November 11 2013 07:58AM
On the evening of December 24th, 1914, something redeeming happened along the Western Front in France and Belgium. Something sane, kind, good and human took over from the cruel madness that was emerging from the first few months of the Great War. On that night, rifles were put down and soldiers on opposite sides of a pitted field rose from their makeshift trenches filled with mud and earth and came together as comrades, offering each other gifts and friendship.
February 25 2013 09:47AM
Regular readers will know that I tend to focus on windows of opportunity and the draft, one of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Jay Feaster’s work in Calgary (tongue planted firmly in cheek).
Looking over the Jets situation this season, I think they have the opportunity to do something this year that could drastically change their team for the better. I’m not entirely certain if it means buying or selling, but there is an opportunity ahead with this deep draft year and the Jets having accumulated so many picks.
November 18 2012 12:32PM
This is part two of a two-part article looking at the Winnipeg Jets in the Revisited Series. Part one can be found here.
In the previous article I had discussed the process by which True North Sports & Entertainment had acquired, and then relocated, the Jets. I detailed the scouting staff that had been retained, as well as reviewing their record at the draft and the consequences thereof. I reviewed Kevin Cheveldayoff and Claude Noel's records that warranted their positions within the organization, and we watched a video on why Gretzky is the Anti-Christ to Manitobans and how Samuel L. Jackson missed his calling as a junior hockey coach.
In this part I will look at Evander Kane, the Jets roster and recent additions, some season prognostications and my general summation of the state, and future, of the franchise.
November 12 2012 04:35PM
The Jets Revisited
Part One of a two-part article looking at the Winnipeg Jets in the Revisited Series
*If you're an Oilers fan, you're going to want to watch that first video clip*
Winnipeg got its team back and the city, and country, rejoiced. Now what?
November 11 2012 02:13PM
On November 11th, 1918 the leading nations of the world finally put a stop to the largest display of industrial self-immolating lunacy it had ever seen (but sadly would not ever see). In four years, the belligerent nations of the Allied and Central Powers had managed to annihilate roughly 17 million souls, both military and civilian. At the Somme, a small section of river in Northeastern France, the two managed to combine to destroy 1 million men in just over a year. Today the Somme is referred to by some as the graveyard of armies.
All of this accomplished very little, as the world would dance again to the same nihilistic tune for a new generation.
That war would see mankind throw approximately 60 million souls, both military and civilian, into the abyss.