November 21 2015 09:24PM
The Jets struggled early in the game especially with special teams as they gave up a couple of first period power play goals to fall behind. They didn't panic however and stuck to their physical gameplan and rallied in the last two periods to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2.
That's a little more like it!
November 21 2015 09:12PM
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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec may be out for a while.
The Jets' usual starter was violently run by former Jets version 1.0 forward, and current Arizona Coyotes captain, Shane Doan during the second period of Saturday night's 3-2 Jets victory.
According to CTV's Shawn Churchill, Pavelec left the rink on crutches, which would imply that he may be out for a while.
November 21 2015 08:15PM
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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic wants to come home.
The 25-year-old first-pairing defender hails from just outside Winnipeg and has requested a trade out of New York, ideally to a franchise in Western Canada, for the purpose of being closer to what is reportedly an ongoing family situation.
Hamonic is a good player and a local kid, but the Jets are flush with right-handed shooting defenseman and Hamonic's contract, which has a lower cap hit than salary, isn't ideal for an internal budget team, which the Jets have been since relocating to Winnipeg from Atlanta.
If the club decides to pursue Hamonic it will be a complicated deal, and it may be complicated even further by the status of pending unrestricted free agent Dustin Byfuglien.
November 21 2015 12:02PM
The Winnipeg Jets finally broke the ice with a 4-1 win Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. They'll look for their first winning streak since October 29-31 tonight as they welcome the Arizona Coyotes to the MTS Centre.
November 21 2015 10:26AM
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Winnipeg Jets leading scorer Blake Wheeler won't miss any time as a result of being struck in the side-of-the-head by a Dustin Byfuglien snapshot at practice on Friday. Wheeler is a tough guy, obviously.
"He's 100 per cent. That's what he tells us, that's what the docs say...he's a tough kid," Jets coach Paul Maurice told reporters, by way of Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, while also confirming that Wheeler will play on Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes.