Report: Jets listening hard to offers for Evander Kane

View image | gettyimages.com The relationship between Evander Kane and the Winnipeg Jets is eroding quickly, and it seems like we’ll see some movement one way or another this week. The 23-year-old power forward has skill to burn, but he’s playing hurt, and has obviously been in Paul Maurice’s cross hairs over wearing sweat pants to…

The Anatomy of a Losing Streak: Why have the Jets dropped 5 straight?

View image | gettyimages.com It wasn’t long ago that the much improved Winnipeg Jets appeared to have all but punched their ticket to Lord Stanley’s annual blood bath and gala.  Then the All-Star break ended and the shirt collars of True North executives on Portage Street began to get oh so ever subtly tighter. The Jets have now dropped…

Report: Evander Kane was scratched over sweat pants

View image | gettyimages.com In the wake of Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice making forward Evander Kane a healthy scratch for mysterious disciplinary reasons in his hometown on Tuesday night, the internet busily concocted all manner of insane rumours to explain what Kane had done to deserve his punishment. As it turns out, we were all sweating the small stuff….

Healthy Scratch Reax: The fallout

View image | gettyimages.com On Tuesday night, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice decided to discipline forward Evander Kane for a vaguely defined infraction. He opted to make Kane a healthy scratch for a key game against the Vancouver Canucks.  This isn’t the first time Kane has been disciplined in this manner during his Winnipeg tenure, and it’s…

A former NHL player’s perspective on scratching Evander Kane

View image | gettyimages.com I’ve never played hockey at a high level. I’ve never been in a locker room setting that’s even nearly as competitive, professional, or adult as what you’ll find around the NHL. I mean, I’ve been in NHL locker rooms after practice or after games with press credentials, but that’s hardly the same thing. My experience informs…

Report: Jets open to moving depth defender in pursuit of top-9 forward

View image | gettyimages.com Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Chevaldayoff isn’t exactly known for trading roster players, but with his team poised to make the postseason for the first time since relocating to Manitoba, the extraordinarily cautious executive may find the urge to make a splash too tempting to ignore.

Kesler, Glass, Byfuglien Star in Newest You Can Play PSA

It was announced several months ago that Vancouver centre Ryan Kesler would represent the Canucks for the You Can Play Project, and record a PSA in support of ending casual homophobia in sports. We’ve been eagerly anticipating it ever since. The video, embedded above, dropped today and it delivers. Also, with a cast that includes…

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Talking Advanced Stats with Elliotte Friedman

You all know Elliotte Friedman – he’s the Hockey Night in Canada Broadcaster who happens to write the best English language hockey column in the world. His 30 Thoughts go up every Monday (they’re rarely delayed, but when they are, Twitter has a panic-attack). No one captures chatter from the rink quite like Friedman does…