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Jacob Trouba Wants To Have “A Big Impact This Year”

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, As big a splash as Trouba made starting as a 19-year-old straight out of college, the Rochester, Michigan, product wants more of a role in Year 2. “As big as I can get it,” a grinning Trouba said, Monday, after a pre-training camp skate at the Iceplex. “I want to play on the power play this year, for sure. That’s something you’ve...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jets prospect Josh Morrissey is a seasoned rookie after playing 112 games last season

One hundred and twelve — 112! — hockey games in a single season. Most guys couldn’t even watch that many from their La-Z-Boy recliner without their wife leaving. Add ‘em up, though, and that’s exactly how many times Calgary-born blue-liner Josh Morrissey laced up his blades for game action during the 2013-14 campaign — a tally that includes pre-season skates with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Winnipeg Jets Preview: Jacob Trouba, Mark Scheifele Provide Optimism

The 2013-14 NHL season was the first for the Winnipeg Jets as members of the Western Conference, and it didn’t go very well with an 11th place finish. The Jets moved back to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season after relocating from Atlanta and haven’t made the playoffs over the last three seasons. Fan support remains strong, but the team has to show some progress sooner or later...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Jets aren't sure how to use their most valuable tool

When Dustin Byfuglien was drafted into the NHL, it was as a defenseman. Then Chicago made him a forward, except when they needed an extra D-man. Then the Thrashers/Jets picked him up, and he played D, then forward, then D, then forward. As it stands, he’s heading into next year as a forward. This is a unique situation to be in with a player; basically only the San Jose Sharks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baby Jets done in by 'D'

Nobody wants to throw the baby Jets out with the bathwater but... the future and present had a collision on Friday in that defence was a challenge that held them back. The Winnipeg Jets prospects charged to leads of 3-1 and 4-2 in the second period of Friday's opener of the Canucks Young Stars Classic tournament at the South Okanagan Events Centre but were unable to contain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Depth Chart 2014 2015

Winnipeg Jets C 1. Bryan Little  2. Mark Scheifele  3. Mathieu Perreault  4. Jim Slater  5. John Albert  L 1. Andrew Ladd  2. Evander Kane  3. Eric Tangradi  4. T.J. Galiardi  5. Chris Thorburn R 1. Blake Wheeler  2. Dustin Byfuglien  3. Michael Frolik  ...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Things still uneasy for Evander Kane, Winnipeg Jets

They may not have to deal with insane, dysfunctional scenarios like ownership trying to sell the team to three different parties secretly, but things are far from great for the Winnipeg Jets. There had been speculation for a long, long while about whether or not Evander Kane was a part of Winnipeg’s future. Sure, he’s signed through the 2017-18 season, but after the constant...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Slimmer Ondrej Pavelec Confident With The #1 Goalie Tag

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, A slimmed-down Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec is back in town, saying he's in better shape and can’t wait for the start of training camp. “It’s been long,” Pavelec said of the summer. “I wasn’t happy last year with the way I played. It’s no secret. I want to help the team every night get the two points. That...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane takes a stand against the Washington Redskins

A lot of NHL stars were Tweeting about the NFL during the league’s first weekend of games. Evander Kane was one of them as he posted a stirring Tweet about the Washington Redskins. Kane’s Tweet got the Internet buzzing, not because of his slam on Washington’s offense, but because he chose to take a stand against the team’s name/mascot. The Washington R******* are allergic...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Evander Kane happy to be with Jets

There has been speculation for quite a while about Evander Kane‘s future with the Winnipeg Jets. He’s signed through the 2017-18 campaign, but many have wondered if he’d welcome a trade, especially given some of the statements he’s made on the matter. Back in July he was directly asked if he wanted to continue to play for Winnipeg and he dodged the question by stating, “Well...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Kanes, 1 Cup?

