September 22 2015 10:16PM
It wasn't the most enjoyable hockey we've seen ever. In fact, it was a snoozefest that rivaled the pace and intensity of an All-Star Game that sadly didn't feature all-stars.
We should have expected it really if we had just done some simple math: First preseason game + Minnesota Wild clogging style of play = Zzzzzzzzzz.
But boy-oh-boy that 3 on 3 overtime sure made up for it didn't it? Granted the Jets ended up losing in that OT on a goal from Matt Dumba, but being that it's simply exhibition hockey we can overlook that little fact right?
September 22 2015 12:12PM
It is time! Hockey will be played at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
While the game may not matter in terms of the scoreboard or the standings, this game will matter for many of the young Jets looking to turn some heads and earn a spot on the big club.
The Minnesota Wild are coming into Winnipeg after losing their preseason opener at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres. However, this is a different team with Mike Reilly, Tyler Graovac, and Kurtis Gabriel playing in both.
Let's break it down:
September 21 2015 08:16AM
It's that time of year again. Leaves are falling, the air is cooler. Yes, hockey is just around the corner.
As players report to their respective training camps, media and fans are making predictions for the upcoming season. We at Jets Nation are also in the prediction mood, or at least I am.
Instead of guessing who will win the Stanley Cup or capture the individual awards, these predictions will centre around the players that don the Winnipeg Jets uniform as well as forecasting the team's chances. Granted, my record isn't 100% so this might be a piece the reader may want to bookmark and laugh at later.
Without further adieu, here are five fearless and somewhat fearful Winnipeg Jet predictions for the 2015-16 season.
September 18 2015 04:28PM
It was the first day of camp. It was the first day of pre-season. NHL hockey is only just around the corner.
While some may say that too much is made of training camp and the lines, there are some things that can be extracted from coaching decisions and their words.
The Winnipeg Jets had their first on-ice practice today and here are 5 story lines to watch through training camp and pre-season.
September 18 2015 12:31PM
If you missed the series "Moneypuck" wrote about building Stanley Cup contending teams and the statistic Goals Above Replacement, you are really missing out. (Here is the finale of the series, which has links to each one)
In the series Moneypuck shows how the best teams maximize their GAR per dollar by finding elite talent and managing the Salary Cap.
So how does the Jets roster perform when looked under the same microscope?