Selanne, Jets top Oilers 6-5 in Heritage Classic alumni game

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Finnish Flash was back at in front of his loving Winnipeg Jets fans. Teemu Selanne scored his second goal on a penalty shot with 4 second left to give the Jets a 6-5 victory over Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers in the Heritage Classic alumni game at Investors Group Field. Selanne, retired for two seasons, beat goalie Curtis Joseph between the pads...
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Oilers, Jets set for outdoor Heritage Classic in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mathieu Perreault has helped teams win the only two NHL outdoor games he has played. The Winnipeg forward was asked if he might me a lucky charm for the Jets on Sunday in the Heritage Classic against the Edmonton Oilers. ''If I can go 3-for-3, then I'll think that for sure,'' Perreault said after the Jets practiced Saturday at 33,000-seat Investors Group...
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Wayne Gretzky to hit ice in alumni game in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Wayne Gretzky will make a rare return to the ice Saturday to play alongside other former Edmonton Oilers greats against Winnipeg Jets alumni as part of the Heritage Classic weekend. ''I mean, I skate once a year. I just really never find the energy, the enthusiasm to grab my equipment and say, `Oh, I'm going to play pickup hockey,''' Gretzky said Friday...
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Teemu Selanne jokes that he’d be ready to return to the NHL after two weeks of training

Teemu Selanne’s got jokes. The retired Anaheim Ducks star was appearing at an alumni game representing the Winnipeg Jets against Edmonton Oilers stars. Many Jets and Oilers legends including Dale Hawerchuk, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri played in the game. Selanne, who last appeared with the Ducks in 2013-14, joked it would take him just two weeks of training to be...
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Laine Likes Lighting the Lamp

Wednesday night saw the first showdown between the first two picks of the 2016 NHL draft, Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. It looked like Matthews was going to have the best of it when the Leafs were up 4-0 in the second period but then the Jets, led by Laine, turned things around to win 5-4 in overtime. Laine stole the show with his first career hat trick on five shots, including...
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WATCH: Patrik Laine scores a hat trick to win it in OT

The first-ever meeting between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine was one to remember. The battle between two of the top rookies in the NHL was a crazy game in which Laine came out on top after finishing his hat trick with an OT winner. This entire sequence was pretty awesome to watch. Matthews broke in and was denied, sending Laine the other way to win it for the Jets. After...
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UND Hockey: On the Ice the Poolman’s Are All Business

Over the years, the University of North Dakota has had many brother combinations play for their storied program. The most recent brother combination was the Schmaltz brothers, Jordan and Nick, during the 2014-15 season. This season, UND has another brother combination, the Poolman brothers, Tucker and Colton. Both are defensemen that play in the Fighting Hawks top-six defensive...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Dustin Byfuglien didn’t enjoy the World Cup of Hockey

As the World Cup of Hockey reaches its conclusion, feedback is pouring in from fans, analysts and players regarding the success of the tournament. Most would agree there were plenty of positives (looking at you, Team North America), but there’s also a lot of room for improvement. Dustin Byfuglien was recently asked about his experience at the tournament – the same tournament...
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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
February 08, 2016  |  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...
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January 28, 2016  |  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. FOX NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien takes aim at 3-on-3 OT format again

In case there’s anyone out there that missed Dustin Byfuglien chastising the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime format—you’re in luck. The Winnipeg Jet took a shot at it again.Following the Jets’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Byfuglien echoed earlier disdain for the new setup, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible, it’s...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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