September 15 2013 03:11PM
Photo by Jacob Shwirtz
Time to shake game one off and get so pumped your face-veins show, Jets Nation! Tonight the Ottawa Bureaucrats are in town to face Group B of the Winnipeg Plane-Enthusiasts. Group B is the only squad to have played two scrimmages so far in camp, losing both by a combined score of 9-4. Next step, NHL glory.
September 15 2013 10:42AM
With the recent settlement between the NFL and former players over brain injuries, our own Ross Smith offers a thoughtful opinion piece on the place head trauma has in sport and how it might change.
Professional hockey exists in two worlds simultaneously: the world of play and the world of business. Both have complex rules of conduct, both are literally and figuratively about goals, both attract participants of great ambition and will and these worlds coexist with varying degrees of harmony. Sometimes they sing like the Bee Gees, sometimes like Kanye West without Autotune.
September 14 2013 04:21PM
Photo by Ivan Makarov
Devin Setoguchi was one of two major forward additions by the Winnipeg Jets this off-season, acquired from the Wild for a 2014 2nd round draft pick. After a season of auditioning a seemingly endless stream of players not named Kyle Wellwood for the second line RW job and settling on another former Wild (Wildling?) Antti Miettinen, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made filling the 2RW hole a priority. But did he get the right man? Will Devin Setoguchi be a successful running mate for the Jets' young star Evander Kane?
September 14 2013 01:06PM
It's game one of the pre-season tonight for the Jets, facing off against a team that clobbered them last year by a goal differential of 20 to 8. But you know what? That was last year. It was probably all Mike Ribeiro anyway.
Somehow every summer I think I'll never make it to September, that by the time the fall arrives I'll have forgotten what hockey looks like, or Gary Betman will have stolen all the skates from Hockey-ville. For me, this is the day it becomes real. And part of me still thinks I'm going to turn on CBC today to find static (like it's 1973 and static is still a thing).
So everyone please cross your fingers on whatever hand you aren't using to click the 'Read Article' link below.
September 14 2013 12:01AM
Photo by clydeorama
In the busy world of blogging, what with all the cheeto eating and all, I sometimes get to things a bit late. Such was the case with Claude Noel's opening press conference from Wednesday - the content of which I imagined to be the usual banality about clean slates for the people who struggled and building on last season for the people who didn't. Certainly there was some of that. But at the 15 minute mark came a moment in which Noel showed a sensibility for the game I wasn't sure he had, and provided some insight into how he might use his roster this season.