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NHL postpones remainder of weekday games in support of protest against police shooting

By | August 27, 2020

The NHL has postponed all four of its playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin last weekend. The players requested the postponements and the league supported the decision, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association said in a joint statement. The New York Islanders… Read More »

NHL postpones remainder of weekday games in support of protests against police shootings

By | August 27, 2020

The NHL has postponed all four of its playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin last weekend. The players requested the postponements and the league supported the decision, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association said in a joint statement released at 6 p.m.… Read More »

Hamstrung by Byfuglien’s absence, Jets persevered through tumultuous season

By | August 13, 2020

The Winnipeg Jets began this season in scramble mode. Dustin Byfuglien not reporting to training camp with two years remaining on a multi-million-dollar contract was the kickoff to Winnipeg’s dramatic season. The hulking defenceman’s contract on the books until its mutual termination in April hampered Winnipeg’s financial ability to shore up the blue-line in his absence. Losing centre… Read More »

Hockey future unclear for Jets’ Bryan Little after season marred by injury

By | August 12, 2020

Bryan Little is unsure if or when he’ll play in the NHL again. The longest-serving player on the current edition of the Winnipeg Jets awaits confirmation that a season-ending head injury won’t pose further risk to him. Little acknowledged the possibility his NHL career is over has “constantly been in the back of my head.” “There’s going to… Read More »

Flames take steam out of depleted Jets to clinch qualifier series with shutout

By | August 7, 2020

The Calgary Flames overwhelmed the injury-addled Winnipeg Jets, beating them 4-0 Thursday to knock them out of the NHL’s post-season. Dillon Dube, Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett and Rasmus Andersson scored for the Flames while Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the shutout at Rogers Place. Calgary won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 30-of-32 shots in… Read More »

Oilers, Jets, Leafs among 8 teams in mix for NHL’s top pick in Monday’s final draft lottery

By | August 6, 2020

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly held a blue card as the draft lottery approached its crucial moment in late June. “The No. 1 overall selection,” Daly began before flipping it over to reveal the league’s logo, “belongs to a team yet to be determined.” And with that, the second phase of the unique process in a season like… Read More »