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2015-16 Central Division Preview: Winnipeg Jets

2014-15 record: 43-26-11 (99 points) 5th place in the Central Division, 7th place in the Western Conference Goals For: 230 Goals Against: 210 Power Play: 17.8% (17t) Penalty Kill: 81.8% (13) Team Faceoff Pct: 48.9% (21t) Key Offseason Moves 2015 Top Draft Pick: Round 1 – Pick 17 – F Kyle Connor Additions: Alexander Burmistrov, […] The post 2015-16 Central Division Preview:...
Via Committed Indians
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

VALUING THE CAPTAIN: What is Andrew Ladd worth?

Andrew Ladd has been the captain and heartbeat of the Winnipeg Jets organization since the team returned to Winnipeg. He is entering the final year of a 4 year extension he signed with the Jets before the team’s first season in Winnipeg. The question of what to do with Ladd beyond this season is one that has been asked by many fans. We will look in depth at what Andrew Ladd’s...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp.  Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015   Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp. Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015 Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated in the NHL...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien: Can the Jets only keep one?

After this upcoming season, the Winnipeg Jets could find themselves in an uncomfortable predicament: Do the Jets re-sign Andrew Ladd, their die-hard captain capable of timely goals, or will they re-sign Dustin Byfuglien, the versatile big man that strikes fear in opposing forwards?There's likely only room for one. The Winnipeg Jets are a budget team, pushing the upper limits of the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Antropov is talking with a ‘couple teams’ about an NHL return

Nik Antropov may be coming back to the NHL. The Russian forward, who played from 1999-2013 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, told the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he thinks he’s still got the talent to play in the league and that he’s even talking with a couple of teams about a return. “I have a year or two in me for sure,” Antropov...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nik Antropov is talking with a ‘couple teams’ about an NHL return

Nik Antropov may be coming back to the NHL. The Russian forward, who played from 1999-2013 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, told the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he thinks he’s still got the talent to play in the league and that he’s even talking with a couple of teams about a return. “I have a year or two in me for sure,” Antropov...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets' Wheeler is not a fan of ads on jerseys

When news broke that Adidas would become the new jersey apparel producer, TSN's Rick Westhead pointed something out that every hockey fan fears: This opens up the opportunity for the NHL to put ads on the jerseys.That really, really doesn't sit well with Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler.The current deal with Reebok expires after the 2017-18 season. Adidas reportedly beat out...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Wheeler firmly against ads appearing on NHL uniforms

Soon after it was reported that Adidas would be the new jersey provider of the NHL beginning with the 2017-18 season, speculation quickly mounted that this change may usher in the era of ads appearing on uniforms. It has already been reported that the jerseys during the World Cup of Hockey will feature ads, but the news about Adidas taking over from Reebok has led many to believe...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Hockey Team Preview: Winnipeg Jets

Welcome to 2015 NHL team previews: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck named No. 1 goaltending prospect by InGoal Magazine

Connor Hellebuyck dubbed top NHL goalie prospect. (Photo/NHL.com)It’s no surprise to most UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey fans or even fans of the Winnipeg Jets organization, but InGoal Magazine has ranked their top-50 NHL goaltending prospects and Connor Hellebuyck sits at the top. Hellebuyck finished as the No. 1 goaltending prospect over the Boston Bruins‘ Malcolm Subban...
Via Mill City Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Jets survive U.S. National Junior team cut

Several Winnipeg Jets prospects survived the first cut of the U.S. National junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid, New York. Forwards Kyle Connor, Jack Roslovic and Eric Foley are all still competing for a spot on the team. Team USA cut the roster down to 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders yesterday. Arizona Coyotes forwards Ryan MacInnis, Christian Fischer and Conor...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

IceCaps set adrift, transform into Moose

Way back in January 2014 there was speculation the St. John’s IceCaps would be relocated closer to their NHL team Winnipeg Jets. The speculation was targeting Thunder Bay, ON. Fast forward to March 2015 and True North Sports & Entertainment made it official that the St. John’s IceCaps would no longer be the Jets AHL team and would be relocating the franchise much closer...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Making Game Ball Rule Changes After Deflategate

