The Winnipeg Jets had nine players make their debuts with the team this season. Three in particular were very pleasant surprises. 3: Dylan DeMelo The highly-intelligent and cerebral defender didn’t miss a beat after the Jets acquired him for the paltry price of a third-round pick in the week prior to the NHL Trade Deadline.
After smartly choosing to stand pat at the trade deadline, Winnipeg Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will have to get busy in the offseason. His first priority will be to add a top-four blueliner to a team that’s been defensively deficient all season long and has relied on a rotating cast of fringe players, waiver
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the asking price from the New York Rangers for Chris Kreider, reasons why the Winnipeg Jets haven’t terminated Dustin Byfuglien’s contract yet, and speculation there’s a team keenly interested in Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry. Finally, are the Golden Knights looking to do more after adding
Scouting the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning Mike Chambers: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Avalanche – Lightning game includes the Pittsburgh Penguin, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Detroit Red Wings (assistant GM Pat Verbeek). Pierre LeBrun: Canadiens Marc Bergevin and Scott Mellanby were scheduled to be in Colorado.
Rumor roundup involving the Sharks, Devils, Wild, Canadiens, Panthers, Senators, and the Rangers Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The San Jose Sharks season is a writeoff and the “For Sale” sign is up. Defenseman Brenden Dillon is expected to be traded and there will be teams keeping an eye on Joe Thornton. Thornton carries
Kyle Connor trade rumours began last week, and this isn’t the first time the media rumoured the Winnipeg Jets trading a star forward. The NHL silly season is upon us. And after hearing a particularly interesting #NHLJets trade rumour this week — one I don’t expect to come to fruition, btw — I tackle the
Asking price for Chris Kreider and potential teams that might be interested Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic: New York Rangers pending UFA Chris Kreider is looking for a seven-year deal at around $7 million per season. The Rangers asking trade price for Kreider has to be a first-round pick, or multiple conditional second-round picks, or
Hurricanes looking for someone with term … a few potential options Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: The Carolina Hurricanes would consider trading one of their two first-round picks (own Toronto’s) but only for a player with term. Matt Dumba has three years left at $6 million and the Minnesota Wild may eye the Hurricanes first,
Penguins have to be patient as the market is small Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: It’s well known that Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford likes to make moves well in advance of the NHL trade deadline. “I think the market will open up at some point in the next week or two,” the GM
Team watching the Kings … Rangers and Kreider to talk … No talks for Pageau Sportsnet: Teams are keeping an eye on the Los Angeles Kings who are going to be sellers ahead of the NHL trade deadline. At the Kings-Devils game: “There are three scouts there from each of the Winnipeg Jets and also
WINNIPEG — Andrew Copp scored the go-ahead goal as part of a four-goal third period, and the Winnipeg Jets came from behind to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Sunday. Copp gave Winnipeg a 3-2 lead when he beat Chicago netminder Corey Crawford up high from in close with 6:33 left in regulation after taking a perfect pass from
Scouting the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings last night Mark Scheig: Scouts listed to attend last night’s game Blue Jackets and Red Wings game: Colorado Avalanche (4), Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Vegas Golden Knights, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Washington Capitals. Scouting the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa
Top-four defenseman with term still a priority for the Toronto Maple Leafs TSN: The Toronto Maple Leafs have been looking for a defenseman, and Cody Ceci is now hurt (out at least for a month). Is a top-four defenseman with term still a top priority? Darren Dreger said it is, especially with Ceci’s and Morgan
Top Priority for the Oilers Ryan Rishaug: Have to believe the top priority for the Edmonton Oilers heading into the trade deadline still has to be a third-line center. Ottawa Senators Jean-Gabriel Pageau would be a great fit for the Oilers but is not sure they’ll want to give up their first-round pick for him.
Byfuglien decision could be coming soon Elliotte Friedman: There was word Saturday night that a decision for the status of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for the rest of this season is getting closer. It sounds like he hasn’t started skating and that he “most likely” won’t be playing this season. His status for next
Could the Rangers move Buchnevich? Larry Brooks of the New York Post: The Rangers could move Chris Kreider by the trade deadline, but they could also look at moving linemate Pavel Buchnevich. He has another year left on his deal at $3.25 million. Buchnevich obviously wouldn’t land a return close to Kreider, but they may
Avs rumored need for a defenseman doesn’t make sense unless… AJ Haefele: “All due respect to the reporting work others are doing but it simply makes no sense for the Avs to add a defender at the trade deadline unless it’s a major upgrade. Not sure that guy is available this year on D. Avs
Scouting the Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets Charlie Roumeliotis: Scouts listed to attend yesterday’s Blackhawks-Jets game: Edmonton Oilers (2), Montreal Canadiens (2), Ottawa Senators (2), Vegas Golden Knights (2), Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, New York