Jets legend on trades: Winnipeg fans shouldn’t take it personally

It’s been a decade since he retired from the NHL, but former Winnipeg Jet Keith Tkachuk is still very much involved in hockey.One of the best American-born players in the league’s history, Tkachuk – who played in Winnipeg from 1992-96 – now has two sons in the NHL … not to mention he just saw another former team, the St. Louis Blues, win their first-ever Stanley Cup.Tkachuk told 680 CJOB he has more anxiety as a hockey dad than he ever did in his own playing days.READ MORE: Jacob Trouba…

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Winnipeg Jets’ preseason schedule includes a visit from Stanley Cup champs

The Winnipeg Jets have released their seven-game exhibition schedule, and the highlight is a Sept. 20 face-off at Bell MTS Place versus the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.It will be the first meeting between the teams since the Blues eliminated the Jets in Game Six of their first-round series back on Apr. 20 at the Enterprise Center.READ MORE: Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win seriesStory continues belowThe Jets will also include traditional preseason home-and-home series versus Edmonton, Calgary, and Minnesota. Winnipeg will open on…

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NBA, NFL adding extra cash into Winnipeg businesses’ pockets

Sports events happening outside of Winnipeg are putting some extra money in local pockets – and right now basketball is drawing more people to bars than hockey.Tony Siwicki of Silver Heights Restaurant and Lounge said the bar is packed full when the NBA’s Toronto Raptors are on the court.“It’s pretty crazy, there’ll be screaming and complaining at each other over the game, there will be one eye on the basketball game,” said Siwicki, laughing.“But it’s all sports in the end.”Story continues belowREAD MORE: NFL preseason game between Oakland Raiders, Green…

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Winnipeg musicians record bluegrass tribute to St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues may have been responsible for sending the Winnipeg Jets home early in the NHL playoffs, but one group of Winnipeggers is paying musical tribute to the Stanley Cup finalists.Four Winnipeg musicians teamed up to record a bluegrass version of the song “Gloria” – a 1982 hit by Laura Branigan that has been the Blues’ victory song for their unexpected playoff run.The cover tune has generated interest around the hockey world, especially in the Blues’ hometown.[embedded content]View original article here Source

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Manitoba man’s finger-protection invention makes its way to the NHL

A former goaltender from Ste. Anne’s, Man. hopes his new invention will save goalies’ fingers forevermore.Guy St. Vincent new invention, called the BLOK, helps prevent pointer fingers from being broken when blocking pucks.READ MORE: Injuries cost NHL owners $218 million per year, Canadian study saysHe originally used a gob of hockey tape to protected his pointer finger on his glove hand when he was a goalie.“I had something that worked, and here I just translated it to a permanent rubber piece that slides onto the stick,” St. Vincent explained. The…

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Blues Down Jets to Advance to 2nd Round

report this ad ST. LOUIS — Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round. The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars lead 3-2. Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg, which tried to rally after falling behind 3-0 early in the third period. Connor Hellebuyck finished with 33 saves. The Blues became the…

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Blues Top Jets to Take 3-2 Series Lead – Schwartz Scores Late Winner

report this ad WINNIPEG — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and handing St. Louis a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues, who host Game 6 of the best-of-seven series on Saturday. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots for St. Louis. Winnipeg was up 2-0 after the first period on goals by Adam Lowry and Kevin Hayes. Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for Winnipeg, which…

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Home-ice advantage non-existent in Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues first round series

Game 5 of the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues first round series is set for Thursday Night at Bell MTS Place, one of the loudest buildings in the NHL.But do the fans, noise, and the home ice actually give the Jets an advantage?As of Wednesday, out of all 31 games played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, home teams have won 17 games, while the away teams have won 14.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets recall 6 players from Manitoba Moose for playoff runStory continues belowBut Jets Captain Blake Wheeler knows just…

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Jets Beat Blues to Even Series on Connor OT Winner

ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. It is the only first-round series in which the home team has failed to win a game. Game 5 is Thursday night back in Winnipeg. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made 36 saves for the…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Monday, April 15

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!IF Jordan Binnington WAS in the heads of the Winnipeg Jets following the St. Louis Blues 2-1 and 4-3 victories at Bell MTS Place, the rookie St. Louis netminder certainly isn’t now. The Jets solved Binnington, and then some, for a 6-3 win in Game Three to cut the Blues’ lead in the series to 2-1. Patrik Laine scored for the third straight game, and said he and his team mates definitely needed that one.https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/patrik-laine.mp3Kevin Hayes, and Kyle Connor with his first of two on the night, joined Laine…

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