Jets NHL Draft Days Ranked

report this ad The Winnipeg Jets have always stressed the importance of their “draft and develop” strategy: that is, building a contender through patience, deft selection, and molding of promising youngsters into top talent rather than through finagling blockbuster trades for established elites. Through the draft is how Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has transformed, in less than a decade, a terrible Atlanta Thrashers team — whose leadership was utterly incompetent at the draft table and incapable of building a winner — to a squad with more good players than…

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Trading Trouba to Flyers Makes Most Sense

report this ad It’s becoming increasingly clear that Jacob Trouba’s days with the Winnipeg Jets are numbered. While it will be a shame to see his time with the team end, it would be worse by far for the Jets to net a poor return. Finding a willing trading partner for Trouba will be easy enough. He’s a young, smooth-skating, puck-moving defenseman coming off a career season with a physical edge to his game. No team in the NHL is in a position to say they don’t need such a…

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NHL News & Notes: Rick Nash, Gustafsson & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, Rick Nash has been hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Winnipeg Jets have signed David Gustafsson and the Calgary Flames have signed Eetu Tuulola. Related: NHL News & Notes: Flyers 1st Round Pick, Oilers & More Blue Jackets Hire Rick Nash The Blue Jackets made a smart and popular hire Thursday when they brought Nash back to Columbus, this time as a member of management. The team would hire him as a special assistant to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen after making…

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NHL Rumors: Perry, Duchene, Sabres, Oilers & Jets

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are rumors out of Anaheim in respect to Corey Perry, speculation the Los Angeles Kings are dumping Dion Phaneuf, rumors surrounding Matt Duchene and more. Are the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets good trade partners? Perry’s Future With the Ducks TSN’s Pierre LeBrun notes that the Anaheim Ducks have a ton of respect for Corey Perry but are likely looking to move his extremely large contract. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks, Oct. 24, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) LeBrun says…

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Could Jets Deal Trouba to Devils?

report this ad Last month, we explored four potential teams the Winnipeg Jets could deal pending restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba to, since the probability of him signing a long-term in Winnipeg is low. Related: Trouba Targets: Four Teams the Winnipeg Jets Could Trade Him To There hasn’t been much noise on Trouba since then; not publicly, at least. You can bet Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff’s heard some ringing in the past 30 days. However, as the June 21, 2019 NHL Entry Draft — the date the Jets…

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NHL Rumors: Jets, Canucks, Maple Leafs, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Patrik Laine’s agent posturing on contract negotiations? Are the Toronto Maple Leafs learning anything from their dealings with William Nylander and what team has just popped up as interested in Jason Zucker? Jets and Laine in Potentially Awkward Spot Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun comments on David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period’s report this weekend that Patrik Laine could explore a variety of options if he doesn’t like numbers the Winnipeg Jets are using to negotiate the forward’s extension. Winnipeg Jets’…

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Flyers Acquire Hayes From Jets

report this ad The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired the rights to pending unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Hayes is set to become a free agent on July 1 and the Jets are recouping value for a player they likely weren’t going to be able to re-sign in the offseason. A fifth-round pick may not seem like the most value, but it’s still something for the Jets who were likely to lose Hayes for free…

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Winnipeg Jets trade Kevin Hayes for draft pick

Kevin Hayes is no longer a member of the Winnipeg Jets.The Jets’ long list of free agents decreased by one on Monday as the team dealt Hayes to Philadelphia for the Flyers’ fifth-round selection in the upcoming NHL draft.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets sign forward Chibisov to one-year contractHayes, 27, was acquired by the Jets from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline. He scored five goals with seven assists in 20 regular season games. He notched two more goals in their six playoff games.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets ink Laurent…

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NHL Rumors: Laine, Hayes, Panarin, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumors, there is news coming out of Winnipeg that forward Patrik Laine might consider accepting an offer sheet. Kevin Hayes might be a target for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers are the favorites to land Artemi Panarin. Laine to Look at Offer Sheets? The Fourth Period is writing that contract talks between the Winnipeg Jets and restricted free agent winger Patrik Laine are expected to pick up soon. But, David Pagnotta has been informed by his sources that if talks don’t go…

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Jets sign Chibisov to one-year deal

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with forward Andrei Chibisov on a one-year deal on Saturday.The entry-level contract carries an average annual value of US$925,000.Chibisov, 26, just completed his fifth season in the KHL in Russia and his first full campaign with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, where he recorded 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) and 25 penalty minutes in 50 games.He has played in 220 KHL games and recorded 66 points (26 goals, 40 assists) for three different clubs. Chibisov has added three assists in 22 career playoff games.Get…

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