August 11 2011 09:24AM
Earlier in the summer, I took a look at ways that the Winnipeg Jets could improve their win-loss record with changes in systems from the front-office to the coaching staff and not necessarily on-ice personnel, in the model of the 2011 Tampa Bay Lightning.
August 10 2011 11:24AM
That's Mark Letestu directly to the right of Sidney Crosby. In part one of Jungle B: Road to the NHL, Letestu gave some insight into his incredible, and rare, ascent up the hockey chain. From a 17-year-old in Junior B in Alberta (Junior C in Ontario), to three years in the AJHL, followed by one year at Western Mighigan and then signing a two-year NHL entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins; Letestu's dream hit a snag in the AHL.
August 10 2011 07:33AM
Frantic Films is looking for people to appear in an upcoming documentary about the return of the Winnipeg Jets. The focus in on inter-generational stories and they are currently casting for the upcoming project. He is the official press release:
August 09 2011 01:11AM
Guns N' Roses released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, on July 21, 1987. It contained one of the greatest dressing room/warm up songs you've ever heard, Welcome To The Jungle. Since 1988, many teams have psyched themselves up listening to Axl and the Boys, but one player actually used the "Jungle" as a springboard to an NHL career.
August 08 2011 06:25PM
(Please welcome new Jets nation author Dean Belanger. Dean's first article here at JN looks at Mark Scheifele's chances of making Canada's WJC roster).
It may already be a forgone conclusion that Mark Scheifele will not be a member of the inaugural Jets lineup when they return to the NHL this fall. The reasons are numerous; is he ready, the depth chart, what’s better for his development, etc. A quick peek at the depth chart and it’s easy to see that Nik Antropov, Bryan Little, and Alexander Burmistrov are ahead of him as far as the scoring lines are concerned. One of Antropov or Little will probably end up on the wing, but that still only leaves the bottom half of the roster open. Most coaches want to employ a checking line and an energy line and it’s quite clear to me that Scheifele fills neither role properly. Tim Stapelton, Ben Maxwell, and Jim Slater (if healthy) are more likely to take those minutes.