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What’s better for the NHL: Vegas or Winnipeg winning the Stanley Cup in 2018?

Either the Vegas Golden Knights or Winnipeg Jets will advance to represent the Western Conference at the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals. Both teams are making their first-ever appearances in the conference final, as the expansion Golden Knights have done the unthinkable and the Jets are Cup contenders seven years into the team’s existence. Vegas has made headlines for the obvious and …

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Did Predators’ Pekka Rinne make the biggest save of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Just two nights ago Nashville watched its 2018 President’s Trophy team surrender a 3-0 lead to the likes of the Winnipeg Jets, 7-4, in Game 3 at the Bell MTS Place in downtown Winnipeg. The Predators also witnessed their (normally) cool and collected goaltender in Pekka Rinne show signs of frustrations in the surprising loss. Entering Game 4, and trailing …

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McKenna’s NHL Mailbag and Digest 4/25/2018

McKenna’s weekly NHL Mailbag will be open via Twitter Wednesday through Friday for the remainder of the 2018 NHL season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. To have an NHL related question featured in Hooked On Hockey Magazine tweet to @KMcKenna_tLT5 by using the hashtag #McKennasDigest.  The Calgary Flames have a new head coach, and three finalists have been named for the 2018 Vezina …

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Connor Hellebuyck could answer Winnipeg Jets goaltending problems

The Winnipeg Jets have had a less-than-stellar season as far as goaltending is concerned. Between Ondrej Pavelec and Michael Hutchinson, they’re just not making the cut. The Jets started off with a decent record, but now Pavelec is 5-6-1, and Hutchinson is sporting a better, but not great, 5-4-1 record. As proved in the last playoff run, the depth in net …

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Evander Kane & Zach Bogosian Key Parts of Multi-player Trade

As speculated, the Jets traded Evander Kane, but what came as a surprise is that Zach Bogosian was part of the trade as well. In exchange for Bogosian, Kane and Jason Kasdorf(currently playing hockey at RPI) the Sabres traded Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and the Sabres 2015 1st round draft pick. The loss of Bogosian will …

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Winnipeg’s Heritage Classic to be Postponed Until 2016

Sad news for Jets fans that were anticipating the Heritage Classic in Winnipeg this December. After failing to come to terms with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the NHL sponsored Heritage Classic will most likely take place in December of 2016.   Originally to be scheduled for 2015, True North has been in talks with the league since 2013 in regards …

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Winnipeg Jets Contracts

PLAYER POS TEAM AGE YRS DOLLARS AVERAGE FREE AGENT Zach Bogosian (2013-2018) D WPG 0 7 $36,000,000 $5,142,857 2019 Blake Wheeler (2013-2018) RW WPG 0 6 $33,600,000 $5,600,000 2019 Evander Kane (2012-2017) LW WPG 0 6 $31,500,000 $5,250,000 2018 Tobias Enstrom (2013-2017) D WPG 0 5 $28,750,000 $5,750,000 2018 Dustin Byfuglien (2011-2015) RW WPGSigned w/ATL 0 5 $26,000,000 $5,200,000 2016 Bryan Little (2013-2017) C WPG 0 …

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