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Based on previous reports, the Boston Bruins are considering an offer sheet for Jacob Trouba, but now they're apparently having second thoughts.

We'll have to wait and see what happens here, but there's a reason that it's extremely rare for a team to acquire a player through an offer sheet. The only way to avoid the original team simply matching your offer is to significantly overpay for the player in question and on top of that you have to surrender draft picks. The Bruins might also be fear of retribution where other teams start making offer sheets to their restricted free agents as punishment for Boston doing so and thus driving up the price of future RFAs in the process. Even with all that in mind, the Bruins might be desperate enough for a No. 1 defenseman that they'll try to make it work with Trouba anyways.
Jun 30 - 8:34 AM

The Boston Bruins are reportedly preparing an offer sheet for Jacob Trouba.

It's no secret that the Bruins need to get better and younger on defense and this would be an expensive way of doing that. According to Joe Haggerty, the deal would be worth a minimum of $47 million dollars. If the Jets refuse to match that, it would net them four consecutive first round picks from the Bruins. Trouba had six goals and 21 points in 81 games last season. The 22-year-old averaged 22:03 of ice time in 2015-16.
Jun 29 - 12:07 AM

Patrik Laine won't participate in Winnipeg's upcoming development camp because a minor procedure he underwent after the NHL Combine.

He has not been cleared for on-ice activities yet from knee surgery. Laine sustained what was believed to be a leg injury at the World Championship, so he wasn't able to complete all the tests at the combine.
Jun 28 - 5:14 PM

Austen Brassard can become an unrestricted free agent and sign anywhere on July 1.

He didn't get a qualifying offer from the Jets by Monday's deadline. Brassard recorded 15 goals and 36 points in 75 games with the AHL's Manitoba Moose last season.
Jun 28 - 8:45 AM

Mark Scheifele was among the players to receive a qualifying offer on Monday.

The Jets also tendered qualifying offers to Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry, Joel Armia, Brenden Kichton, J.C. Lipon, Julian Melchiori and Brandon Tanev. They can't be accepted until Friday and they expire on July 15. The two sides can also negotiate a longer term deal, which will be the case with Scheifele and Trouba especially.
Jun 28 - 8:39 AM

Josh Morrissey hopes to be a full-time member of the Jets next season.

He is looking to add a couple of pounds of lean muscle in the summer. Morrissey posted three goals and 22 points in 57 games with Manitoba in 2015-16. He made his NHL debut as well on Mar. 5 against Montreal and he posted one shot in 15:54 of ice time.
Jun 27 - 8:44 AM

Patrik Laine is expected to make Winnipeg's roster for the 2016-17 season.

The 18-year-old was selected with the second overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He should get looks alongside Bryan Little and/or Mark Scheifele at training camp.
Jun 27 - 8:37 AM

Mathieu Perreault and the Winnipeg Jets are interested in working out a contract extension.

Perreault had nine goals and 41 points in 71 games with the Jets last season before a concussion sidelined him for the end of the year. He will play the final season of his current contract in 2016-17 and can't sign an extension until July 1.
Jun 25 - 4:03 PM

The Winnipeg Jets took Luke Green with the 79th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Luke Green's promise as the first overall pick as a 16-year-old in the QMJHL never quite materialized. He had nearly identical seasons in his two with Saint John, where he totaled 16 goals and 71 points in 121 games, which look additionally underwhelming when you add in his ineffective defensive play and poor pinching instincts. What spares Green, among many things, is his handedness. Righties are rare at the next level, and if he can mature both on and off the ice, he has the offensive toolbox to build a bridge to the NHL with.
Jun 25 - 1:49 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have taken Logan Stanley with the 18th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

The Jets moved up to take Stanley by sending the 22nd and 36th picks in the draft to Philadelphia for the 18th and 79th choices. Logan Stanely is quite intriguing. At 6'7" and a slim 225 lbs, it's clear that the 18-year-old still needs to fill out his body and also grow more acclimated to his own frame and abilities. Likewise his defensive and physical prowess is undeniable, not to mention his willingness to put opponents in their place - see his 103 PIMs. Stanley may never be a big contributor on the scoreboard, having posted just 17 points in 64 games, but that’s the thing about big, strong defenders - once their skills click in, they become enormously difficult to stop. In the meantime, he’s a classic big and tough defender who makes opposing forwards’ lives hell and there's always a roster spot for this kind of player. 

Jun 24 - 9:37 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have taken Patrik Laine with the second overall pick.

If there’s anyone that could have challenged Auston Matthews to be the first overall pick, it’s Patrick Laine - and he’ll tell you that himself. The self-appointed "best player in the draft" certainly has the resume and the skillset to make good on his claim. Internationally for Finland he posted 22 goals in 24 games, including contests at U-18, U-20 and the WHC. He also captured MVP honors in the SM-Liiga playoff and WHC to boot. The 18-year-old winger comes in at 6’4" and 210 lbs with a powerful stride, deft hands, keen hockey-sense, and the ability to put the puck through the net from anywhere on the ice. The Jets may have missed out on Matthews, but they can't be disappointed with the opportunity to have Laine for years to come. He could be a star for them in the not too distant future.
Jun 24 - 7:29 PM

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said he would match any offer sheets for Jacob Trouba.

It's pretty rare for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets anyways so this is a threat that Cheveldayoff isn't likely to have to make good on. At the same time statements like his could dissuade potential suitors from pursuing Trouba in the first place.
Jun 23 - 1:04 PM

Michael Hutchinson has signed a new two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

His new deal carries a very affordable annual average value of $1.150 million. Hutchinson struggled in 2015-16 with a 9-15-3 record, a 2.84 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage.
Jun 21 - 10:20 AM

Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff isn't looking to trade Jacob Trouba.

"Trying to trade Jacob Trouba?" Cheveldayoff said. "This is an interesting time of year. I've seen lots of different scenarios out there of teams that are pushing hard that I haven't even heard from and I've talked to different teams that have asked different questions that I've certainly asked myself. I'm not trying to trade anybody. I think in this game there's a distinct possibility that anybody can get traded." Trouba will become a restricted free agent on July 1st if he and the Jets can't agree to terms on a new contract. The 22-year-old has enormous potential, but the Jets have already invested a good chunk of money into their defense with Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Tyler Myers all on contracts north of $5 million.
Jun 14 - 8:34 PM

Mark Scheifele is sure to get a significant contract boost in the summer.

He completed the 2015-16 campaign with career highs in goals (29) and points (61). Scheifele was scorching hot down the stretch when he became the NHL's top goal and point producer from Feb. 18 to the end of the year. He amassed 17 goals and 34 points in 26 games over that span. Scheifele is a restricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 14 - 8:48 AM


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