In this post, I’m going to share that four of the Winnipeg Jets young prospects are staying home – but that’s all good because they can play. Given the wacky NHL season, the only chance to find playing time is NOT to come to Winnipeg or North America.
While goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is currently shining in the spotlight after capturing the 2020 Vezina award on Monday night, the Winnipeg Jets have announced that his potential understudy is heading overseas for the KHL’s 2020 season.
It’s Sami Niku’s turn under the microscope for today’s edition of the 2020 RFA Spotlight. We will have one more post to wrap up the series where we will take a quick look at all of the other pending RFA’s for the club.
This is the third instalment of our RFA Spotlight series where we are examining the future of the four prominent RFA’s for the Jets. We have already discussed the future potential contracts and team roles of Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman was recently a guest on the Oilers Now radio show and discussed a number of topics in the NHL rumor mill. Among them, host Bob Stauffer and Friedman talked about what’s going on in Winnipeg, specifically if there’s fire where the smoke seems to surround Patrik Laine.
Today’s edition of the RFA Spotlight focuses on Mason Appleton. In case you missed it, this is the second post discussing the prominent RFA’s for Winnipeg as we provide an outlook into their future with the club.
It seems like the NHL is finally figuring out some of the details to this one-of-a-kind off-season. The draft and free agency details were released last week while this week had news about the restricted free agents.
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The veteran defenseman had a surprisingly decent year, especially in his own end of the ice. Dmitri Kulikov has always been something of a lightning rod for criticism.
Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images The man who replaced Jacob Trouba might actually be pretty solid. I’ll be the first to admit that the idea of Neal Pionk in Winnipeg was a bit difficult to process at first.
Following a respectable 2018-19 campaign, the Winnipeg Jets were hopeful forward Jack Roslovic would be able to take another step forward with his development this past season and he did exactly that in a contract year, resulting in the best statistical performance of his career.
Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images Winnipeg’s salt-of-the-earth skater was easily the best deadline acquisition Chevy made. When it comes to Winnipeg’s defensive acquisitions over the years, most of us probably have some less-than-fond memories.
Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images How does one review Blake Wheeler? He is inexplicably tied to Paul Maurice in his play as Maurice is the one who has tied him to Mark Schiefele for years now.
Were you a die-hard fan of the Winnipeg Jets 1.0? Think you know everything there is to know about the first incarnation of the NHL team? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to create three rounds of trivia about the great players and moments in the franchise’s history.
With the free-agent frenzy period scheduled to begin next month, the Winnipeg Jets will likely have their hands full attempting to rebuild their blueline for the second consecutive offseason and they could find it difficult to re-sign one of their most important unrestricted free agents.
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has placed eighth in league voting for the Jack Adams trophy as the NHL’s top bench boss. Maurice received three first-place votes, two second-place votes and six third-place votes.
The NFL didn’t change much in the rule book, though expanded replay for pass interference is gone. Still, Mike Pereira, a rules analyst at Fox who is the former NFL director of officials, sees this season as a huge challenge for officials.
Even though the playoffs are still going on, we are slowly getting more details about the upcoming off-season. The NHL had previously set preliminary dates for both the draft and free agency, but it appears those plans have changed.