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Wheeler teeing it up at Manitoba Open

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Wheeler teeing it up at Manitoba Open

Mike McIntyre 5 minute read Yesterday at 5:28 PM CST

If things go the way Blake Wheeler is hoping, he won’t have a ton of time to work on his golf game this spring because his Winnipeg Jets would be in the middle of a lengthy Stanley Cup playoff run.

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Yesterday at 5:28 PM CST

Blake Wheeler has been granted a sponsor’s exemption into the Manitoba Open in August. (Fred Greenslade / The Canadian Press files)

Jets lethargic in 3-2 loss to Sabres

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Jets lethargic in 3-2 loss to Sabres

Mike McIntyre 7 minute read Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

There have been bigger blowouts and more lopsided losses, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a weaker effort than the one the Winnipeg Jets put forward in front of 13,589 fans Thursday at Canada Life Centre.

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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

The Sabres outshot the Jets 36-21. (John Woods / The Canadian Press)

Pionk looking for consistency

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Pionk looking for consistency

Mike McIntyre 5 minute read Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

What’s going on with Neal Pionk?

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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

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Jets defenceman Neal Pionk (right) battles Buffalo Sabres centre Peyton Krebs. Pionk is lacking consistency in his game, but performing well offensively.

Jets ponder missed opportunities of five-game road swing

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Jets ponder missed opportunities of five-game road swing

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

NASHVILLE — It was the longest stretch away from home for the Winnipeg Jets in their 82-game regular season.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Cole Perfetti appears to have found a spot playing on a line with Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor. (Mark Zaleski / The Associated Press)

Predators take bite out of tired Jets squad

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Predators take bite out of tired Jets squad

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

NASHVILLE — Playing their final game of a long road trip, the Winnipeg Jets put forth a valiant effort against a Nashville Predators team desperate to get back into the playoff picture.

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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Tanner Jeannot scored the game-winning goal with a wraparound 5:38 into the third period. (Mark Zaleski / The Associated Press)

Bowness builds success on decency, respect and accountability

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Bowness builds success on decency, respect and accountability

Mike McIntyre 6 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Experts tell us dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago, give or take. Unfortunately, we now have ample proof at least a handful are still kicking around and currently employed by NHL organizations.

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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

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The Vancouver Canucks handling of former head coach Bruce Boudreau is a text-book example of how not to treat people.

Players buying into Arniel’s plan has Jets PK among best in NHL

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Players buying into Arniel’s plan has Jets PK among best in NHL

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

NASHVILLE — When Scott Arniel was hired as an associate coach for the Winnipeg Jets, he came in with a list of priorities he felt could take his new team to a new level.

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Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Adam Lowry (right) is one the Jets’ leading penalty killers. (Fred Greenslade / The Canadian Press files)

Jets’ attack too much for Philly

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Jets’ attack too much for Philly

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

PHILADELPHIA — At first blush, it looked as though the Winnipeg Jets were going to have their way with the Philadelphia Flyers. Then the final 40 minutes played out, turning the game into a roller-coaster affair that went down to the dying moments.

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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

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Winnipeg Jets’ Karson Kuhlman (20), center, scores a goal past Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Felix Sandstrom (32), Scott Laughton (21) and Tony DeAngelo (77) during the third period in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Carman’s Wade Allison has travelled a rough road, now he looks like a keeper for the Flyers

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Carman’s Wade Allison has travelled a rough road, now he looks like a keeper for the Flyers

Jeff Hamilton 4 minute read Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

PHILADELPHIA — It hasn’t been a smooth road to the NHL for Wade Allison.

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Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

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Philadelphia Flyers winger Wade Allison (left) plays the puck against Winnipeg Jets forward Kevin Stenlund Sunday night in Philly.

Jets back on track with ‘W’ in Ottawa

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Jets back on track with ‘W’ in Ottawa

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

OTTAWA — It took a little bit to get their engines running at full speed, but the Winnipeg Jets eventually got back on track, earning a convincing 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre Saturday night.

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

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Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle (18) skates the puck out of the corner on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.

Jets not so mighty when they go east

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Jets not so mighty when they go east

Jeff Hamilton 4 minute read Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

OTTAWA – While all victories count for the same two points in the standings, not all wins are equal.

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

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Ottawa Senators defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker (24) and Winnipeg Jets centre Morgan Barron (36) chase the puck during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday.

Jets need to get serious about landing hometown hero Toews

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Jets need to get serious about landing hometown hero Toews

Mike McIntyre 6 minute read Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Jonathan Toews already has an honourary lake and community club here in his home province. Now it’s up to general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to find a way to get the three-time Stanley Cup champion’s name stitched on the back of a Winnipeg Jets jersey.

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Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Jonathan Toews knows a thing or two about winning: his name is on the Stanley Cup three times. (Nam Y. Huh / The Associated Press files)

Jets assistant coach jumped at opportunity to move to big club from Moose

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Jets assistant coach jumped at opportunity to move to big club from Moose

Jeff Hamilton 7 minute read Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

OTTAWA — The ink had barely dried on Rick Bowness’s contract as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets when a random resume crossed his desk.

