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Connor Hellebuyck breaking records

Connor Hellebuyck set two records last week. (Photo/St. John’s IceCaps)In only his first professional season, Connor Hellebuyck is taking the American Hockey League (AHL) by storm. The former standout UMass Lowell River Hawk goaltender set two records for the St. John’s IceCaps last week. Hellebuyck picked up his team-record 24th win of the 2014-15 season during the IceCaps’...
Via Mill City Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick butt-ends Jacob Trouba in the groin (GIF)

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick used the butt end of his stick to deliver a low blow to Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba during Sunday's game at the MTS Centre.After Trouba took a big hit from Jarret Stoll and took Quick down with him, Quick retaliated with the cheap shot to Trouba's groin. Trouba gave Quick a shove, but kept his cool and skated away. No penalties...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ondrej Pavelec’s new mask is all about Bruce Springsteen

Ondrej Pavelec has a new mask and it’s bound to make Bruce Springsteen fans pretty happy. On one side the Jets goaltender has an image of Springsteen while on the other he pays tribute to the cover of Springsteen’s Born to Run. The other side of Ondrej Pavelec's new mask. Bruce Springsteen never looked so good! #TrampsLikeUs pic.twitter.com/dD4iexY6LD — Allan Walsh (@walsha...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hit of the Night: Dustin Byfuglien

Dustin Byfuglien is no stranger to throwing big hits and on Thursday night he showed that yet again. During the second period of the St. Louis Blues/Winnipeg Jets game, Byfuglien laid a hit on Blues forward Patrik Berglund that could have easily shook the first three rows. Watch Byfuglien lay the boom! The post Hit of the Night: Dustin Byfuglien appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

JETBLAST: ST. LOUIS @ WINNIPEG

JETBLAST St. Louis Blues (31-18-9) at Winnipeg Jets (31-20-11) 7:00 p.m., MTS Centre, TV: TSN3 Radio: TSN 1290 For only the second time this season the St. Louis Blues and the Winnipeg Jets will meet up. The Blues won the first meeting 4-2 when hometown boy Ryan Reaves scored midway through the third period, a goal that ended up being the winner. Counting tonight, the...
Via Winnipeg Whiteout
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes trade Tlusty to Jets for two draft picks

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, Wednesday announced that the Hurricanes have acquired a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and either a fifth- or sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Jiri Tlusty. "We appreciate everything that Jiri did for our team...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Winnipeg Jets a Top Ten Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Dustin...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets-Maple Leafs Preview

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice knows all about how much of a pressure cooker it is when you're the leader of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His visiting club is in contention for a Western Conference playoff berth and will try to heap more misery on the Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Maurice is an Ontario native who coached Toronto from 2006-08, missing the postseason both seasons. With...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomers Myers, Stafford fitting in well with Jets

TORONTO (AP) Former Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers and winger Drew Stafford are having fun with the playoff-contending Winnipeg Jets. ''It's the best,'' Myers said Friday. ''It's been a while since I've been in this position. The fact that we're in a position to give ourselves a chance to be a playoff team, I'm very excited to be here.'' Myers and Stafford went from the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Forget How To Hockey, Allow Capitals To Score On A 4-on-1

The Winnipeg Jets had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night against the Capitals in Washington on Thursday. Not only did the Jets lose to the Caps by a blowout score of 5-1, they also gave up a goal on one of the most embarrassing sequences of hockey we’ve seen so far this season. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien tries to sneak into Capitals huddle (GIF)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien tried to sneak into the Washington Capitals huddle during a timeout in the second period of Thursday night's game in D.C.The Capitals took a timeout at the 14:33 mark of the second period, and Byfuglien quietly skated close to the huddle in an apparent attempt to spy on them unnoticed. Byfuglien didn't get to see much before a linesman nudged...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford and Myers fitting in nicely with the Winnipeg Jets

Falling behind 3-1 to a talented Detroit team isn’t a good look for your second game with a new team, but the Jets were able to come back behind Drew Stafford’s power play and shootout goals and Tyler Myer’s two assists. In a game where Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was really off, and Michael […] The post Stafford and Myers fitting in nicely with the Winnipeg Jets appeared...
Via Along the Boards
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers fitting nicely in Winnipeg

