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Byfuglien’s Concussion Exposes Flawed NHL System

Upon hearing the news that Dustin Byfuglien is out at least a week, (it’s likely two to three weeks since it was announced by Paul Maurice that he wouldn’t be skating for at least a week) I went on the Twitter machine and declared the entire NHL concussion protocol – the very one that had…

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Dustin Byfuglien Placed On IR With Concussion

Two days after a scary looking collision that left Dustin Byfuglien shaken on the ice and missing a chunk of the game before returning, and one day after the NHL stated it was going to follow up on how the apparent injury was handled, the Jets announced after their game against the Blackhawks that Defenseman…

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JNGD.S8.G24 Flight Plan: Toews In Town As Jets Battle With the Blackhawks

The Winnipeg Jets wrap up a two game homestand as they host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. It’s always a fun night when the Blackhawks come to town, partly because of their Winnipeg connections and partly because of the rivalry between these two teams. Both Toews and Keith have ties to Winnipeg and there are always…

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Report: NHL to follow up on Byfuglien’s post-collision process vs. Pens

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the NHL intends to follow up to ensure the Jets followed the league’s proper concussion protocol following a incident with Dustin Byfuglien in Tuesday’s loss to the Penguins. Byfuglien collided with the 6′ 7″, 255 lbs Jamie Oleksiak during the second period. He was noticeably wobbly following the collision and and struggled to…

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Jets Nation Podcast: Fire and Ice

The Winnipeg Jets have been hot and cold this season and it’s often been said that they aren’t playing to their full potential. Patrick Laine finally seems to have broken out of his early season slump but Connor Hellebuyck has regressed to more pedestrian numbers in net. Will this last for both of these players?…

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Laine’s 5-Goal Game vs. Auston Matthews’ 4-Goal Debut

On Saturday night, Patrik Laine accomplished an astounding feat, notching five goals en route to an 8-4 trouncing of the lowly St. Louis Blues. The number two overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft has been on fire this month, with three(!) hat tricks and a total of sixteen goals since November 1st. We’d be…

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JNGD.S8.G23 Flight Plan: Laine On The Cusp Of History

For all of his accomplishments, there is one thing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was never able to achieve that Patrik Laine will likely do as early as tonight when he and the Winnipeg Jets take on Crosby’s Penguins… Score 100 goals before his 21st birthday.

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Jets Recall Mason Appleton

The Jets have recalled forward Mason Appleton from the Manitoba Moose. #NHLJets have recalled forward Mason Appleton from the @ManitobaMoose. Appleton, 22, leads the #MBMoose in scoring this season with 18 points (8G, 10A) in 19 games DETAILS ➡ https://t.co/sSUCjV2DqJ pic.twitter.com/YHjiyrW6eU — Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) November 26, 2018 Appleton’s been having a great season in…

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JN AirMail: Jets Need To Think Big!

Last week was a bit of a slow week for the ‘ol mail bag as we near the end of the first third of the 2018-19 season and things are clipping along fairly well for the Jets relatively speaking. There are the same old issues this team has had since the start of last season…

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Patrik Laine Named NHL’s 1st Star

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Patrik Laine has been named the NHL’s 1st star for the week of November 19 to 25. It’s the fourth time he’s made the league’s three player list, having previously won it twice in March 2018 and once in February 2017. Laine is also the third Jet to win a…