September 27 2015 12:00PM
It's a Sunday preseason showdown between Central division rivals as the Jets take on the Minnesota Wild and with the Jets roster starting to be trimmed, it's maybe a final chance for young players to leave one last impression on Paul Maurice and coaching staff.
Like the last couple of games we've seen, the veteran vs youth ratio will be a factor as the Jets bring a younger more AHL-ish looking lineup into Minnesota while the Wild will have more of an established NHL regulars look.
September 27 2015 10:35AM
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Until the moment his autograph is drying on a lengthy new contract extension, you're going to hear the name of Winnipeg Jets
forward defenseman Dustin Byfuglien - a pending unrestricted free agent - pop up constantly in trade rumours.
Over the past 10 days we've seen the first comer in what's sure to be an endless series of rival NHL clubs with some reported or rumoured interest in Byfuglien emerge: the suddenly defense-needy Boston Bruins.
September 26 2015 12:37AM
Remember last season during the playoffs (Oiler fans checking on this recap may have to look up what the word "playoffs" means since it's been so long) when the Jets would take a lead into the 3rd period and we Jets fans were happy and hopeful the team could simply lock it down for 20 more minutes and bring home a win only to see victory cruelly ripped away from the Jets and us fans much like the Oilers cruelly ripped the first overall pick away from the helpless Buffalo Sabres?
That sucked didn't it?
Well, that brings me to Friday night's preseason contest against the Edmonton Oilers.
September 25 2015 02:18PM
It seemed just like yesterday that the Winnipeg Jets were opening training camp. Now we are already looking at the third game. How far we've come.
Anyways, a near-optimal Jets line up will host a McDavidless Oilers, almost the ying to Wednesday's yang.
Let's take a look at the rosters for tonight's game...
September 25 2015 10:54AM
The Winnipeg Jets have been rumored to be moving in some young pieces to take roles lost with the departure of Michael Frolik, Jiri Tlusty, Lee Stempniak, and Jim Slater for quite some while.
Some were skeptical though that the Jets would indeed move in skilled young skaters in the lineup over limited veterans like Anthony Peluso, Matt Halischuk, Patrice Cormier, or Matt Fraser.
However, it appears though that the Jets may have up to four players on their roster that did not play in the NHL last year.