November 05 2013 10:25AM
I think “dominant” is a good term to wrap this game up. The Jets (surprisingly) out-classed the Wings Monday night, with scoring chance numbers so different it even shocked me.
November 05 2013 09:36AM
On this episode of the podcast, the guys have a tough time playing GM. We also discussed what we should do with Scheifele (before he decided to light up the Red Wings), the NHL thinking about including front offices in player fines and a little love for Tobias Enström.
November 05 2013 12:01AM
You ever go on a never-ending YouTube journey until four in the morning? Well you're about to go on one.
While on a trip to Edmonton with the fine folks at Oilers Nation last week, we visited the West Edmonton Mall. While walking around, we came across an indoor ice rink right in the middle of the mall. I had heard of this place in interviews with Jordan Eberle and Steven Stamkos in the past. I realized that this is where The Brick Tournament is played.
I mentioned that it would be really cool to see footage of guys like Eberle and Stamkos as kids playing novice. Not long after, Avry showed me that not only is there footage - there's tonnes of it!
Check these gems out!
November 04 2013 09:33PM
A stunning performance by the Jets exposed the thinning depth of the injury ravaged Red Wings. Winnipeg owned the puck against the league's defining possession team, controlled the neutral zone, and drove to the crease. It looked like a brand new Jets team at times.
November 04 2013 12:31PM
Time ruins all things.
The Winged Wheel will skate at the MTS Centre tonight. It's an exciting group to watch as one of only a few clubs to hold out against the most recent 'Turn to Grit' we've seen since the success of Boston and LA. While much of the league is hunting for Milan Lucic, trying to win some psychological war, and filling their depth with the young and cheap, Detroit continues to develop players slowly and instill a puck centric mentality.
It's a small, old group with outstanding puck support and possession. Even on a night in which the Jets are likely to lose, try to enjoy watching a system that refuses to give up the puck, and the aging stars that make it possible.