November 02 2015 06:46PM
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Winnipeg Jets defender Dustin Byfuglien will have a telephone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head - a hit which was incorrectly called elbowing by the on-ice official - on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher in Sunday night's contest. The hearing will reportedly take place at 9am EST, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
Byfuglien has always played the game on the edge, and has an additional disadvantage in that, even in the toughest hockey league in the world, he's an apex predator and players seem to bounce off of him dramatically. On a number of occasions this season Byfuglien has been at the centre of a of controversial hit, but this Gallagher hit would seem to be a bridge too far for the league's disciplinary arm.
We'll find out how long he'll be out of the lineup, probably early tomorrow.
November 02 2015 06:05AM
Well, that game could not have gone any worse.
The Winnipeg Jets rolled into Montreal playing the second game of a back to back. Little did they know, Montreal was standing waiting for them to brave the gates of Hades, also known as the Bell Center.
Lets take a quick look at the 5-1 loss.
November 01 2015 12:06PM
The Winnipeg Jets come into Montreal playing their second game of a back-to-back. The Canadiens are humming and have lost only 2 games on the season.
The Jets will be ready as much as possible given the situation; the night before they played a fairly easy game against the struggling Blue Jackets.
Will they be ready for the speed of the Canadiens? We will see.
October 31 2015 08:37PM
The Winnipeg Jets started their four game road trip off right, spoiling John Tortorella's first home game as head coach of the Blue Jackets. The Jets played a solid game and are back at it tomorrow in Montreal.
Lets take a closer look at the 3-2 win.
October 31 2015 09:01AM
The Winnipeg Jets are on the road for eight of the next nine games starting tonight in Columbus as they take on the Blue Jackets.
You hate to just "assume" that a win is more thank likely, but with the Jackets starting off the season a dreadful 2-9-0 and having just played last night in a loss to the Washington Capitals, this is exactly the kind of game the Jets should fully expect to take control of. Right? Correct?!
* Insert Admiral Ackbar "It's A Trap" meme here*