September 24 2011 09:08PM
Since the Atlanta Thrashers were sold so late in the process of the NHL summer calendar, the Winnipeg Jets were forced to play in Atlanta's old spot in the Southeast Division.
Right away, there were many who said the Jets were going up against a time zone disadvantage since they would have to travel more than any other team to play their divisional opponents in Washington, Florida, Tampa, and Carolina.
None of their opponents were within 1,000 kilometers of Winnipeg.
However, the Jets will gain a time zone advantage over their divisional opponents as the season will go on.
September 21 2011 11:27PM
Training camp is in full swing, and that means that the proper business of hockey is underway, so a review of some of the news around the league is in order. In this week's go-round, the Flames get the roster down to a more reasonable configuration, the Jets have a noisy start to their exhibition campaign, and Brendan Shanahan has a full plate three nights in to the pre-season.
September 21 2011 09:03PM
From the resounding first game of the pre-season came many storylines - from Dustin Byfulgien's fight and inspired play in front of the 15,015 fans to first round pick Mark Scheifele's four point night - the Jets are definitely the talk of the town.
September 21 2011 12:12PM
Last night, Mark Scheifele took over the game story in Winnipeg's first NHL game on home ice in more than 15 years. The team's first overall pick from the draft had two goals and two assists in his debut in front of a roaring crowd in Winnipeg.
September 20 2011 10:56AM
After a summer spent in anticipation of our national obsession's return to the city, the Jets open their pre-season account with a split-squad pair versus the Blue Jackets. It's not a moment too soon, either, because there's only so much time anyone should spend picking apart the compostions of logos or sweaters. The game's still the thing, and tonight, we'll get our first look at a few of the gents that this site will focus on for the next several months.