Season of Remembrance

On the evening of December 24th, 1914, something redeeming happened along the Western Front in France and Belgium. Something sane, kind, good and human took over from the cruel madness that was emerging from the first few months of the Great War. On that night, rifles were put down and soldiers on opposite sides of…


Where are the Jets at?

    Regular readers will know that I tend to focus on windows of opportunity and the draft, one of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Jay Feaster’s work in Calgary (tongue planted firmly in cheek). Looking over the Jets situation this season, I think they have the opportunity to do something this…


Going Back to Winnipeg: Part Deux

This is part two of a two-part article looking at the Winnipeg Jets in the Revisited Series. Part one can be found here. In the previous article I had discussed the process by which True North Sports & Entertainment had acquired, and then relocated, the Jets. I detailed the scouting staff that had been retained,…

Going Back to Winnipeg: Part One

The Jets Revisited Part One of a two-part article looking at the Winnipeg Jets in the Revisited Series *If you’re an Oilers fan, you’re going to want to watch that first video clip* Winnipeg got its team back and the city, and country, rejoiced. Now what?


11th of November

On November 11th, 1918 the leading nations of the world finally put a stop to the largest display of industrial self-immolating lunacy it had ever seen (but sadly would not ever see). In four years, the belligerent nations of the Allied and Central Powers had managed to annihilate roughly 17 million souls, both military and…