Author: Conrad Jack

Conrad Jack is a lifelong hockey fan who is now actively writing for Inside The Rink covering all 32 teams with a focus on the Winnipeg Jets. Conrad also writes the Bargain Bin blog, covers draft prospect profiles, trade deadline, free agency, and so much more. You can also listen to what Conrad has to say on the Jacko Media Podcast presented by Inside The Rink.

Trevor Zegras, Anaheim Ducks End Contract Standoff

The Anaheim Ducks and Trevor Zegras have finally come to an agreement for a contract, ending the contract standoff. Zegras signed a three-year contract worth $5.75 million annually. Prior to this, the Anaheim Ducks and Trevor Zegras were far off in negotiations. The Ducks reportedly only wanted to pay no more than $4 million, while […]

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Flames announce Mikael Backlund as captain (Photo Credit: CTV News)

Backlund’s Back, Alright!

The Calgary Flames have gotten to work with training camp and the 2023-24 preseason. At the same time, the Flames and current general manager Craig Conroy aren’t going to be looking too heavily at their contracts and salary cap situation right now. Mikael Backlund was among the few players with a contract expiring at the […]

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All NHL Team Captains & Alternates Heading Into The 2023-24 Season

The 2023-24 season is upon us, and each team has their captains and alternate captains set. Currently, there are five teams that don’t have a captain. Some teams also don’t meet the minimum of two alternate captains for the regular season. At the same time, some other teams have more than three alternate captains but […]

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Winnipeg Jets captain Adam Lowry shows off the Winnipeg Jets 1948 RCAF jersey, a special alternate jersey for the 2023-24 season in honour of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Centennial. PHOTO BY HANDOUT/TRUE NORTH SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT (Credit: Winnipeg Sun & True North Sports + Entertainment)

Jets Pay Tribute To Royal Canadian Armed Forces With New Specialty Uniforms

The Winnipeg Jets kicked off their 2023-24 season with a three-game stint in the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C. The showcase of prospects was underwhelming, but the Jets’ prospects and current NHL players showed tons of promise during the opening days of training camp. The team rocked their old uniforms and practice jerseys leading […]

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Should the Boston Bruins Acquire Tomas Hertl?

Boston needs an experienced center, and it looks like San Jose might have what the Bruins are looking for. Tomas Hertl is one of the Sharks’ biggest stars at the moment, and while the Sharks are looking to rebuild, Boston might come knocking at their door asking about Hertl. Problem One: Hertl’s No-Movement Clause Tomas […]

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BREAKING: NHL Finalizes Sale of Senators to Michael Andlauer

It’s official: the Ottawa Senators have a new owner, Michael Andlauer. The deal closed on Thursday, September 21st, nearly a month after the NHL’s executive committee approved the sale on August 26th. Michael Andlauer, a Toronto-based billionaire, led the group that purchased the Ottawa Senators for just under $1 billion dollars, according to reports. Andlauer, […]

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Colby Barlow to Entry-Level Contract

The Winnipeg Jets announced on Thursday, September 21st, that they’ve agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with their 2023 18th overall draft selection Colby Barlow. Barlow’s three-year entry-level contract carries an average annual value of $1.2 million per season. Barlow’s salary will be made up of $855,000 in base salary and $95,000 in […]

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OPINION: Mike Babcock Gone, Jarmo Kekalainen Must Follow

EDITING NOTE: The Columbus Blue Jackets organization has officially apologized for the handling of the Mike Babcock hiring. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has taken responsibility for the situation and apologized to both fans and players. Even when it was rumored that the Columbus Blue Jackets were looking to hire Mike Babcock, it wasn’t well received […]

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Mike Babcock Resigns as Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach

Mike Babcock has resigned as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, pending an official announcement from the club. After being hired on July 1st, 2023, by Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Babcock would last just over two months in his latest NHL stint. Mike Babcock would be put on blast by the Spittin’ […]

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Jaromir Jagr Suits Up For 35th Professional Season

There will be a day when Jaromir Jagr eventually retires from professional hockey. However, today is not that day. The fifth overall draft selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft took to his social media to announce that he would be suiting up for Rytiri Kladno in Czechia. Jagr owns Rytiri Kladno and has been […]

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