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Scheifele's goal gives Jets 2-1 shootout win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) Mark Scheifele scored in the fourth round for his first career shootout goal in four attempts, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night. Bryan Little had his 16th goal in the opening minute of the second period for the Jets, who beat the Blues for just the second time in 15 games (2-11-2) since moving back to Winnipeg in 2011. Dustin Byfuglien...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Stafford suspended one game for reckless high stick

Drew Stafford may be one of the oddest players in the league. While not being terrible by any means, he isn’t great either. He fills in admirably and doesn’t get his nose dirty. Well, at least until this past week, when he committed a flagrant high stick on Avalanche defensemen Nick Holden. I can’t even imagine what that must have felt like. I want to cry after seeing that...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets F Stafford suspended for 1 game for high-sticking

NEW YORK (AP) Winnipeg forward Drew Stafford has been suspended by the NHL for one game for high-sticking Colorado defenseman Nick Holden in the second period of the Jets' 4-2 win on Saturday. Stafford, who has 16 goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season, was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. He forfeits $23,387.10 in salary under the punishment announced Monday...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau has 'always wanted' Knicks job

The New York Knicks are suddenly in the market for a head coach after Monday’s startling firing of Derek Fisher. Fortunately, the right man for the job may have some serious interest. According to a report by Ian O’Connor of ESPN on Monday, the Knicks are the job former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has “always wanted” and that he “would crawl to Madison Square Garden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford scores 2 goals, Jets beat Avalanche 4-2

DENVER (AP) Drew Stafford had two goals, including the go-ahead score, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday night. Andrew Ladd and Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Jets, who beat the Avalanche for the first time in four tries this season. Stafford also had an assist, and Michael Hutchinson made 32 saves for Winnipeg. Mikhail Grigorenko and Matt...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former enforcer Brashear looks to create hockey sticks for the less fortunate

Donald Brashear retired from professional hockey at the end of the 2014-15 season, but he is still looking for a way to stay involved in the game he loves. Brashear is scheduled to appear on an episode of Dragons' Den, the CBC version of Shark Tank, on Wednesday to pitch a business which would produce high performance hockey sticks geared toward the less fortunate.Brashear's business...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS says it will continue to use Mike Carey as rules analyst saying he’s right more often than not

The public perception is that NFL on CBS rules analyst Mike Carey is almost always wrong. There are times during Thursday Night Football and during the AFC Championship when his calls seemed to be so far off, they were laughable. One particular call during the AFC Championship where fans took Carey to task was when Peyton Manning threw a backwards pass. Carey was asked what the...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien tricks his way to a center ice goal

Poor Louis Domingue. The Coyotes goalie thought that Dustin Byfuglien was going to dump the puck in the corner last night. And with good reason … Byfuglien acted as if he was going to dump it. But Domingue didn’t have the option of reading this viral story after the fact, where he would have been warned: “You won’t believe what happens next”: Byfuglien had to be slightly...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler's words may mean more than he believes

Blake Wheeler jumped onto the ice, took a little pass off of a weave from Bryan Little, swooped down and flicked a wrister passed Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. The goal would give Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 overtime victory.To the casual hockey viewer that flicked on the television to get their climatic 3-on-3 overtime fix, the goal meant nothing more than...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Spengler Cup Semi: Lugano Leads Avto 1-0 After 20

Tim Stapleton celebrates with teammates after scoring the go-ahead goal. (EQ Images/Gian Ehrenzeller) After twenty minutes of play at the Vaillant Arena in Davos, Swiss club HC Lugano leads the KHL’s Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in Spengler Cup semi-final action, 1-0, on a goal from former NHLer Tim Stapleton. Doug Shedden’s Lugano team came out flying, utilizing their speed...
Via The Hockey House
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 Team Denmark Preliminary World Junior Roster

With the expectation that Nikolaj Ehlers will stick with the Winnipeg Jets, the Danes are going to really struggle to find something that’ll set them apart. They were a tremendous surprise at the 2015 event, earning a spot in the quarter-finals but expecting them to do that again this year will be a big stretch. Still, as Slovakia proved last year, heading into a tournament with...
Via The Hockey House
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck is putting Winnipeg in a tough spot

The Winnipeg Jets expected a lot from prospect Connor Hellebuyck. After a dominate collegiate career at UMass-Lowell, where he won a Mike Richter Award as the NCAA's top goaltender in 2013-14, and followed up that season with a .921 save percentage in his first professional season with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps, he was quite easily living up to those expectations.But now, Hellebuyck...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

James Jones wears hoodie in Minnesota and it is legal

    Those watching Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Packers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota probably noticed something unusual sticking out the back of James Jones’ jersey. Yes, the Green Bay wide receiver was wearing a hoodie underneath his jersey for the game. Jones wearing the hoodie led to questions about whether or not it was legal given that it’s so uncommon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL's new 3-on-3 OT format is getting mixed reviews

A couple weeks into the hockey season, players and coaches—heck, fans watching the games—are still getting accustomed to the new three-on-three overtime format that the NHL has implemented.Some have liked it so far. Others are less than impressed.The latter refers to members the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a 4...
Via Yardbarker
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VALUING THE CAPTAIN: What is Andrew Ladd worth?

Andrew Ladd has been the captain and heartbeat of the Winnipeg Jets organization since the team returned to Winnipeg. He is entering the final year of a 4 year extension he signed with the Jets before the team’s first season in Winnipeg. The question of what to do with Ladd beyond this season is one that has been asked by many fans. We will look in depth at what Andrew Ladd’s...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Antropov is talking with a ‘couple teams’ about an NHL return

Nik Antropov may be coming back to the NHL. The Russian forward, who played from 1999-2013 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, told the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he thinks he’s still got the talent to play in the league and that he’s even talking with a couple of teams about a return. “I have a year or two in me for sure,” Antropov...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets captain Andrew Ladd collides with goalie Ondrej Pavelec during warmups (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd accidentally took out his own goaltender during warmups after tripping on a puck prior to Thursday night's Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against Anaheim.Ladd couldn't stop his momentum after falling to the ice, and Ondrej Pavelec had no time to react.Things got really awkward afterwards, as Pavelec was not only in a little bit...
Via Holdout Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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