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Friedman: Islanders ‘said no’ to Jets offer of Byfuglien for Hamonic

Photo Credit: Billy Hurst/USA TODAY Sports The status of key pending unrestricted free agents stars Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd is the biggest Winnipeg Jets story going this season. There are a variety of other interesting Jets subplots – from how Connor Hellebuyck and Nikolaj Ehlers fare in their first taste of NHL action, to…

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Jets Nation Recap: Buried By An Avalanche Of Mistakes, Jets Lose 5-3

That was fun while it lasted. A day after playing a game in Minnesota much like they had all of last season with tight checking, disciplined play, the Winnipeg Jets regressed back to the form we have seen from them more often than not this season. Less than ideal goaltending, bad turnovers and poor defensive…

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JGD 25: Jets Look For Revenge Against Colorado Avalanche

If anyone read yesterday’s game preview, you will understand why I am so happy right now.  Not only did the Jets win 3-1 against a Minnesota Wild team who have been dominant at home and just had Zach Parise return to the lineup, but Connor Hellebuyck ended up making his NHL debut with his first…

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets Take Flight Over the Wild

View image | gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jets hoped to take flight again after a tumultuous span that has seen them go (insert record) and lose goaltender Ondrej Pavelec to injury. Luckily some guy named Connor Hellebuyck was up to the task and led the Jets to a 3-1 victory over the Wild. Lets take a…

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JGD 24: Jets Prepare For A Wild Afternoon

A day after American Thanksgiving, Jets fans don’t have too much to be thankful for. At least, in terms of our team.  Except for Nik Ehlers, obviously. Thank you for Ehlers, Denmark.   The Winnipeg Jets sit at a very mediocre 10-11-2 record through 23 games and sit sixth in the central division. However, they have…

Why The Jets Shouldn’t Trade Jacob Trouba

View image | gettyimages.com By now, everyone has heard the news that New York Islanders defenceman and St. Malo, Manitoba native Travis Hamonic has requested a trade out of Brooklyn. Further to that, Hamonic has stated that his preference would be a Western Canadian team. Hamonic has stated that for personal reasons, he would prefer…

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The Roundup

Where will Travis Hamonic land, Forbes comes out with the latest team values, Leafs and Canucks still dreaming of players coming home in 2016, teams a quarter of the way into the season, TJ Brodie won’t be traded, trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Oil country, two stars drop the mitts, fantasy hockey and more in this weeks Nation Roundup…

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Is Mark Stuart the worst regular defensive penalty killer in the NHL?

Picture courtesy of HLLivingLoco The Winnipeg Jets are on the penalty kill, a lot. Since the franchise move to Winnipeg, the team has been called for 141 more penalties than they have drawn. This is the second worst differential in the entire NHL, just 20 less than the Boston Bruins and 40 more than any other team….

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Why the Jets should not impulsive with their goaltending

View image | gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jets have their starter Ondrej Pavelec on Injury Reserve at least until January. Until then, the Jets will be rolling with a tandem of Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck. There are some concerned with the loss of Pavelec. Jets Nation’s own Angelo Montilla looked at five possible trade targets for…