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Brendan Lemieux: A Perfect Jets' 4th Liner

Brendan Lemieux: A Perfect Jets' 4th Liner

August 16th, 2018 Brendan Lemieux had his ups and downs in his first two seasons as a pro. His rookie season was a lot more down than up, but his sophomore year was the polar opposite. So much so that it's time to consider him for a permanent Winnipeg Jets roster spot. The son of former NHL super-pest Claude,...
5 Jets 1.0 Draft Misses & Who They Didn't Pick

5 Jets 1.0 Draft Misses & Who They Didn't Pick

August 15th, 2018 It happens to every NHL team. A player they draft doesn't work out, while other players who were available and selected soon after go on to have long, illustrious careers. The Bruins took Gord Kluzak first overall in 1982 over future Hall-of-Famers Scott Stevens and Phil Housley. The Columbus...

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July 25th, 2018
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Adam Lowry's valuable traits — his truculence, grit, tenacity, ability to make life miserable for his opponents by throwing his 6-foot-5 frame around, and his adeptness in the dot — are obvious to anyone who has watched the ferocious forward in his four seasons and 281 games in a Winnipeg Jets jersey. What wasn't as obvious until last week, when Lowry signed a brand-new three-year deal worth a hair under $9 million, were his "team first" priorities, how deeply he understands the Jets' salary cap situation, and how lucky the team is to have someone with a "winning trumps all" attitude and a love for the franchise locked up through 2021. Lowry Put Team Ahead of Individual Concerns It must have been refreshing for the Jets to deal with a player who understands their money and salary cap situation, which are both growing concerns. "It's no secret the small-market Jets are on the verge of a salary-cap crisis that is likely going to force Cheveldayoff to make some cold, hard...
July 25th, 2018
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Jacob Trouba is a top-tier defenseman in the NHL. The evidence to support this has been piling up for years. Now the time has come to pay him like one and, for once, the Winnipeg Jets are getting it wrong on a contract. It's not very often those words are true of Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. His list of re-signings is long and impressive and features such steals as the exceptional Mark Scheifele contract, a great extension for Nikolaj Ehlers, and a long-term solution in goal with Connor Hellebuyck. Sure, not every contract is going to turn out the way Scheifele's did. After all, Scheifele, the quintessential hockey good guy, took a hometown discount, and not even the most optimistic of Jets fans could've guessed he'd turn into a true superstar within a year. Yet the list of smart deals by Cheveldayoff goes on and on and is by no means limited to Scheifele. On July 24, he inked what might be one of the best value contracts of the summer by bringing back Tucker...
July 24th, 2018
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In today's rumor rundown, there is speculation the recently awarded contract to Jacob Trouba is the writing on the wall that a trade is coming that will give the Jets salary cap space and Trouba a fresh start elsewhere. There are also reports that a KHL team is interested in Mike Cammalleri, that Henrik Zetterberg may retire and that the New York Islanders aren't worried about this coming season despite missing their best player. Bumpy Roads Ahead for Jets and Jacob Trouba Scott Billeck of NBC Sports is reporting the one-year, $5.5-million contract awarded to Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba may just be the beginning of a bumpy road between the player and the organization. Trouba is two years from unrestricted free agency and the club may have to go through this arbitration process again and Billeck wonders if the Jets, who are already going to have salary cap issues, might just trade Trouba instead of repeating this process. Trouba and the Jets have a troubled history...
July 19th, 2018
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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 will put together a 27-28-29 line — a line on which Roslovic would be flanked by dynamic Dane Nikolaj Ehlers on his left and Finnish phenom Patrik Laine on his right. Perhaps it was because of the departure of Paul Statsny to the Vegas Golden Knights, who played between and found quick chemistry with Ehlers and Laine in the latter part of the 2017-18 regular season and Stanley Cup playoffs. Perhaps it was because, other than the recent re-signing of Connor Hellebuyck, the Jets' summer activities have been low-key thus far. Perhaps it was just due to the numbers being sequential: how often do you see a line made up of players wearing three consecutive? Whatever the reason, the...

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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