Evander Kane tears into Jets, Winnipeg in new THN interview, admits: 'Yeah, I asked for a trade every off-season'
October 27 2015 07:36AM
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Buffalo Sabres forward and ex-Winnipeg Jet Evander Kane is off to a difficult start to the season.
The ace volume shooter will be sidelined for up to six weeks as a result to a left knee injury sustained this week when he feel awkwardly into the boards. In his first eight games with the much-improved Sabres, Kane has only managed one goal and two assists while playing to a dash eight on the sheet.
While inconsistency and controversy have plagued Kane throughout his young NHL career, the one thing he's reliably excelled at is racking up shots - whether they're shots on net, or shots at Winnipeg's intolerance in the press. Kane unloaded again in a recent interview with The Hockey News, which the Winnipeg Free Press obtained an advance copy of. During the course of that conversation Kane admitted that a trade request out of Winnipeg was an annual occurrence, that he felt the Jets organization didn't have his back, and that he believes that racism shaped a good deal of the criticism of his behaviour.
October 26 2015 03:12PM
Though Dustin Byfuglien's vicious boarding hit on Jason Pominville was more widely shared and discussed following Sunday night's fast paced and physical game between the Winnipeg Jets and the MInnesota Wild, it was another iffy sequence that earned the ire of the NHL Department of Player Safety.
In the second period of Sunday night's game Jets forwards Alexander Burmistrov stuck out an elbow on Minnesota Wild defender Jared Spurgeon, who was coming to check Burmistrov along the wall. Burmistrov was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for elbowing on the play, and now he's been fined $4,166.67 as supplementary discipline as well. That's the maximum amount allowable under the NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining agreement.
October 26 2015 11:44AM
The Winnipeg Jets' rookie winger Nikolaj Ehlers has been opening quite a few eyes with his impressive play. With three goals and three assists already, Ehlers has been a major driver of the Jets offense early in the season.
He has yet to earn much talk for the Calder though, but this could very well change if things are to persist.
Let's show why...
October 25 2015 07:37PM
The Winnipeg Jets were their worst enemy as they almost blew a 5-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild. They would hold on to win 5-4 over the Wild, much to the relief of Jets fans. Tonight was also a record setting night for Blake Wheeler, as he broke Donald Audette's 7 game point streak by having points in 8 consecutive games.
Lets take a look at the game
October 25 2015 07:23PM
Late in Sunday night's entertaining and impressive 5-4 Winnipeg Jets victory over their division rival the Minnesota Wild, Dustin Byfuglien drove a prone Jason Pominville into the boards. The hit resulted in Pominville skating woozily to the bench, as Byfuglien was assessed a minor for boarding and escorted into the penalty box.
Could Byfuglien be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety as a result of the hit?