If there was one guaranteed outcome from the Deflatefate scandal, it was rule changes to game-ball preparation on the day of games. There needs to be one system of rules for how the balls are prepared, stored and monitored before and during the games, and it appears the NFL is trying to make this a reality. According to Mike Pereira of FOX Sports, some of the rule changes include...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL tweaks wording in attempt to clarify 'Dez Bryant Rule'

The good news is the NFL is rewording one of its most confusing rules. The bad news, though, is the rule’s still kind of confusing. The rule about what constitutes a catch, which once was referred to as the “Calvin Johnson rule,” and now may be known as the “Dez Bryant rule,” has been tweaked by the NFL. Arguably the most notable instance of the rule came last season...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets are another team that hasn’t done a whole lot of moving and shaking this summer. After analyzing the Minnesota Wild yesterday and the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues earlier in the week, we head north to explore a team that many predicted would go deeper than they did last season. The Jets as-is are a big, physical team known for their no-nonsense play...
Via BSN Denver
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets discussing extensions for both Ladd and Byfuglien

There are two significant Winnipeg Jets that are entering the last year of their contracts, and the Jets would like to lock both of them up before they hit the open market.Those two are, of course, Andrew Ladd, the captain of the Jets, and big defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. Both should command a large price tag, and Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will have to find the right price to fit...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets bring back Burmistrov, agree with Pardy, Halischuk

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Winnipeg Jets started free agency by locking up two of their own players and bringing back another. Winnipeg agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov and one-year deals with defenseman Adam Pardy and forward Matt Halischuk on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Burmistrov has spent the past two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets, Stafford agree to 2-year, $8.7M deal to keep him in Winnipeg

  Drew Stafford gave up long-term security to sign a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Stafford signed an $8.7 million, two-year contract on the eve of free agency to remain in Winnipeg, where he's had success since a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. ''I think the term works good for both sides,'' Stafford said on a conference call Tuesday. ''I'm all for the challenge of raising my...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC Notes: Bengals, Colts, Jaguars, & Jets

Bengals Coley Harvey of ESPN believes that if the Bengals can remain healthy, they have the potential to exceed their 2013 offense that ranked No. 10 overall. According to Harvey, coaches and trainers have taken it “easy” on second-year WR James Wright during offseason activities to avoid aggravating any injuries. Harvey expects the seventh-round rookie ...The post AFC Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Winnipeg Jets

Five days till draft day, and we are through pick #17,  Gonna pick up the pace this week. Here is where we stand: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner...
Via The Pensblog
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The Winnipeg Jets

View image | gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jets made the playoffs for the first time since returning to Winnipeg in 2011. It was a huge step in the right direction and the team is in a great position to add talent and get better. So here are the top 5 offseason moves Winnipeg should look into making. 5. Try to extend Dustin Byfuglien This is obviously not a pressing need since...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing the post-Copp, post-Larkin Michigan Wolverines

With Dylan Larkin’s self-deletion from their roster this past week, the Michigan Wolverines have bid adieu to their top three point-getters from 2014-15. Senior Zach Hyman and junior Andrew Copp, who signed an early deal with the Winnipeg Jets in March, round out that drainage. Putting this another way, with Copp and Larkin, Michigan loses […] The post Assessing the post-Copp...
Via Along the Boards
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets

The solution to Winnipeg’s short-term problems will likely not be found in the draft. In fact, it might not even be available at all this year. There are a few free agents that could act as a band-aid for the most glaring issues in Winnipeg, but the Jets will need to focus on re-signing a […] The post Winnipeg Jets’ top four potential free agent targets appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Crowded Crease: Why Now is the Time to Trade Ondrej Pavelec

It has been nearly a month since the Winnipeg Jets were swept out of the playoffs by Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks. Jets fans have begun to recover, though many lost interest in the rest of the playoffs, and have started to look ahead to next season. There are many interesting questions surrounding the Winnipeg team who only have 7 forwards under contract next...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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