May 05 2015 09:51AM
Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Mark Messier, you know you're in good company.
That's the case for Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd, who is one of three finalists announced for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. Ladd is nominated alongside Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.
Let's take a look after the jump.
May 04 2015 10:35AM
The Winnipeg Jets have announced the name and logo of their new AHL affiliate as the Manitoba Moose.
The design is the same as the older AHL franchise that played out of the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, but with an updated colour scheme matching the current Winnipeg Jets palette.
There were a few other announcements as well on the new team. Click past the "read more" jump for further details.
May 02 2015 12:35PM
The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?
We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition!
May 02 2015 09:44AM
No matter how successful or disastrous a season goes, change is in the air. Such is life in pro sports these days, especially in the NHL. The salary cap plays a large role in teams decisions on who they keep and who they let walk. The Winnipeg Jets are no exception. With 9 players slated to hit the market on July 1, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has some difficult decisions ahead. Here's a look at the nine who are set to be free.
May 01 2015 12:14PM
Kevin Cheveldayoff is bracing for a busy summer.
The Winnipeg Jets general manager is faced with trying to sign nine potential unrestricted free agents — including forwards Michael Frolik and Drew Stafford.
“I like the group in there and if we can keep as much of it together as we can, that’s good,” Cheveldayoff told The Canadian Press.
Frolik, who had a cap hit of $3.3 million this year, is coming off his best season with the Jets where he scored 19 goals and added 23 assists. Stafford, who was acquired in the blockbuster deal that sent Evander Kane to Buffalo, had 19 points in 26 games with the Jets. Forwards Jiri Tlusty and Lee Stempniak are also pending UFAs.
While keeping some of the current Jets together, here are five top unrestricted free agents Cheveldayoff could target come July 1.