December 16 2011 02:49PM
Today, CBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury was charged with assault in relation to an incident that occurred with an opposing player as he helped coach his son’s pee wee hockey team.
How serious the incident was is not entirely clear; but from the reports today it sounds like it’s fairly unexceptional hockey parent behaviour. That may change depending on what exactly Milbury said – the reports also indicate he was charged with uttering threats, after all – but everyone who has spent any amount of time around the game has seen, heard or at the very least read about the line-crossing actions of hyper-competitive hockey moms and dads.
The actions alone weren’t the reason the internet quickly filled with Mike Milbury jokes this morning.
December 16 2011 11:45AM
In the first part of a special feature to the Nation Network, we are proud to introduce a guest columnist - WJC Team Canada alumni Brian Sutherby. As a member of the 2002 Silver Medal winning Canadian team, he knows a thing or two about a thing or two. And throughout the 2012 WJC he will be sharing his thoughts on the tournament and memories from his run to the Finals. - WG
December 15 2011 09:33PM
Sometimes there is no sense trying to analyze things. Sometimes you just have to let the angry guy vent.
Thursday night at MTS Centre, the Winnipeg Jets lost 1-0 to the Washington Capitals. With the loss, the Jets fell from 10th to 11th in the East and watched as their five-game home winning streak came to an end.
It was a 0-0 game when Alexander Ovechkin scored the winner, after the Jets turned over the puck, with one minute and 14 seconds left in regulation. It was a bitter loss for the Jets who were shut out for the third time this season.
The fact the Jets allowed Washington to beat them and then jump over them into seventh place in the East angered the Jets enough, but it was the way in which the Jets lost that drove head coach Claude Noel around the bend.
December 15 2011 11:56AM
The Winnipeg Jets host the Washington Capitals tonight in a Southeast Division showdown. I've written before that the key to Winnipeg staying in the playoff hunt rests on whether or not any players from the Jets' marginally talented division play like they can. Thus far, both Washington and Tampa Bay have showed little that indicates that they're playoff teams.
December 14 2011 06:39AM
Hate to say I told you so... what am I talking about? I'm thrilled to say I told you so. That 7-1 loss to Detroit in a wonderful pond-hockey display by the Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night did turn out to be virtually meaningless, perhaps just a wake-up call for a team that had been playing solid hockey, but was due for a letdown.
Tuesday night's 2-1 thriller over the hottest team in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild, back home inside the friendly confines of tiny MTS Centre, was the important game for the Winnipeg Jets this week and set the tone for a six-game homestand that could put the Jets in the thick of the playoff race with 15-of-19 on the road stariung in January.