October 27 2015 11:56AM
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On the subject of Evander Kane, the Winnipeg Jets aren't mad. It's so funny that you'd think that. Indeed they're actually laughing right now at the idea, that's how silly it is to imagine that they've ever even once been mad online.
In reaction to some of Kane's pointed quotes to Ken Campbell of the Hockey News, Jets forwards Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler among others downplayed the recent comments and defended the family-like atmosphere in the Jets room.
October 27 2015 11:55AM
The Winnipeg Jets continue their homestand tonight as they welcome the Los Angeles Kings to the MTS Centre.
The Jets are coming off a wild (heh...wild, because....ya see....okay) 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. The Wild got off to a fast start as Jason Zucker went around Jacob Trouba and scored just 10 seconds into the game, but the Jets quickly responded and ended up holding a 5-1 lead by the early parts of the second period. The Wild turned it on and started to mount a comeback, but the Jets held on to win 5-4.
October 27 2015 08:32AM
The majority of the Jets 2015 draft class continues it's strong play, and we check in on a couple prospects who had previously been omitted in today's prospect stats update.
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.