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.
November 01 2011 10:59AM
Even when the scariest thing on Halloween was their penalty-killing unit, the Winnipeg Jets exorcised their early-season road demons once again and got exactly what they deserved on Monday night: A 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers in Sunrise.
It wasn’t easy, but with Jets 2.0, nothing ever is.