linemates Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd, where he’s expected to stay for Saturday night’s game...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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