September 23 2013 05:22PM
If you stopped by our sister-site, Oilers Nation today, you might notice that there is something wrong in central Alberta. That something is - as it has been for two decades - centre depth. This week is worse than most after news broke that Sam Gagner had suffered a broken jaw in the Kassian stick-swinging incident. Of course, Ryan Nugent Hopkins is also going to miss the start of the season recovering from shoulder surgery. On paper, then, Boyd Gordon is their best remaining natural centre, and worse, the three young men being auditioned for a month of time in the Oiler top-six - Will Acton, Mark Arcobello, and Andrew Miller - have all been various shades of 'bad at hockey.'
The Jets are the first team to face the Oilers in crisis, and if the road team has a lead in the second intermission, I expect - nay, demand! - Kevin Cheveldayoff try to trade MacTavish Olli Jokinen. It's our only hope.
September 23 2013 03:04PM
The Jets have sent down another handful to St John's for the opening of Training Camp for the IceCaps. Though none of the players on the list are likely NHL quality or necessarily should have lasted longer, the Jets are starting to raise questions about whether they are even using pre-season or training camp to evaluate talent. The list and some comments to follow.
September 21 2013 04:28PM
Without question, the Minnesota Wild are the worst part of the Jets changing divisions. I mean, you know, for me.
September 21 2013 01:49AM
Finally, after two long and rather ridiculous seasons that saw the Winnipeg Jets based out of the Southeast, the league has undergone re-alignment and have the team in a realistic division: The Central. All week I will provide a preview of the Jets new Divisional Rivals, giving you with a brief review of last years’ stats, each team's potential opening day lineup, strengths and weaknesses, and a few major storylines (both Jet and non-Jet related). Today we review the unbelievably deep St. Louis Blues.
September 20 2013 02:33PM
Photo by Benjamin Reed
As expected, the Jets made further cuts at camp today - sending 10 professionals to St John's and Ian White back into the murky abyss of free agency. Below is the list and few thoughts on who remains.