September 28 2016 01:00PM
September 28 2016 12:20PM
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Not every player is going to agree with the decisions their teammate or team management makes. No matter what the players say to the media, it's not always going to truly reflect how they feel. It rarely ever does.
In wake of the news that 22 year old restricted free agent Jacob Trouba has requested a trade, a handful of Jets players were interviewed on the matter and their answers largely stayed close to the usual talking points, with the exception of one player.
September 27 2016 11:51PM
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Look, I'm not going to bore you with a lot of details here, because this game probably already did a pretty damn good job of boring you with its action. Or lack thereof, rather. Team Canada cruised it's way to an easy 3-1 victory in front of a half-full and nearly entirely indifferent Air Canada Centre, setting itself up for a game that actually matters on Thursday night.
September 27 2016 09:35PM
Let us keep in mind that tonight was just the first game of pre-season and the Winnipeg Jets iced a lineup that excluding a few players will at best be permanent fixtures on the Manitoba Moose roster in a few weeks, so let's not get too worked up over the Jets 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames, okay?
That all said, you've probably had dental work done that was probably easier to endure than tonight's game was.
September 27 2016 02:45PM
It may not be the most perfect narrative, but it certainly could have been worse. In one corner, we have Canada, a team that everybody expected to be here, with a suffocatingly high level of talent and execution of their system that has found a way to make greatness seem almost boring. In the other, we have Team Europe, a group of players who are old, wise, have never really played together, and may never play together again, looking to upset goliath on their own ice.
It's not very likely at all, but hey, let's make the most of the occasion.