August 12 2011 09:04AM
Recently, writer Ryan Batty posted an interesting article on www.coppernblue.com that argued the merit of the rivalry between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers. It’s well founded and I have to agree with most of the information he put forward. That being said, I disagree with his conclusion, there was a rivalry and perhaps there will be again.
August 10 2011 07:33AM
Frantic Films is looking for people to appear in an upcoming documentary about the return of the Winnipeg Jets. The focus in on inter-generational stories and they are currently casting for the upcoming project. He is the official press release:
August 08 2011 06:25PM
(Please welcome new Jets nation author Dean Belanger. Dean's first article here at JN looks at Mark Scheifele's chances of making Canada's WJC roster).
It may already be a forgone conclusion that Mark Scheifele will not be a member of the inaugural Jets lineup when they return to the NHL this fall. The reasons are numerous; is he ready, the depth chart, what’s better for his development, etc. A quick peek at the depth chart and it’s easy to see that Nik Antropov, Bryan Little, and Alexander Burmistrov are ahead of him as far as the scoring lines are concerned. One of Antropov or Little will probably end up on the wing, but that still only leaves the bottom half of the roster open. Most coaches want to employ a checking line and an energy line and it’s quite clear to me that Scheifele fills neither role properly. Tim Stapelton, Ben Maxwell, and Jim Slater (if healthy) are more likely to take those minutes.