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2015 Draft Preview – Heavily armed Winnipeg Jets can shift focu…

2015 Draft Preview – Heavily armed Winnipeg Jets can shift focus to contending

thehockeynews.com Updated Jun 26 (3 days ago)
The Winnipeg Jets farm system led our 2015 Future Watch Rankings and boasted six of the league’s top 75 prospects. Anything extra GM Kevin Cheveldayoff nabs at the draft is gravy. It also will provide him with trade bait should his team ascend to Cup co…
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  • With legitimate playoff aspirations, Jets thinking short- and l…

    With legitimate playoff aspirations, Jets thinking short- and long-term at draft

    NHL.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)
    This is the latest first-round pick the Winnipeg Jets have had, even dating back to their time as the Atlanta Thrashers. That's not necessarily a bad thing. "We used to joke that you don't want to be sitting in the front row all the time at t...
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  • How the Winnipeg Whiteout left its mark on Corey Perry

    How the Winnipeg Whiteout left its mark on Corey Perry

    By Carter Brooks Long after the playoffs have ended, the Winnipeg experience lives on. Deafening, comical and impactful have been three words commonly used to describe the crowd at MTS Centre. No other venue in the NHL comes close to the fan support off…
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  • Jets agree to terms with defenseman Chiarot

    Jets agree to terms with defenseman Chiarot

    NHL.com Jun 18
    The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Ben Chiarot on a new two-year contract worth an AAV of $850,000. Chiarot, 24, played 40 games last season after being recalled from St. Jo...
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  • Jets agree to terms with forward Peluso

    Jets agree to terms with forward Peluso

    NHL.com Jun 17
    The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Anthony Peluso on a new two-year contract worth an AAV of $675,000. Peluso, 26, completed his third season with the Jets appearing in 49 game...
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  • Surgery reveals Ducks’ Thompson played with two labral tears in…

    Surgery reveals Ducks’ Thompson played with two labral tears in shoulder, out 5-6 months

    After missing the Ducks’ first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets, Nate Thompson suited up for each of Anaheim’s next 12 games, including seven in the third round against the Chicago Blackhawks. While it was known that he was playing hurt, the exten…
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  • Oshawa Generals win Memorial Cup in OT thanks to undrafted rook…

    Oshawa Generals win Memorial Cup in OT thanks to undrafted rookie Anthony Cirelli

    QUEBEC CITY – Thanks to Anthony Cirelli’s two goals, including the overtime marker on a rebound against Kelowna, the OHL’s Oshawa Generals are Memorial Cup champions. Battling a Rockets team with two Canadian world junior gold medallists and a player wh…
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  • Just how important are prospects in building a Stanley Cup winn…

    Just how important are prospects in building a Stanley Cup winner?

    The weeks before we finished Future Watch 2015 were extremely exciting for the Winnipeg Jets and their fans. They had an elite crop of 21-and-younger talent, including Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Nikolaj Ehlers and Nic Petan, and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff…
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  • AHL’s IceCaps unveil logo, go bleu, blanc et rouge as Canadiens…

    AHL’s IceCaps unveil logo, go bleu, blanc et rouge as Canadiens’ new affiliate

    After four seasons as the Winnipeg Jets top affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps are set to become the AHL club for the Montreal Canadiens next season. As such, the team was going to need a new logo and they unveiled their latest crest at a press conferenc…
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  • Ducks say Freddie Andersen 'good and steady' this playoff

    Ducks say Freddie Andersen 'good and steady' this playoff

    yahoo.com May 18
    ANAHEIM, Calif. – So far Frederik Andersen has mostly been known as a goaltender who is just ‘good enough’ for Anaheim to sweep the Winnipeg Jets in the first-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and take out the Calgary Flames in five games of the second…
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  • Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    We know our four teams for the Memorial Cup now. Thanks to Oshawa’s ousting of Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters, the Generals will represent the OHL, joining Kelowna of the WHL, plus Quebec (the hosts) and Rimouski in the QMJHL. So who is favored to w…
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  • Jagr and Eichel proving age means nothing at the World Champion…

