Jets Desperately Need to Add a Veteran Defenseman

Jets Desperately Need to Add a Veteran Defenseman

July 5th, 2019 It's been a bad month for the Winnipeg Jets' blue line. Rugged, sturdy defenseman Ben Chiarot is the most recent departure in what's been a mass exodus from the Jets' d-corp. On Thursday, he signed a three-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the third experienced d-man this...
Jets Will Survive Loss of Tanev

Jets Will Survive Loss of Tanev

July 3rd, 2019 The Winnipeg Jets' bottom-six took a hit during Free Agent Frenzy on Monday as forward Brandon Tanev signed a six-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, it's not as big a hit as a large portion of the Jets' fanbase are...

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June 23rd, 2019
Jets Prospects

The Winnipeg Jets' first-round 2019 NHL Entry Draft selection was just another step toward Winnipeg becoming "FinniPeg." With the 20th-overall pick they re-acquired less than a week ago when they traded the controversial Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers, the Jets selected Ville Heinola, the fifth Finnish-born player of their past four drafts. Who the Heck is Ville Heinola? For all those who said "wait, what? Who?" after Jets' director of amateur scouting Marcel Comeau took the podium from general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and announced the pick, don't feel bad. Prospects from outside North America rarely have the same name recognition as those from Canada and the U.S. Here's the quick and dirty on Heinola: Heinola is a left-handed shooting defenseman who hails from Hokajoki, Finland. He skated for Lukko of Liiga for the back-half of 2018-19 — tallying two goals and 12 assists in 34 games — after...
June 19th, 2019
Winnipeg Jets

In hindsight, the Winnipeg Jets lucked out when they selected Nikolaj Ehlers ninth overall in the 2014 NHL draft. Only five players from his draft have outscored him, with all of them doing so in more games played. Ehlers is an ultra-skilled, speedy, crafty, scoring winger. He is 23-years-old and is coming off his third consecutive 20-goal campaign. He is on an extremely team-friendly contract with term and cost certainty and has proven he plays well with the Jets best line. So, should the Jets trade this player? If you answered yes to this question, you have unfortunately missed your chance to be part of former general manager Peter Chiarelli's management team with the Edmonton Oilers. The Winnipeg Jets are apparently shopping left winger Nikolaj Ehlers, which would be a horrible mistake. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) Yet those who believe Ehlers should be traded seem to grow in number every day. There were some trade grumblings among Winnipeg fans after...
June 18th, 2019
Jets Transactions

The internet nearly collapsed Monday evening under the weight of anger and indignation from Winnipeg Jets fans who'd found out their team had traded Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Most consider it a poor return for the 25-year-old d-man entering the prime of his career. It may have been Rangers fans who kept the world wide web from descending into an abyss of negativity. Blueshirts rooters were rejoicing all over social media, at their team's acquisition of the top-pairing, minute-eating blueliner as somewhere between a solid win and highway robbery. Jacob Trouba is now a New York Ranger. (James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports) At first glance, it appears the Rangers got the better of the Jets in the deal, and it's hard to believe it was the best offer Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff received for his prime asset given the...