November 04 2011 11:29AM
Another beautiful day in the Apple awaits, so this missive will be brief by my standards, but since I had the chance to witness last night's affair in person, a few thoughts seemed in order.
November 03 2011 08:03PM
Johnny Oduya stepped up. Ondrej Pavelec stepped up. Evander Kane stepped up.
Nobody needed a hero more than the Winnipeg Jets did on Thursday night. With defensemen Tobias Enstrom (broken collar bone), Ron Hainsey and Derek Meech already on the shelf, the Jets needed somebody to play better than he has all season in order to give the club the spark required to win another road game.
November 03 2011 02:30PM
The Nashville Predators made waves on Thursday by signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year, $49-million contract. It is the largest contract in the history of one of the NHL’s smallest markets, and it instantly establishes Rinne as the cornerstone for the team for most of the next decade.
November 03 2011 12:36PM
On the one hand, the injury to Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom means that somebody else is going to get a load of ice time.
On the other hand, it means Claude Noel is pooched.
It's not like Noel doesn't have other defensemen. Fact is, he has six of them at his disposal tonight. However, when his Winnipeg Jets skate out onto the ice at Nassau County Coliseum to face the New York Islanders, he won't have the guy who is playing more than 25 minutes a game.
November 03 2011 07:24AM
While Tobias Enstrom is back in Winnipeg amidst the Jets longest road trip of the season, the Jets have gone to the bullpen to help their ailing defensive core.
With Ron Hainsey and Derek Meech already on the shelf for a while now, there is the potential that Mark Stuart will not suit up Thursday night in Long Island due to an undisclosed upper body injury.
Knowing Stuart's defensive style - the shot blocking, hard nosed type - a game off would do his body good in recovering for the remainder of the Jets seven game road trip.