    Jagr and Eichel proving age means nothing at the World Championship

    As we pause briefly from the Stanley Cup playoffs, let’s turn our eyes over to Europe for a second, where the World Championship is down to four teams. Canada plays the Czech Republic in one semifinal, while Russia and the United States renew hostilitie…
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  • Jets forward Ladd will be ready for camp after surgery

    Jets forward Ladd will be ready for camp after surgery

    Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd had surgery for a sports hernia and will be recovered in time for next season. "Ladd is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp in September," the Jets said in a statement Friday. Lad...
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  • Ladd, Getzlaf, Toews named finalists for Mark Messier Leadershi…

    Ladd, Getzlaf, Toews named finalists for Mark Messier Leadership Award

    NHL.com May 4
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Forwards Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets, Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named the three finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. The league announced the fi...
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  • Manitoba Moose returning to Winnipeg as Jets’ AHL affiliate

    Manitoba Moose returning to Winnipeg as Jets’ AHL affiliate

    The Manitoba Moose, the AHL team responsible for the NHL’s return to Winnipeg, are heading back to the MTS Centre. In a press conference Monday afternoon, True North Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Winnipeg Jets, announced the return o…
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  • Burmistrov set for NHL return, while Lindstrom jets for KHL

    Burmistrov set for NHL return, while Lindstrom jets for KHL

    After two seasons in the KHL, Alexander Burmistrov is heading back to the NHL. Burmistrov, 23, spent the past two seasons with the KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan, but his contract expired at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. Last off-season, in an interview with Pr…
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  • Canadian clubs help NHL post big ratings in first round of play…

    Canadian clubs help NHL post big ratings in first round of playoffs

    Thanks to the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets, the NHL saw a first-round boost in their TV ratings of almost 40 percent over last season. According to The Canadian Press‘ Bill Brioux, Canadian rat…
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  • Puck Daddy’s 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Picks!

    Puck Daddy’s 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 Picks!

    yahoo.com Apr 30
    One of us was perfect. A few one us got around six series right. One of us picked the Jets. But those were the first-round picks. These are the second-round picks! And here we go, picking the winners in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs’ division championsh…
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  • Rimouski clinches second spot in the Memorial Cup field

    Rimouski clinches second spot in the Memorial Cup field

    One of the most vexing problems regarding the Memorial Cup is that the host teams haven’t been earning their spots lately. London, Shawinigan and Saskatoon all “backed in” to the CHL classic after bombing out early in their respective league playoffs. S…
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  • 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Fla…

    2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

    WHAT WE LEARNED IN ROUND 1: ANAHEIM: Never feel safe against the Ducks. In the first three games of Anaheim’s series against Winnipeg, the Jets led going into the final frame and walked away empty handed. During the regular season, Anaheim won 12 games …
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  • Prospect Hot List: Jack Eichel suiting up for Team USA again

    Prospect Hot List: Jack Eichel suiting up for Team USA again

    Once again, Team USA has won the world under-18s thanks to a roster made up almost entirely of NTDP kids. Though one interesting takeaway from the tourney was goaltending. The Americans went with underager Evan Sarthou of WHL Tri-City, while Canada had …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Penguins, Jets, Canucks all face changes in off-…

    Rumor Roundup: Penguins, Jets, Canucks all face changes in off-season

    As the opening round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs draws to a close, speculation is slowly emerging over the off-season plans of several eliminated teams. The early playoff exit of the Pittsburgh Penguins by the New York Rangers suggests significant …
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 10:33

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil and Scott Burnside look ahead to the final month of the regular season, the tight playoff race in the Pacific division and, with Mark Giordano out for the season, the new front-runner for the Norris Trophy.
  • Video - One Month Left In NHL Regular Season 03:54

    One Month Left In NHL Regular Season

    Mar 10
    With one month left in the regular season, the Central Division could see five teams make the playoffs for the second season in a row.
  • Video - Long-Distance Goal Lifts Blues 01:00

    Long-Distance Goal Lifts Blues

    Mar 10
    Barret Jackman scored from center ice to lift the Blues past the Jets 5-4.

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