Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was one of the few NHL players to make some sort of an unprompted statement in response to President Donald Trump’s weekend comments regarding NFL players and their protests during the National Anthem. During a speech in Alabama on Friday the President urged NFL owners to fire players that “disrespect” […]
The worlds of sports and politics collided over the weekend when President Donald Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' White House invitation then criticized NFL players who have been protesting during the national anthem. Amid vocal responses from prominent NBA players and widespread protests across the NFL, the NHL remained relatively quiet — with the […]
The NHL preseason began with the league trying to crackdown on slashing and faceoff violations. Former NHL referee Paul Stewart griped on Twitter that it was taking away from the officials ability to call a game by feel and hockey sense. The Winnipeg Jets brought in retired referee Paul Devorski to work with their players […]
What began Friday with President Donald Trump speaking in front of a crowd at Alabama has since become a national and global conversation involving many from the NBA and NFL. Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets tweeted what appears to be a disagreement with a stance taken by Trump, the first NHL player known to […]
While it wasn’t the sort of deal that’s guaranteed to collapse your salary structure, Little’s six-year, $31.75 million contract extension should ensure that he isn’t on many underpaid players lists. PHT’s been mowing through many teams’ salary cap situations during this off-season, so why not continue with Winnipeg? In the case of the Jets, it’s […]
The Winnipeg Jets took care of some business this morning, as they signed Bryan Little to a six-year, $31.75 million extension ($5.291 million AAV), according to Sportsnet’s Elliott Friedman. Little was going to play out the final year of his current contract this season, but this deal will keep him in Winnipeg for the foreseeable […]
With a crop of young, talented forwards, mixed with some more veteran players up front, the Winnipeg Jets locked up one of the latter on Thursday for the next six-plus years. #NHLJets agree to terms with centre Bryan Little on a six-year contract extension. Little recorded 47 points last season, sixth on a Jets roster […]
One of the major questions facing the Winnipeg Jets this off-season appears to now have an answer. According to reports on Wednesday, both Cheveldayoff and Maurice have been given contract extensions, with Darren Dreger of TSN adding they were multi-year deals. The Jets have yet to make any official confirmation or announcement.
The idea that Shane Doan, who despite playing more than 1,500 games in the NHL never got to 1,000 career points, could even remotely be included in the Hockey Hall of Fame — the big one, not the “Greater Phoenix Hockey Hall of Fame,” which, by all means include him there — is preposterous on […]
This October marks the 22nd anniversary of Shane Doan’s first game in the NHL: Oct. 7, 1995, with the Winnipeg Jets. In a ham-fisted and dishonorable manner, Doan was informed his playing days with the Coyotes were over. “It was the owner’s decision,” said Doan back in June.
After spending more than two decades on the ice, Shane Doan is hanging his skates. In a heartfelt letter to fans published Wednesday in the Arizona Republic, the Coyotes forward announced his retirement from the NHL following a prosperous career that spanned 21 seasons. "I’m so grateful and thankful to the Winnipeg Jets for drafting […]
Former Winnipeg Jets and Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan has officially retired from the NHL. Doan broke into the NHL with the Jets during the 1995-96 season, and he stayed with the organization through the move to Arizona. On Wednesday morning, Doan made the announcement official in a letter to the fans via the Arizona […]