October 17 2014 12:46PM
The Jets’ home-opener is also their first game against a Divisional opponent – the oft-forgotten Nashville Predators. The new look Preds have made a splash with points in each of their first three games led by the unexpected scoring of Eric Nystrom (4 points), Paul Gaustad (4 points) and Filip Forsberg (4 points). But it’s the new faces that make the team exciting to watch this season, from Peter Laviolette behind the bench to James Neal, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy, Olli Jokinen, and Anton Volchenkov on the ice.
A year ago, two October games against a Rinne-less and floundering Predators squad resulted in just one point for the tarmac cowboys, part of a 9-15-5 season record against Central Division opponents. Dropping games to LA and San Jose is no shame, but does increase the urgency of capturing two points and improving their Divisional standing tonight.
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October 17 2014 08:00AM
Jonas Hiller seeing beach balls, the Oilers aren't very good at hockey, the Leafs could use Eric Staal, the impact of defense on goaltender stats, loving the game again and more in this weeks Roundup.
October 16 2014 01:45PM
First things first, home opener against Nashville is gonna be weird for me. Only because for the first time in 10 years (Moose inc), I won’t be working as in-game host for The Winnipeg Jets. Nor will I even be there!! I’ll be with every other semi-season seat holder; at home, or my local watering hole (after the kids go down) cheering my face off.
October 15 2014 06:40PM
The question over the last few years isn’t who will the Jets play in the first round, rather will they even make the playoffs?!?! The conversation is getting a little old as we’ve expected to be on the bubble of the post season since the Jets made their return to our (One) Great City (That was a Weakerthans reference for those wondering ;-)
October 15 2014 11:45AM
In this installment of What Would You Do Wednesday, we consider how to replace Evander Kane in the lineup for the 2 weeks to infinity that he's missing. The point of this feature is just to yell at each other in the comments (this is the internet, after all). So I'll give you the scenario, you explain how to solve it.