October 06 2011 07:32AM
Michael Langlois made an interesting comment on the Leafs season preview podcast that was published on the Globe's website yesterday. He pointed out that, to his memory, most of the best penalty-killing forwards (going back for decades) were the best all-around players, and not those we have come to think of as a "PK specialists".
October 04 2011 12:43PM
The regular season looms so here begins Part 2 of my SWOT analysis of the Jets players coming into 2011-12, with the focus on the forwards this time. Hopefully my analysis is not overly self-contradictory but there is a fine balance to be observed in dealing with the uncertainties of the mena and events that transpire in professional sports.
October 03 2011 11:04AM
October 03 2011 08:22AM
News on twitter from various quarters this morning is the Jets have signed first rounder Mark Scheifele to an entry level contract. It's pretty standard procedure for new prospects to get inked relatively quickly, but the timing suggests the youngster may have convinced the club to keep him around rather than send him back to junior.
October 02 2011 03:07PM
This past week, as I sat in a Tim Horton's on Pembina Highway between seven and eleven in the morning, I could not help but overhear many of the ongoing conversations between other patrons sitting beside me.
Almost every conversation that morning in that Tim Hortons started with talking about the Jets.
As I wore my white Jets hat and tapped in my article about the Jets and what to do with Mark Scheifele, I barely held myself from joining in on a conversation with strangers - all of them strangers.
But not just strangers - Winnipeggers.
They're happy to have their team back - and most importantly the love their team.