October 05 2013 05:48PM
"Dashers taste gross in the NHL..." Mark Scheifele thought to himself
Scheifele is just two games into what promises to be his first full NHL season. The early returns are excellent - beyond what anyone could have reasonably expected. Goal, assist, +2, 5 shots on, and two unlikely wins. He's already doubled his offensive output from his previous 11 games in the NHL.
Of concern is that Scheifele seems to be finding more than his fair share of heavy hits and compromising contact. Will Scheifele make it through 82 games?
October 05 2013 03:22AM
Photo By Michael Miller (Via WikiMedia)
Well lookie here folks! The Jets are 2-0-0! Who actually remembers the last time that happened?
October 04 2013 10:25PM
Scheifele on his head, still gets the puck
In the Jets' home-opener, it was safe to regard them as the underdogs. Sure, the Kings were on the second half of an early-season back-to-back, but led the NHL in possession hockey one year ago, and won a Stanley Cup with their depth two years ago. Everyone accepted it would be the Jets' first test of moving West.
In typical Jets fashion, even a win wasn't a clear passing of that test.
October 04 2013 03:21PM
Photo by Chris Devers
Jets, though not from Winnipeg.
This weekly column looks to discuss a certain number of relevant Jets topics on a certain day of the week. That certain number? Five. That day of the week? Friday. Also, hole. This is the Friday Five-Hole.
October 04 2013 03:01PM
The first true test for the Western conference Jets comes tonight in the MTS Centre. There will be more than a few mentions of the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup victory, but it's their league-leading possession numbers rather than the ghost of seasons past that will haunt the Jets tonight.