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Could the Jets target D Alex Pietrangelo this offseason?

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2020-09-25

Needing to add several new pieces to their blueline this offseason, the Winnipeg Jets could have some interest in targeting one of the top defensemen on the open market when free agency opens on Oct. 9. So let the speculation begin. After losing defensemen Tyler Myers (free agency), Dustin Byfuglien (injury), Jacob Trouba (trade), and Ben Chiarot (free agency) last offseason, the Jets’ blueline struggled to perform effectively this past season and relied heavily on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck far too much. While the 2020 Vezina award winner was able to bail out his teammates on a nightly basis, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff certainly doesn’t want to put his superstar goalie in that type of a position for a second-straight season. With that in mind, Cheveldayoff and his staff must acquire quality blueliners over the next few months to help prevent that issue from occurring in 2021. Considering the Jets have approximately

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Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck says 2019-20 season was ‘mental grind’

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-25

Connor Hellebuyck ranked first among NHL goalies in games played, shots faced, saves made and shutouts earned this past season and earlier this week he was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top netminder. Despite all the accolades, the 2019-20 campaign wasn’t the easiest season for the fifth-year Winnipeg Jets goaltender. “I think this season was a mental grind,” Hellebuyck told Hockey Central during an appearance Friday. “Physically, I felt like I co

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NHL Rumors: Capitals, Penguins, Jets, Wild, Senators, More

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-25

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is news that Alex Ovechkin is representing himself during new contract talks with the Washington Capitals, while in Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin is going the traditional route to get a new deal done. Talks out of Winnipeg are that the Jets are very serious about trading Patrik Laine and in […] The post NHL Rumors: Capitals, Penguins, Jets, Wild, Senators, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

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Winnipeg Jets have loaned Joona Luoto to HIFK of the Finnish Elite League

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2020-09-25

The Finnish winger will remain and play at home to start the 2020-21 season. The post Winnipeg Jets have loaned Joona Luoto to HIFK of the Finnish Elite League first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.

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Winnipeg Jets have loaned Joona Luoto to HIFK of the Finnish Elite League

Source: Yahoo Sports
Date: 2020-09-25

After playing his first season in North America last season, which was split between the NHL and AHL, Joona Luoto will be remaining in Finland for the start of the 2020-21 campaign. Jets PR announced that the team has loaned him to HIFK of the Finnish Elite League. Luoto spent his three years prior to the 2019-20 season playing for Tappara.

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Jets Mailbag: Exploring the chances of a Patrik Laine trade out Winnipeg

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-25

WINNIPEG — Just over one year ago, Patrik Laine made a bet on himself. At a time when many young players were cashing in on lucrative long-term deals, the Finnish sniper opted for a two-year bridge contract with the Winnipeg Jets and it was Kyle Connor (seven years, $50 million) that got a bit more security. Of course, there were a particular set of circumstances that led to that decision by Laine and his camp. Laine was coming off a third consecutive 30-goal season, but his 30 markers and 50 points represented the lowest point total he’d produced in three seasons. That season was filled with wild swings — a hot

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2020 RFA Spotlight: The Other Guys

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2020-09-25

This is the final post in our 2020 RFA Spotlight series where we have taken a look at all of the pending RFA’s in Winnipeg. Our focus so far has been on the four NHL players: Roslovic, Appleton, Harkins, and Niku. This last post will cover the rest of the RFA’s and ponder their future with the organization. Michael Spacek There are three more players that are pending RFA’s this off-season. The first one to look at is Michael Spacek. Another member of the sensational 2015 draft is Spacek. The fourth-round pick has spent three full seasons in the AHL  putting up just over half a point per game. These numbers haven’t quite been enough to earn him a spot with the Jets as he’s still awaiting his first taste of the NHL. The recent news surrounding Spacek is that he’s signed a one year deal with Tappara Tampere in Finland. Jets fans might recognize the name of Tappara because it was Laine’s clube bac

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2020-09-25

Your source for all the latest Jets and Moose news, video and audio. The post Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.

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Throwback Thursday: Today in 1993, Winnipeg Jets trade Phil Housley

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2020-09-24

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! Today in 1993, the Winnipeg Jets traded Phil Housley to the St. Louis Blues for Nelson Emerson and Stephane Quintal. Housley, 28, had been acquired three years prior in the Dale Hawerchuk trade. He had a tremendous few years in Winnipeg scoring 64 goals and 259 points in 232 games. In the playoffs he was just as dynamic scoring 12 points in 13 games in the Jets’ playoff years in 1991-92 and 1992-93. The 27-year-old Emerson came to Winnipeg and was a solid right-winger for two years. In those games, he scored 47 goals and 111 points in 131 games and in October 1995, he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for Darren Turcotte. Quintal, who was 25 at the time of the deal, also only played two seasons for the Jets. The defenceman scored 14 goals and 49 points in 124 games. He was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in 1995 for a 2nd round pick later used to draft Jason Doig.

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InGoal Radio interview of Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2020-09-24

Fresh off his Vezina win Connor Hellebuyck chats with Kevin Woodley. The post InGoal Radio interview of Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck first appeared on Illegal Curve Hockey.

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