Time to be thankful the Jets traded Andrew Ladd

The Winnipeg Jets dodged a huge bullet when they didn’t retain Andrew Ladd. Trading Ladd to the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline was an addition via subtraction move and gave the Jets more dollar to think with in the coming years 

What to expect from each Jet player at the World Cup?

  The World Cup of hockey is soon underway and if you’re a Jets fan, there’s many reasons to watch the tournament.  Winnipeg has players on 4 of the tournaments 8 teams and have 7 players in total competing. The tournament is a showcase of the world’s best talents going head to head in a format that is…

Breaking down the 2016-2017 broadcasting schedule

Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets have announced that for the upcoming 2016-2017 season, 60 of the Jets 82 game schedule games on TSN3 for a second consecutive season. Jets fans not residing in Manitoba but close by areas such as Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and parts of Northwestern Ontario can catch all 60 games…

The value of bringing In PTO’s

Embed from Getty Images The Jets will be missing lots of their key players when their training camp opens up: Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler, Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck, Jacob Trouba, Mark Scheifele, and Patrik Laine. With so many pieces away, the Jets should add some players on PTOs to create internal competition in camp and…

Jets New Regime of Leadership Structured Well

The Winnipeg Jets made the safe call Wednesday morning when naming Blake Wheeler the captain of the franchise. The Jets gave the captaincy to a player that works his tail off night in and night out and exemplifies what it means to be a leader in today’s NHL. Since former captain Andrew Ladd’s departure, Wheeler has always…

Undersized and Underrated: Chase De Leo and Nic Petan

Does size even matter in the NHL anymore? In today’s NHL, If a player is below 6 feet, is it really going to hinder their chances of making the team? Art Ross trophy winner Patrick  Kane is 5’11; Johnny Gauderau finished 6th in scoring in the league and he’s 5’9, heck the best player in the league; Sidney Crosby,…

It’s not a question anymore: Dustin Byfuglien is an elite defenseman

Remember when Dustin Byfuglien wasn’t trusted on the back end? The fluctuation from forward to defense started to become normal at times for Byfuglien during his tenure with the Jets. But the 2015-2016 season saw Byfuglien patrolling the blue line for all 81 games the defender dressed, and doing a pretty good job at that. The Jets locked…

Why Mark Scheifele Could Become the Jets Next Captain

  It’s a new era for the Winnipeg Jets. The youth movement is kicking in and it’s going to take over this season and in a year or so, the Jets next wave of talent will be the faces of the franchise. At the forefront of this new generation is centre Mark Scheifele.

It’s time to cut the cord with Chris Thorburn & Anthony Peluso

Embed from Getty Images At this upcoming seasons training camp, if the Winnipeg Jets cut Anthony Peluso and or Chris Thorburn, would there be a collective social media outburst from Jets faithful? No. If the two forwards or even one for that matter make their way on to the teams fourth line, expect to hear a big…

Comparables for Jacob Trouba’s next contract

It’s mid August and the Winnipeg Jets have a lone RFA that remains unsigned. Kevin Cheveldayoff and co have a big decision to make in regards to what they will do with Jacob Trouba. Will they retain the restricted free agent, or send him off to a club that can satisfy his contract requests?  It’s been reported that…

Is this the year of Connor Hellebuyck?

Netminders have usually served as a source of frustration for the Winnipeg Jets’ faithful over the last handful of years. Next year could be different if 23-year-old Connor Hellebuyck takes over the reigns as the teams number one goaltender. While Hellebuyck may be ready for the big leagues in the eyes of many, will he be appointed the most…

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Could the Jets trade Stafford This Summer?

Drew Stafford has always been efficient in his role: a top 9 player that has consistently score 15-20 goals and play at any spot in the lineup where he was needed. Nabbing Stafford in the Evander Kane blockbuster deal didn’t seem like a big acquisition, but Stafford has helped make the trade become an obvious win for the Jets….