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November 20 2015 06:45AM
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.
November 19 2015 09:10AM
The Winnipeg Jets announced on their website that Nic Petan has been re-assigned to the American Hockey League.
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.
November 18 2015 06:06PM
Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports
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.
November 18 2015 04:21PM
Sportsnet's own Elliotte Friedman reported today that the New York Islanders have been shopping 6'2 the 6'2 defender Travis Hamonic. Hamonic requested a trade for personal reasons, asking to move closer to family located in Manitoba.
Friedman stated that New York Islander's General Manager Garth Snow "is not interested in a picks or prospects type of return" and "looking for equal-level replacement."
As a right-handed shot, big-bodied, and big-minutes defender, this means the Islanders would probably be looking at Tyler Myers. Jacob Trouba is likely untouchable for the Jets due to his youth and contract status. Dustin Byfuglien meanwhile loses trade value as a pending Unrestricted Free Agent.
However, if Myers is the bulk of the cost, the Jets should move.