For those fans on the outside looking in, today was a chance for those on the wait list to get preferential treatment. Fans were given access to the Jets practice. It was a party atmosphere inside the MTS Centre as approximately 2500+ showed up to watch their team run drills.
Defenceman? Forward? Little bit of both? Richard takes a look at what he could net on the trade market.
Sean MacDonald is an instructor in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining. He will be contributing a regular column on Illegalcurve.com. His first article is about some of the current machinations of the NHL/NHLPA during the CBA negotiations.
The clock strikes 6:15 p.m. in Downtown Winnipeg; the feeling of anticipation is akin to that of a team’s first playoff game in ten years (maybe forever). Winnipeg has been without the top level of professional hockey since the doors closed at the Winnipeg Arena in late April, 1996. Some said the city would never […]
Earlier this week we took a look at the Jets/Thrashers’ home and road goal differential to see how much room to improve the franchise had in both facets of the game. Well, as we found out, the Jets/Thrashers were the fifth worst team in the NHL in both home and road differential. We have documented […]
Much has been made of the Winnipeg Jets and the team’s opportunity to improve upon its record last season because of home-ice momentum. Few will argue that MTS Centre is going to be one of, if not, the loudest buildings in the NHL next season. However, the first question is, where do the Jets need […]
A hockey roadtrip, why not! There is something quite exciting about supporting your team when they are on the road. Perhaps it is the thrill of an impending thrashing (hopefully only verbally and not physically) at the hands of the opposing teams fans whose arena you’ve invaded but as David Puddy said on Seinfeld, “you gotta […]
Recently The Hockey News did a Top 10 games to watch this season, which included two Jets games (Home Opener vs. Montreal and the December 1st game against the Coyotes) but THN based the order on the dates they appeared on the NHL calendar. With that theme of Top 10 in mind, Illegal Curve decided […]