December 15 2011 11:56AM
The Winnipeg Jets host the Washington Capitals tonight in a Southeast Division showdown. I've written before that the key to Winnipeg staying in the playoff hunt rests on whether or not any players from the Jets' marginally talented division play like they can. Thus far, both Washington and Tampa Bay have showed little that indicates that they're playoff teams.
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December 14 2011 06:39AM
Hate to say I told you so... what am I talking about? I'm thrilled to say I told you so. That 7-1 loss to Detroit in a wonderful pond-hockey display by the Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night did turn out to be virtually meaningless, perhaps just a wake-up call for a team that had been playing solid hockey, but was due for a letdown.
Tuesday night's 2-1 thriller over the hottest team in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild, back home inside the friendly confines of tiny MTS Centre, was the important game for the Winnipeg Jets this week and set the tone for a six-game homestand that could put the Jets in the thick of the playoff race with 15-of-19 on the road stariung in January.
December 13 2011 09:01PM
The World Junior Championships are less than two weeks away, and Team Canada is poised to make their final cuts tomorrow morning. It won’t be an easy decision, as the team boasts incredible depth at almost every position.
December 13 2011 12:44PM
The Jets added another forward to their NHL line-up today, claiming Antti Miettinen off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Miettinen was available because he was attempting to return to the NHL after playing 20 games with Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL, and league rules required Tampa Bay to place him on waivers before he could join the NHL team.
December 11 2011 10:05PM
Another week, another update of the Nation Network Hockey Pool. This week features a new leader in the standings.