A Number-less Argument for Stuart

Travis Hrubeniuk
March 05 2014 06:01PM

Gazing Stu

By this point in time I'm sure you are all aware that the Jets have signed defenseman Mark Stuart to a 4-year, $10.5 million contract.  As I'm sure many of you know, I've been more than willingly to express my distaste with a lot of Stuart's play this season.  But for right now, I'm going to put that behind me and do my best to defend the extension without using a number at all....or using the words "character" or "shot blocking" as an argument.

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Jetstream Podcast Ep 21: Dat Deadline Doe

Travis Hrubeniuk
March 04 2014 12:43PM

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On this week's episode, Travis kicks it off with an epic rant about our Big Media here in Winnipeg, we disagree with staying pat at the trade deadline and discuss how to build a winning franchise.  All that, plus a little Zemgus, the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and the possibility of the WHL coming to Winnipeg.

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Jets Post Game 61: Snooze Fest

Travis Hrubeniuk
February 27 2014 10:26PM

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The Jets finally took the ice following a 17-day layoff on Thursday night and took on a Phoenix Coyote team that’s sitting right ahead of them in the standings. 

Judging by the way it looked, you would never know it was hyped as one of the “biggest games” of the year.  It was a game rattled with poor timing, poor officiating, bad turnovers, and missed opportunities.  For 65 minutes this game was nothing more than a display of how awesome Olympic hockey really is, followed up by a surprisingly dramatic shootout. 

In the end Olli Jokinen, Devin Setoguchi, and even Ondrej Pavelec showed up when it mattered most, and snagged the Jets the extra point.

 

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A Sochilist Agenda

Ross Smith
February 23 2014 03:05PM

McDuck


**Warning: Canada just won gold in hockey! Our nation leaves Sochi triumphant once more! Now, I bum you out.

What is this joy in my heart that trumps all reason? How powerful is this drug that I don’t have to smoke, snort or inject it to feel untapped reserves of euphoria pump forth from my heart and into my skyward-raised fists as I leap off the couch to celebrate? All I need is a lit screen, an imagination and a misplaced sense of nationalism. Damn you, Olympic Games, damn you straight to rose-coloured Hell.

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Olympic Hockey Thoughts

Jason Strudwick
February 22 2014 10:03AM

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I played with many Russians in my time in professional hockey. I was always amazed by their skill and skating ability. After being traded to the Vancouver Canucks, during my first practice I was taught a harsh lesson on Russian ability by Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny.

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