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Cheveldayoff was ducking and dodging Evander Kane questions today

Winnipeg Jets fans looking for some clarity on Evander Kane’s apparent desire for a change of scenery weren’t getting it from the general manager today. Kevin Cheveldayoff, speaking at the end of the Jets development camp, continued to evade questions about whether or not Kane has asked for a trade. “It’s a very difficult time right now in hockey,” Cheveldayoff began...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Not Winnipeg?

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, Dale Hawerchuk doesn’t understand why Evander Kane or any young players wouldn’t want to play for the Winnipeg Jets. In Winnipeg as a guest coach at the Jets development camp, Hawerchuk, the former Jet and current head coach of the OHL's Barrie Colts says the place he made home for the first nine years of his NHL career remains...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Draft Skill In Nikolaj Ehlers

#451342352 / gettyimages.com For the team’s ninth overall 2014 NHL Draft selection, the Winnipeg Jets found a first round pick in Nikolaj Ehlers. The 18-year-old was the first player from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to be selected in the 2014 draft. In his 63 games with the Halifax Mooseheads this last season, Ehlers was fourth in the league, scoring 49 goals and a total...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets’ Evander Kane On Trade Rumors: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

Evander Kane is a member of the Winnipeg Jets, for now at least. He was asked about his future with the Jets in a Tuesday radio interview with Team 1040 in Vancouver and, and the 22-year-old winger didn’t sound fully committed to the Jets. Hosts Matt Sekeres and Pete Schaad: Evander do you want to play for the Winnipeg Jets anymore? Kane: Well, I think, uh, I’m a Winnipeg Jet...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview with Evander Kane creates more trade speculation

Does Evander Kane want to play for the Winnipeg Jets? Based on a recent interview with the forward heard on The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver, the answer to that question is a resounding no.  Though Kane attempts to avoid the question, his answers (and his lack of answers) indicate that he has no long-term interest with the Jets. Here’s the transcript, as seen over on SI.com: Sekeres...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview with Evander Kane creates more trade speculation

Does Evander Kane want to play for the Winnipeg Jets? Based on a recent interview with the forward heard on The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver, the answer to that question is a resounding no.  Though Kane attempts to avoid the question, his answers (and his lack of answers) indicate that he has no long-term interest with the Jets. Here’s the transcript, as seen over on SI.com: Sekeres...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On Evander Kane From Evander Kane

from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, Evander Kane hasn’t exactly snuffed out the trade rumours swirling around him. In fact, based on an interview he conducted with The Team 1040 radio station in Vancouver, it could be said he doused them with gasoline instead. The subject of speculation for most of his days as a Winnipeg Jet, and especially leading up to last...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Evander Kane to New York Islanders

Jeff Gross-Getty Images Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets has been linked to many teams in the 2014 NHL offseason. Kane does not enjoy his environment in Winnipeg and wants to start fresh with a new team. The 22 year old left winger scored 19 goals and tallied 41 points in 63 games last season. He is a young, power forward, which many teams are interested in acquiring. His contract comes with
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Dane slated for first 'Peg visit

Nikolaj Ehlers will be a one-of-a-kind when the Winnipeg Jets begin their third development camp Monday at the MTS Iceplex. The slick 18-year-old from Denmark, who racked up 104 points with Halifax in the QMJHL in the season just finished, will the organization's only first-round draft choice in attendance, selected just last week at the annual entry draft in Philadelphia. Winnipeg...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Pick by Pick Draft Review

#171980627 / gettyimages.com The 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia has come to a close and the Winnipeg Jets can say that it was a success. General Manager Cheveldayoff decided to upgrade the forward position this year, drafting five forwards out of seven picks. The Jets made two trade during the draft, on the second day. They traded the rights to goaltender Edward Pasquale and...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Jokinen’s quest to play on every NHL team takes another step forward

Olli Jokinen signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract to skate with the Nashville Predators. On the surface, the Jokinen signing is easy to overlook considering the fireworks from the league’s first day of free agency. However, it’s a special contract as it marks the eighth team Jokinen has played for during his NHL career. Here’s the list of Jokinen’s teams: 1. Kings 2....
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Jokinen’s quest to play on every NHL team takes another step forward

