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Jets' Dynamic Potential Trio Worth a Shot

Jets' Dynamic Potential Trio Worth a Shot

July 19th, 2018 A simple number change is all that's needed in and around Winnipeg to fuel debate and conjecture. https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1018148125704245250 A few days ago, 21-year-old forward Jack Roslovic changed his number from 52 to 28, sparking immediate speculation online about whether the...
Jets vs. Maple Leafs: Class of Canada

Jets vs. Maple Leafs: Class of Canada

July 19th, 2018 With their respective depth and youthful talent, there's not much doubt that one day the Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs will meet in a Stanley Cup Final. They are definitely Canada's best hope to end the 25-year Stanley Cup drought. National unity won't be high on the mind of either team...

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July 1st, 2018
Jets Goaltending

With cap casualties come beneficiaries. The Winnipeg Jets traded Steve Mason to the Montreal Canadiens on the eve of the July 1 free agent frenzy purely to dump salary. The main purpose was not to acquire anyone in particular from the Habs, but rather to free themselves of the $4.1 million they owed Mason in the final year of the ill-advised two-year contract they gave him last summer. Moving Mason and Joel Armia cleared more than $5 million in cap space, money the Jets desperately need if they have any chance of being able to afford to re-sign Paul Stastny while still retaining their mountain of important RFAs. Eric Comrie, who's been with the Manitoba Moose for the past three seasons, may be the man with the most to gain from the trade. Moving Mason means Comrie, who prior to the trade seemed to be running out of time with the Jets, has a renewed opportunity — perhaps the best of his career — to take the role of big-club backup behind Connor Hellebuyck this...
June 30th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Steve Mason, forward Joel Armia, a 2019 seventh-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for defenseman Simon Bourque, the team announced Saturday morning. https://twitter.com/CanadiensMTL/status/1013052339169775616 The 25-year-old Armia was a first-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres in 2011. Though he hasn't panned out to be a star player at the NHL level, his role as a bottom-six contributor on the right side is something that the Canadiens obviously admired. They'll need to re-sign him to a contract as he's set to be a restricted free agent on July 1. The 30-year-old Mason has fallen off in recent years and was no longer needed on the Jets roster as a starter or as a backup. He only played in 13 games with the Jets in 2017-18 after spending the first nine seasons of his career split between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers. Despite signing a two-year contract just last...
June 30th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets no longer carry a heavyweight fighter on their roster. As of this writing, they haven't had one since Chris Thorburn. And yet, they're regularly described as one of the toughest, hardest to play against teams in the NHL. The definition of toughness in hockey is changing. The Jets set a franchise low for fights this past year with eight. Heck, they had more fights than that in the 2011 preseason. Matt Hendricks, who is unlikely to return, accounted for five of them. Yet nobody would ever accuse the Jets of being soft. They're regularly praised for their physical style and toughness. It's a known fact league-wide: if you come into a game with the Winnipeg Jets, be prepared for a tough matchup. Personally, I miss seeing the occasional fight in a game, but regardless of my feelings on the matter the Jets were tough when fighting was still a big part of their game, and they're tough now. But which Jets are toughest? There are a lot of ways to judge...
June 29th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets want to keep Paul Stastny. Stastny wants to stay in Winnipeg. Both of those facts are well established. Now the only thing preventing it from becoming reality is money. Keeping Stastny with the Jets makes sense for both parties. After all, he brought out the best in Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine. For Stastny, what more could he ask for than to center those two wingers on a Cup contender? The problem is, Stastny is not going to sell himself short on money, nor should he. Players have only so long to play in the NHL, and once John Tavares is off the market, another team could make Stastny exceedingly wealthy on July 1. The Winnipeg Jets' cap crunch and their avalanche of impending RFAs are well documented. Jacob Trouba deserves and will get a big raise. Ditto for Josh Morrissey and Connor Hellebuyck. What Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor will earn next year is better imagined than described. Blake Wheeler is due for an extension as well. So can the Jets keep...

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Teemu Selanne's Unbreakable Record

This article was originally published in November, 2009. Everyone has a sports record locked in their mind that will live with them forever. Somebody asks a question regarding it; you automatically yell out the player, year, stats and what they accomplished that was so incredible. For myself,... September 26th, 2017