December 11 2014 03:44AM
Josh Morrissey has a new lease on his Western Hockey League season after a trade sent him from a team struggling for a playoff spot, to the best team in the WHL.
December 10 2014 07:30AM
Ever since the Jets were reincarnated, goaltending has been a favourite focus of controversy and that doesn't seem to be changing. Well, in today's WWYD Wednesday, that's our focus.
In previous years, the main topic of discussion was Ondrej Pavelec's incompetence as a number-one goaltender in the National Hockey League. For years, it was debated that the Jets would never be able to compete for a playoff spot with Pavelec in the crease. Well, the Jets are in competition for that playoff spot and Pavelec is still part of the team...however he's not the main reason.
December 09 2014 11:58AM
Evander Kane was suspended for two games for his hit from behind on Clayton Stoner. The loss comes at a difficult time for the Jets. Not only are they facing two Divisional opponents in those games, but injuries to Enstrom, Bogosian, and Clitsome have forced Byfuglien back on defence and thinned out an already shallow roster.
The structure offered by Paul Maurice has made it possible for less talented or less experienced players to keep up and contribute at the NHL level. A team that once drowned with players like Halischuk or Postma on the ice is now able to stay competitive with tighter gaps and more conviction in their defence.
Still, the league's 28th ranked offence is losing a natural scorer, a physical forechecker, and a speedy presence on the wing. What will it mean for the Jets?
December 09 2014 01:15AM
No matter how good or poor a team is playing, fans always seem to be concerned about a team’s prospect list and who will be the next player to make a difference on the team. The Jets’ faithful are no different
In the past two weeks since our last Future Plans, Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate the St. John’s IceCaps had a rough spell being shutout in three of five games and scoring just seven goals in their two victories.
December 08 2014 08:57PM
The St.John's IceCaps find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture as of now, and the team has lost three of its last four following a five-game winning streak.
The IceCaps are a solid mix of up-and-coming B-level prospects and AHL veterans, and one of the brightest arrows on the club is rookie pro goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, while the early returns on Keaton Ellerby and Scott Kosmachuk are underwhelming.