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Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

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When the opportunity arose, Jets assistant coach Marty Johnston wasn’t shy about seeking employment with the team.

Toronto’s big guns take down Jets

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Toronto’s big guns take down Jets

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

TORONTO — The Winnipeg Jets spent much of Wednesday’s media availability lamenting their recent play, specifically the last five games. One day later, they can add a sixth to the list.

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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

Mitch Marner scores short-handed in the second period to put Toronto up 3-0 on the way to a 4-1 win over Winnipeg. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press)

Ehlers’ best yet to come

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Ehlers’ best yet to come

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

TORONTO — You would think Nikolaj Ehlers would be happy with his play right now, having scored 10 points, including three goals and seven assists, in his last seven games.

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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

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Ehlers had 55 points in 62 games during the 2021-22 season.

Provorov’s Pride protest a black eye for NHL

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Provorov’s Pride protest a black eye for NHL

Jeff Hamilton 5 minute read Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

TORONTO — The NHL suffered another black eye to its brand this week, when Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Ivan Provorov opted not to participate in a pre-game warmup that involved players wearing Pride-theme jerseys, along with rainbow Pride stick tape, in celebration and support of the LGBTTQ+ community Tuesday night.

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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

Jets forward Sam Gagner (right) is proud to have taken part in several Pride events.

Bowness brings out the blender

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Bowness brings out the blender

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

TORONTO — The Winnipeg Jets woke up Wednesday morning one of the NHL’s top teams. Heading into the night’s slate of games, the Jets were tied for first place in the Western Conference, boasting an overall record of 29-15-1, with victories in eight of their last 10.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

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Jets head coach Rick Bowness has talked a lot this week about his club needing to be better in all areas of the ice, to better play within his system, one that is built on being the aggressor.

Lacklustre Jets lose 4-1 to lowly Canadiens

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Lacklustre Jets lose 4-1 to lowly Canadiens

Jeff Hamilton 7 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

MONTREAL – The Winnipeg Jets have put forth several quality efforts this season, rightfully earning their position atop the Western Conference. Tuesday, however, was not one of those games.

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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

Josh Anderson made it 4-1 for Montreal in the third, ending any chance of a Winnipeg comeback. (Graham Hughes / The Canadian Press)

Dubois taking things one season at a time

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Dubois taking things one season at a time

Jeff Hamilton 6 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

MONTREAL — The Winnipeg Jets had a near-full locker room Tuesday morning at Bell Centre, but Pierre-Luc Dubois garnered most of the attention.

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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

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The fact that Winnipeg Jets left wing Pierre-Luc Dubois is deepening his roots in Montreal also added to the fears his time in Winnipeg might end by the summer of 2024, when he’s eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.

Jets stay alert longer, post ‘W’

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Jets stay alert longer, post ‘W’

Mike McIntyre 7 minute read Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023

Number 1 in the Central. Number 1 in the West. And, no doubt, number 1 in the hearts of many fans who are loving what they’re seeing these days.

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Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023

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Winnipeg Jets left wing Pierre-Luc Dubois (80) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with teammates during the second period.

D-man DeMelo among Jets playing better than ever under new coach

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D-man DeMelo among Jets playing better than ever under new coach

Mike McIntyre 6 minute read Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

PITTSBURGH — The brightest stars tend to get the most ink, and deservedly so. The likes of Connor Hellebuyck, Josh Morrissey, Mark Scheifele, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor and, now that he’s back from injury, Nikolaj Ehlers, are all dazzling on the ice.

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Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dylan DeMelo (2) on the first day of training camp in 2022.

Perfetti’s three-point night paces Jets past Penguins 4-1

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Perfetti’s three-point night paces Jets past Penguins 4-1

Mike McIntyre 7 minute read Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

PITTSBURGH — A sick performance by Cole Perfetti — and we mean that in the nicest possible way — helped lead the Winnipeg Jets to an impressive 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night at PPG Paints Arena.

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Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele returns to the bench in the second period after scoring his first of two goals in the Jets 4-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Coaches split on tech on benches

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Coaches split on tech on benches

Mike McIntyre 4 minute read Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

PITTSBURGH — It’s a battle between new school and old school. Technology versus tradition. And Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness admits he has mixed feelings about the topic.

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Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

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Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella has imposed a ban on players looking at tablets during games.

Hellebuyck comes up big in 4-2 victory over Sabres

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Hellebuyck comes up big in 4-2 victory over Sabres

Mike McIntyre 7 minute read Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

BUFFALO — Connor Hellebuyck followed up one of his toughest games of the seasons with one of his most tremendous. And, as he’s done so often in his career, carried the Winnipeg Jets to victory in the process.

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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves against the NHL’s highest-scoring team on Thursday. (Jeffrey T. Barnes / The Associated Press)

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