You would think it wouldn’t be hard to find chemistry with a player like Patrik Laine. Get him the puck in shooting position and just wait to celebrate. It should be easy. As the Pittsburgh Penguins demonstrated for years, however, finding a running mate for a star player isn’t about just sticking him with the
The start of the NHL season brings all the expert predictions out for all to see and debate. One of the most prevalent right now is that the Winnipeg Jets will win the Stanley Cup. The Hockey News has been predicting the Jets will take it all in 2019 for years. They’re standing by their
Do you have questions about your favourite team after the puck dropped for the preseason? For teams that are already playoff-bound, the preseason doesn’t really answer questions. If you’re cheering for a bottom-feeder, the preseason suddenly becomes must-watch hockey as you try to figure out who’s making the team. Related: Burning Questions for the Atlantic
In today’s rumor rundown, Patrik Laine new deal with the Jets may not happen for a while, there is speculation the Oilers and Bruins might be talking trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs might waive a goaltender and the Sharks may have to enter the 2018-19 regular season making fewer changes than they would have liked.
There’s no debate on who the best shooter on the Winnipeg Jets is. Patrik Laine may be the best shooter in the entire NHL. His release is lightning quick and his shot is fast and accurate. Laine’s shot gets a lot of attention both from opposing teams and the media. Of course, he may be
Let the debates begin. When two superstars are drafted number one and two overall, there will be comparisons for years. This is going to be the case throughout the careers of Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. Both are franchise players that have helped lead the turnaround of their franchises since being drafted back in 2016.
Round two is officially set, with the most highly anticipated matchup kicking off Friday evening. That would be the Winnipeg Jets versus the Nashville Predators, the top two teams in the Central and the NHL. Both teams are evenly matched up and down the roster as we’ve looked at previously. While anything can happen in the
On Tuesday, the entire Winnipeg Jets’ fan base held their breath after watching their shaggy-bearded superstar, Patrik Laine, take an Alec Martinez shot off the foot and hobble straight to the dressing room with help from the trainers. A firestorm quickly erupted on Twitter from media and fans alike. Patrik Laine was just helped to #NHLJets
You can’t predict a 20-year career based off on 141 games, but Patrik Laine is proving to be the NHL’s next elite goal scorer. Leading up to the 2016 NHL Draft, Laine was often compared to Alex Ovechkin, who is set to become the NHL’s 20th player to score 600 career goals. Ovechkin leads all active
Every June, the NHL Entry Draft produces new trade talk, free-agency speculation and of course, the game’s forthcoming superstars eager to fulfill their NHL dreams. Draft day sees coveted teenagers have immense weight put on their shoulders and the future of a franchise placed in their hands. Oftentimes, an entire draft class is summed up
Sunday night hockey is always nice to have on the calendar. When a hot Western Conference team comes to town, and they are coached by a former coach of the home team, it is particularly intriguing. Such was Sunday night’s tilt that saw the Winnipeg Jets visiting the Carolina Hurricanes. To say the Jets are
The Winnipeg Jets bandwagon hasn’t exactly been overcrowded through their playoff-less seasons. At this rate, it will start filling up in a real hurry. The Jets are playing fast, physical, entertaining hockey right now. Even without two of their top four defensemen, they’ve been dominant at times over their most recent series, a tour of
The Winnipeg Jets are off to one of the hottest starts in franchise history. I know this because I spent the last three hours combing the record books. Looking at those books reminds me of one of the only complaints Jets fans have about their team. When the Jets moved from Atlanta, Winnipeg inherited all
It hasn’t been pretty, it hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t been devoid of controversy, and it certainly hasn’t been perfect, but 10 games in, the Winnipeg Jets’ season has been their best yet to this point. Ten games into the young season, the Jets hold a solid-but-unspectacular 5-3-2 record. Their 12 points situate them second
It’s the oldest mantra in the profession: coaches are hired to be fired. In his long coaching career, Paul Maurice knows it well. Perhaps it’s an unfair saying, as coaches can’t do anything but work with the talent their GM assembles, but it has proven true many times. When a team struggles, the coach gets
“Why do you guys want to talk to me? I’m nothing special,” joked Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets after a late-March game in New Jersey. Quite modest for a kid who just turned 19-years-old after completing his first full NHL season with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets, who jumped from 6th to 2nd in