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Brendan Lemieux looks to carve out ‘a very specific’ role with Jets

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports Brendan Lemieux, the son of Claude, turned heads with bone-crunching hits at the Penticton Young Stars tournament in 2015. He continued to impress with his truculent style at Winnipeg Jets main camp and into the preseason, nearly breaking camp with Winnipeg in his final season of junior eligibility. This year an older, more-mature…

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Today the Nation Network is proud to present the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff. This season the DailyFaceoff Draft Kit includes: fantasy projections for over 300 skaters; in-depth analysis of the best freshmen, rookies, goalies and sleepers; player rankings of the top-275 fantasy targets and everything else you need to win your Fantasy Hockey pool this season. You can buy your downloadable copy of the DailyFaceoff Draft…

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Report: Bruins considering mammoth offer sheet for Jets’ Trouba

Photo Credit: Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports Could the Winnipeg Jets find themselves over a barrel when the market opens at weeks end? If the Jets weren’t feeling the pressure before, they probably should be now, especially in light of CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty’s report that the Boston Bruins are considering tendering a lucrative offer sheet to defenseman Jacob Trouba.  Let’s…

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Report: Jets trade captain Andrew Ladd to Blackhawks for Dano, multiple picks

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with depth forward Matt Fraser and  depth defender Jay Harrison for a bounty of significant future assets including a 2016 first-round pick and Marko Dano, according to a report from TSN’s Darren Dreger.  Update:The conditional pick coming back…

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Why extension talks with Jacob Trouba may prove difficult

Jacob Trouba is really good and the Winnipeg Jets shouldn’t consider trading him, even if the return is a No. 1 defenseman on a team-friendly contract who hails from Manitoba originally and would love nothing more than to come home.  Thankfully for Jets fans, all signs point to the club being completely unwilling to part ways with the 22-year-old…

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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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Forbes values Jets at $350 million; 20th among NHL franchises in 2015

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports The Winnipeg Jets are a small market team. Winnipeg may be ‘small’ relative to the size of some of the other metropolitan areas which act as host cities for the NHL 29 other member clubs, but it’s a loyal and ravenous hockey market, which allows the Jets to punch above their…

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Jets recall Connor Hellebuyck in the wake of apparent Pavelec injury

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports The Winnipeg Jets have recalled goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the Manitoba Moose, the organization announced on Sunday. It’s not a surprising roster maneuver, as usual Jets starter Ondrej Pavelec sustained an apparent injury when he was violently run by Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan on Saturday night. Pavelec reportedly…

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Could the Jets be trying to extend Byfuglien before trading for Travis Hamonic?

Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic wants to come home. The 25-year-old first-pairing defender hails from just outside Winnipeg and has requested a trade out of New York, ideally to a franchise in Western Canada, for the purpose of being closer to what is reportedly an ongoing family situation. Hamonic is…