It’s Frustrating, But Being Inactive On July 1 Is For the Best

There is a reason why TV networks – especially in Canada – devote so much time to things like Trade Deadline and Free Agency Opening Day, because player movement is exciting. It’s the reason people do fantasy pools and play GM mode on video games. Fans love the excitement of new faces in new places…


Free Agent Frenzy: 2019 Edition

As summer holidays are beginning and the nation is celebrating Canada Day, an important part of the hockey calendar is just beginning. Free agent frenzy begins July 1 – noon eastern time to be exact – and it marks the day that old contracts expire and new ones can be signed.


The Winnipeg Jets Need To Trade Bryan Little Or Mathieu Perreault

The time is now. Don’t wait. Many teams across the NHL are trading for bad contracts. Recently, we saw the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes strike a deal to send Patrick Marleau to Carolina. The Maple Leafs made the move in an effort to create some more cap space as they look to…


There Are Three Ways To Look At The Trouba Trade

I’ve been told that it’s not crazy if you talk to yourself, or even if you answer yourself. I have been told though it is when you argue with yourself and unfortunately in the wake of the Jacob Trouba trade to New York for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick, I found myself Monday…


Who is Neal Pionk?

It’s the end of an era in Winnipeg as the Jets have dealt Jacob Trouba after a long drawn out saga which spanned far too long.


Your Knee Jerk Twitter Reactions: Trouba For Pionk & 20th Overall

Late Monday afternoon the Winnipeg Jets traded Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft – a pick that originally belonged to the Jets but was sent to New York in the Kevin Hayes deal. As always with Hockey Twitter, reactions were fast…


WWYDW (Thursday Edition): Should The Jets Buyout Dmitry Kulikov?

The Stanley Cup has been awarded and now we’re officially into the off-season and the first step to a long summer ahead of us is the buyout period. A buyout is when a team quite literally buys out a player’s contract to obtain a reduced salary cap hit over a period of twice the remaining…


Jack Roslovic Adds His Name To An Already Strange Jets Off-Season

The 2018-19 NHL season is technically still ongoing at the moment, but the Jets have already had a crazy off-season with all sorts of rumors of locker-room strife, players about to be traded, players possibly asking or not asking for trade out of Winnipeg, a former hockey goon “breaking” a trade that nobody actually believed…


Of Kadri, Voynov And The Other “Unwanted”

July 30, 2018. One of my friends – a die hard Blue Jays fan – texted me while I was at work. “Check Twitter. Rosenthal says your guys got Osuna.” The “Rosenthal” in that text message would be baseball reporter and well known insider Ken Rosenthal. If he had a scoop, it was likely true. The…