October 25 2015 04:22PM
Photo Courtesy: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker is a tremendously fast skater and he also has a quick release. He does pretty much everything at warp speed.
The Winnipeg Jets found that out the hard way on Sunday evening, when Zucker pounced promptly on a loose puck in the neutral zone off of the opening faceoff and rushed into the Jets zone. He walked Jacob Trouba with a lovely move and beat Michael Hutchinson to open the scoring. The entire sequence too just 10 seconds.
October 25 2015 01:47PM
In the first two parts of this series on 2016 draft eligible prospects, I focused on prospects whose performance as a 16-year-old was so off the charts that they did not have historical peers and players whose PCS scores were so high that they suggest a very high likelihood of future success. However, one of the most valuable attributes of PCS is when you see a highly rated prospect whose performance so far does not seem to match his scouting rank.
There was no bigger disconnect between the scouting ranking and actual production than for the London Knight's Max Jones, so I thought it would be worthwhile to dig into this a bit further.
October 25 2015 10:58AM
Not everyone on the Winnipeg Jets is a fan of three-on-three overtime hockey.
Specifically Dustin Byfuglien, who was critical of the new format, calling it a 'terrible part of hockey' following the Jets' 4-3 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
October 25 2015 08:30AM
Tonight's contest is the division rivalry that feels like it should be a much more heated match up than it is right now as the Minnesota Wild visit the MTS Centre for their first regular season meeting with the Winnipeg Jets.
The Wild "won" the seven game regular season series in 2014-15 going 5-1-1 versus the Jets. Of course the Jets managed to go 4-2-1 against the Wild which only makes sense when you realize no one in the NHL really loses any more, some teams just don't win as much as others.
October 23 2015 10:43PM
The good news is it looks like the Winnipeg Jets have gotten over their overly poor starts to games. The bad news is it looks like they still haven't quite figured out how to put a full 60 minutes of hockey effort together.
A good first period followed by a poor second and an exciting third led into a very frantic and all too brief 3 on 3 OT where the Jets lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3.