3:04 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
Silver Seven 5 hours ago
Melnyk Goes Back to Court, Byfuglien Ponders Retirement, and more!

Melnyk Goes Back to Court, Byfuglien Ponders Retirement, and more!

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via It’s the Thursday edition of our Links, News, and Notes feature The Ottawa Senators are 2-0, and look poised for a breakout....pre-season. Jokes aside, hockey’s back and we’ve got lots of interesting things to talk about so let’s get to it: You may have heard that Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a leave of absence from the Winnipeg Jets. There’s not much known about the situation, but Paul Maurice told the media there wasn’t anything “sinister” about it, and Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Byfuglien might just...
Sportsnet.ca 15 hours ago
Andrew Copp and Sami Niku lead Jets past Wild in pre-season tilt

Andrew Copp and Sami Niku lead Jets past Wild in pre-season tilt

Andrew Copp and Sami Niku factored into a pair of goals 38 seconds apart to spark the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-1 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Winnipeg Sun 22 hours ago

Morrissey blossomed under big Buff’s wing

Josh Morrissey says he misses No. 33 every day that he’s away from training camp. The Winnipeg Jets defenceman says Dustin Byfuglien was a big part of his being able to make the jump straight from the AHL to the NHL three years ago. The two were paired together at the beginning of Morrissey’s rookie […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 18, 2019

Report says Jets’ Big Buff contemplating future

The Winnipeg Jets are facing the very real possibility of life without defenceman Dustin Byfuglien. Reports on Wednesday morning suggest the 34-year-old is contemplating retirement. Byfuglien, on a personal leave from the Jets since the start of training camp last week, “is believed to be using the time to ponder his NHL future,” TSN hockey […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 17, 2019

Jets open armoury for second preseason tilt

Well, we may just see a reasonable hockey game tonight. After a bit of a slop-fest in Monday’s first preseason game for the Winnipeg Jets — a 2-0 loss away to the Edmonton Oilers — the team’s lineup for Wednesday’s contest at BellMTS Place will feature a more veteran-laden contingent for the visiting Minnesota Wild. […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 17, 2019

CBA just fine — for now

Things are going too well right now to risk a lockout. That’s why NHL players this week decided not to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, thereby ensuring labour peace for three more years. “Obviously there are still some issues in the CBA players aren’t happy with,” Jets player rep Adam Lowry said, Tuesday. “We’ve had […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 17, 2019

BILLECK: Jets need more from Laine and Laine needs more from them

It’s not the first time a seemingly disgruntled Patrik Laine has voiced his discontent. He’s slammed his own game in the past, admitting a lack of confidence in times of drought. He’s questioned his usage at others, including as recently as Monday with a report out of Finland where he took another swipe at the […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 17, 2019

Jets’ Niku, Vesalainen ‘in shock’ after crash

They were all gung-ho about the start of training camp, both with golden opportunities to grab meaningful jobs with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Day 1 of training camp for defenceman Sami Niku and winger Kristian Vesalainen last Friday kicked off with a bang, all right – the crunch of steel and the explosion of air […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 17, 2019

Jets’ Maurice to Laine: ‘Nobody gets the keys at 14’

Patrik Laine may be far off in Switzerland and still without a contract, but his presence was felt at Winnipeg Jets training camp on Tuesday. That’s what happens when you throw some shade on your teammates and coaches, as Laine did in an interview with a Finnish reporter. The high-scoring winger, a restricted free agent, […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 17, 2019

Poolman, Luoto shine as Jets drop preseason opener to Oilers

EDMONTON—If you were expecting to glean from a particularly juicy trove of information from the first preseason game for the Winnipeg Jets, you were probably left wallowing in your own self-induced disappointment. Those looking for answers to all of the offseason’s burning questions weren’t likely to find them in a game populated primarily by prospects […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 16, 2019

FRIESEN: Jets’ Perreault just wants a role

“It’s a great age,” Mathieu Perreault was saying on Monday. “But it’s challenging.” The Winnipeg Jets forward was talking about his Winnipeg-born twins, who join the terrible twos later this month. He may as well have been talking about himself and his hockey career. Perreault will turn 32 midway through the coming season. Prime working […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 15, 2019

BILLECK: Fresh starts excite Jets’ vets on the bubble

Some trying times have tagged along with Mark Letestu over the past couple of seasons. In 2016-17, he put together his most productive season to date, scoring a career-high 16 goals and 35 points with the Edmonton Oilers. It coincided with what was thought to be Edmonton’s breakout season with Connor McDavid and Co. Letestu, […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 15, 2019

Jets’ Comrie looking for tranquillity ahead of preseason start

Eric Comrie has done his homework. Would he like to be a full-timer in the NHL at the moment? Yes. Is he downtrodden because it hasn’t happened yet? No. “There’s been a lot of goalies up there and it has taken time to get going,” Comrie said on the eve of his preseason start at […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 14, 2019

BILLECK: Jets’ Stanley defying the doubts he’s faced for years

Doubters. Logan Stanley has had his share of them for a while now. You didn’t have venture very far after Stanley was drafted 18th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2016 NHL Draft to get a pretty clear verdict in the court of public opinion. The Jets had already had the luxury of selecting […]
Winnipeg Sun Sep 14, 2019

RFA Laine set to train with Swiss club as Jets’ impasse drags on

Patrik Laine will train with Swiss hockey team SC Bern, according to reports out of Finland on Saturday. Embroiled in a contract impasse with the Winnipeg Jets, the 21-year-old will begin strength training with the Swiss-based team on Sunday, a report from Finnish newspaper Ilari-Sanomat said. “There is a shortage in our lineup, so we […]

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    Dustin Byfuglien

    Melnyk Goes Back to Court, Byfuglien Ponders Retirement, and more!

  • 3 Andrew Copp

    Andrew Copp

    Andrew Copp and Sami Niku Lead Jets Past Wild 4-1

  • 2 Sami Niku

    Sami Niku

    Andrew Copp and Sami Niku lead Jets past Wild in pre-season tilt

  • 1 Patrik Laine

    Patrik Laine

    Maurice pokes fun at Laine comments during postgame podium

  • 1 Josh Morrissey

    Josh Morrissey

    Morrissey blossomed under big Buff’s wing

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