Category Archives: Jets News

Jets coach hoping absence will make the team grow stronger

Coach Paul Maurice admits he wasn’t exactly a treat to be around. And, quite frankly, his players weren’t having a lot of fun either. And so the unusual decision was made to give everyone a bit more breathing room with two straight days off following Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators. It was the second defeat… Read More »

NHL News & Notes: Byfuglien, Byron, Weise & More

In today’s News & Notes, Dustin Byfuglien is injured and will miss the Winnipeg Jets’ upcoming road trip, the Montreal Canadiens have assigned Dale Weise to the Laval Rocket and activated Paul Byron from the injured reserve and both Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford will remain in Chicago and not travel with the team to Detroit. Related: NHL… Read More »

From sizzle to fizzle: What’s behind the Jets’ struggles on the power play

The Winnipeg Jets have been facing their fair share of adversity this season — from injuries to Nikolaj Ehlers and Dustin Byfuglien to Patrik Laine scoring on just four per cent of his shots on goal in an unprecedented cold streak. The latest issue the team is struggling with is the disappearance of its most powerful weapon —… Read More »

Laine accentuates the positive, despite scoring slump

It has been 37 days, and counting, since Patrik Laine scored an NHL goal. And it had been nearly three weeks since he met with the media to discuss the longest slump of his career. But the 20-year-old finally held court on Tuesday morning after the Winnipeg Jets practised at Bell MTS Iceplex. To be clear, it wasn’t… Read More »

For the Jets, rest trumps everything right now

As a young lad playing minor hockey in Winnipeg, I recall a coach whose bag of tricks to shake us out of a slumber contained exactly one item: The dreaded bag skate. It was his answer to everything. Looking back, the number of times we practiced without pucks and did lap after endless lap probably speaks to the… Read More »

Jets Slumping at Worst Possible Time

One often hears, from NHL players, coaches, and media, about the importance of heading into playoffs on the right foot. Indeed, reaching peak performance at the right time and entering the postseason with confidence are paramount for any team entertaining notions of hosting pro hockey’s top prize. Therefore, it’s not ideal that Winnipeg Jets’ head coach Paul Maurice,… Read More »

Senators Down Jets on Dzingel OT Winner

WINNIPEG — Ryan Dzingel scored at 3:44 of overtime as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Saturday. Mark Stone, Rudolfs Balcers and Matt Duchene scored power-play goals for Ottawa. Stone and Dzingel each had one assist. Tyler Myers scored twice and Brandon Tanev added a goal and an assist for the Jets (36-19-4), who are 2-3-2 in… Read More »

Jets defenceman preaching what he practices

DESCRIPTORS like ‘veteran’ and ‘mentor’ tossed around Saturday barely compute when it comes to Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot. Wasn’t it, like, mere months ago the Hamilton product started taking direction from senior on-ice advisor Dustin Byfuglien? Four years ago, you say? Come on… “This is my fifth year now (though) it seems like I just started last… Read More »

Senators down Jets 4-3 in OT

Ottawa winger Ryan Dzingel scored in overtime to life the Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place. Dzingel took a pass from Chris Tierney, moved and deked Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit for his 22nd goal of the year. Sens defenceman Thomas Chabot hit the post on the first shift… Read More »

Niku Should be Untouchable for Jets

Sami Niku hasn’t played very much for the Winnipeg Jets in his time as an injury replacement. Don’t let that fool you, however. He’s a rare and vital piece for their future on the back end. The unlikeliest of future studs, Niku has evolved from a seventh-round pick in 2015 to one of the Jets’ most promising young players.… Read More »