Whipped By a Better Team

Nation World HQ
December 23 2011 09:30PM

Sometimes, you just get whipped. 

There is no excuse. There is not even a rational explanation. Just an answer.

Why did the Winnipeg Jets lose 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night? Because the Pittsburgh Penguins were a superior hockey team.

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Jason Strudwick
December 23 2011 04:47PM

Last week as I was hanging up my shoulder pads my partner, Kurt Davis, asked me how long I had been wearing them and why I even bothered. He commented on there hardly being any protection on the chest or back and how the shoulder caps are very small.

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Better Know a Prospect – Mark Scheifele Edition

Dean Belanger
December 23 2011 02:41PM


To the casual hockey fan, Mark Scheifele was a surprise pick last June in Minnesota. Many Jets fans were probably hoping Ryan Strome would fall to 7th and when he didn’t they were most likely thinking Sean Couturier was the probable selection (I know I did). Many experts felt that Winnipeg went “of the board” or “reached” when they selected Scheifele from the Barrie Colts.

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10 Things the Jets have Given us in 2011

MC Hockey
December 23 2011 02:37PM



10. Major-League City Status for Winnipeg:

The author shyly admits his departure from Winnipeg in 1996 was fueled by the feeling that Winnipeg was becoming like another small town in Michigan where General Motors had closed a big manufacturing plant (see movie from that zany Michael Moore)...as in tumbleweeds! I say Tumbleweeds be gone now!

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The Montreal Canadiens Stink and Other Things we Learned on Thursday Night.

Nation World HQ
December 22 2011 09:10PM


The Montreal Canadiens stink.

Whether it’s just a brief aberration or it’s something Habs fans can expect for the rest of the season, what happened on Wednesday night in Chicago and Thursday night in Winnipeg proved pretty clearly that the Canadiens are a bad team with a bad coach and a bad GM and whether we’re speaking in French or English, it’s still smelly.

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