One of the areas of play that the Jets clearly need to improve on is their ability to win a face off. We take a look at the current winning %.
Illegal Curve’s Michael Remis examines how Winnipeg Jets time on ice (TOI) has been distributed through five games this season
The event was incredible. The results on the ice were merely an afterthought for the many who broke open their proverbial piggy banks to attend the first regular season game of the Jets 2.0. The Habs scored early, and eventually scored quite often, against a Winnipeg group that looked its age, or lack thereof. Many [...]
This morning the Winnipeg Jets announced they were sending 20 players to St. John’s. In this post I will try to predict who will be on the Jets’ opening day roster. As of now, 38 players remain in camp; of those 38, three of those players are currently injured. Claude Noel addressed the media after [...]
When body checking is introduced into minor hockey, the first rule taught is not to hit from behind. This season, the NHL is taking a hard line approach in passing the message along to its players. Two nights ago in an exhibition game, Jody Shelley of the Philadelphia Flyers drilled Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darryl [...]
NHL players are required to speak to the media after practice, before games, and after games. After Tuesdays exhibition game, reporters huddled around the dressing room door, waiting to rush the floor, trying to get the best soundbyte. The cycle will wash, rinse and repeat daily, but Tanner Glass doesn’t mind the media scrutiny: “I [...]
Mark Scheifele is the second coming of Dale Hawerchuk. At least that is the prevailing theme in Winnipeg these days. The Winnipeg Jets’ first round selection (7th overall) is everything you’d want a first round pick to be. He is mature for his age, unassuming and modest. In fact, he personifies what the City of [...]
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 [...]