3 Takeaways from the Jets’ Back-to-Back Losses to the Oilers
The Winnipeg Jets lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time this season, falling to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday and Saturday by scores of 2-1 and 4-2, respectively. ...
Do You Know Your Jets 1.0 Trivia?
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. Be sure to scroll slowly, or […]
Do You Know Your WHA-Era Jets Trivia?
Were you a die-hard Winnipeg Jets fan during their WHA days? Think you know everything there is to know about the first professional hockey team in Winnipeg? Let’s find out. We’ve dug into the past to create three rounds of trivia about the great players and moments in the upstart franchise’s history. Be sure to scroll […]
Trading Laine, Ehlers Makes Little Sense for Jets
TSN’s Frank Seravalli suggests that two of the Jets’ biggest young guns might be trade bait. “At some point this week, we’re going to be having our first TSN Trade Bait board of the offseason coming out, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see two players from the Winnipeg Jets on the list in both […]
Jets’ Organization Loses Loyal Foot Soldier With Lipon’s Departure
The Winnipeg Jets’ organization lost a steadfast foot soldier last week as longtime Manitoba Moose forward JC Lipon signed with the KHL’s Dinamo Riga. Lipon a Loyal Player, Hard Worker for Seven Seasons Lipon, selected by the Jets the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, spent seven seasons with the Jets’ organization after […]
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Revisiting Dale Hawerchuk’s Calder-Winning Rookie Season
Oh, what must have been going through Dale Hawerchuk’s mind on Aug. 13, 1981. The 18-year-old stood at the corner of Winnipeg’s Portage and Main — the site supreme for public spectacles in the city — in front of nearly 1000 Winnipeg Jets’ fans, who’d flocked to the heart of downtown over the lunch hour […]
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Jets’ Legend, Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk Passes Away at Age 57
Winnipeg Jets’ legend Dale Hawerchuk has passed away after a battle with cancer, his son Eric Hawerchuk announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. He was 57. The NHL Hall of Famer was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October, 2019. Last month — three months after he completed chemotherapy and had his stomach and part of his […]
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Canadiens’ Head Coach Julien Hospitalized with Chest Pains
Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien has been admitted to hospital with chest pains. It is not COVID-19 related. Sportsnet insider Eric Engels reports that Julien began suffering the pains after Wednesday evening’s 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of their first-round matchup and was taken to hospital. Julien, 60, is undergoing […]
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Top 5 Craziest Jets Games
Every NHL games has its wild moments, but some are just a little bit wilder than others and never quite fade from the memory. The Jets have played 649 games since relocating from Atlanta in 2011, including plenty of crazy ones. Here’s five of them. 5: Jets Set Records in Destruction of Ducks — Feb. […]
Jets’ 2020 Draft Targets at 10th Overall
Unfortunately for the Winnipeg Jets, their ball didn’t fly up the shoot at Monday night’s Draft Lottery. This author — like NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who was forced to show that he could indeed identify the team logos of the league he runs — can confirm that the New York Rangers won the first-overall pick. […]
Jets Can’t Lose at 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Whether the balls fall the Winnipeg Jets’ way or not this Monday when Phase 2 of the NHL Entry Draft takes place, the Jets really can’t lose. So You’re Telling Me There’s a 12.5 Per Cent Chance? By virtue of their anticlimactic, disappointing Stanley Cup Qualifier performance — in which they were dispatched rather easily […]
Jets’ Brief, Disappointing Playoffs Filled with “What Ifs?”
Well… that certainly wasn’t worth the wait. After four-and-a-half months of waiting for the NHL to resume from its COVID-19 season suspension, and a ton of hype from many media outlets on how the Winnipeg Jets could be a sleeper team in the 24-team playoff format and turn some heads with a deep run, they […]
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3 Takeaways From Jets’ Game 1 Stanley Cup Qualifier Loss to Flames
On March 11, in a pre-pandemic world that bears no resemblance to today’s, the Winnipeg Jets captured a 4-2 victory at Rogers Place over the Edmonton Oilers. 143 days later, they took to the Rogers Place ice again for their first meaningful game in nearly five months — the opening matchup of their five-game play-in […]
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Eddie Shack Passes Away at 83
NHL icon Eddie Shack, best-known for scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1963 for the Toronto Maple Leafs, has passed away at the age of 83 after a battle with throat cancer. The Maple Leafs made a Twitter post announcing their former forward’s death on Sunday morning. Shack Was One of NHL’s Most Colourful Characters […]
Jets Limited Playoff Experience Stacks Up Well Against Flames
When the Winnipeg Jets take on the Calgary Flames beginning Aug. 1 in their best-of-five play-in series, they’ll be icing a squad without a ton of postseason experience. The 33 players on their Phase 3 Training Camp roster have a combined 498 games of playoff experience. 11 of them have never played in a postseason […]
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3 Jets to Watch in the 2020 Playoffs
After a four-and-a-half month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets will return to the ice on Aug. 1 to participate in a summer hockey extravaganza the likes of which no one has ever seen or will ever see again. Related: NHL Announces 24-Team Playoff Format The five-game play-in series between the Jets […]
2012 NHL Entry Draft: 5 Forgotten Picks
The 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh is notable for being the 50th NHL Entry Draft and for producing many present-day stars who have just entered their primes, such as Morgan Rielly, Jacob Trouba, Filip Forsberg, Tomas Hertl, and Andrey Vasilevskiy. Conversely, it’s also notable for the number of players chosen in high rounds who […]
The Jets’ Biggest-Ever Blowout Victories
Sometimes you win by the skin of your teeth, and sometimes you win big. This piece is about the latter. The Winnipeg Jets have won 694 games over nine seasons since relocating from Atlanta prior to the 2011-12 campaign. Here’s a look at their biggest win of each season. 2011-12: Pummelling the Panthers Date: March […]
Jets Can Still Flourish with a Flat Cap
Any chance of the NHL salary cap increasing substantially for the 2020-21 season is dead. The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the league to pause the 2019-20 season in March, has done a number on its pocketbook. Just a couple weeks before everything ground to a halt, the NHL got general managers around the league salivating […]
Devils Hire Ruff as Head Coach
The New Jersey Devils have hired Lindy Ruff as their new head coach, as per NHL.com’s Kevin Weekes. Ruff, 60, has served as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers since the 2017-18 season. He will cross the Hudson River to take on his first head coaching gig since 2017. Ruff will bring 1493 […]
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