February 10 2013 10:54AM
While watching the Jets lose a tight one to the Leafs Thursday night, I found myself flipping to the Penguins/Caps matchup during breaks (also the feed I had was on the Leaf's channel, so I can only take so much propaganda). Even though Ovechkin isn't what he once was, I'm still drawn to his head-to-head matchups with Crosby as there is a slim chance of a 'classic'. Thursday night's game was far from a classic as Crosby had a goal and two assists and the Pens downed the Caps 5-2.
February 10 2013 09:31AM
Lots of good stuff after the jump – trades and transactions, NHL expansion, Craig MacTavish on his old team in Vancouver, Olympic speculation and more. Plus – a special look at the (highly impressive) results of our Jets Nation casting call.
February 10 2013 01:41AM
Believe it or not, the Winnipeg Jets are already ten games into the season. Usually game ten isn’t one of your typical “look back and reflect” landmarks, but hey, this isn’t exactly your normal season. We are almost a quarter of the way through the schedule, so if you happen to have been sleeping under a rock for the last month, here are a few Jets headlines you should probably catch up on:
Slide a Little Over
After starting the season in his usual spot between Ladd and Wheeler, Coach Claude Noel made a decision regarding Bryan Little that has paid off big time. He decided to shift Little to the right wing, and since the move, he has been nothing short of electric. Thus far he has put up 7 points (2 Goals, 5 Assists), scored an overtime winner and is a team leading +4. It’s a move made possible by the acquisition of Olli Jokinen, and made further feasible by the early season play of Alex Burmistrov.
February 08 2013 03:07PM
The Canadiens/Bruins game on Wednesday night featured all the elements a hockey fan could ask for: a historic rivalry, a villain (Chara), and a third period comeback to win the game for the Bruins. One of the key elements of the comeback was Milan Lucic - he only had one assist on the night, but his physical presence created some key turnovers and helped his newly formed line with Tyler Seguin and David Krejci charge through to the win. Lucic is a Mack Truck who can stick handle. He is truly a beast and is the type of player other teams make personnel decisions around (Zac Kassian in Vancouver). When discussion is about prototypical power forwards in the NHL, Lucic's name is at the top of the list.
February 08 2013 11:44AM
The Winnipeg Jets have an Achilles Heel, and his name is Ondrej Pavelec. when Pavelec's 5 year, $19.5 million extension was signed, Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said that "there's no question - having stong stable goaltending is very important." It hasn't exactly worked out that way for Pavelec, or the Jets.