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Do the Bruins make sense as a Dustin Byfuglien trade suitor?

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports Until the moment his autograph is drying on a lengthy new contract extension, you’re going to hear the name of Winnipeg Jets forward defenseman Dustin Byfuglien – a pending unrestricted free agent – pop up constantly in trade rumours. Over the past 10 days we’ve seen the first comer in what’s sure to be an…

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GIF: Nikolaj Ehlers boarded hard by Jordan Subban

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports Prized Winnipeg Jets prospect Nikolaj Ehlers was fortunate to escape Sunday’s Young Stars tournament game against the Vancouver Canucks without injury injury. In a scary first period incident, Ehlers was boarded by Canucks prospect Jordan Subban.

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Chris Johnston explains why ‘culture’ is so crucial to the Jets

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports From dampened tracksuits to potentially disastrous predatory offer sheets that failed to account for a pretty important CBA article, Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston has broken all kinds of colourful, interesting, and controversial stories in his career.  This month Johnston has got a new sort of challenge though: tour the country and host…

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Report: Jets extend Drew Stafford with 2-year, $8.7 million contract

Photo Credit: J. Carey Lauder/USA TODAY Sports It looks as if the Winnipeg Jets will retain Drew Stafford, the NHL-level piece that they received as part of the return in the Evander Kane trade, after all. ESPN’s Craig Custance is reporting that the deal is done and that it’s a two-year pact. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is reporting that the…

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Winnipeg Jets select Kyle Connor 17th overall

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports With the 17th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft the Winnipeg Jets selected Kyle Connor from the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL. Connor is a heady centre with excellent stick handling skills and plus skating ability. He fits in with Kevin Cheveldayoff’s usual high-upside modus operandi, and is among the player…

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Report: Jets, Andrew Ladd engaged in preliminary contract extension talks

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports The Winnipeg Jets have engaged team captain Andrew Ladd in contract extension talks, according to a report from Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.  Though the negotiations are preliminary in nature, it makes a good deal of sense that Winnipeg would want to keep the 29-year-old power forward in the fold. In addition…

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Thomas Drance’s NHL Awards Ballot

Photo Credit: Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports This was my first hockey season as a member of the PHWA, and I had the mixed blessing of casting an NHL Awards ballot. It was an honour, but it was also a heavy burden. After years of slamming NHL awards voters for this, that and the other thing, actually having a ballot this season changed…