January 19 2014 08:00PM
Well that was exciting.
The joy seems to be back in Joyville. Wait. Sorry, wrong head coach.
Things seem to be going pretty well for the Jets lately, and a dominant performance against the Edmonton Oilers really proved that point. The dominance started in the neutral zone though, where the controlled entry bug seems to be spreading throughout the lineup.
January 19 2014 07:56PM
Chart via Extraskater.com
The Jets put another solid performance together against a lowly opponent in the Edmonton Oilers Saturday afternoon. It was their third win a row under Coach Paul Maurice as he continues to become the most popular man in the city. Well, next to Jacob Trouba that is.
January 19 2014 01:48PM
Last Sunday the axe fell on Claude Noel, lopping his weary coaching head from his would-rather-be-golfing body. It was the execution that capped weeks of frustration from both the team and the fan base with the suggested remedies ranging from “trade all our best players” to “force members of ownership and management into a Battle Royale to the death where the victor will win not only his precious freedom but the confidence of season ticket holders”. (The latter may have just been a dream I had.) The flurry of online reaction, both snark and relief with a soupcon of speculation about what Paul Maurice will bring to the table, gave me pause to consider what is one of the more humiliating experiences of our daily humdrum: getting fired.
January 18 2014 04:14PM
The Cold War in hockey stills
For Jets fans, this contest had a charming effect. Goals exclusively by rookies and time spent in the zone furthest from their struggling netminder were enough to push the mistakes to the back burner on Paul Maurice's continued campaign for the hearts and minds of Jets fans. For Oilers fans, it was another frustrating afternoon with more promise than delivery.
In either case, these old rivals brightened an afternoon in January with big hits, crazy chances, and a few bonus minutes for the hoarse fans at the MTS Centre.
January 18 2014 01:05PM
Trouba making people look silly.
In his first game following the opportunity to take the Jets through a couple practices, we saw something out of the Jets with Paul Maurice that we haven’t seen too often lately. It was only a single game, but it was a sign of hope. Hopefully more is on the way.