February 17 2015 10:08AM
The trade deadline fast approaches, and with it comes increased talk about a day that tends to disappoint. The Winnipeg Jets' main target for the deadline is clear. General manager Kevin Chevaldayoff has talked about wanting to add another top nine winger for well over a year.
The Jets are at an important step in their development as they look to compete in the playoffs for the first time as an organization in Winnipeg. How they approach this trade deadline is crucial.
What type of trades are realistically available for the Jets?
February 16 2015 09:15PM
The Winnipeg Jets outplayed the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, even if they required a shootout to defeat a lottery-bound opponent.
That's hockey. Sometimes you stomp a team otherwise, but fail to protect the slot well enough and get burned. That's essentially what happened to the Jets on Monday night.
Luckily for Winnipeg, Michael Hutchinson found his form late and the Jets persevered to emerge with a shootout victory.
February 16 2015 08:31PM
Jets are falling like flies on Monday night against the Edmonton Oilers.
Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault left Monday's game in the first period with an apparent left leg injury (officially a lower-body ailment). Then in the third period Drew Stafford left with what Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun suspects is a hand issue (officially an upper-body ailment). He will not return, according to the club.
Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres last week in the blockbuster Evander Kane deal, Stafford has played well in his three games with Winnipeg. Playing a middle six role he's scored a goal and averaged better than three shots per game.
Hopefully Stafford's injury isn't too serious. Jets don't too well without wings.
February 16 2015 07:46PM
Dustin Byfuglien is the biggest, baddest man around.
In the second period of Monday night's game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers, Byfuglien absolutely demolished Oilers enforcer Luke Gadzic with a vicious hit. Gadzic was injured on the play, and we don't want to romanticize or celebrate a guy getting hurt, but this hit was clean enough to eat fried eggs and hash off of.
Let this stand as a not-so-gentle reminder that Byfuglien is at the absolute apex of the NHL food chain.
February 16 2015 06:26PM
Just as the Winnipeg Jets managed a blockbuster trade that served to restore some semblance of forward depth to their roster, it appears that they may be without the services of forward Mathieu Perreault for a while.