September 23 2015 11:42AM
The quick pace of the NHL preseason is in full effect tonight as the Winnipeg Jets - fresh off last night's OT loss to the Minnesota Wild - are in Edmonton to take on the perennially young and rebuilding Oilers.
The Oilers have managed to get out to a fine 2 and 0 start to the preseason after a couple of wins on Monday night in split squad games against the Calgary Flames so of course Oilers fans are planning the parade already.
Let's take a look at the rosters for tonight's game...
September 22 2015 10:16PM
It wasn't the most enjoyable hockey we've seen ever. In fact, it was a snoozefest that rivaled the pace and intensity of an All-Star Game that sadly didn't feature all-stars.
We should have expected it really if we had just done some simple math: First preseason game + Minnesota Wild clogging style of play = Zzzzzzzzzz.
But boy-oh-boy that 3 on 3 overtime sure made up for it didn't it? Granted the Jets ended up losing in that OT on a goal from Matt Dumba, but being that it's simply exhibition hockey we can overlook that little fact right?
September 22 2015 12:12PM
It is time! Hockey will be played at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
While the game may not matter in terms of the scoreboard or the standings, this game will matter for many of the young Jets looking to turn some heads and earn a spot on the big club.
The Minnesota Wild are coming into Winnipeg after losing their preseason opener at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres. However, this is a different team with Mike Reilly, Tyler Graovac, and Kurtis Gabriel playing in both.
Let's break it down:
September 21 2015 08:16AM
It's that time of year again. Leaves are falling, the air is cooler. Yes, hockey is just around the corner.
As players report to their respective training camps, media and fans are making predictions for the upcoming season. We at Jets Nation are also in the prediction mood, or at least I am.
Instead of guessing who will win the Stanley Cup or capture the individual awards, these predictions will centre around the players that don the Winnipeg Jets uniform as well as forecasting the team's chances. Granted, my record isn't 100% so this might be a piece the reader may want to bookmark and laugh at later.
Without further adieu, here are five fearless and somewhat fearful Winnipeg Jet predictions for the 2015-16 season.
September 18 2015 04:28PM
It was the first day of camp. It was the first day of pre-season. NHL hockey is only just around the corner.
While some may say that too much is made of training camp and the lines, there are some things that can be extracted from coaching decisions and their words.
The Winnipeg Jets had their first on-ice practice today and here are 5 story lines to watch through training camp and pre-season.