July 14 News and Notes

                                                                           Best wishes, Pete   The round-up returns in its new amalgamted form, as we examine a few items…

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Jets Sign Brett Festerling

    According to Ken Wiebe, the Winnipeg Jets have signed RFA depth defender Brett Festerling to a one-year, two-way contract. A 25-year old with 83 NHL games under his belt, Festerling will likely play in the AHL this season absent some injuries on the back-end. 

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After successfully not drowning or cramping up during my first triathlon sprint over the weekend, I spent Sunday and Monday catching up on the hockey world. I was shocked not at all to see that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had once again done nothing to deter a GM from spouting off, found some interesting arbitration comparables, was perplexed at the…

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A Close Look at Zach Bogosian

  The Winnipeg Jets have a couple of significant restricted free agents left to sign, not the least of which is 21-year old Zach Bogosian. Attitudes about the former third overall draft pick were sharply divergent in Atlanta last year, particular in how a majority of the fans felt about the player versus how the…

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Jets Set to Move to the Central Division

    Because making a decision and taking action is a slow-motion affair in the league’s front offices, the Jets will be competing on the balmy shores of the league’s SE division this coming year. However, according to TSN, it looks like the long-term destination for Winnipeg will be the Central division. Which is kind of…

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A Laurel and Hardy Handshake

                 Wanye and Cam have us off to a good start here at Jets Nation, so it seems like the proper time to add a few thoughts of my own about the events that have transpired since that night in May when Stephen Brunt broke the news that…

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Looking ahead: The key players of the Winnipeg Jets

    Kevin Cheveldayoff has remained pretty quiet in the offseason. Other than re-signing a few players (including prospective captain Andrew Ladd) and wading into the shallowest of unrestricted free agent depths, the Jets are taking their time in building this roster inherited from Atlanta.

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    Sweet tap dancing Gods of Hockey. Is that the newly signed Captain of the Winnipeg Jets riding a private plane into town wearing a cape and looking like every bit of the man who is going to lead the team back onto the ice after a 15 year hiatus?

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