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Video- Jake Allen Save That Wasn’t

After a review, Blake Wheeler has his goal.


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The Winnipeg Jets’ Morning Skate

from Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press,

The high-flying Columbus Blue Jackets no longer use them. The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have mostly done away with them.

And at least eight other NHL teams have now either completely eliminated or rendered optional that uniquely anachronistic hockey institution: the game-day "morning skate."

So why, if so many teams — including some of the league’s most successful — have decided to stop dragging players out of their warm beds on game days are the Winnipeg Jets still holding morning skates on most of the days they play?

It’s a question I couldn’t help but wonder about — yet again — Thursday morning as I watched the Jets skate around in circles in an empty Barclays Center for reasons that seem to have at least as much to do with superstition and tradition as anything performance-related.

Tell me if this makes sense to you:

On a day the Jets were to play the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. local time, they dragged their players out of their beds in Manhattan, put them on a bus to Brooklyn, skated them for a half-hour or so beginning at 10:30 a.m. and then put them back on the bus and took them back to Manhattan — only to then repeat the whole journey again five hours later for the game.


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Winnipeg/New Jersey Game Tonight Has Been Rescheduled

NEW YORK (March 14, 2017) – Tonight’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center, NHL Game No. 1024, has been postponed due to the severe winter storm impacting the area.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28.

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Video- Ryan Reaves Finishing His Ceck On Nikolaj Ehlers?

Two minutes for roughing.


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Winnipeg Sends Drew Stafford To Boston

added 3:45pm,


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The Auston Matthews And Patrik Laine Battles Are Just Starting

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Let this be a reminder about why there’s so much hype when Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine are due to face one another.

It’s not so much a showdown between top picks from the 2016 draft, with personal stakes or a determination about who is ahead in some mythical race without a finish line.

No, it’s an event. Pure and simple.

These are two of the three best players in the NHL’s next generation and when you get them in the same arena the odds of seeing something magical dramatically improve.

“(They mean) a lot to the league, but maybe more to Canada,” Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice said before Tuesday’s 5-4 overtime loss against Toronto. “This is such a passion across the country and (there’s) appreciation for young players. For stars, for gifts, right?

“We’ve all been on the ice as players and we all know how much better Patty and Auston are than we are.”


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Video- Jacob Trouba Suspended Two Games

Here is the NHL explanation...


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The Evgeni Malkin Hit On Blake Wheeler

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

For what it’s worth, and it’s not much, I didn't like the Malkin hit on Wheeler. I like to think I like hitting in hockey as much as anyone, but Malkin's hit struck me as unnecessary. The puck was gone. Outside of fulfilling the time-worn “finish your check” mantra or protecting the sky-is-falling chorus of “there's going to be no hitting in the game,” I'm not sure what purpose Malkin's hit served, especially weighed against the contact to Wheeler's head.

But I have also come to realize everyone's threshold for this type of hit is different, and if the GMs on opposite sides of the debate haven't figured it out yet, I don't like our chances for resolving it here today.

I get that Jets fans are angry, and I wouldn't want to be dismissive of them, though let's be honest: How many of them would be outraged if it had been Wheeler who hit Malkin in that fashion?

much more and also discussed the Trouba hit on Stone...

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Video- Senators Thought They Had Tied The Game

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Inconclusive replays of the close in shot taken by Pageau and the scramble that followed in the last second of regulation time wiped out any hope the Senators had of at least getting into OT, and picking up one all important point.

“My blade was in the net, his glove was in the net, his pad was in the net,” said Pageau. “So there was a lot of stuff to cover the puck. There was no call on the ice.

“It’s probably the angle of camera they had. It’s not like was an early whistle or anything. Maybe the ref was on the wrong side of the net. He was just trying to do his best. But I’m pretty sure that puck crossed the line, so it’s unfortunate for us.”

Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck adamantly stated the right decision was made.

"That was guaranteed out,” he said. “My pad was there and he pushed my pad in, and I got my glove right behind it.

“I’m kind of confused as to why the crowd was getting into it.”

more on the game...

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Video- Jacob Trouba Two Minutes For Illegal Check To The Head

You make the call.


added 11:41 pm, the NHL did make a call:

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