We are a little less than two months away from the 2021-22 regular season kicking off. This upcoming season is going to be huge for the Winnipeg Jets, and as of right now, it feels like it’s going to be a successful one. The club’s first game is scheduled for Oct. 13, where they’ll face…Read More →
Jets Mailbag Version 8: Should Blake Wheeler Change Lines? Can Winnipeg Still Pursue Jack Eichel? What are the Chances Andrew Copp Signs Long Term?
We’ve now reached the midway point of August, meaning summer will come to an end in just a few weeks. While the temperature is set to change in the near future, that also means hockey season isn’t far behind and will likely creep up on everyone once the calendar shifts to September. But until that…Read More →
Reaching unrestricted free agency is something most NHL players are forced to wait patiently for during the early stages of their career, but for forward Andrew Copp, he’ll receive an opportunity to reach the open market around this time next summer. Coming off his two-year, $4.56 million contract, which was awarded by an arbitrator in…Read More →
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has been in damage control ever since former NHL player Dustin Byfuglien, who was a physical defenseman and was capable of racking up around 50 points per season in his prime, left the Winnipeg Jets in 2019. Somehow, Cheveldayoff didn’t make any knee-jerk moves to replace Byfuglien, in fact, he risked…Read More →
After avoiding arbitration with two key restricted free agents earlier this week, in Neal Pionk and Andrew Copp, the Winnipeg Jets now appear to be shifting their focus to rounding out the rest of their roster, which includes acquiring some additional depth for their forward group. Looking to add another skater to the club’s bottom…Read More →
On the same day the Winnipeg Jets avoided arbitration with forward Andrew Copp, the front office has reportedly re-upped another one of their restricted free agents as they’ve come to terms with prospect Johnathan Kovacevic on a one-year contract extension. Coming off his two-year, entry-level contract, Kovacevic, 24, featured arbitration rights for the first time…Read More →
After avoiding arbitration with defenseman Neal Pionk on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Jets only had one notable restricted free agent remaining and the front office didn’t waste any time resolving that issue, as they’ve re-signed forward Andrew Copp to a one-year contract extension. Originally scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Aug. 26, Copp, 27, will no…Read More →
On Wednesday, arbitration hearings began across the NHL, but for the Winnipeg Jets, they won’t be headed in that direction with an important piece of their blueline as defenseman Neal Pionk has agreed to a four-year contract extension. Pionk, 26, became a restricted free agent earlier this off-season and was scheduled for an arbitration hearing…Read More →
Jets Mailbag Version 7: Will Andrew Copp Be Traded? Where Does Kristian Vesalainen Fit In? Should the Jets Be Worried About Kevin Cheveldayoff?
The dog days of summer have officially arrived, which means we’re already halfway through the off-season. In just over a month, players will begin reporting for training camp and will be attempting to prepare for the upcoming season. While summer is nearing the home stretch, there are still a few question marks surrounding the Winnipeg…Read More →
With coach Paul Maurice at the helm, younger skaters have historically struggled to crack the Winnipeg Jets’ lineup on a regular basis, however, all of that could change for the better next season with this team up against the salary cap and seemingly unable to complement the roster with veterans from outside the organization. Since…Read More →
I was taking a look at the Central Division and searching through which teams the Winnipeg Jets will primarily be competing against next season. If I’m being totally honest, I think the Jets could run through this division and realistically finish in second place behind the juggernaut Colorado Avalanche. Between general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff believing…Read More →
Now Signed Through 2022-23, Jets D Logan Stanley Excited to Showcase His Growth Over Next Two Seasons
Though the Winnipeg Jets entered this off-season with three key restricted free agents in Andrew Copp, Neal Pionk and Logan Stanley, it didn’t take the front office very long to narrow that list down to just two skaters as they’ve re-signed the towering defenseman to a two-year deal. The #NHLJets have signed Logan Stanley to…Read More →