As of right now, I think there’s going to be a changing of the guard in Winnipeg this season, some of the veteran players probably won’t be scoring as many points as they once did and younger players are chomping at the bit to earn some top-six minutes. According to HockeyReference.com, the top scorers for…Read More →
Jets Mailbag Version 10: How to Grade Winnipeg’s Off-Season? Would Keeping Jack Roslovic Have Saved Mason Appleton? Are Jets Serious Championship Contenders?
The time has finally come to say goodbye to August. In turn, that means autumn, and more importantly, hockey season, are both just a few weeks away. Yes, leaves will begin to change colour very soon, however, September will serve as the starting point for this upcoming season. While the majority of fans will likely…Read More →
Following a pair of trades to acquire a couple of impact defensemen, in Nate Schmidt and Brenden Dillon, the Winnipeg Jets were able to significantly improve their blue line earlier this off-season, although that pretty much guaranteed veteran Jordie Benn wouldn’t return next season. With limited room available, the Jets essentially had no other choice…Read More →
It’s the dog days of summer for hockey fans. So any hockey is good hockey for us. The 2022 Olympic Qualifiers are currently taking place, and on Thursday, Nikolaj Ehlers suited up for Denmark – his home country – scoring the opening goal and the eventual game-winner as well. It got me thinking about who…Read More →
I was talking with friends the other night about the Winnipeg Jets and they asked me, “What if the Jets don’t play well and finish in the bottom-10 of the league standings this upcoming season?” My original response was, “Not much would probably change… in fact, this team would likely stay on the current course…Read More →
If it wasn’t obvious already, the 2021-22 season is shaping up to be extremely important for the Winnipeg Jets as they look to finally break through their recent postseason woes, but for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in particular, this upcoming campaign could define the next stage of his young career. After enjoying three very successful seasons…Read More →
Jets Mailbag Version 9: Who Will Be Paired With Josh Morrissey? Can Mark Scheifele Play in the Preseason? How Can Evgeny Svechnikov Make an Impact?
All is fairly quiet around the NHL right now, and for good measure, as the start of this off-season featured a ton of craziness involving the expansion draft, the 2021 Entry Draft, free agency and a handful of impactful trades. For the Winnipeg Jets, all of their heavy lifting was executed last month, which saw…Read More →
It may be difficult to imagine, but the start of training camp is only one month away, and as currently constructed, it seems the Winnipeg Jets might have a few additional roster moves to make before players begin reporting in September. After general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and his staff shored up the blue line, which…Read More →
Earlier this week, the NHL announced it’d be adding a 3-inch by 3.5-inch advertisement patch to jerseys starting in 2022-23. There’s been some pushback on this, which is fair. If you look at some of the European teams, they don’t shy away from overwhelming their uniforms and arenas with ads, and it has become such…Read More →
Looking to acquire some depth at the AHL level, the Manitoba Moose have taken a flyer on forward Evgeny Svechnikov, signing the unrestricted free agent to a one-year deal. After a report surfaced from Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet last week, who suggested the Winnipeg Jets and Svechnikov, 24, had “mutual interest” in a potential deal,…Read More →
Before the NHL announced the 2020-21 schedule last season, there was some speculation that there’d be an outdoor game played at Lake Louise between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames to open the regular season, which would’ve been such a cool game to watch. Building off that thought, I was thinking where in Manitoba…Read More →
Attempting to recoup some of the lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the league’s board of governors have been brainstorming creative ideas on how to accomplish that feat, and they’ve recently agreed to introduce a new style of advertising after the 2021-22 season. Continuing down the path of placing…Read More →