Winnipeg—Waiting is the hardest part, or so the song goes, and Winnipeg hockey fans will find that out the hard way, as they wait eight long days until the regular season gets underway on October 9th. Before that, the Jets had one final piece of on ice game action, and that was Friday night versus [...]
Winnipeg—And on the 5624th day, God said let there be NHL hockey in Winnipeg. With the first of the Jets hitting the ice at 7:31 PM, the day that Winnipeggers have been waiting for since April 28, 1996 became a reality. No more rumors. No more innocuous chatter. The NHL has returned to the city [...]
My thoughts on the Edmonton Oilers game last night, live from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Courtesy of NHL.com: Coach Dan Bylsma: I’m sure you’re not going to reveal your strategy for Pavel Datsyuk before the next game. But could you talk in general terms of how the Red Wings are different when they have Datsyuk and when they don’t? I think the one thing that was clearly evident in that game [...]
From NHL.com: Pittsburgh Head Coach Dan Bylsma Are you expecting and/or game planning for Datsyuk? Right now they’d be lying if he wasn’t in. They say he’s going to play. At least that’s what I’ve read. So we’re planning on him being in the lineup, and possibly more additions as well. Does that change anything for you? Well, [...]
From NHL.com: Pavel looked pretty good today. Is he pretty close or what do you think? I don’t know. What we’ll do is we’ll go for the optional skate in the morning and see how he responded today and see how he felt. I haven’t talked to him since he got off, and I haven’t talked [...]
From NHL.com Discounting the final 19 seconds of the second game, there had only been five minor penalties called in the first two games of this series. Do you think the officiating started has changed from the regular season, and does this favor one team or the other in this series? I think the standard that’s [...]
From NHL.com: Has Draper been cleared to play by doctors and if so, will he play tonight? Yeah, he was cleared before last game. Don’t know if he’ll play tonight. It will be based on Samuelsson. Samuelsson didn’t take the morning skate, so we’ll see what happens there. Second injury, we just saw Pavel out on the ice. Just [...]