Olli Jokinen signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract to skate with the Nashville Predators. On the surface, the Jokinen signing is easy to overlook considering the fireworks from the league’s first day of free agency. However, it’s a special contract as it marks the eighth team Jokinen has played for during his NHL career. Here’s the list of Jokinen’s teams: 1. Kings 2....
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators News: Olli Jokinen signs

The Nashville Predators have signed Olli Jokinen, presumably because he thought he was signing up for the movie sequel.By Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia CommonsAll kidding aside, he did sign for a one-year $2.5M contract and slots immediately into the first line center roll next to recently acquired winger James Neal.Jokinen spent the past two seasons with Winnipeg, scoring 57 total points...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Add Perreault in Free Agency

#488284893 / gettyimages.com Winnipeg Jets add center Mathieu Perreault on opening day of free agency. A 5’10″ 175 lbs Center who shoots left handed. He signed a three-year contract at $9 million. Perreault played for the Anaheim Ducks last season. He tallied forty three points in sixty nine games. He contributed five points in eleven playoff games for the Ducks. He is a key...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators reportedly sign Olli Jokinen to one-year deal

Without any significant moves made on the first day of free agency, Nashville decided to test the waters in day two. Reported by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, Nashville picked up former Winnipeg Jets center Olli Jokinen to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. While Nashville has yet to officially announce any signing, Jokinen effectively fills the gap left by dealt center Nick Spaling...
Via The Predatorial
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Predators sign Olli Jokinen to one-year deal

Nick Kypreos is reporting that Nashville has signed Olli Jokinen to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million. #NHL signing. Olli Jokinen 1 year deal. 2.5m. # Preds — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 2, 2014 The Finnish center appeared in all eighty-two games for Winnipeg last season posting forty-three points (18 goals, 25 assists). We’ll update in a bit with the official release...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Jokinen Lands In Nashville

#NHL signing. Olli Jokinen 1 year deal. 2.5m. # Preds — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 2, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Redmond Signs In Colorado by   Colin Fitts

The Colorado Avalanche have been active on the opening day of free agency, but are not done. They have signed defenseman Zach Redmond to a 2-year, $1.5 million contract. Redmond has played 18 games with the Winnipeg Jets the past two seasons, totaling 2 goals, 5 assists.
Via The Hockey House
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Back-up bingo: Montoya to Florida, Lindback to Dallas, Peters to Caps

Free Agency Continues..#FlaPanthers agree to terms with Al Montoya. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/3RRiOtMo6R — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) July 1, 2014 Stars agree with back-up goalie Anders Lindback to one-year deal. — Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) July 1, 2014 Free Agency News: Capitals sign Justin Peters — two years, $1.9 million pic.twitter.com...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensemen Adam Pardy Re-signs with the Jets

#484259025 / gettyimages.com Pardy signed a one year contract extension for $700,000 today. He played sixty games last season and totaled six assists. He is a big bodied defensive defensemen, standing 6’4″ 222lbs. He racked up thirty eight penalty minutes this past year. He played in three games for the St John’s IceCaps, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Jets, recording...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets re-sign Adam Pardy to $700K contract extension

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with depth defenseman Adam Pardy on a one-year, $700,000 dollar contract extension, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. The 30-year-old depth defender appeared in 60 games with the Jets last season, playing limited minutes in a third-pairing role. Though he managed just six assists while facing tertiary competition, Pardy managed the best shot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' GM Kevin Cheveldayoff listening to offers

Evander Kane (via jets.nhl.com)Just one day before the NHL Draft, trade rumors are swirling faster and faster. One rumor that has been thrown around for a while now is a trade that would bring Evander Kane to the Bruins. Supposedly, Kane has requested a trade in the past, but when Jets' General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff spoke to the media today, he would neither confirm nor...
Via BruinsLife
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Does Evander Kane want out of Winnipeg?

Earlier today, a Twitter user by the name @DanS_SotS tweeted: "Yes @RonHextall, bring us Evander Kane". Evander Kane's verified Twitter account has just favourited the tweet. You can still see the Tweet in Kane's Favourites Feed. The 22 year old forward doesn't seem too commited to his job in Winnipeg. There have been rumors circulating him for a while now. 
Via Talk Hockey
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Spending Time Is Near

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, The perils of the free-agent market, especially on July 1, are beyond clear. A team is most often overpaying for a player with a limited understanding of his entire package. As Jets coach Paul Maurice says, "You never really know until you own it." The market was already tilted in favour of players and their agents...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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