We don’t need hockey to make us a team

We all know how it ended now, not with a bang but with a Kesler and a five-pack of goals that put Winnipeg’s Stanley Cup dreams back on the flight to next year. Or rather, that’s how it is recorded in the box score, which has the excuse of being quantifiably objective: the

Season not over for goalies Pavelec, Hellebuyck

The hockey season still has some life left in it for three members of the Winnipeg Jets. Goaltenders Ondrej Pavelec (Czech Republic) and Connor Hellebuyck (United States) are off to the world championship, which runs May 1 to 17 in Prague and Ostrava in the Czech Republic. In addition, Jets head

Playoffs a classroom for Scheifele

Mark Scheifele referred to himself on Friday as still being a little kid. In some ways that sums up the Jets as a team and an organization. The young centreman is the first player Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff drafted, making Scheifele the perfect barometer for where this organization sits today

Chevy wants to keep it together

There was a major change of gears for Kevin Cheveldayoff’s post-season press conference, Season 4. No longer was the Winnipeg Jets GM being probed about his appetite for change and could he make it happen yesterday? After the Jets reached 99 regular-season points and qualified for the...

Pavelec’s play guarantees his future as Jets No. 1 goalie

Ondrej Pavelec has been around long enough to know this as well as anyone: One moment a guy is the grand marshall at a parade, the next he’s been run out of town by an angry mob sporting torches and pointy sticks. Heck, he’s lived it during his days as the Winnipeg Jets No. 1

The Jets are Winnipeg’s tribal totem

In the grand scheme of things, does it really, truly matter that a professional hockey team based in Winnipeg just hosted a playoff game for the first time in 19 years? Even asking this question might be considered a heresy against our new civic religion, the Church of the Whiteout. But as

Real work begins for Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff

It was a quaint little message when they weren’t making the playoffs, a we-know-what-we’re-doing plea for patience.

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff keeps the faith in Ondrej Pavelec

One year ago, Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff stood at the podium and, during a post-season media briefing that was long on vague generalities and short on hard answers, delivered one clear message.

What lies behind mystery Calgary ad?

What are those lousy Calgary Flames up to now? At least, that might be the reaction of some diehard Winnipeg Jets fans upon seeing an ad in Saturday’s Free Press congratulating their Western Conference rivals, who were dispatched from the NHL playoffs by the Anaheim Ducks on

Sales pitch to hockey players a lot easier, says Jets GM

There are some potentially mammoth holes on his roster and some major challenges in filling them. But Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff believes his sales pitch — both to his own pending unrestricted free agents and those that will hit the market this summer — now has a lot more...