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Rumor Roundup: Buzz surrounding Byfuglien’s future in Winnipeg

Rumor Roundup: Buzz surrounding Byfuglien’s future in Winnipeg

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 29 (yesterday)
A number of notable NHL stars, including Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar and Carolina’s Eric Staal, are eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. The longer those players go without re-signing this summer, the more frequen…
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  • Andrew Ladd wants extension with Jets, but what will it cost?

    Andrew Ladd wants extension with Jets, but what will it cost?

    thehockeynews.com Aug 28 (yesterday)
    One of the most interesting potential free agents heading to market in 2016 is Andrew Ladd, but the Winnipeg Jets captain made it no secret he wants to stay in Mantioba’s capital. In an interview with TSN Wednesday, Ladd said he wants to get a contract …
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  • Veterans Havlat, Kennedy, Antropov looking for deals; Ehlers to…

    Veterans Havlat, Kennedy, Antropov looking for deals; Ehlers to Switzerland?

    With a tight salary cap and uncertainty about where the upper limit will be heading in the future, this off-season hasn’t been an easy one for veteran free agents. Top UFAs such as Cody Franson and Christian Ehrhoff remain unsigned, useful veterans such…
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  • Healthy Ladd says Jets can't be satisfied with playoffs

    Healthy Ladd says Jets can't be satisfied with playoffs

    NHL.com Aug 19
    Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd's recovery from offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia is going so well that he's been back on the ice for two weeks. "I feel good," Ladd told the Winnipeg Free Press from his summer home in British Columb...
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  • Alexander Burmistrov ready for his return to Winnipeg

    Alexander Burmistrov ready for his return to Winnipeg

    The one thing I’ll always remember about Alexander Burmistrov during his Barrie Colts days is how skinny he looked. He was a perfect example of a prospect who had great tools; you just had to forecast what he would look like once a couple years in the w…
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  • Which Canadian team will reign supreme in 2015-16?

    Which Canadian team will reign supreme in 2015-16?

    While there’s no award given for finishing as the best Canadian team in the NHL, it’s always a point of pride for the seven clubs north of the border. In 2014-15, the Montreal Canadiens were practically carried by the incredible play of Carey Price, fin…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Big names set to hit open market next season

    Rumor Roundup: Big names set to hit open market next season

    This summer’s pool of unrestricted free agent talent was the shallowest in recent memory, but next summer’s crop promises to be considerably deeper. Here’s a look at several NHL stars who could be available by July 1, 2016. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lig…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Do Ladd, Byfuglien have a future in Winnipeg?

    Rumor Roundup: Do Ladd, Byfuglien have a future in Winnipeg?

    Recent internet-generated trade speculation involving Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien caught the eye of SI.com’s Allan Muir. Byfuglien, 30, becomes eligible next summer for unrestricted free agency. While the Jets don’t have to move the big bl…
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  • Memorial Cup hosts land Michael Spacek, chase Brandon Hickey

    Memorial Cup hosts land Michael Spacek, chase Brandon Hickey

    The way Red Deer finished the 2014-15 campaign – a five-game, first-round loss to Medicine Hat – you’d be forgiven for wondering how they would turn things around in time to be tough hosts of the Memorial Cup this year. But in a flash of activity, GM an…
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  • The Top 10 moments for 2014-15

    The Top 10 moments for 2014-15

    1. Hawks win the Stanley Cup – June 15, 2015 Thanks to the (literally) tireless efforts of Conn Smythe winner Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, dusting off the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Keith, w…
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  • Nik Antropov considering NHL return for upcoming season

    Nik Antropov considering NHL return for upcoming season

    Nik Antropov could be heading back to North America to suit up in the NHL for the first time in two seasons. According to a Sports-Express.ru interview with Antropov’s agent, Schumi Babayev, the 35-year-old right winger is considering a return to the NH…
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  • Dale Hawerchuk made it look easy, but hard work earned him the …

    Dale Hawerchuk made it look easy, but hard work earned him the first big UFA contract

    Twenty years ago this summer, the first crop of elite-level Group III unrestricted free agents went on the open market. The NHL was coming off its first protracted work stoppage, and the 1994-95 season was reduced to 48 games for each of the league’s 26…
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  • Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    We’ve seen plenty of turnover on NHL rosters so far this summer, setting up what appears to be even crazier parity than normal in each division. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks made major moves in the Pacific. The Washington Capi…
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  • Sabres expecting massive crowd for Eichel vs. Reinhart scrimmag…

    Sabres expecting massive crowd for Eichel vs. Reinhart scrimmage

    While a final count has yet to be determined, the Buffalo Sabres are set to welcome a crowd for Jack Eichel’s scrimmage debut that rivals a home game for the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Arizona Coyotes or even the Winnipeg Jets. That’s right:…
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  • WHA documentary collection highlights impact, preserves memory …

    WHA documentary collection highlights impact, preserves memory of defunct league

    It’s been more than 35 years since the fall of the World Hockey Association, but the WHA Hall of Fame’s documentary collection, Best of the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame, does its best to make sure hockey fans and historians never forget about t…
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  • Meet your 2019 Stanley Cup champs…the Winnipeg Jets

    Meet your 2019 Stanley Cup champs…the Winnipeg Jets

    All right, let’s get one thing out of the way. It gets cold in Winnipeg. Ten months of winter and two months of bad skating. Heh-heh. The day this piece was written in mid-February, it was forecasted to go down to minus-38. Don’t bother with the Celsius…
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  • Jets re-sign assistants Huddy, Vincent

    Jets re-sign assistants Huddy, Vincent

    NHL.com Jul 3
    The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce the club has re-signed assistant coaches Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent along with goaltending coach Wade Flaherty to three year contracts. The Jets have also announced that Rick St. Croix will be the...
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  • Alexander Burmistrov returns to Winnipeg in two-year contract

    Alexander Burmistrov returns to Winnipeg in two-year contract

    yahoo.com Jul 1
    There’s probably a good reason why the Winnipeg Jets let Michael Frolik walk in unrestricted free agency. It’s because they likely knew wayward forward Alexander Burmistrov would return from AK Bars Kazan in the KHL on a two-year deal worth $3.1 million…
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  • Winnipeg Jets re-sign Drew Stafford for $8.7 million over two y…

    Winnipeg Jets re-sign Drew Stafford for $8.7 million over two years

    It made too much sense. Drew Stafford, 29, suffered for too many seasons as a lowly Buffalo Sabre. A mid-season trade to the Winnipeg Jets reinvigorated his career. He spoke openly about how much happier he was after changing teams, and it showed in his…
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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

    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
    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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  • 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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