April 14 2014 01:15PM
Playoffs? We're talking playoffs...playoff pools to be specific.
April 14 2014 11:47AM
We here at JetsNation.ca, along with our brothers throughout the Nations network, are quite pleased to announce a new partnership with Scotiabank and their new NHL ScotiaHockey Debit Card.
April 11 2014 04:16PM
It's been a frustrating season for Jets fans. A confounded coach and the league's worst starting netminder are all that stood in the way of hosting playoff hockey at the MTS Centre. Again. The lines were maddening, the AHL call-ups confusing, and the injuries seemingly ill-timed. And James Wright never did get that first goal of the year. Aww shucks.
But it's always hard to say goodbye to another season of Jets hockey. Just five months until training camp.
April 09 2014 03:35PM
Photo by Shahid Bhinder
The hockey world is in spasm at the moment. It is moving in many directions at once, with those invested in any given direction actively claiming theirs should be called ‘forward.’ It can feel at times as though movements are connected - that the future of violence in hockey, for instance, rests within the larger presumed paradigm shift from positional, body-focused hockey to possession-based, puck-focused hockey. More often than not, however, those connections are more personal than real, hanging together by the nature of having electrified meat to do our thinking.
In fact, insofar as a paradigm shift is underway at all (we’ll unpack that later), it’s neither clear which analytics will change how the game is played, nor what will happen to the honoured method of personal accounts to evaluate players. More prominently, we can’t know what hockey will look like for our children or grandchildren. It’s not the coordinated movement of a dance troupe of Excel users. It’s a spasm.
In these moments, it’s important to study the process of change: how we get from here to there.
April 09 2014 11:20AM
My tenth season as the in-game announcer for the Winnipeg
Jets (and Manitoba Moose) under the True North banner; tonights game will be my last. Tonight marks the end of a journey that I
began shortly after I moved the city of Winnipeg. I was doing the ring announcing for ESPN’s
Friday Night Fights, Lalonde vs. Hill at (then) Canwest Park. I was approached by Kyle Balharry to audition
for the vacant PA announcers job for the upcoming Manitoba Moose hockey
season. After losing out to Jay Richardson,
the current PA announcer, I had asked if they were holding auditions for their
in-game announcer. I was informed that
there was no in-game announcer due to budget restraints, and that they use
their current ‘Moosekateers’ to do the contesting. I offered my services for free, as I had done so for the
Lloydminster Blazers of the AJHL and the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL in years