Category Archives: Jets News

A gem for the Jets at No. 20

The Winnipeg Jets won’t be on the outside looking in Friday night. The inevitable split with stud defenceman Jacob Trouba returned something that was once theirs and, undoubtedly, energized the club’s amateur scouting staff in the process. Shipping Trouba to the New York Rangers earlier this week yielded fellow blue-liner Neal Pionk and, more importantly, the 20th overall… Read More »

Jets Can’t Win a Nikolaj Ehlers Trade

report this ad 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… Read More »

Trade a shock for Pionk, but newest Jet excited, eager to contribute

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Neal Pionk is no Jacob Trouba. He doesn’t have the same pedigree. He doesn’t have the same skill set. He doesn’t have the same track record. And he’ll likely never be a player like the one the Winnipeg Jets just traded away. The obvious question, of course, is why general… Read More »

Is Trouba Trade Truly Terrible for the Jets?

report this ad 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… Read More »

Trouba’s Fiancee’s Career Played Role in Trade to Rangers

report this ad Jacob Trouba’s decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee’s aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New York Rangers . Trouba’s… Read More »

Trade to Rangers caught Trouba by surprise

A trade to the New York Rangers on Monday night shocked Jacob Trouba, despite his desire to leave Winnipeg in the past and the expectation in the hockey world he wouldn’t be a Jet this fall. “It was sure a surprise. I was cooking dinner and I got a phone call from (Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff). I… Read More »

Broadway bound

Jacob Trouba finally got his wish — a one-way ticket out of Winnipeg. The 25-year-old defenceman is headed to the Big Apple as part of a blockbuster deal Monday night, ending what was, at times, a rocky, six-year tenure with the Jets. In return, the New York Rangers sent defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th-overall pick in this… Read More »

Sending Trouba to Rangers ‘what we wanted to do’: Jets GM

Jacob Trouba finally got his wish – a one-way ticket out of Winnipeg. The 25-year-old defenceman is headed to the Big Apple as part of a deal that went down Monday night, ending what was, at times, a rocky, six-year tenure with the Jets. In return, the New York Rangers sent defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th-overall pick… Read More »

Jets Trade Trouba to Rangers

report this ad The New York Rangers have acquired Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th-overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The draft pick was originally owned by the Jets and was acquired from the Rangers in the trade that saw Kevin Hayes sent to Winnipeg. This ends the… Read More »

Brace yourselves, Jets fans; a change is gonna come

Take a good, hard look at the Winnipeg Jets roster as currently assembled. And maybe a deep breath, too. Because there’s a strong chance it’s about to undergo an extreme makeover. The vultures are circling above as some serious trade winds blow in our direction. The NHL draft is looming, with plenty of intrigue about what might go… Read More »