‘It could be a real advantage for us’: Winnipeg Jets satisfied with new ‘fairest’ playoff format

The National Hockey League revealed their post-COVID-19 playoff format and the Winnipeg Jets will be facing the Calgary Flames in a best-of-five playoff qualifying series whenever hockey resumes, most likely in August.Jets forward Andrew Copp admits there’s no flawless way...

NHL lays out return to play plan, Winnipeg Jets to face Calgary Flames

Exactly when it will happen remains up in the air, but the Winnipeg Jets will face the Calgary Flames once NHL hockey eventually returns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled the NHL’s playoff format Tuesday and the league’s...

Coronavirus: NHL aims to move to Phase 2 of return to play protocol in early June

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2020 12:19 pm Updated May 25, 2020 12:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The NHL is hoping to move to Phase...

NHLPA board approves ‘further negotiations’ with league on 24-team playoff format

By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2020 7:46 pm Updated May 22, 2020 10:38 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board authorized “further...

Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine doesn’t care about playoff formats — just hockey

There are times when Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine can fill a reporter’s notebook almost to the same extent he fills an opponent’s net. During a videoconference call on Friday, when Laine spoke to reporters from his hometown of Tampere,...

NHLPA board voting on returning playoff format with 24 teams: sources

The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return to play format, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says no plans to cancel rest of season

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says he has no plans to cancel the remainder of the NHL season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Bettman spoke Tuesday at a virtual town hall hosted by the San Jose Sharks for members of their business...

Paul Maurice on paused NHL season, Dustin Byfuglien and what the Jets are doing in isolation

Like every hockey fan in town, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice is at home, waiting to see if the NHL‘s 2019-20 season resumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Maurice told 680 CJOB’s Sports Show that despite social distancing, there’s still a...

Brendan Leipsic’s contract terminated by Washington Capitals after offensive comments surface online

The Washington Capitals announced in a statement on Friday they had placed Winnipeg’s Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers for the purposes of terminating his contract, after screenshots of offensive and misogynistic comments were leaked online this week. View original article...

‘It has to end with us’: Winnipeg CFL player hoping to spark culture shift in sports

A Winnipeg Blue Bomber is calling on his team and other professional athletes to stand up together to make a change in the sports world after a group of athletes’ misogynistic group chat went public.Earlier this week, Winnipeg-born NHL player...
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