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Jets’ GM Cheveldayoff: ‘Tough Decisions’ Coming This Summer

WINNIPEG — General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff says an upcoming summer of “tough decisions” means changes are on the way for the Winnipeg Jets. Young stars such as Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are due hefty raises now that their entry-level contracts are coming to an end, but the team was already near the US$79.5-million salary cap so some familiar faces may be gone to free up cash. “We have some tough decisions to make this summer, a lot of them,” Cheveldayoff said Monday after exit meetin...
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GM Cheveldayoff says Jets will have to make 'tough decisions' this summer

General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff says an upcoming summer of "tough decisions" means changes are on the way for the Winnipeg Jets. Young stars such as Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are due hefty raises now that their entry-level contracts are coming to an end, but the team was already near the US$79.5-million salary cap so some familiar faces may be gone to free up cash. "We have some tough decisions to make this summer, a lot of them," Cheveldayoff said Monday after exit meetings with players f...
Tags: News, US, Patrik Laine, Kevin Cheveldayoff, Kyle Connor, Cheveldayoff, GM Cheveldayoff, Winnipeg Jets Young


Will Canada’s Stanley Cup Drought Continue?

Whether you call it a drought, a curse, or by some other name (I personally call it the Bettman curse, as it almost perfectly coincides with Gary Bettman’s tenure as NHL commissioner), Canada hasn’t had a Stanley Cup Champion for a very long time. Sadly, 26 years might not be long enough to turn things around. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts With both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets eliminated, it’s now beginning to look like Canada’s rather unfortunate streak will continue beyo...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, North America, Montreal, Calgary Flames, Columbus, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Stanley Cup, Manitoba


Binnington Proving to be Blues’ Future

The St. Louis Blues finished an improbable comeback Thursday night when they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Winnipeg, scoring the winning goal with 15 seconds remaining. With that victory, the team took a 3-2 series lead back to home ice for game six, which takes place Saturday night in St. Louis. Lost in the chaos of the last-minute victory was another strong performance from the team’s rookie goaltender, Jordan Binnington. With his consistent playoff performance, the netminder is puttin...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vancouver Canucks, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Binnington, Jordan Binnington, Calder Trophy, GAA, Mike Liut, Blues Goaltending


Jets Beat Blues to Even Series on Connor OT Winner

ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. It is the only first-round series in which the home team has failed to win a game. Game 5 is Thursday night back in Winnipeg. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made ...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Tarasenko, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Chris Osgood, Winnipeg Jets, Binnington


Jets bounce back with 6-3 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Sunday night to climb back into their first-round playoff series. Winnipeg dropped the first two games by one goal, but got back on track in St. Louis. Kevin […]
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The Winnipeg Jets Are Back In Their Series With The St. Louis Blues

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, It had to be done, and you’ve got to give the Winnipeg Jets credit: Not only did they take care of business Sunday night in St. Louis, they looked very much like they can win again on Tuesday. The Jets put on a tour de force in Game 3, beating the Blues 6-3 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would suggest. They are right back in this Western Conference Round 1 series, trailing 2-1, with a chance to re-gain home ice advantage Tuesday nigh...
Tags: Sport, Jets, St Louis, Patrik Laine, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck, Kevin Hayes, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Spector, Brandon Tanev


Lightning, Penguins, Jets & Golden Knights Look to Bounce Back Tonight

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years. That all changed as fast as the Lightning squandered a three-goal lead before losing 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their first-round series Wednesday night. Now a team that lost consecutive games just twice all season, must rebound in Game 2 at home on Friday night (7 p.m. EDT, CNBC) or be in danger of a quick playoff stay follo...
Tags: Florida, New York, Sport, Ap, Blues, Lightning, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, Columbus, Cnbc, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders


Blues, Bozak & Binnington Beat Jets in Game 1

WINNIPEG — Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series. Blues forward Pat Maroon sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the slot, whose quick shot went by Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. “I had a lot of chances tonight so I knew the puck was kind of following me around a bit,” said Bozak. “It’s always fun when that h...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Jets, Hockey, St Louis, Vegas, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Western Conference, Binnington, Jordan Binnington


Maroon believes grandfather with him in Blues 2-1 win over Jets in Game 1

WINNIPEG — Pat Maroon figures his grandfather was watching him from heaven when set up Tyler Bozak's winning goal in the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 playoff victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.Maroon battled for the puck in the corner and then sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the high slot, whose quick shot went by Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck with 2:05 left in the third period."He was watching above so obviously that was for him," Maroon said of his 95-ye...
Tags: Florida, News, Blues, Jets, St Louis, Vegas, Maroon, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Western Conference, Binnington


Winnipeg Jets Need to Rebound After Rough Finish to Season

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine views the playoffs as a fresh start for himself. He’s not the only Jets player with that approach. Winnipeg isn’t exactly rolling as it heads into its first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, going 4-5-1 in its final 10 regular-season games. The Blues, on the other hand, nearly ran the table, finishing 8-1-1. Laine admitted his confidence was low following an inconsistent regular season, but he’s optimistic going into Wednesday’s Game 1 at home. “B...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, Jets, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Vegas, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Alex Pietrangelo, Western Conference, Binnington, Jordan Binnington, Jacob Trouba


