1

Is This the Start of a War?

When Donald Fehr took over as the executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association, he offered an olive branch to commissioner Gary Bettman. In a far-reaching interview in early 2011, Fehr said he wasn’t taking over the position to create any problems or have a fight with anyone. He was there to do…

0

Outstanding! Another Year in Florida (With NHLPA Update)

  (Updated at 9:01 p.m. CST) This one is personal. I am in love with the National Hockey League Players Association tonight. Even though I still believe that the NHLPA and the league’s owners will eventually agree on realignment for next season, I’m in heaven on this beautiful Friday night. Now, as I said, this…

Jets Lose 4-0 to Leafs. Is it Time to Go After a Scorer?

The Winnipeg Jets had a wonderful December. The team went 10-3-1 and got as high as sixth place in the East. Last night, however, the Jets were beaten 4-0 by the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre and now Winnipeg has lost two straight on the road, fallen behind Toronto into 10th place in…

8

TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – FINLAND

  The other night undoubtedly registered a wide range of emotions amongst fans. From the shock at the Russian start; the anger of the Canadian’s undisciplined play; the dismay of a five goal deficit; the elation of a four goal comeback; the heartbreak of a one goal loss and finally to the agony that for…

Eller Scores Four… Who? What?

  Claude Noel refused to blame his goaltender or the fact his team doesn’t play very well on the road. Instead, the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets simply said his defense was shaky and his team "didn’t check very well." Well, that’s certainly one way to look at it. Wednesday night at the Bell…

27

TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – RUSSIA

  For the sixth time in the last eight years Canada will face off against the Russians in the medal round of the World Junior Championship. Canada is 15-11-2 vs. Russia/USSR going back to 1982 (the first year for the Canadian National Junior Team) but the only thing that matters right now avenging a 5-3…

2

Nation Radio – December 31, 2011

    We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis. Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red…

0

Better Know a Prospect – Carl Klingberg

    Carl Klingberg is a load – 6’3” 205 and only 20 years old. Scouts love numbers like that when you combine them with skill. Factor in that he has 21 points in 24 games in the AHL so far this season and now you have something to work with. Fortunately for Winnipeg they…

Should the Jets Try to Trade Big Buff?

Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel calls Dustin Byfuglien "a special player." Noel is not incorrect. As a hockey star, Byfuglien is a different breed of cat. For one thing, he’s 6-foot-5, 265 pounds and even in a league that is getting bigger with every draft, Byfuglien is still a very large human. For another,…

0

Mission Accomplished

  The Winnipeg Jets began “The Homestand” on Nov. 29. They had 13 of 15 games at home and they needed to grab at least 20 of 26 possible points at MTS Centre. It was a simple assignment, but it did not come without a certain degree of difficulty. Especially after the Jets lost the…

Jets Beat Leafs: Record 21 Points in December.

As the "Leafs Suck! Leafs Suck!" chant reverberated through MTS Centre on New Year’s Eve, the Winnipeg Jets did exactly what they had to do.  Thanks to goals by Zach Bogosian (pictured: the Jets all-star calibre defenseman), Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler (with the eventual winner at 10:50 of the second period on the power play),…