Last Wednesday, Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers were the major NHL roster players that the Winnipeg Jets received when that organization pulled-off a massive 7-player trade. It involved perceived bad-boy, Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian finding new homes with the Buffalo Sabres.The trade was considered the biggest blockbuster in many years between NHL clubs. I can’t imagine the pressure...
Via Hockey Fan Land
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien is king of the creepy videobomb

Watch Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien sneak into the background of this standup by the Nashville Predators announcers verrrrry slowly and creepily.  I gotta admit that’s a little scary.  Hopefully he didn’t increase the terror by throwing their clothes in the shower afterwards. H/T Sportsnet The post Dustin Byfuglien is king of the creepy videobomb appeared first...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

On Evander Kane and trading away young talent

The Winnipeg Jets finally did the inevitable on Wednesday morning, in what was becoming an absolutely insufferable saga. After trade rumors that spanned across multiple years, they finally moved Evander Kane, sending him to the Buffalo Sabres in a blockbuster deal that was highlighted by a return of Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers, with Zach Bogosian also headed to Buffalo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Jets improve?

On the back of a six-game losing streak, the Winnipeg Jets are under no illusions that they need to make some immediate improvements if they are going to have any chance of making it into the playoffs. Head coach Paul Maurice has been dealt a number of blows in recent weeks, most notably the news that Evander Kane will be sidelined for as long as six months following surgery on...
Via Jets All Out
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets’ Evander Kane To Have Shoulder Surgery, Out 4-6 Months

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane will undergo left shoulder surgery and be out of the lineup for four to six months. Coach Paul Maurice made the announcement Friday. Kane has 22 points in 37 games this season, but was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s game against Vancouver. Entering Friday’s game, the Jets held the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets need to trade Evander Kane now

Things are somehow getting more and more ridiculous in the saga between the Winnipeg Jets and Evander Kane. Seemingly every few months for as long as we can all remember, there have been rumors of discontent between the 23-year-old winger and the only franchise he’s played for. Trade rumors pop up, everyone involved says things are fine and life moves forward. Then this week...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Sun cover hopes Evander Kane is done with Jets

We’ve mocked the media in Winnipeg for basically trying to boot Evander Kane off the Jets. Harsh articles and stern criticism have hovered over Kane throughout his career with the Jets and its mostly been fueled by the local media. After the most recent Kane incident (see: clothes in shower which led to Kane skipping a game), the Winnipeg Sun is urging for Kane’s removal on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jets' Kane skipped game after incident with teammates

The Evander Kane situation is getting messier by the day. The Winnipeg Jets winger was a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s matchup against the Vancouver Canucks, with head coach Paul Maurice saying the benching was a “coach’s decision” following the 3-2 overtime loss. But that’s not quite the whole story. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Kane didn’t arrive on...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Not quite time to panic for the Winnipeg Jets

If the regular season were to inexplicably end today, the Winnipeg Jets would treat their city to the first playoff hockey series since 1996. So things are pretty good, right? Well, let’s not jump too far ahead. They’re in the playoff picture now, but if they keep trending in the direction they’re currently going, they […] The post Not quite time to panic for the Winnipeg...
Via Two Pad Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss

VOTE NOW: Help Connor Hellebuyck start the 2015 AHL All-Star Game

Connor Hellebuyck needs your help! Vote Now! (Photo/TheAHL.com)Seven former UMass Lowell River Hawks are currently on American Hockey League (AHL) rosters, but one has stood above the rest this season. Connor Hellebuyck put forth a great rookie season for the St. John’s IceCaps, well enough of a first-half of the season that it earned him a spot on the 2015 AHL Eastern Conference...
Via Mill City Sports
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Hellebuyck named a 2015 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star

Connor Hellebuyck selected to AHL All-Star team. (Photo/St. John’s IceCaps)Former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout goaltender continues to be successful at the professional level. Winnipeg Jets‘ prospect and St. John’s IceCaps goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been named as 1-of-3 goaltenders on the 2015 AHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Hellebuyck will be joined by Anton...
Via Mill City Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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