Category Archives: Winnipeg Jets
Two years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning were one goal away from visiting the Stanley Cup Finals for the 2nd time in franchise history. Two years later, the Tampa Bay Lightning are picking 3rd overall in the 2013 draft. They have fallen from the good graces of the “Hockey Gods”… fast. (more…)
Sorry for not having a post for Game 3 against the Leafs, and sorry for the late post today, been under the weather for a few days.
After two difficult loses the Jets finally were able to come out on top against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday for their first win of the season, so expect the Jets to come out flying high tonight. On the flip side the Penguins lost their first game of the season on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a very disappointing Home Opener in Pittsburgh. (more…)
A year ago today the hockey world experienced a final blow in what had been a highly tragic summer, the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash. I am sure that many of you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the horrific news. Personally, I was sitting in my Personal Selling class scrolling through twitter on my phone, when the news came across my feed.
The Winnipeg Jets might want to start looking for help on the back-end after one of their top defensemen in Zach Bogosian underwent wrist surgery Friday. According to reports, the 22-year old will be out the next (more…)
By Charles Vanegas
Since the NHL announced its return to Winnipeg, the most obvious anomaly has been the team’s placement in the Southeast Division, with their closest “rival” (Washington) being over 2,000 km (about 1,250 miles) away. Rather than switch the Jets over to a Western division this season, the league is now discussing a much larger realignment for 2012-13 that will also address the concerns of the other franchises.
The most commonly reported system has been 4 divisions with 7 or 8 teams each.
While it’s important to maintain the league’s biggest rivalries, many of the current divisions simply don’t produce rivalries like they should. Once again, Minnesota comes to mind. Do they have a real rival in the Northwest? The Canucks, Flames and Oilers (at least their fans) dislike one another exponentially more than they even think about the Wild. On the other hand, fans of Columbus – who joined the league in 2000 along with Minnesota – have already developed hatred for the Red Wings. While Detroit’s dominance has made this a one-sided rivalry, the passion isat least there. The NHL would be wise to pit teams in the Great Lakes region against one another, as there are already rivalries that exist in other sports that can be built upon (Michigan-Ohio State, Bears-Vikings, Steelers-Browns, etc.).
#2 Washington vs. #15 Buffalo
#3 Philadelphia vs. #14 Montreal
#4 Pittsburgh vs. #13 Chicago
#5 San Jose vs. #12 Los Angeles
#6 Detroit vs. #11 Phoenix
#7 Boston vs. #10 Nashville
#8 Tampa Bay vs. #9 Anaheim