Winnipeg Jets

Jets: All-Time Greatest Captains

Just thirteen different men have worn the ‘C’ as captain of the Winnipeg Jets. The first was World Hockey Association holdover Lars-Erik Sjoberg, and the last was Blake Wheeler. With the recent news of Wheeler being stripped of the captaincy and no replacement in sight, let’s look at who the greatest were.  Sjoberg was the […]

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Report: Winnipeg Strips Blake Wheeler of Captaincy

For the last six seasons, the former Boston Bruins forward Blake Wheeler has worn the C on his chest for the Winnipeg Jets. While this is a surprising move by the Jets, some could claim they saw it coming with the recent reports that have come out from former players regarding the NHL veterans’ leadership. […]

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Jets: Grab Bag

Young Stars Classic Tournament This weekend will see the latest version of the Young Stars Classic hockey tournament at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, British Columbia. NHL teams from Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg will send their youngest and best to play off in the four-day event. The Jets meet the Flames on […]

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Jets: Are We Just an NHL Farm Team?

Is this the best we ever get to be? A farm system for the “have” teams in the NHL? Could you prove me wrong? History and a boatload of statistics will say I am right. The Winnipeg Jets – “Just Good Enough.” Go back to the 80s and 90s. A winning season is followed by […]

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Jets: What’s Between the Pipes

In the last two weeks, we have looked at our depth at forward and defense. Let’s take a peek at those that tend the twine. The Core Connor Hellebuyck David Rittich Connor Hellebuyck, a Vezina trophy winner in the 2019-20 season, had very pedestrian numbers last year. He was 13th in wins with 29. For […]

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Mason Appleton

Winnipeg Jets re-sign Mason Appleton

The Winnipeg Jets and F Mason Appleton have agreed on a three-year deal. The first three-year deal is worth $2M and the next two seasons are worth $2.25M. By agreeing to this contract, Appleton and the Winnipeg Jets avoid arbitration. Appleton had an interesting year. He was taken by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion […]

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Jets: All Defensemen in the System

Last week we looked at forwards under contract. Now let’s open up the trunk and peek at the back end. Seventeen defensemen are under contract for next season already. Assistant GM Craig Heisinger said it a few years ago;  you can never have too many defensemen. They block shots. They get hurt. It’s a long […]

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Jets: All Forwards in the System

I’ve been busy rolling out the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer but still have a little time to look deeper into what the Jets have at each position. And what the cupboard is stocked with. The Jets currently have 39 players under contract, of which 22 play up front. This week, we will address […]

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Jets: Why Doesn’t Anyone Love Us?

Jets: Why Doesn’t Anyone Love Us? I may be dumb, but I’m not a dweeb / I’m just a sucker with no self-esteem – The Offspring You know, growing up in Winnipeg isn’t that bad.  We have the internet now. Our snow is light and fluffy.  Not that wet, clumpy stuff you get on the […]

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Investigating the scenario that lands Pierre-Luc Dubois in Montreal

Over the last couple of days, it has been made clear by Pat Brisson, who is Pierre-Luc Dubois’ agent, that Dubois wants to play as a Montreal Canadien at some point in his career. Dubois had a fantastic bounce-back season scoring 60 points in 81 games. That is his second-best point total in his six-year […]

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