October 24 2014 04:08PM
Out of a Hurricane and into a Lightning storm, the Jets continue a dangerous home stand tonight against a young Tampa team. Collecting two points against the only club left in the league that doesn't have a win has somehow soothed tempers around Winnipeg.
Facing his former employer, Paul Maurice called it the most 'dialed in' bench he's seen from the Jets this year, and showed his pleasure by leaving out the f-bomb in his post-game presser. But the fact remains that the Jets are behind the Oilers - who made national headlines for sucking - Coyotes, and Panthers at 27th in league standings and haven't beaten a team with a positive goal differential yet. A scoreless powerplay contributes to the Jets' meager 11 goal showing through 6 games (5 goals in the last 5 games) and Ondrej Pavelec is on his usual grind.
No one is using the 'must win' label for game seven, but six points in seven games looks a lot better than four.
Nation World HQ
October 24 2014 07:00AM
The Canucks adjusted plus/minus, T.J. Brodie signs on the cheap, Oilers are streaking, Yakupov, Draisaitl, Richard Peddie, the Twitter crowd and more in this weeks Roundup.
October 21 2014 08:30AM
Sometimes i'm of the Gene Principe spawn with puns, and I like to call myself the metaphorical genius, but sometimes the stars align and it works out perfectly.
The Winnipeg Jets will host the Carolina Hurricanes in a game that is much like fighting the opposing team's actual given name. The beginning of the season for the Jets has been much like a natural disaster after a "calm before the storm" when they pummelled the Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. Even coach Paul Maurice is freaking out, stemming from telling CBC's Jeff Hamilton that he could #?*!ing make him cry.
Sorry Paul, but it's more like the fan base is starting to cry.
October 20 2014 06:47PM
When you’re trying to protect a castle, you put up as big of a wall as you possibly can to slow down your enemies. Now, if you don’t have a wall, or enough variables to build one. The best way to defend your defenseless castle, is to launch an all out assault on your enemy while their deciding their attack strategy. That’s a long, Dungeons and Dragons/Lord of The Rings way of saying a good defense is a good offense.
Nation World HQ
October 20 2014 11:45AM
The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look at stats and news around the network or NHL. On tap this week: The Canucks offense, Jonas Hiller, Ben Scrivens, Mark Fayne and more.