There is nothing that gets hockey people riled up quite like offer sheets. Nothing. The mere rumor of their existence is enough to send fans clogging talk radio lines, and set GMs to vowing revenge and—quite literally—challenging each other to fights. Well, we’re two days away and I am fucking psyched.
We know now that Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman will not face supplementary discipline for a hit that injured Winnipeg’s Bryan Little in Tampa’s 6-5 shootout win. That won’t make Paul Maurice feel any better—the Jets coach was ejected after yelling at officials over the hit.
Thomas Vanek’s two goals aided the Minnesota Wild in Tuesday night’s 5-3 win over the Jets, but this undressing of Winnipeg defenseman Paul Postma should’ve counted for five points.
Sabres winger Evander Kane, now out four to six weeks with a knee injury, says he asked for a trade every summer he was in Winnipeg.
Alex Burmistrov initially didn’t agree with his minor penalty for elbowing Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon in the head during Sunday’s game. The Jets center called it “bullshit” as he sat in the penalty box. His opinion changed after he saw the replay, however:
The current iteration of the Winnipeg Jets, formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers, has never won a playoff game. They received a ticket to the postseason once, in the 2006-07 season. The Rangers swept them. This season’s Jets, bringing playoff hockey back to Winnipeg for the first time since 1996, hoped to break…
Before last night’s game against the Ducks, it had been 19 years since the good people of Winnipeg had hosted a playoff game in their city. So we should cut them some slack when judging how they chose to celebrate the occasion.
It was a banner night for NHL franchises who moved from Atlanta to the Prairie provinces, with both Calgary and Winnipeg clinching playoff berths—the former at the expense of the reigning Cup champs.
Dustin Byfuglien will miss the Jets’ next four games for his cross-check to the neck of a prone J.T. Miller, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
"Violent, deliberate," is how Rangers coach Alain Vigneault described Dustin Byfuglien's cross-check to a prone J.T. Miller. "Could have broken his neck. It was one of the most vicious cross-checks I've seen this year."
If you are a Winnipeg fan, you are used to things not going your way. So please don't be surprised when the Jets miss out on the postseason by a point or two, and this game-losing goal from the neutral zone with a minute left amounts to the difference.
Winnipeg's unworkable relationship with Evander Kane is over. The disgruntled winger, recently placed on season-ending IR, is heading to Buffalo, along with Zach Bogosian and a prospect. In return, the Sabres will send the Jets Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, two prospects, and a first-round draft pick.
There's more to Evander Kane's healthy scratch last night than an inappropriately worn tracksuit. The kerfuffle involves a wet tracksuit.
Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane was a healthy scratch for Tuesday's road game against the Vancouver Canucks, and according to one report, the decision came over a tracksuit.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo unleashed a late cross-check on Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault Friday night, causing Perreault to leave the game early. Today, the NHL suspended Carcillo six games for the act.
The Jets romped over the Coyotes with four goals past Mike Smith in a 7:11 span of the first. That included a pair of goals by Blake Wheeler just 15 seconds apart.
The rookie center for the Winnipeg Jets had some help getting off the ice, but none from his bench. Is this like in baseball when the rookie gets his first home run and no one congratulates him when he gets back in the dugout?