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Bruins Should Re-sign Stafford Under Right Circumstances

The 2016-17 season looked like it would be a failure for Drew Stafford. Coming off of a 38-point season with the Winnipeg Jets, Stafford hoped to carry that success into this season, a contract year for the 31-year-old. However, 40 games into the season, the right winger had buried just four goals and tallied nine assists for a pedestrian 13 point total heading into the trade deadline...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino is expected to follow Mike Pereira into TV

He succeeded Mike Pereira as the NFL’s vice president of officiating in 2013 and now he’s expected to follow Pereira to TV by becoming a rules analyst. He’ll leave his position on May 31. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Blandino is ready to leave the National Football League and go to a network: And as Schefter tweeted, Blandino seked likely headed for CBS after the...
Via Awful Announcing
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine scores in shootout, Jets rally to beat Devils (Mar 28, 2017)

Via Associated Press
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Winnipeg's Enstrom out with concussion after Sestito hit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Winnipeg defenseman Toby Enstrom will be out indefinitely with a concussion, Jets coach Paul Maurice said Friday. Enstrom took a crushing illegal check from behind into the boards by Pittsburgh forward Tom Sestito in the first period Wednesday night in the Jets' 7-4 loss to the Penguins. The NHL followed up Thursday by suspending Sestito for four games...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Sestito ejected for dangerous hit on Tobias Enstrom

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Winnipeg Jets may not face one another very often, but that hasn’t stopped the two teams from developing a fiery rivalry this season. There were some controversial hits the last time these two teams played, and that trend continued on Wednesday.Tom Sestito made his first appearance with the Penguins since November and was memorable for all of the wrong...
Via The Comeback
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dustin Byfuglien knocked over three guys with one hit

Dustin Byfuglien is a big, terrifying player. He’s been known to throw his weight around the ice, delivering some huge hits over the course of his career. Usually those hits are on just one person at a time, but that all changed Monday night.Racing back to try and prevent an odd-man rush, Byfuglien wiped out three guys at once – two Sharks and one teammate – before also crashing...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Wheeler: Department of Player Safety’s recent decisions 'raise a lot of questions'

Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player Safety and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different punishments.Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t suspended for a very similar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Wrong call on extra point costs Patriots a point

New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin was wrongly called for a penalty on an extra point in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.After the Atlanta Falcons scored their second touchdown to go up 13-0, they attempted their extra point. But Matt Bryant didn't even try his kick because McClellin had hurdled the line, resulting in a failed try. Unfortunately for New...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine’s mom helps plan birthday surprise for young Jets fan (pics)

A young Winnipeg Jets fan got quite the birthday surprise recently when Patrik Laine showed up at his house bearing gifts. And the young fan, Lucas Bydak, has Laine’s mother to thank for all of it. It all started when Laine’s mom, Tuija, came across a tweet from Lucas’ uncle highlighting the boy’s letter in which he invited Laine, his favorite Jets player, to his eighth...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets players howl as Brock Lesnar walks on logo

Brock Lesnar on Monday was an honored guest of the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre during the team’s tilt against the Calgary Flames. But the UFC/WWE superstar violated a sacred -- but arguably silly -- rule when he stepped on the Jets logo located on the floor of the team’s locker room. The way in which the Jets players erupt with indignation at Lesnar’s faux pas is perhaps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele will appear in a Nutcracker ballet show

Mark Scheifele is part of the Winnipeg Jets’ promising future and was their first draft pick after the team moved from Atlanta to the Manitoban prairies. Not only is he one of the better young players in the league, with 31 points already this campaign, he’s multi-talented and going to try his hand at ballet. Well, sort of. Scheifele is one of 17 Winnipeggers (I know) chosen...
Via The Comeback
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Laine scores game-winner in own net, consoled by Jets captain Wheeler

Patrik Laine has been putting pucks in the back of nets with relative ease all season. On Sunday in the Jets-Oilers game, he did so once again, but this time he buried it into his own net. Laine was upset on the bench. Captain Blake Wheeler consoled the rookie on the bench. The goal was credited to Mark Letestu and turned out to be the 3-2 game-winner. Laine sitting in his stall...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Maurice: Game plans won’t work trying to stop McDavid

At 19, Connor McDavid is already one of the best players in the NHL. With an unfair combination of speed and skill, the Edmonton captain leads the league with 31 points in just 24 games. McDavid has singlehandedly kept the Oilers from mediocrity. The coach of the Winnipeg Jets recognizes the young star’s talent. Speaking with Jets TV, Paul Maurice admitted there’s no way to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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