Physical play in OHL ‘dwindling,’ Jets prospect Brendan Lemieux says

Embed from Getty Images Brendan Lemieux’s junior hockey days are behind him and it sounds as if the Winnipeg Jets prospect couldn’t be happier. The 20-year-old, who made his professional debut with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose on Tuesday night, says he’s looking forward to returning to a more physical brand of hockey — something he claims the…

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JGD 70: Jets wrap up mini road trip against Flames

Embed from Getty Images Two teams with identical records battling for the same goal: Auston Matthews. The Winnipeg Jets wrap up a mini West Coast road trip Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames as both clubs continue to dip in the standings and increase their odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft…

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JGD 69: Jets take Tank Tour to Vancouver

Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets Tank Tour is making a stop in Vancouver on Monday night. With just two wins in the last eight contests and 13 games remaining in the regular season, the Jets are setting themselves up nicely to take a run at the No. 1 pick and selecting highly regarded…

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JGD 60: Jets hope to snap four-game skid against Stars

Embed from Getty Images The NHL trade deadline clock continues to click and Andrew Ladd is still the captain of the Winnipeg Jets. But for how long? Ladd — a pending UFA — is expected to be traded by Monday’s deadline as the Jets continue to drop out of playoff contention. “Everyone in the room understood right from…

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JGD 57: Jets’ four-game road trip makes stop in Tampa

Embed from Getty Images Jets players paid the price on Wednesday after the team suffered arguably its ugliest loss of the season. Head coach Paul Maurice put the players through a gruelling hour-long practice, which included an intense conditioning skate. This comes after the Jets mustered only eight shots through two periods in a 2-1 defeat to the Carolina Hurricanes….

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JGD 54: Jets face Bruins seeking third straight victory

Embed from Getty Images Jets head coach Paul Maurice is feeling pretty good about the direction his team is heading. Coming off back-to-back wins, the Jets will look to keep their hot streak alive when they host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. “We’ve been right there the last two games, as good as we’ve been…

Report: Jets turn attention to re-signing Byfuglien, not Ladd

Embed from Getty Images It appears there’s been a drastic turn of events in the Ladd-Byfuglien contract talks saga. At the beginning of the season, it was almost certain the Winnipeg Jets were more interested in re-signing their captain Andrew Ladd and dealing all-star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien before the trade deadline. Well, the tables have apparently turned.

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JGD 40: Jets continue road trip looking for win in Music City

Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets will look to get back in the win column on Tuesday night when they continue their five-game road trip with a stop in Nashville. The Jets are 1-2-0 after the first three games of this tough road trip and are coming off a 4-1 defeat against the Anaheim…

Pavelec to travel with Jets during five-game road trip

Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets are hitting the road for a five-game road trip and Ondrej Pavelec is tagging along too. The starting goalie went down with a knee injury on Nov. 21 during a game against the Arizona Coyotes. But Pavelec is making progress and is on schedule to return mid-to-late January or early…

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JGD 30: Jets hope to keep momentum rolling against Blackhawks

View image | gettyimages.com It’ll be hard not to focus on No. 88 when the Winnipeg Jets roll into Chicago on Friday night to face the Blackhawks for the second time in five days. Hawks all-star Patrick Kane is leading the league in scoring and is riding a 24-game point streak. But if you ask Paul…