October 30 2011 03:19PM
After many requests, we’ve finally sat down and updated the standings in the Nation Network Hockey Pool.
October 27 2011 03:26PM
The Jets’ longest road trip of the season kicks off tonight in Philadelphia, but most of the attention has been focused on reports that promising forward Evander Kane wants a trade.
October 25 2011 08:55PM
Dustin Byfuglien was doing things to make fans of the Winnipeg Jets worry before he’d even stepped on to the ice in the team’s new jersey. In August, the defenseman was arrested under suspicion of impaired boating; perhaps worse from a hockey perspective was the fact that his weight was reported at 286lbs – well above his playing weight.
It wouldn’t be a welcome break for any hockey player, but given Byfuglien’s late-season slide it was particularly concerning. In the first 41 games of 2010-11, Byfuglien’s offense was off the charts, as he recorded 15 goals and 25 assists for a total of 40 points, along with a plus-6 rating. Over the final 40 games, he tallied just five goals, eight assists, and 13 points, and went minus-8 to boot.
Now, Byfuglien is minus-6 just eight games into the season. Is he in real trouble?
October 25 2011 05:48PM
Judging by the reaction to Gary Lawless’ column in the Winnipeg Free Press, Jets fans really like defenseman Mark Stuart. He’s something of a throwback defender; he plays a physical game, blocks a lot of shots, and contributes minimally in the offensive zone.
October 20 2011 11:32AM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been very good early in the 2011-12 season, but he isn’t the only player from his draft class making an NHL splash. After the jump, a quick recap of the players selected in 2011 currently playing in the NHL.