March 25 2014 05:51AM
I'm tired of people saying that the Winnipeg Jets haven't gotten any better since last season. The brass for the Jets since the get-go have stated that this team is going to build through the draft, and build a team reminiscent of The Pittsburgh Penguins and The Chicago Blackhawks. Chevy being the former Asst. GM for the Hawks and working under Scotty and Stan Bowman, it's believable that he may have picked up a habit or two from these two brilliant minds. Sure, the Pens hit the jackpot with Crosby and Malkin in back to back years, and Hawks didn't do too shabby with local boy Johnny Toews and Patrick Kane in their own draft. Looking at the Jets draft history thus far, names like Schieffle and Trouba, although superstars in their own right, won't have the opportunity to shine in the league until they hit the post season, and the rest of the NHL gets to see them test their metal. If only every team (especially ours) had a european scouting staff like the Red Wings, who don't even take their feet off the table at the draft until the 4th round. With the latest landscape in the Western Conference, it's hard to think that the Jets are making it promise land this year, to add 3 years in a row that the franchise will be looked upon as a disappointment in the history books.
March 21 2014 11:44AM
Now most of my hockey fantasies include Jordan Eberle, a bottle of sherry, a roaring fire and a DVD of All Dogs Go To Heaven. So when I heard about a video called the Fantasy Minute I was understandably excited.
Today we are introducing the Fantasy Minute but be forewarned - it's about fantasy hockey not necessarily fantasies about hockey. Oh and the mega babe host. No big deal.
March 18 2014 07:21PM
Fenwick Chart via Extraskater.com
Despite being completely out-possessed throughout the entire game, the scoring chance count was actually relatively close. Was this a result of solid defense from the Jets, or strategy by the Blues?
March 18 2014 07:17PM
In a game that ended with pure insanity, the St. Louis Blues put on a clinic of how to play in the neutral zone, control possession, and simply grind a team on the second half of a back to back out of the game. It was this kind of play that ultimately led to the penalties, frustration, and shenanigans that we saw in the end.
March 17 2014 03:22PM
A convincing win against the Wildcard favourite Dallas Stars puts the Jets back in the conversation for their first playoff berth (and just the second in the Atlanta franchise history). The tension ahead of a contest against the likely Cup contending St Louis Blues could be felt before the final horn last night. What will it take for the Jets to earn two points against the league's top team?