November 03 2011 08:03PM
Johnny Oduya stepped up. Ondrej Pavelec stepped up. Evander Kane stepped up.
Nobody needed a hero more than the Winnipeg Jets did on Thursday night. With defensemen Tobias Enstrom (broken collar bone), Ron Hainsey and Derek Meech already on the shelf, the Jets needed somebody to play better than he has all season in order to give the club the spark required to win another road game.
November 03 2011 02:30PM
The Nashville Predators made waves on Thursday by signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year, $49-million contract. It is the largest contract in the history of one of the NHL’s smallest markets, and it instantly establishes Rinne as the cornerstone for the team for most of the next decade.
November 03 2011 12:36PM
On the one hand, the injury to Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom means that somebody else is going to get a load of ice time.
On the other hand, it means Claude Noel is pooched.
It's not like Noel doesn't have other defensemen. Fact is, he has six of them at his disposal tonight. However, when his Winnipeg Jets skate out onto the ice at Nassau County Coliseum to face the New York Islanders, he won't have the guy who is playing more than 25 minutes a game.
November 03 2011 07:24AM
While Tobias Enstrom is back in Winnipeg amidst the Jets longest road trip of the season, the Jets have gone to the bullpen to help their ailing defensive core.
With Ron Hainsey and Derek Meech already on the shelf for a while now, there is the potential that Mark Stuart will not suit up Thursday night in Long Island due to an undisclosed upper body injury.
Knowing Stuart's defensive style - the shot blocking, hard nosed type - a game off would do his body good in recovering for the remainder of the Jets seven game road trip.
November 02 2011 08:38AM
Monday night, Kyle Wellwood was the bomb.
He scored the first goal of the game, dished out an assist and then fired home the shootout winner as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Florida Panthers, on the road, 4-3.
It was Winnipeg’s fourth win of the season and the goal that got it started just so happened to be Wellwood’s fifth of the year, tops on the Jets.