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Edmonton Oilers hold huge advantage over Winnipeg Jets for Heri…

Edmonton Oilers hold huge advantage over Winnipeg Jets for Heritage Classic alumni game

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 7
When the preliminary rosters were revealed for the Heritage Classic alumni game on Friday, it seemed like the Edmonton Oilers had the decisive edge over their Winnipeg Jets counterparts. After all, the Oilers oldies are littered with stars from their 19…
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  • Jets pick Erik Foley is turning heads with Team USA

    Jets pick Erik Foley is turning heads with Team USA

    PLYMOUTH, MICH. – With the Americans down by a goal with more than a minute to play, Erik Foley took to the ice and stayed there until the final buzzer sounded. Ultimately, Team USA couldn’t get the equalizer in a 2-1 world junior camp loss to Finland, …
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  • Jets unveil beautiful Heritage Classic jerseys; alumni game ros…

    Jets unveil beautiful Heritage Classic jerseys; alumni game rosters revealed

    Winnipeg Jets We are 78 days away from the first outdoor game of the 2016-17 NHL season. On October 23, the Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers at Investors Group Field in the 2016 Heritage Classic. The two teams held a press conference on Frida…
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  • NWHL jersey vote; Jets 1.0 logo for Heritage Classic? (Puck Hea…

    NWHL jersey vote; Jets 1.0 logo for Heritage Classic? (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 4
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . NWHL • The NHWL is retiring its in…
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  • Winnipeg Arena's giant Queen Elizabeth II portrait being sold o…

    Winnipeg Arena's giant Queen Elizabeth II portrait being sold online

    yahoo.com Aug 3
    Photo of Queen Elizabeth II painting on Kijiji The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that hung in the rafters of Winnipeg Arena during the earlier incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets can be purchased on the Canadian classified website Kijiji. Jets Nation foun…
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  • So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

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

    August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…
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  • Jets, Trouba still can’t agree on money, term, but usage concer…

    Jets, Trouba still can’t agree on money, term, but usage concerns stand out most

    The Winnipeg Jets haven’t been too busy this off-season, and with RFA defenseman Jacob Trouba still without a contract for the upcoming season, some fans in Winnipeg are starting to worry the summer has been too quiet. Trouba, 22, is coming off of his t…
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  • Winnipeg Jets defend controversial Bobby Hull honor

    Winnipeg Jets defend controversial Bobby Hull honor

    yahoo.com Jul 28
    Getty Images Bobby Hull is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He played 411 games with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, scoring 303 goals and lending that league instant credibility. He led the team to two championships as a member o…
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Playoff turnover is a hallmark of the NHL’s salary cap era. It’s rare to see a single franchise entrenched in a contending position for decades at a time. The Detroit Red Wings are the remarkable exception. Typically, we see plenty of playoff squads sli…
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  • Evander Kane officially charged over alleged Buffalo nightclub …

    Evander Kane officially charged over alleged Buffalo nightclub incident

    Buffalo Sabres power forward Evander Kane has officially been charged with criminal trespass and up to four counts of non-criminal harassment stemming from an incident at a local nightclub, notes the Buffalo News. In a surreal scene, Kane was even handc…
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  • Signing of Schwartz to five-year, $26.75-million has the future…

    Signing of Schwartz to five-year, $26.75-million has the future looking bright for Blues

    Mark Scheifele’s eight-year, $49-million contract was a great deal for the Winnipeg Jets, as they locked up a 23-year-old could-be star to a long-term deal that will pay him $6.125 million per season. It came one season removed from Scheifele nearly cra…
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Jets sign forwards Armia, Lowry to two-year, one-way contracts

    Jets sign forwards Armia, Lowry to two-year, one-way contracts

    NHL.com Jul 14
    WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets have signed forwards Joel Armia and Adam Lowry on two-year, one-way contracts. Armia's contract carries an annual average value of US$925,000 while Lowry's is at $1.125 million. Armia, 23, had four goals and six as...
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  • Jets lock up Mark Scheifele to eight-year contract extension th…

    Jets lock up Mark Scheifele to eight-year contract extension that may prove to be a bargain

    Mark Scheifele has been rewarded for his breakout 2015-16 season with an eight-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets. The 23-year-old center will earn $6.125 million annually over the length of the contract that runs until the 2023-24 season. A…
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  • Jets sign Perreault to a four-year, $16.5 million extension

    Jets sign Perreault to a four-year, $16.5 million extension

    The Winnipeg Jets have signed center Mathieu Perreault to a four-year, $16.5 million contract extension, the club announced. Perreault’s new deal comes with a steep $4.125 million annual average value. “Mathieu has found his place, found his home,” said…
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  • Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to entry-level contract

    Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to entry-level contract

    yahoo.com Jul 3
    (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets have signed young Finnish sniper Patrik Laine to an entry-level contract. According to the Jets, the deal is worth an average annual value of $3.575 million which includes $2.65 million in bonuses.…
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  • Getting to Know: Former defenseman Kim Clackson

    Getting to Know: Former defenseman Kim Clackson

    Status: Former NHL and WHA defenseman from 1975-1981 for Indianapolis Racers, Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguin, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. Currently is a Senior Vice President for CBRE Real Estate in Pittsburgh. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 195 DOB: Feb…
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  • Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed exp…

    Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectations

    On the opening day of NHL free agency, 131 players signed contracts worth a combined total of more than $650 million, according to capfriendly.com. While Milan Lucic, Kyle Okposo, David Backes and Andrew Ladd dominated headlines, signing big-money deals…
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  • Jets sign Shawn Matthias to two-year deal, Quinton Howden for o…

    Jets sign Shawn Matthias to two-year deal, Quinton Howden for one year

    NHL.com Jul 1
    WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets signed free-agent forward Shawn Matthias to a two-year contract on Friday. The deal carries an annual cap hit of US$2.125 million. The Jets also inked forward Quinton Howden to a one-year, two-way contract that...
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  • Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blu…

    Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blue Jackets – and Jets

    A clear sign we’re scaling the peak of NHL off-season activity? A star player signs a contract, and all we want to talk about is the context, the ripple effect, how it plays into other transactions. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday they’d l…
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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.