Hextall on Hockey: the Winnipeg Jets at the NHL trade deadline

The trade deadline can energize a hockey club with fresh new blood, or it can announce a team is dead on arrival.The 2020 NHL trade deadline did neither for the Winnipeg Jets.Monday saw multiple trades made, but the Jets weren’t...

Hextall on Hockey: Dylan DeMelo a good fit for Winnipeg Jets

By Leah Hextall CJOB Posted February 20, 2020 11:45 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The acquisition of Dylan DeMelo isn’t a ‘wow’ trade by Winnipeg, but it is a trade...

Hextall on Hockey: Global game helps with learning curve for Jets’ Andrei Chibisov

By Leah Hextall CJOB Posted February 18, 2020 11:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ When Russian forward Andrei Chibisov was called up to play with the Winnipeg Jets, he was...

Hextall on Hockey: re-signing Paul Maurice the smart move

By Leah Hextall CJOB Posted February 13, 2020 1:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ In business, you always want to make the smart move. The right move. The Winnipeg Jets...

Hextall on Hockey: Have the Jets turned the page?

A 2-1 loss to Boston almost two weeks ago seems to be the place the page turned for the Winnipeg Jets. Head coach Paul Maurice said he felt the loss to the Bruins was the best all-around game he’s seen...

Hextall on Hockey: Byfuglien drama a reminder sports is a business

By Leah Hextall CJOB Posted February 6, 2020 1:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Sports is a business. No one owes anyone anything. Athletes have a very short time frame to...

Hextall on Hockey: Battle of Alberta making NHL must-see TV again

By Leah Hextall Global News Posted February 5, 2020 11:26 am Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ From a suspension to a stick flip to a goalie fight, the battle of Alberta...

Hextall on Hockey: the MJHL’s new commissioner

The new Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) commissioner, Kevin Saurette, is a Brandon product like me. We went to high school together, and while he won’t admit it, as members of the Vincent Massey Vikings badminton team, I often beat...

Hextall on Hockey: Kobe Bryant gave fans young and old something to believe in

The word “NO” came bursting out of my mouth as the headline — Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash at age 41 — flashed across my Twitter feed. … then to read that his 13-year-old daughter was also taken...

Hextall on Hockey: the NHL’s top deadline trade bait?

A month ago, Ilya Kovalchuk was waived by the L.A. Kings and now he’s a point-per-game player for the Montreal Canadiens. How does that happen? Let’s start with this: Kovalchuk is getting an opportunity to play. The winger is right-handed...
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