February 10 2016 10:15AM
Welcome to this week's version of What Would You Do Wednesday where you are asked a question and debate among yourselves what the answer is. Unfortunately, the only prize you will receive will be the most Twitter mentions.
This week's WWYDW asks if the Byfuglien deal means that the Jets need to reshape their blueline with a more friendly contract and if swapping Jacob Trouba for a more friendly contract is the answer. Trouba is a RFA at the end of the 2015-16 season and is looking for a significant contract.
Take a read and let us know what you think!
February 09 2016 09:37PM
Games between the Winnipeg Jets and the St Louis Blues are usually close, low scoring, physical affairs that the Blues usually end up winning. Tonight's game fit the script except the ending was different. It was a close, low scoring, physical game but it was the Jets who emerged with a 2-1 shootout victory.
February 09 2016 10:27AM
The Moose managed to steal a win from one of the leagues best teams on the heels of an offensive outburst from J.C. Lipon. We check in on him and all the rest in this Jets Prospect Update.
February 09 2016 09:00AM
There will be one less distraction for the Winnipeg Jets as they prepare to face the St Louis Blues in the Gateway To The West. As you've all heard by now, the Jets signed Dustin Byfuglien to a 5-year extension at an average of $7.6 million AAV.
February 08 2016 03:51PM
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After so many months of speculation, the Jets have finally locked up one of their pending UFAs. Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets' all-star defenceman, will remain in Winnipeg for five more seasons, according to a team release:
The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have signed defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $7.6 million.
There is bound to be some sticker shock with this deal: Byfuglien will have the third-highest cap hit of any NHL defencemen next season. But for a 30-year old human wrecking ball, keeping the deal to just five years is key. As a free agent this summer, Byfuglien would almost certainly have been offered eight-year deals; the Jets gave a little on the price tag in exchange for a term they were comfortable with.
Of course, the most important part about this deal is that the Jets have locked up one of the league's very best defencemen. No other NHLer plays quite like Big Buff. His game is haphazard, physical to the point of recklessness, wildly entertaining, skilled, and most of all, effective.