September 25 2013 06:02PM
It's coming up to Waiver Wire Season again, folks, and as we know, that's Kevin Cheveldayoff's equivalent of Free Agency and our second Christmas. Today, Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers has hit waivers and the Jets are looking for players who: a) can skate; and b) come with either own equipment, preferably blue in colour. Seems like it might be a home run - let's have a closer look at whether Ryan Jones could help the Winnipeg Jets.
September 25 2013 03:19PM
As the preseason comes to a close and the NHL regular season is squarely on the horizon StreakCred is ready to go with an early bird - $15 for the entire year.
September 24 2013 02:25PM
Following a rather… eventful weekend of NHL pre-season hockey, it appears that the fighting/enforcer debate has raised its head once again after a brief lockout-created reprieve. Some love the fact that fighting plays a prominent role and believe that enforcers have a legitimate purpose on NHL rosters. Others believe that fighting is a barbarian act allowed in the NHL, and that the enforcer is a pointless waste of space. I fall somewhere in the middle.
September 24 2013 02:05PM
We hear it every year - the key to success is having internal competition for roster spots. That speaks to depth, to NHL-readiness, to a culture of evidence-based evaluation and accountability. Unfortunately, on the Jets, the fix is in.
The Jets sent down another five skaters today, and it was the people you would expect.
September 24 2013 03:25AM
The Code in effect, with several neutral observers ensuring careful adherence
Hooo-weee! We’re not even into the regular season yet and already there are crazy injuries and suspensions and bench-clearing brawls, all of which lead to a lot of discussions in hockey circles about “The Code”. The Code is an unwritten set of rules passed along from generation to generation used to govern the conduct of players in situations outside the purview of the NHL rulebook. Fighting is a common result or application of The Code. It is the karmic restoration of harmony and honour in a wicked, frostbitten icescape. You crosscheck our guy; we knock your guy’s teeth out. You bite our guy’s finger; we crosscheck your guy. It’s all perfectly logical. However, for even the most ardent fan of the game, The Code can be hard to decipher. When and why is it applied? Do the participants universally understand the rules? Do these rules change over time? Who wrote this code and why?