4 Bold Predictions for 1st Round of the 2019 NHL Playoffs

With the regular season officially finished up, it’s now the best time of the year for hockey fans. The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday where there will surely be fireworks and drama as usual. The NHL blessed its fans with plenty to be excited about this postseason. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the greatest teams ever assembled, the Carolina Hurricanes broke an agonizing playoff drought, and there are several superstar matchups in the first round. It’s not always easy ...
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Devils Win Draft Lottery & Hughes Sweepstakes

The New Jersey Devils did it again. For the second time in three seasons, they came away with the first-overall pick at the NHL Draft Lottery. It’s a strong draft class, headed by consensus top prospect Jack Hughes, and Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko. The Devils will have the luxury of selecting either one, both of who would provide a lift to a franchise in significant need of more talent. Why Hughes is the Top Prospect Hughes has been the no. 1 prospect in this year’s draft class for quite...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Patrik Laine, Devils, Hughes, Mika Zibanejad, Davies, Corey Pronman, WJC, USHL


First Look at the First round of the NHL Playoffs

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series. Eastern Conference Atlantic Division (1) Tampa Bay Lightning versus (WC2) Columbus Blue Jackets The class of the NHL during the regular season, the Lightning tied a league record with 62 wins. Led by NHL scoring ace Nikita Kucherov, captain Steven Stamkos, star defenceman Victor Hedman and Vezina Trophy candidate Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal, the battle-tested Presidents’ ...
Tags: New York, Colorado, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Dallas, Nashville, San Jose, Jets, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Calgary Flames


Jets Looking Listless, Lifeless Down the Stretch

Since the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-0 evisceration of the Nashville Predators on March 23 — an inspired, dominant, and complete effort that clinched the team a playoff spot, got Bell MTS Place fired up, and made it appear the squad was amped up for the return of the Winnipeg Whiteout — the Jets have gone 1-4-0. What’s more alarming than that record, however, is the complete lack of desire, compete, and effort they’ve exhibited in those games. Jets’ Last 5 Have Been Lackadaisical, Lethargic Si...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Wheeler, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, St Paul, TSN, Central Division, Blackhawks, Patrik Laine


Laine Evolving Into All-Around Contributor for Jets

Patrik Laine tossed sports drinks to his teammates in the locker room and received plenty of barbs in return. Laine led the Winnipeg Jets with 44 goals last season, but on this day in practice he was on the losing end of a breakaway competition and became the water boy. Related: Jets’ Laine Has Become “Patrik the Playmaker” “I don’t want to waste my goals on a breakaway game,” Laine said as he chirped back. With 30 goals and 50 points in 79 games, Laine hasn’t had a bad year offensiv...
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Jets’ Laine evolves from sublime scorer to all-around player

Patrik Laine tossed sports drinks to his teammates in the locker room and received plenty of barbs in return. Laine led the Winnipeg Jets with 44 goals last season, but on this day in practice he was on the losing end of a breakaway competition and became the water boy. “I don’t want to waste […]
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Jets Get Big Boost With Byfuglien’s Return

The Winnipeg Jets have missed their biggest— both figuratively and literally — blue line presence for all but five games between late December and Saturday; the man whose unique skillset boosts nearly every aspect of their game. The Jets’ big man on the blue line is back in action, and his return couldn’t have come at a more critical moment. (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports) However, the man they call “Big Buff” is back in action, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, with the Sta...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Wheeler, Jets, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Buff, Canadiens, Patrik Laine, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Star, Colorado Avalanche, Sabres


Ovechkin on Verge of 8th 50-Goal Season

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scores 50 goals a season so often the historical significance of it almost gets overlooked. The Washington Capitals’ captain is one away from becoming just the third NHL player with eight 50-goal seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy. If and when it happens, it’ll be just the 21st time any player has reached 50 goals in a season since Ovechkin entered the league in 2005-06. “When you have a chance to score 50, it’s always nice. Unfortunately I didn’t scor...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Washington, Sport, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Backstrom, Tampa Bay Lightning, Capitals, Washington Capitals, Patrik Laine, Bruce Boudreau, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, Jon Cooper


Scottish portrait artist Shannon Ross draws Winnipeg Jets sniper Patrik Laine

Scottish portrait artist Shannon Ross draws Winnipeg Jets sniper Patrik Laine
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Stars Down Jets – Seguin & Faska Score Twice

WINNIPEG — Tyler Seguin and Radek Faska each scored twice as the Dallas Stars ended a two-game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Esa Lindell also had a goal and Alexander Radulov contributed a pair of assists for the Stars (39-31-6), who continue to hold the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Ben Bishop stopped 21 shots for Dallas to record the 200th win of his career. Kyle Connor had a goal and one assist and Patrik Laine ended a 12-game scor...
Tags: Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Connor, Hockey, Calgary, Dallas Stars, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Tyler Seguin, Lindell, Ben Bishop, Winnipeg Jets, Esa Lindell, Connor Hellebuyck, Hellebuyck


