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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets captain meeting fans.  Don’t forget that you have a chance to meet the Jets captain today from 3-5 pm.

Puckupdate:  Jets and Crosby show the importance of NHL teams, not players. What many who believed in Winnipeg have been saying for a long time.   Further to that point:

The NHL needs to go to Winnipeg and see how the city is embracing its new team to understand how to market the league. Players are important, but so are franchises.

IceCaps News:

The Telegram:  Mary Brown’s signs on as gold sponsor.  Another feather in the cap for the Jets AHL franchise.

Around the NHL:

The Hockey News:  Rumour roundup –  Will Doan be traded?  Perfect irony would be to see Doan traded to the Jets as they make a push for the playoffs.  (kidding…or am I).

After the jump we learn how technology is killing team chemistry, what the gurus have to say about the Oilers young guns, and will Troy Brouwer score 20 goals this season.

Business Insider:  Why technology is killing team chemistry.  While not hockey specific, they use a quote from former star d-man Rob Blake on how the change has affected teams.

Edmonton Journal:  What the gurus have to say about Hall, Eberle and Paajarvi in 2011-12.  Good news for Edmonton fans is these numbers are not absolute.  Guys can always surprise the experts.  It’s why they play the season.

Washington Post:  Will Troy Brouwer score 20 goals this season?  Another instance where stats and charts would seem to suggest that he won’t be able to accomplish this, but this all gets thrown out the window once the season starts and the intangibles (in this case playing with Ovechkin, etc) come into play.