December 15 2015 05:09AM
Over the past two practices the Winnipeg Jets' coach Paul Maurice has tried something a little bit different: Jacob Trouba has been removed from his natural right-side to the left of Dustin Byfuglien, and away from Mark Stuart.
There are some indications that this is move in the right direction for the Jets, but also that there is one step further the Jets could take as well.
Let's take a look.
December 14 2015 03:45PM
The Winnipeg Jets' owners don't have the deep pockets of many of their peers around the league; the Jets have the least salary on the books of any NHL team this season.
But it's hard to be spend-thrift when negotiating with franchise players. The Jets' captain, Andrew Ladd, and best player (right? we all agree on this?) Dustin Byfuglien are due to reach free agency this summer, while Jacob Trouba, Mark Scheifele, and Adam Lowry are impending restricted free agents.
According to Tim Campell of the Winnipeg Free Press, those negotiations have started out with some very big numbers:
League and player sources have confirmed that Jets captain Andrew Ladd has asked for a six-year deal worth at least $41 million, that defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has requested $55 million over eight years and that defenceman Jacob Trouba wants more than $56 million over the maximum eight years allowed in the league’s CBA with its players.
December 14 2015 06:00AM
Very light week for the mail this week, but that's ok because we'll just assume you're busying finishing your Christmas shopping.
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December 11 2015 09:48PM
Welcome to the Friday night edition of your Winnipeg Jets. Tonight is a first for rookie net minder Connor Hellebuyck as he is playing his first back-to-back. Unfortunately, the Blackhawks' would strike twice on the powerplay and see the Jets lose 2-0.
Lets take a look at the game.
December 11 2015 11:19AM
It'll be hard not to focus on No. 88 when the Winnipeg Jets roll into Chicago on Friday night to face the Blackhawks for the second time in five days.
Hawks all-star Patrick Kane is leading the league in scoring and is riding a 24-game point streak.
But if you ask Paul Maurice, Kane is just one weapon the Jets must focus on in order to walk out of the United Center with a W.