That’s right sports fans. The 11th ranked left-winger in the NHL is rumored to be in the doghouse, disappointed that the Jets are predicted to end up in last place again. What does this have to do with Chicago? Many teams in the NHL are sitting around, waiting for a Stan Bowman phone call as the Hawks need to get under the salary cap. Winnipeg, believe it or not, is astonishingly...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Play The Prospects In Winnipeg

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Prospects must force themselves into the big club's picture and become valuable contributors or the plan just continues to sputter along and never kicks out a winner. Cheveldayoff has a solid core of players reaching their potential. Blake Wheeler appears to be a point-a-game man. Kane has a 30-goal season under his belt...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Relocate Instead Of Expansion?

from James A. Conley of Shnarped, Relocation isn’t the big money-maker expansion is, but it’s not without benefit. The Winnipeg Jets paid an expansion fee of $60 million to make their exodus from Atlanta. Another relocation won’t fetch the nine-figure number that an expansion team would, but it’s nothing to sneeze at, in any case. There are other concerns with expansion...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 Eastern Conference Champion IceCaps Ready To Raise Banner

The St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, will welcome back a few familiar faces as they raise the 2013-14 American Hockey League Eastern Conference Championship banner at Mile One Centre this upcoming season. Goalie Michael Hutchinson will return to St. John’s for the 2014-15 season. Hutchinson became the second goalie in 2013-14 to record a win in the ECHL...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Winnipeg Jets

It's a new day in Winnipeg, but the Jets are still the Atlanta Thrashers.#159126091 / gettyimages.comWINNIPEG JETSReviewRoster changes IN: Mathieu Perreault (from Anaheim), T.J. Galiardi (from Calgary).Roster changes OUT: Olli Jokinen (to Nashville), Al Montoya (to Florida), Zach Redmond (to Colorado), Devin Setoguchi (to Calgary).Cap situation:2014-'15: 24 players...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson has a cool new mask

I've always thought that the coolest thing about being a professional NHL goaltender - other than making millions of dollars and playing the greatest game on earth for a living - was getting graphic designers to make you custom masks. 24-year-old Winnipeg Jets netminder Michael Hutchinson unveiled his new helmet for the 2014-15 NHL season, designed by dielairbrush.ca. The chrome...
Via Talk Hockey
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trouba Needs to be in Running for Calder

If there is one thing I know that will monumentally disappoint me this season with the Winnipeg Jets – other than the fact that we are stuck in .500 purgatory – is that Jacob Trouba will somehow be overlooked in the race for the Calder Trophy. Through 16 games this season, the Jets rookie defenseman has made good decisions and some bad ones, but has always made the Jets a better...
Via Jets All Out
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Future Jets Take On World Juniors

I always enjoy taking a sneak peek at the future of the Winnipeg Jets.  It brings optimism, hope, and a sense that the franchise is actually going somewhere. And for the first time in the entire franchise's history – Atlanta and Winnipeg – the team actually knows how to draft quality players who will be in the lineup and not playing in the ECHL (remember Daultan Leveille...
Via Jets All Out
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Woulds, Coulds, & Shoulds List

It's season three in Winnipeg and enough time has passed since the Jets returned to start a should, would, and could list for the team and franchise of the past two and change seasons as well as towards the present and future of the team.   Jacob Trouba should be in the running for the Calder Memorial Trophy. I have already written about this topic earlier in the season...
Via Jets All Out
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Musings: Wright Not Right & Jets Halfway Home

Wright Not the Right Fit In Winnipeg The biggest complaint I have had as a Jets fan over the two and a half seasons the team has been back hasn't been the lack of Ron Hainsey's defensive skills or even the lack of NIk Antropov's speed – it is the fact the Jets regularly dress centre James Wright on a nightly basis on their fourth line. Wright, who has up to Monday...
Via Jets All Out
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets All Out Top 25 Mid-Season Rankings

#25: James Wright, Centre Last Year's Ranking: N/A Pre-Season Ranking: 23 Mid-Season Ranking: 25 Difference: -2   I am not a fan of James Wright and I don't think he needs to be on this team.  There are other players who should be in his spot full-time, such as Eric Tangradi or Anthony Peluso or guys who can change the game with a fight or feistiness.   ...
Via Jets All Out
19 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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