July 19th, 2017Growing up so far away may take some by surprise judging by how similar Scott Kosmachuk and JC Lipon are. Kosmachuk's hometown of Richmond Hill, Ontario is a shade over 2700 kilometres from Lipon's home in Regina, Saskatchewan. Their junior clubs brought them even further apart as Kosmachuk's...
July 18th, 2017Fate was certainly with the Winnipeg Jets on April 30, 2016. That was the day the balls fell in their favor and gave them the opportunity to draft second overall.
With that pick, they chose Finland's second favorite hockey player, Patrik Laine (sorry, but he won't upend Teemu Selanne anytime...
The Winnipeg Jets, in past years, have at most dipped a toe in the muddy waters of free agency. This year they hiked up their bathing suits, held their breath and dove in.
Never before have the Jets handed out so much money to free agents as they did on this July 1. The contracts given to...July 3rd, 2017
The Winnipeg Jets have signed Russian defenseman Dmitri Kulikov to a 3-year, $4.33 million/year contract, as reported by Darren Dreger on Saturday.
Will Kulikov Rebound Back in Winnipeg?
After being picked in the first round and a good...July 1st, 2017
The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Steve Mason to a two-year contract worth $4.1 million per year, as first reported by Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press and later confirmed by Sportsnet's John Shannon.
The 29-year-old...July 1st, 2017
As originally reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the NHL waiver wire will be full heading into the free agency period that starts on July 1. The full list of players placed on waivers with the intent to buy out their contracts includes Jimmy Hayes from the Boston Bruins, Jussi Jokinen from...June 30th, 2017
July 1 has become the most important holiday on the Canadian calendar. The free agent frenzy shuts down the entire country as people sit glued to their televisions, wondering who will be signed next. Canadians even shoot off fireworks at the end of the day.
It's also possible that they are...June 29th, 2017
We've all heard it before: coveted free agents don't want to come to Winnipeg.
There are myriad reasons that supposedly make Winnipeg one of the least desired destinations in the NHL every year. Cold temperatures, a fishbowl type market in which your every move is scrutinized, high taxes, and a...June 29th, 2017