March 03 2013 11:16AM
Working for CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada has been a dream of mine ever since I was a kid. In October of the 2011-12 NHL season, this dream became a reality.
My ticket into “the ceebs” was making highlight packs. I did that all throughout last season, and once the players and owners stopped bickering, I continued to do it this season.
I’ve had some people watch my highlight packs and ask questions like, “Why didn’t you put this in there?” “Why didn’t you mention this?” “Why did you put that in, but not this?” Those are all fair questions, because whether you agree with the editing decisions I make or not, there is a method to my madness.
Here is a little look at how I make highlight packs. For those of you reading this on the Leafs, Flames, or Oilers Nation websites, I know your team didn't play last night, but they're obviously regulars on Hockey Night in Canada, so you may like this, too.
March 02 2013 11:48AM
Washington Capitals (7-11-1) vs.
Your Winnipeg Jets (10-9-1)
Last Meeting: January 22, Jets 4, Capitals 2
As our own Travis Hrubeniuk talked about yesterday, the Jets come into this matinee riding a three game win streak and in need of more to put distance between them and the bottom of the conference (aka the Capitals). The last time these two teams met, the Jets got their first win of the season. Today the Jets are in a position to take over 1st in the Division with a win a bit of luck.
March 01 2013 03:48PM
The Jets are riding a tidal wave of confidence. A three game win streak, above .500, and currently sitting in 8th in the Eastern Conference. Things are going to be very positive around Winnipeg for the next couple days. It’s vital to remember that there are ups and downs throughout an NHL season, so the Jets need to keep their focus and continue to move forward, not dwell on the past.
What I am about to say is a phrase that is extremely overused, especially this season, but I truly feel it to be true right now.
The Jets next five games are the most important games of the season.
They set up as follows:
March 2nd - vs. Washington
March 5th - @ Florida
March 7th - @ Tampa Bay
March 8th - @ Florida
March 10th - @ New Jersey
March 01 2013 11:56AM
I'm excited to show you guys this new pilot project! We don't have a name yet, but we're going to be talking about sports over beer at Tallboys' in downtown Toronto at 838 Bloor Street.
For the first week, I sit down for a pop with Jeff Veillette aka Jeffler of Leafs Nation, and Thomas Drance of Canucks Army, along with myself (Steve Dangle) to talk about Leafs goaltending, Canucks goaltending, tampering, and more.
February 28 2013 09:32AM
Spurred by the relocation of the Jets, and a myriad of travel concerns from other teams, the NHL has decided upon their Realignment plans.
It's unofficial at the moment, but as it stands now, the Jets will no longer find themselves as members of the Southeast division, which must be a relief to both the Team and the Environment as their travel schedule will no longer be ridiculously FedEx'esque. Sadly, us Winnipeg fans will have to say goodbye to those classic Hockey rivalries with cities like Sunrise, Florida, and Raleigh, North Carolina. But on the bright side, Steven Stamkos can enjoy his best years lighting up some other teams.