JGD 76: The Tour of Respect

Kevin McCartney
March 31 2014 03:57PM

Donald Duck flies a plane

Jets fans had their chance to say good bye to Teemu at the MTS Centre back on October 6th. But this will be his last game against the Jets. His 76 goals with that white Titan won't be forgotten for fans of a certain generation, and it seems Winnipeg left an impression on him as well. It's your last chance to see the Finnish sniper ply his trade against the Jets and reminisce about when he came over the Atlantic as a teenager.

But this game isn't just about Teemu. 

The Jets have had a wild season. They've had deep lows, like the 9 losses in October with Scheifele falling all over the ice, or the 7 games Pavelec lost in December on the back of a stunningly bad .863 save percentage. But there have been times when the team looked next to unstoppable instead, even beating Anaheim and Chicago five days apart during the Paul Maurice honey moon where the team went 9-3-1 heading into the Olympic break. 

Now 9 points back of Phoenix for the Wildcard playoff spot with just 7 games remaining, the Jets are playing out the string. A swing through California means playing the top three teams of the Pacific Division. They enter tonight's game with the chance to win some respect as a team with upward momentum.

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2014 Juno Cup #2

Wheelerj28
March 31 2014 09:18AM

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(Jim Cuddy 'Blue Rodeo' and Ab McDonald hold up the 'Juno Cup')

In the 11 years of the Juno Cup tradition, the team of Musicians have only managed to sneak away with one win.  March 28th was not one of those wins, the team of NHLers won the annual game 9-8 in front of almost 1000 fans at the MTS Iceplex.  Host of TSN's 'Off The Record' Michael Landsberg hosted the game and did everything he could to put extra points of the board for the Rockers throughout the game, and even with the likes of Mark Schieffle, Grant Clitsome and James Wright behind the bench for the rockers, we couldn't find a way to win.

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2014 Juno Cup

Wheelerj28
March 28 2014 09:56AM

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The 11th annual Juno Cup hockey game between the Juno nominated Rockers and NHL Greats takes place tonight at MTS Centre Ice Plex at 7:30.  Names like Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo and Colin MacDonald from The Trews will be in attendance. I will be suiting up for The Rockers against a stacked team of names like Carey Wilson (Flames, Rangers), 3-time Stanley Cup Winner Mike Keane (Stars, Habs, Avs), Trevor Kidd (Flames, Leafs, Canes, Panthers).  The odds are a little in the favor of the Greats, if you have a look at the entire roster.  But I swear to God, if they challenged the Rockers in a Karaoke competition, well… I think we know who would win that one.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
March 28 2014 07:21AM


Your fantasy hockey news and players to look for on the waiver wire this week.

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JGD 74: "Watazombieataku!"

Kevin McCartney
March 27 2014 03:45PM

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With Carolina and Dallas already in the "L" column, the Jets are on the left coast to play the league's third place team and the current leaders of the vaunted Pacific Division. 

A cat in a shark costume riding a zoomba while hunting a duckling has nothing to do with that. I just thought we all needed a little cheering up.

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