2:07 PM EDT, Sat October 19, 2019
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BILLECK: Numbers tell an ugly tale for Jets, but is it that bad?

After most games as you enter the Winnipeg Jets’ dressing room, across the large, square room stands Blake Wheeler, the team’s captain. As cameramen and reporters rush to assemble around bim, Wheeler stands, often with both hands on his hips and a deadpanned look in his eye as he awaits the first question At some […]
Oct 17, 2019

Jets lose to Islanders for third consecutive loss at home

If you’re the glass-half-full type, you’ll point to progress — another power-play goal, perhaps, or not trailing by multiple goals heading into the third, throw in hot-handed goalie, too. If you prefer the glass half empty, you’ll view it as a third straight loss at home — one where their penalty kill let the Winnipeg […]
Oct 17, 2019

FRIESEN: Jets fans still fueled by passion, not fooled by prices

What’s this, the Winnipeg Jets bandwagon isn’t quite as overcrowded as it used to be? It seems some of the flag-waving and jersey-wearing leather lungs have stopped chanting True North long enough to see the downtown rink isn’t necessarily the place to be to follow their favourite shinny club. The Jets this week acknowledged their […]
Oct 17, 2019

Bryan Little’s return will have to wait as Jets set to welcome Isles

The Winnipeg Jets will continue to play it cautious and not dress Bryan Little for the first time this season against the New York Islanders at BellMTS Place on Thursday. Little shed his non-contact jersey for Wednesday’s full team practice and took part in Winnipeg’s very-optional morning skate Thursday, working exclusively with assistant coach Todd […]
Oct 16, 2019

FRIESEN: Jets’ Little accepts apology, puts concussion behind him

His head coach called it a horse-bleep hit, and it forced Bryan Little to miss his team’s first eight games of the year. That’s the most time the Winnipeg Jets centre has missed in three NHL seasons. But Little isn’t looking for revenge on Minnesota’s Luke Kunin for the high hit that sidelined him. An […]
Oct 16, 2019

GAME DAY: Five things to know about Jets vs. Islanders

NY Islanders (3-3) at Winnipeg Jets (4-4) Thursday, 7 p.m., Bell MTS Place; TV: TSN-3; Radio: TSN-1290 THE BIG MATCHUP A clash of styles Jets coach Paul Maurice would probably like his team to play as close-to-the-vest as Barry Trotz often gets his Islanders to play. New York is giving up, on average, a goal […]
Oct 16, 2019

Jets’ Little on verge of making season debut

The Winnipeg Jets could look a little more like they did last season when they square off against the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday. Bryan Little took his regular place on the Jets’ second line in practice, Wednesday, and if he isn’t feeling any lingering effects from a concussion that’s kept him out since […]
Oct 15, 2019

Jets fall to Coyotes for second consecutive loss at home

A three-game winning streak has quickly turned into a two-game skid for the Winnipeg Jets — on home ice, no less. Two days after being embarrassed, 7-2, by Pittsburgh, the Jets gave up three unanswered goals in the second period in falling 4-2 to the Arizona Coyotes. Winnipeg’s already struggling penalty kill gave up two […]
Oct 15, 2019

Gustafsson to make Jets debut vs Coyotes

After watching the first seven games as a healthy scratch, centre David Gustafsson will make his NHL debut for the Winnipeg Jets as they host Arizona tonight. The Jets’ second-round draft pick in 2018, the 19-year-old Gustafsson got the news over breakfast and quickly called his parents back home in Sweden. “It’s the thing you’ve […]
Oct 14, 2019

JETS GAME DAY: Jets look for bounce back game against lowly Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes (1-2-1) at Winnipeg Jets (4-3) Tuesday, 7 p.m., Bell MTS Place; TV: TSN-3; Radio: TSN-1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Connor Hellebuyck vs punchless Coyotes With seven goals in four games, Arizona’s offence hasn’t put fear into opposing goalies yet. Just five different players have put the puck in the net for the visitors, Nick […]
Oct 14, 2019

FRIESEN: Jets’ Sunday dinner recipe one for the trash… power play a disaster, so far… what’s next for Heinola?… Laine in heady company

You’ve got to hand it to the Winnipeg Jets. When they end a winning streak, they do it in style, slamming the door on it while getting their fingers caught. On a three-game run that saw them fatten up on their first Central Division meal of the season, the Jets threw up all over themselves […]
Oct 13, 2019

BILLECK: Jets left grounded after Penguins drubbing

If the Winnipeg Jets can be thankful for anything on Thanksgiving this year, it’s that the final buzzer came before a 7-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins could get any worse. It turns out that Penguin tastes pretty fowl during this holiday. And while the Jets can look to the fact that they didn’t allow […]
Oct 12, 2019

Jets shake off worst first to beat Hawks in OT

CHICAGO — A forgettable first period, a two-goal comeback and an overtime tally to remember: The story of the Winnipeg Jets’ third straight win in a nutshell. Andrew Copp scored the tying goal with just over eight minutes to go in the third period and Mark Scheifele fired the winner 47 tics into overtime as […]
Oct 12, 2019

Jets shoot for fourth straight win as Pittsburgh comes to town

Pittsburgh Penguins (2-2*) at Winnipeg Jets (4-2) Sunday, 6 p.m., Bell MTS Place; TV: Sportsnet-1, Sportsnet-360; Radio: TSN 1290 THE BIG MATCHUP Laurent Brossoit versus … Tristin Jarry? It could well be the battle of the backup goalies, as both teams are playing back-to-back nights and the No. 1 netminders got the call on Saturday. […]
Oct 11, 2019

Jets try to make it two straight against division rivals

So that’s what the Black and Blue Division looks like. After four relatively pretty twirls through the Eastern Conference to open the season, the Winnipeg Jets got back to Central Division basics against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, and the result was delightfully unpleasant. The Jets’ 5-2 win came with a toll, one they’re used […]