Oct. 27, 2012: There’s no doubt in my mind that the latest move by the NHL to withdraw their latest proposal and cancel games until the end of November is not a good sign. In fact it’s being reported that next week the league will also announce it’s cancelling the Winter Classic and All Star Game. FULL STORY
Sep. 27, 2012: Now that we are a week plus into this NHL Lockout and we have already begun losing preseason games, there is one thing above all else that is so frustrating to me it is getting hard to watch. Between all the posturing and lobbying done by both sides there is one sentiment that has continued to come out of the mouths of both sides, "this for for the fans." FULL STORY
Aug. 21, 2012: Back at the beginning of July, one of our readers posted on Facebook they ran into Cory Sarich of the Calgary Flames at Calaway Park – a local amusement park just west of Calgary. He was promptly asked when he would be requesting a trade to Winnipeg. Sarich’s reply was unfortunately just a laugh. FULL STORY
Jun. 21, 2012: The schedule makers have given the Jets a home season opener for their second straight year in the league. Fans will have to wait a few days longer this year with the first game coming on Saturday, October 13. Some bad news for Jets fans though as their only match up against Teemu Selanne’s Anaheim Ducks (should he return as it’s looking like he will) comes on Sunday, February 24 in Anaheim. FULL STORY
Mar. 8, 2012: Kevin Cheveldayoff has said from the get go that the Winnipeg Jets will be a team building for the future. He made that evident when he drafted Mark Shiefle, who was relatively unknown to most fans. This brings us to the new guy, Grant Clitsome. He may not be a game changer like Byfuglien or as reliable as Enstrom, but he does bring something to the table. FULL STORY
Feb. 10, 2012: Lately, Kane’s the word, and when I say Kane, I mean mum on what his Winnipeg Jets, the League, teammates and reps will disclose about all the ‘concussion talk’. What really happened? When? And with whom? Evander Kane seems to unfortunately be the target for a selective few bored Winnipegers with nothing better to do with their time than trash talk a player. FULL STORY
Feb. 7, 2012: After a disappointing loss to the Montreal Canadiens the Winnipeg Jets sit in 10th place with 54 points - 5 points back of Florida for the Southeast lead and 3rd place, or 6 points back of Toronto and the 8th seed. The reality is sinking in that only one team from the southeast will likely make the post season. And if a second team does it’ll be a last day sneak in.
Feb. 3, 2012: The Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets have played three times this year and two of those games have been 4-3 shoot out wins and while I think the Jets have a chance to break their back to back curse I have to go with a 4-3 Panthers win… via the shoot out.
Feb. 1, 2012: Rumors are starting to heat up regarding trades and we are now less than a month away from the February 27 trade deadline. While the rent-a-player will be the most common commodity shopped over the next month, one of the most interesting names being tossed around is Columbus Blue Jackets F Jeff Carter.
Jan. 24, 2012: In two previous match ups the Rangers have owned the Winnipeg Jets. They get a Winnipeg team that has dropped a shoot out loss to Florida at home and a 2-1 loss to Carolina last night on the road. There are few in New York that are concerned about this game but then we felt the same way about Carolina last night.