Ones That Got Away: The Winnipeg Jets’ Dave Babych
Nearly every NHL franchise has “ones that got away” — players who found the bulk of their success after being traded or allowed to walk via free agency — and the Winnipeg Jets are no exception. The best example of a Jet who achieved lofty things after leaving Winnipeg is defensemen Dave Babych. Babych’s Too-Short […]
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3 New Jets Who Surprised in 2019-20
The Winnipeg Jets had nine players make their debuts with the team this season. Three in particular were very pleasant surprises. 3: Dylan DeMelo The highly-intelligent and cerebral defender didn’t miss a beat after the Jets acquired him for the paltry price of a third-round pick in the week prior to the NHL Trade Deadline. […]
John LeClair: A Prototypical Power Forward
Aggressive, big, clutch, and supremely skilled, John LeClair was the total package. Best known for his time with the Philadelphia Flyers on the “The Legion of Doom” line with Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg, the Vermont-born left-winger is the first American player ever to notch 50 goals in three consecutive seasons and one of the […]
Best Current NHL Player From Each Canadian Province
There’s nothing more Canadian than the game of hockey, so it’s not surprising that more than 40 per cent of current NHLers are from the Great White North. You don’t have to look far to find terrific talent from the jagged Rockies, or the sprawling prairies, or the East Coast’s craggy cliffs. From sea to […]
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Jets Players Reach Out With Messages of Hope Amid COVID-19 Crisis
If the COVID-19 pandemic has you feeling anxious, you’re far from alone. Trying to cope as a highly-contagious virus sweeps across the globe isn’t easy: the uncertainty of how it’ll impact family, friends, and finances, how long one may have to practice “social distancing,” and the long-term impact it will have on the world as […]
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2004 NHL Entry Draft: 5 Forgotten Picks
The 2004 NHL Entry Draft in Raleigh is notable for being the final draft before the 2004-05 NHL lockout that quashed the entire season. Despite being 15 years ago, there are still players from the draft excelling in the NHL — Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, picks one and two, respectively — among them. While […]
Jets’ Season Depends on NHL Coronavirus Decisions
The 2019-20 NHL season has been officially suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. While sport is certainly secondary to the health of players and the public, this decision is not without huge ramifications. Pausing the season so close to playoff time will have a huge impact on all teams in the postseason picture, including the […]
Fire-Forged Jets Soaring During Stretch Run
The Winnipeg Jets are reaping the rewards from all the adversity they’ve faced this season, and are benefitting from the lessons they’ve learned from it in their stretch run. Jets Are Tight-Knit, Fire-Forged Winners of four of their last five and coming off a critical come-from-behind victory against the Arizona Coyotes, they haven’t caved under […]
Jet Getting Healthy at the Perfect Time
The Winnipeg Jets — currently in possession of the Western Conference’s second wild card spot — are receiving a raft of reinforcements for their battles down the stretch, and they couldn’t have come at a better time. An Influx of Forwards The Jets’ injured reserve list has been a long and exhausting read for most […]
Jets Have Dozens of Defensive Options This Offseason
After smartly choosing to stand pat at the trade deadline, Winnipeg Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will have to get busy in the offseason. His first priority will be to add a top-four blueliner to a team that’s been defensively deficient all season long and has relied on a rotating cast of fringe players, waiver […]
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Manitoba Moose February Review
The Manitoba Moose found success fleeting in February, posting a 4-6-1 record in February as they struggled to find any consistency and adapt to injuries and call-ups. Dances with Wolves The Moose began the month by wrapping up a four-game home stand against the Chicago Wolves. Their long-time rival got the best of them, 5-2, […]
Lightning’s Stamkos to Have Surgery; Will Miss Six-to-Eight Weeks
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without franchise forward Steven Stamkos for the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs as he will have surgery Monday to repair a core muscle injury. Lingering Injury Has Hampered Stamkos The injury forced the prolific point producer to leave Tuesday’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs […]
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Jets Lacking Urgency at Pivotal Point in Season
At at time the Winnipeg Jets should be playing more desperately than ever to snag a Western Conference wild card spot and a chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s mug, they’re playing more like a team interested in hitting the links. Jets Not Exactly “Fuelled With Passion” Right Now The Jets — over their past three […]
Lightning Acquire Goodrow from Sharks for First-Round Pick
The powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning continue to add for what they’re hoping will be a much-longer playoff run than a year before, acquiring Barclay Goodrow from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a first-round pick. Goodrow Heads Cross-Country Goodrow is a sound, big, two-way forward who can provide both offence and kill penalties. It’s […]
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Flames Acquire Forbort from Kings, Gustafsson from Blackhawks
The Calgary Flames — in the heat of a tight battle for a Western Conference wild card spot — have added a pair of d-men, acquiring Derek Forbort from the Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round pick and Erik Gustaffson from the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round pick. These additions should help to mitigate their […]
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Blue Jackets Acquire Shore from Ducks in Exchange for Milano
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks have swung a deal just under the wire: the Blue Jackets have snagged Devin Shore in exchange for Sonny Milano. Shore Provides a Two-Way Presence, Versatility Shore, 25, is a versatile bottom-six forward capable of playing centre and both wings. He will provide some depth and potentially some […]
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Maple Leafs Trade Hutchinson to Avalanche for Rosen, Flyers Acquire Grant from Ducks
The Toronto Maple Leafs have sent goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Calle Rosen. Hutchinson Era Over in Toronto The Ontario-born Hutchinson was a lightning rod for criticism in his second campaign for the Maple Leafs and failed to provide adequate support for starter Frederick Anderson (although he was arguably […]
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Avalanche Acquire Namestnikov from Senators
Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic has made an early deadline-day deal, acquiring Vladislav Namestnikov from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round pick. Avalanche Get Much-Needed Injection Up Front Subject of many trade talks in the past few days and recently held out of the Senators’ lineup, Namestnikov will head to the […]
Jets & Cheveldayoff Should Skip the Trade Deadline
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff recently said he wants to reward his scrappy team for staying in the fight through the adversity they’ve faced all season long by giving them a leg up in their battle for a Western Conference wild card spot. The way he can reward them best and give them the […]
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Winnipeg Jets Acquire Eakin from Golden Knights
The Winnipeg Jets have made an addition up the middle, acquiring centre Cody Eakin from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a conditional 2021 fourth-round draft pick. Eakin Is Coming Home Eakin, a 28-year-old Winnipeg-born centre, will join a Jets’ team battling for a Western Conference wild card spot. Chosen in the third round […]
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