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NHL Unveils Plans For Season Resumption And 2020 Draft Lottery

A day after the NHL released protocols for what they consider “phase two” of their return back to the ice, the NHL, through a video announcement by league commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled plans for the 24 team playoff and the draft. If you want the TL;DR version right up front, the biggest takeaway is that…

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#DaleStrong: Hawerchuk Finishes Chemotherapy

On Monday evening, a little over five months after Winnipeg Jets 1.0 legend Dale Hawerchuk’s battle with stomach cancer was made public, his son Eric took to Twitter to announce that his father finished his final round of chemotherapy protocol. Today my dad finished his final round of chemo Protocol in Barrie. Got to ring…

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Jets Sign Dylan Samberg To Three Year ELC Deal

The Winnipeg Jets have announced the signing of one of their highly regarded prospects, defenseman Dylan Samberg. The deal is a standard three year Entry Level Contract with an annual average value (AAV) of $1,175,000 and begins next season (2020-21). #NHLJets have signed defenceman Dylan Samberg to a three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual…

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Could The Jets Have Four Official Jerseys Next Season?

Icethetics is a fantastic site for those of us who love hockey jerseys and want all the latest info on what may be coming down the road. Recently they published “JerseyWatch 2020” which is their annual look at the rumors, concepts and news about potential new sweaters and this year the big item seems to…

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TNSE Does The Right Thing: Casual & Part Timers To Be Paid In Full

Sunday afternoon, in an announcement to their part time and casual staff, True North Sports and Entertainment announced that they will enact measures to look after it’s part-time and casual employees who have been affected by the shutdown and suspension of NHL and AHL games as well as concerts and shows due to the COVID-19…

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Thoughts from the Jets Hall of Fame Luncheon

The festivities in Winnipeg have now been wrapped up with the Jets Hall of Fame Luncheon happening yesterday. I had the privilege to attend the event which was in honour of Thomas Steen and Randy Carlyle as they got inducted into the Jets Hall of Fame. With the ceremony on the ice happening against the…

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Mathieu Perreault Blasts NHL Department Of Player Safety

Late in the first period of Tuesday’s Winnipeg Jets contest against the Vancouver Canucks, Jets forward Mathieu Perreault was hit in the face by a deliberate Jake Virtanen elbow that went uncalled and left Perreault fuming as he made his way back to the bench. And he has a very legit reason to be angry….