January 19 2013 11:41AM
After a winter of delay and discontent, the best league in the world resumes activities this afternoon on 13 fronts. I know that a few people have tried to argue that the absence of the NHL didn't equal the absence of hockey, but in a place like this where the next best option is tier two junior, the game did feel like it was on sabbatical, and thankfully, that respite ends today.
January 13 2013 01:18PM
We got waivers! Ha. Here you go: ANA: J Hendry, P Maroom, N Guenin, M Smaby. BUF: J Finley, D Leggio, D Schliestel. CBJ: C Bass, A Joudrey— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 13, 2013
The return of the NHL season means the return of the waiver wire! TSN’s Bob McKenzie, as he always does, has today’s news on that front. After the jump, a look at the ten most interesting available players.
January 13 2013 12:48AM
After asking its fans to spend their fall and early winter doing other things, our country's favourite time-waster is officially back in business. The league and PA signed their long-awaited MOU this evening, which will allow the NHL to resume something resembling normal operations later today. With that, a round-up of a few items of interest is in order. After the jump, schedule notes for the Jets, as well as a few thoughts about some of the new terms in the CBA.
January 11 2013 06:18PM
With the NHL back and the Winnipeg Jets about to reconvene at and take over the MTS Centre this winter, the team we saw leave the ice last April will have some additions, subtractions, and some new faces that are rookie fresh.
Since we haven't had any Jets news for nearly four months, let's reintroduce fans and mix and match our Winnipeg Jets for 2013.
January 11 2013 09:24AM
If the headline isn't enough to raise a few eyebrows as to what Winnipeg's hockey-lovin', blue-collar fans think about Evander Kane and his superstar ways, check out the poll at the bottom of the page. Having worked our way through the "uncoachable" meme from about a month ago, it's onto the next ridiculous bit of criticism of Kane, who is, to be clear, the only player who scored 30 goals last year below the age of 21. He is also, along with Steven Stamkos, Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal, are the only players to score 60 or more times before turning 21 since the lost season.
Head to Twitter and pump in Evander Kane's name. You will find dozens of tweets from outside Winnipeg defending Kane from the attacks he takes within the Winnipeg media. I'm sure Evander, who is named after a boxer and once took out Matt Cooke with a single punch, doesn't need our help. The "trending article" is a Winnipeg Sun 200-word screwjob with the teaser "Where's Evander?" and tagline "Jets forward a no-show on the ice."