Northern Touch: The Sounds of a Saturday

The perfect barometer was on display at MTS Centre Saturday night — roughly 15 thousand fans saw the product on the ice, and they weren’t afraid to voice their displeasure. It may have been the worst effort of the season for the Winnipeg Jets. Then again, it may just be the latest of the half dozen similar…

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Northern Touch: Midpoint Perspective

The Winnipeg Jets are at that point in the season — just past the midway point — where fans and media alike are starting to make firmer determinations in their minds as to whether or not they will be seeing playoff hockey for only the second time since the Atlanta Thrashers made their permanent migration…

Northern Touch: Roller Coasters

You win some, you lose some. It’s a sports adage nearly as old as the games themselves. Call me a cynic or whatever, but I get a little bit of a kick out of the rollercoaster of emotions some ride as the Jets’ season carries out. The club caps nine points in five games with…

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Northern Touch: Regression to the Baseline

It is easily described as their worst stretch of hockey so far this season. But should we really be surprised? 21 games into the Winnipeg Jets’ NHL calendar they sit tied for fourth place in the Central at 9-10-2, but have hit a road-trip snag while dropping three straight in convincing fashion in Philly, Boston, and…

Northern Touch: Times Change(d)

Is this real life? It’s been an earth-shattering 48 hours — Jacob Trouba finally arrived in Winnipeg after putting pen to paper, two Jets sit atop the NHL scoring and goals leaderboards, a goaltender not named Ondrej got a third-straight start, the power play went 3-for-5 … Oh, and a “blue-collar billionaire” who has never…

Northern Touch: The Young Guns & a New Era

resurrectEmbed from Getty Images What is the “Northern Touch?” Sure, it’s a throwback Canadian hip-hop reference, but … in lieu of a drawn-out and formal article-style column in this space, I will touch on bite-sized thoughts, issues, and ideas surrounding the Winnipeg Jets, who sport a northern-notch in their logo’s roundel. I call this space…