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The Winnipeg Jets May Have A Few Salary Issues

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Winnipeg has nine players who become a restricted free agent July 1, including goalie Connor Hellebuyck, a Vezina Trophy finalist; and defensemen Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey, who were second and fifth on the Jets in ice time per game this season.

Center Paul Stastny can become an unrestricted free agent, and forwards Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Andrew Copp, and defenseman Tyler Myers each has one year remaining on his contract and can sign an extension starting July 1.

Wheeler and Myers are one year away from UFA status. Laine, Connor and Copp are one year away from RFA status....

"We knew the day would come, or we hoped the day would come, quite honestly," Cheveldayoff said of the Jets' situation. "This is a pay-for-performance type of league, and certainly the way the cap works, at some point in time you're forced to make some tough decisions. This is not a unique, Winnipeg Jets-only situation, but obviously for us there are going to be some challenges. You have to systematically work your way through it the way the [collective bargaining agreement] allows you to."

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Video- Mic’d Up Western Conference Final Clinching Game

Just a little under 4 minutes to watch.

 

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Video- Top 10 Plays From The NHL Conference Finals

Just south of 6 minutes long.

 

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On To Game 7

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

Get ready, Tampa Bay, because it's coming. Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. One game to decide which team goes to the Stanley Cup final.

The Lightning and the Capitals. If you think you know who is going to win, you're crazy. No one knows what will happen because nothing in this series has made sense.

But there's no question which team has the momentum and it isn't the Lightning. If Tampa Bay doesn't get its act together and soon, you can forget a Stanley Cup. If we learned anything from Washington's season-saving 3-0 victory Monday night, it's that the Lightning had better raise its desperation level.

"We were no good," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "We didn't play with the near desperation that they did. Was it a fairly even game? There's no question."

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Watch the game highlights below.

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Video- Wrapping Up The Western Conference Final

via the YouTube channel of the NHL,

Led by the stellar goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury and seven points from Jonathan Marchessault, the Vegas Golden Knights defeat the Winnipeg Jets in five games to capture the Western Conference and reach the Stanley Cup Final in their magical inaugural season!

 

 

added 11:04am, Below, watch George McPhee after winning the WCF.

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Done In Winnipeg

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

A special spring can turn sour in a moment’s notice. Six days after leading the Western Conference final 1-0, the Winnipeg Jets are dealing with the reality that they’ll be watching an expansion team play for the Stanley Cup.

It could have been them.

“Pretty empty,” said Blake Wheeler. “Emotionless.”

“It’s hard to believe it’s all over,” said Mathieu Perreault. “We really thought we were going to do it this year.”

“[I feel like] [expletive], pretty much,” said Patrik Laine....

“It was their time,” said Wheeler. “They’re playing really well and you have to give them all the credit. Typically in a seven-game series the better teams wins. Coming into it, I thought we had the best team – obviously I’m a little bit biased standing in this room. Felt we had a great opportunity and that team, you know, it was their time.

“They made it really tough for us, we had to work for everything we got and even when we broke them down we couldn’t seem to ever gain the type of momentum we needed to get this thing on our terms.”

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Evening Line- George McPhee

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Videos- The Vegas Golden Knights Will Represent The Western Conference In The Stanley Cup Final

Final score- Vegas Golden Knights 2 Winnipeg Jets 1

Just an amazing story.

Truly remarkable.

If you are not a fan of the Eastern Conference team going to the Stanley Cup Final, I imagine you will be rooting for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Just think back to the start of the season, did any of you give them any type of chance to make the playoffs, let alone playing for the Stanley Cup?

Goals are below.

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Open Post- Game 5 Of The Western Conference Final

With a win today, the Vegas Golden Knights will move on to the Stanley Cup Final (who would have thought that?).

Will the Winnipeg Jets extend the series to force a game 6 on Tuesday?

We are about to find out.

Watch the game on NBC, CBC, SN or TFAS.

The comment section is for you, use it if so inclined.

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Marc-Andre Fleury Has Been The Better Goalie In The Western Conference Final

from David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Through the first four games of the conference final, Hellebuyck has a 2.81 goals-against average and a pedestrian .897 save percentage.

Fleury’s stats: 2.28 GAA, .930 SP.

“He’s certainly been really good, and he’s made three saves each game that gives their crowd a reason to get on their feet, and rightfully so,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said of Fleury. “He’s made three or four in both of these games (in Vegas). It’s an empty netter in (Game 3) or they’re one-goal games, so that feels like it’s the difference.

“You’ve got to assume that he’s going to get three or four of those a night and find a way to get the knucklers in that we need to have going for us.”

Fleury has come up with timely saves throughout the series, such as his diving stop on Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele midway through the third period of Game 3 to keep the Knights up by one goal.

In contrast, Hellebuyck was unable to bail out his teammates Friday, as Reilly Smith beat the Jets’ netminder short side for the winning goal with 6:58 remaining.

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