December 01 2015 07:56PM
Jacob Trouba is really good and the Winnipeg Jets shouldn't consider trading him, even if the return is a No. 1 defenseman on a team-friendly contract who hails from Manitoba originally and would love nothing more than to come home.
Thankfully for Jets fans, all signs point to the club being completely unwilling to part ways with the 22-year-old two-way defender.
While the latest reports suggest that Trouba will not be dangled as trade bait in a potential Travis Hamonic deal, an increasingly common theme in the reporting of the most plugged in insiders in the industry is that working out a contract extension with Trouba could prove difficult for the Jets.
December 01 2015 09:14AM
Team Canada announced their camp roster for the 2016 World U20 championships, with the other nations likely to follow shortly. As a lead up to the additional announcements we'll take a look at the Jets prospects who have the best chance of representing their birth countries over the new year.
November 30 2015 12:57PM
Big weekends from Tucker Poolman and Jansen Harkins paced the prospects this week as we check in with the prospects update.
November 30 2015 10:36AM
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The status of key pending unrestricted free agents stars Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd is the biggest Winnipeg Jets story going this season.
There are a variety of other interesting Jets subplots - from how Connor Hellebuyck and Nikolaj Ehlers fare in their first taste of NHL action, to how the Jets sort through contract issues with pending restricted players like Jacob Trouba and Mark Scheifele - but how this small market (albeit successful) club opts to deal with Ladd and Byfuglien is a bigger, global-type issue.
Do the Jets believe in this core group of players? Are they willing to let one or both of Ladd and Byfuglien walk? These are easily the biggest questions facing this organization this season. And of late, this mammoth quandary has intersected with the availability of New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic - a Manitoba-born defenseman eager to play for the Jets.
On Monday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman - who recently opined that the Jets re-engaged Byfuglien in contract extension talks in the context of getting their ducks in a row on the Hamonic front - suggested in a radio appearance on Sportsnet 960 that the Jets have offered the Islanders a Byfuglien for Hamonic swap. Obviously it wasn't enough to convince the Islanders to do the deal.
November 28 2015 11:56PM
That was fun while it lasted.
A day after playing a game in Minnesota much like they had all of last season with tight checking, disciplined play, the Winnipeg Jets regressed back to the form we have seen from them more often than not this season.
Less than ideal goaltending, bad turnovers and poor defensive coverage leading to early mistakes doomed the Jets to a 5-3 loss against the Colorado Avalanche.