Report: Jets the preferred destination for Manitoba-born Hamonic, but 'loath' to give up Myers, Trouba in trade

Thomas Drance
November 20 2015 10:27AM

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If you had to pick one position at which the Winnipeg Jets are pretty much set, you'd probably choose right-handed shooting defensemen.

In Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba and Tyler Myers, the Jets have some excellent right-handed shooting blue-line pieces. Even if Byfuglien leaves in free agency, with Myers signed through 2019 and Trouba cost controlled for even longer, the Jets are set on the right point for the next half decade or more.

Understandably then, it may be tough for the Jets to accommodate Manitoba-born right-handed shooting defenseman Travis Hamonic, currently of the New York Islanders. Born in St-Malo Manitoba, Hamonic would love to don a Jets jersey at the MTS Centre, but reportedly, the Jets are reluctant to give up the sorts of pieces that might make it happen.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
November 20 2015 06:45AM

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5 reasons to hate the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Canucks and Tyson Barrie, Travis Hamonic wants to be in Western Canada, the NHL's problem with offense, an early look at 2016 free agents, value of shot blocking, Connor McDavid's recovery, Sam Bennett an elite player in the making, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Winnipeg Jets re-assign Nic Petan to the AHL

Garret Hohl
November 19 2015 09:10AM

The Winnipeg Jets announced on their website that Nic Petan has been re-assigned to the American Hockey League.

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Jets Nation Recap: Home is Where the 2 points Are

Vinnie Criscenzo
November 18 2015 09:20PM


Home, sweet home.

After playing eight of the last nine games, including the last four, on the road, the Winnipeg Jets returned to the MTS Centre tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. 

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Nikolaj Ehlers hit with illegal check to the head by Canucks' Sbisa; briefly leaves game

Thomas Drance
November 18 2015 06:06PM

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The Winnipeg Jets are struggling, and can't afford to lose arguably their single most dynamic offensive threat.

That's precisely what may have occurred early in Wednesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks, when rookie Nikolaj Ehlers was tagged by a hard hit, which the officials called an illegal check to the head, thrown by defenseman Luca Sbisa. 

Ehlers skated off of the bench immediately while favouring his left shoulder, but he returned before the end of the first period. Meanwhile the Jets scored on the ensuing power play and Anthony Peluso pounded Sbisa a couple of shifts later.

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