December 17 2013 10:36AM
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Hey look everyone! I’m back! That’s totally why the Jets won this game. Seriously. It has nothing to do with Evander Kane being back in the lineup. Or, at least that’s how the Jets broadcasters would like to see it. Because why would we want to give the guy any credit at all?
December 16 2013 09:20PM
If you got stuck in traffic on the way home from work, then maybe had to play with the cat a little bit because he's been inside alone all day and is a bit ansty, then quickly made yourself a couple pizza pops before turning on the Jets game and only managed to catch the third period, you watched a really exciting game.
If you saw the whole thing, well...at least they won.
December 16 2013 08:16PM
I always enjoy taking a sneak peek at the future of the Winnipeg Jets. It brings optimism, hope, and a sense that the franchise is actually going somewhere.
And for the first time in the entire franchise's history - Atlanta and Winnipeg - the team actually knows how to draft quality players who will be in the lineup and not playing in the ECHL (remember Daultan Leveille or Alex Bourret anyone?).
There are four Winnipeg Jets prospects on their respective countries rosters coming up for the World Juniors in Sweden and it is very exciting to see what they offer their country with their skills.
December 16 2013 04:12PM
Rhys Finnick sounds off on where the problems of the Jets lie, and the inadequecy of blaming Claude Noel.
December 16 2013 02:12PM
It seems just a little fitting that the team is rolling through Columbus on their way to their first winable game in over a week against Buffalo. The team is emotionally fraught and seems to stand divided. Wheeler fired shots at the organization after another ugly loss to a division rival, while Claude Noel said his squad played with limited hockey inteligence against Dallas.
If changes are made of any size, they will feel dramatic for a team that's run more like a family business than a professional sports franchise (a vaguely anti-Russian family business). Three years in, the core of the team and much of the coaching staff remains the same without the results to justify it.
Mark Chipman and Kevin Cheveldayoff call it 'loyalty.' But on this club, it's a loyalty divided, and things are reaching the point that management is going to have to pick their allegiance - the players or the coach.