Jets Blank Predators – Connor Nets Hat Trick

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor had a hat trick and one assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Centre Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets (45-26-4). The win marked Hellebuyck’s second shutout of the season and 14th of his career. Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots for the Predators (42-28-6), who are in second place in the Central Division, four point...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, Nashville, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Patrik Laine, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg, Rinne, Winnipeg Jets, Hayes, Connor Hellebuyck, Blake Wheeler


2019 NHL Draft Lottery – What You Need to Know

While many teams are jockeying for position and looking forward to the NHL playoffs, others have resigned themselves to early tee times. The only thing they can look forward to is the NHL Draft Lottery, set for April 9 in Toronto. The NHL announced that the 2019 #NHLDraft Lottery will be held Tuesday, April 9, in Toronto. The results of the Draft Lottery will be revealed live by national rightsholders NBCSN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports during a one-hour show beginning at 8 p.m., ET. https://t.co/5...
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Jets Hand Bruins 3rd Straight Loss – Scheifele With 3 Points

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele scored once and added a pair of assists as the Winnipeg Jets handed the Boston Bruins their third straight loss with a 4-3 victory on Thursday. Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game-winner with seven minutes remaining in the third period after defenceman Jacob Trouba made it 3-2 early in the period. Charlie Coyle cut Winnipeg’s lead to 4-3 with 2:56 left, but the Bruins couldn’t tie it up with an extra attacker. Blake Wheeler had a goal and assist for the Jets (41-25-4) and Pa...
Tags: Nordstrom, Boston, Sport, Wheeler, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, Columbus, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, David Krejci, Winnipeg Jets, Jacob Trouba, Tuukka Rask


Sabres ‘Snipeshow’ – Is Nylander Ready for the Show?

With Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel given a two-game timeout by the NHL Department of Player Safety for his headshot on Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg, Alex Nylander has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Nylander, nicknamed Snipeshow and owner of the handle @snipeshow98 on Twitter, will get his first taste of NHL action this season when the Sabres host the Dallas Stars Tuesday night. Alexander Nylander is set to make his season debut with t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Dallas, Vancouver, Rochester, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Taylor, Calgary, Edmonton, Tampa Bay Lightning, Kim Klement, Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres


Hayes Gives Jets Deadly Second Line Again

In the midst of the Winnipeg Jets’ lower points during the months of February, before they acquired Kevin Hayes they were far too often a one-line team. With Patrik Laine slumping, it fell to Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor to shoulder the whole offensive load. Now, however, Hayes coming to the team via trade in the early part of deadline day means teams facing the Jets can’t just hone in on Wheeler’s unit. If they do, they risk being eaten alive by the newly-formed second line. No...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Ap, Wheeler, Jets, Connor, Hockey, NHL, Patrik Laine, Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets, Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Nikolaj Ehlers, Ehlers


Capitals Down Jets – Extend Win Streak to 7

WASHINGTON — Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway out of the penalty box, backup Pheonix Copley made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday night for their seventh consecutive victory. Led by Copley, Hagelin and Nick Jensen, the Capitals killed off all five minor penalties they took and won despite being outshot 34-18. They haven’t lost since adding Hagelin and Jensen to their lineup before the trade deadline. Washington’s porous penalty kill wa...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Jets, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh, Capitals, Washington Capitals, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh Penguins, Hagelin, Carl Hagelin, Winnipeg Jets


Jets Down Blue Jackets – Wheeler Nets 4 Goals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Blake Wheeler scored three of his four goals in the third period, Connor Hellebuyck had 40 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Sunday night. Wheeler’s goal with 2:13 left off Patrik Laine’s feed sealed the game, and he added an empty-netter with 34 seconds left. Sami Niku also tallied for the Jets, who won their second straight and stayed in first place in the Central Division despite being outshot by Columbus 42-26. Winnipeg Jets forwards Blake Wh...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, Wheeler, Nashville, Jets, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Edmonton, Jones, Patrik Laine, Tampa Bay, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky


Wheeler’s 4 goals power Jets over Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored three of his four goals in the third period, Connor Hellebuyck had 40 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Sunday night. Wheeler’s goal with 2:13 left off Patrik Laine’s feed sealed the game, and he added an empty-netter with 34 seconds left. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Columbus Blue Jackets, Winnipeg Jets, COLUMBUS Ohio, Connor Hellebuyck, Blake Wheeler


NHL Rumors: Senators, Red Wings, Franchise-Altering Moves

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, we look at the leading candidates for the Ottawa Senators vacant coaching job, if the Red Wings will still be able to extend Jimmy Howard and if this offseason has the potential to be one of the busiest for franchise-altering player moves? And the Next Senators Head Coach Is? According to a report by the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, there are a number of candidates that could be considered frontrunners for the vacant head coaching job in Ottawa. Garrioch lists for...
Tags: Sport, Dallas, Holland, Jets, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Hall, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Howard, Edmonton Oilers