Sid The Kid And His Funny Chair
Interesting article on Crosby and his gyro-chair therapy. http://www.thescore.com/home/articles/186615-how-crosby-came-back
How to enjoy hockey when you really don't... →
Good explanation of what makes hockey special and enjoyable.
Winnipeg returns Scheifele to juniors - NHL.com -... →
Citizens Of Winnipeg Realize They Hate Hockey Now... →
Winnipeg made the Onion! I think that’s more exciting than when we made the New York Times.
Leafs vs. Jets AKA. Live from Leafs Nation just...
Both teams have been on a streak. The Leafs were on a three game winning streak and the Jets were down just as many. The two teams meet up on Wednesday, and event that will be rather confusing for me as a fan of both teams. I will be cheering for the Leafs, there’s no question about that. However I also want to see the Jets play well. So far Winnipeg has shown it has the enthusiasm it...
Siegel: MacArthur avoids serious complication to... →
I’m excited to see MacArthur play tomorrow night against the Flames. If he can adapt to “the New NHL” (which after a 2 game suspension, he should now be familiar with) I think Clark MacArthur will be a really significant part of the Leafs offence.
Extra! Extra! Kane’s a douche! (Pic from chicagonow.com) JETS LINEUP FORWARDS Ladd-Little-Wheeler Kane-Schiefele-Wellwood MacLean-Burmistrov-Antropov Glass-Slater-Thorburn DEFENCE Oduya- Byfuglien Hainsey-Enstrom Bogosian-Stuart GOAL Pavalec BLACKHAWKS LINEUP FORWARDS Brunette-Toews-Sharp Carcillo-Kane-Hossa ...
Year One: Bill Of Materials
I love when tech blogs break down a new device’s bill of materials, so here the the BOM for my first year of playing hockey. If anyone would like a break down of brand/model just ask. I got mostly Reebok 3K series stuff though. Helmet - $99.99 Visor - $39.99 Mouth Guard - $9.99 Shoulder Pads - $39.99 Elbow Pads - $29.99 Gloves - $69.99 Jock Shorts - $26.99 Pants - $59.99 Shin Pads -...
Embrace the Fuck-Ups
I didn’t want to write about the crowd, or the atmosphere. That has been hashed over for the last three months through numerous Gary fucking Lawless articles and TSN player interviews but I will humour one more post on the subject. Consider this a final report on the hype. October Ninth felt like a real hockey game. Sure the crowd was insane, but that ended quickly. Not long into the first...
Anonymous asked: Why does Greg cheer for the leafs? The Maple Laughs are clearly a tool of a team.
Giddy Winnipeg Reclaims Its Long-Lost Prairie... →
Winnipeg made the New York Times. (via behind the net)
Leafs are 2 - 0
Here’s hoping they can keep it going all season.
I’d think of a funny caption…but for some reason I can’t seem to …uh…err…what was I talking about? (image courtesy hockey-previews) According to Brian Munz (via TSN), here’s the Jets’s lineup against the Canadiens tomorrow. WINNIPEG JETS FORWARDS Ladd-Little-Wheeler Kane-Scheifele-Wellwood Maclean-Burmistrov-Antropov Glass-Slater-Thorburn ...
Grimson, Nilan, Thomson address Cherry's comments... →
Be sure to watch the videos along the right side of the page. Don Cherry continues to fill his role as biggest jackass in hockey (which isn’t easy considering some of his peers). UPDATE Cherry supposedly apologizes for his comments on this episode of Coach’s Corner. I say supposedly because it seems more like Ron McLean trying to dig his partner out of the hole he dug himself,...
Maple Leafs start the season off properly.
Lombardi proved his worth, Phaneuf got an awesome goal, and Reimer got his fourth career shutout.
NHL opens its 95th season tomorrow night with... →
There’s a big party at the Forks here in Winnipeg.
American McCarver: Sean Avery, intolerance and the... →
americanmccarver: **Michele Catalano:** There are circumstances in sports in which you find yourself doing something you said you would never do. Maybe you’re a Red Sox fan rooting for the Yankees to beat the Rays. Or maybe you’re me, defending Sean Avery. A couple of nights ago Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds got into a heated exchange with Avery on the ice and called him - ok,...
Byfuglien the Artist & Some Trading Cards
So everyone knows about the whole boating story by now and the 4 charges against Big Buff. Well, more things seem to keep adding to the story. Did you know that beforehand, Buff was approached by a trading card company (Panini America formerly Donross) to do a special card for them. The player draws a doodle on the back of the cardof their choosing and the card gets randomly submitted into a...
White Noise Documentary Premiere →
From Culture Days: “From the creators who brought you Call To Arms: The Story of The Royal Albert comes this 1 hour documentary investigating all sides of the Winnipeg professional hockey phenomenon, past, present and future. This film focuses on Winnipeg’s intricate relationship with professional hockey, how it influences, defines and continues to impact its citizens on an...
The Jets have finally signed Zach Bogosian to a new 2 year contract worth $5 million. Seems like all the straggling free agents are signing today (Tavares, Marchand and likely Schenn). Hopefully he pans out and develops into the player he has the potential to be. $2.5 million a year is a decent price for someone that was a health scratch for most of January last year.
Oilers 2 / Jets 0 Recap
I listened/watched to the game today (from the streaming feed, not radio), anyways, here’s what I noticed. - Gregoire is a shooter, he had some quality shots on goal and were from good spots on the ice. I don’t know anything about him, but Eric O’Dell’s name was being mentioned a lot. - Schiefele was playing well, set up some good chances, but couldn’t...
I sincerely hope Mr. Langoise gets the crowd going on Oct. 9th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeIABVrWtDQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
American McCarver: Girl wins bid to play virtual... →
americanmccarver: 14-year-old Lexi Peters wanted to play as a girl character in the EA Sports NHL games. But no female characters customizations were available. “I asked my dad, ‘Why aren’t there girls in the NHL video game?’ And he said, ‘I don’t know, write a letter.’ So, I did,” Lexi told the Globe… Thought this was worth reblogging .
At ease with the logo | The Uniter: Winnipeg’s... →
Sean Perkins presents one of the most rational opinions I’ve heard on the Jets logo. As someone who is not terribly fond of the new logo, I actually found myself agreeing with Perkins’ argument right up until the end. When he starts talking about how Canada may in the future have to defend its borders is where he looses me. Yes, our future is uncertain, but if we have to defend...
Jets Sign Wellwood...yay...I guess?
Photo courtesy The Hockey News According to numerous reports, Kyle Wellwood has signed with the Jets. Wellwood’s a questionable pick up. On one hand he’s good on the faceoff and shoot out, on the other hand he’s not exactly known for being a “presence” on the ice. It’ll be interesting to see how our center position breaks down. Antropov can play both on...
Could that unveiling have been any cheesier? Maybe they could have parachuted down with a squad of paratroopers while big breasted ladies in Jets bikinis fired off M16s.
Jersey Unveiling Tuesday
The Winnipeg Jets announced via Facebook that they will be unveiling the new jerseys on Tuesday at 11:00 AM on www.winnipegjets.com.
Everyday I'm Byfuglien
On Wednesday night Dustin Byfuglien was arrested for, according to the Winnipeg Free Press (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Jets-128881848.html), “probable cause for third degree boating while intoxicated and the refusal of a blood or urine test.” Now what the hell is third degree boating!? Doing a Google search for “third degree boating” or “3rd degree...
Some News You Can Use
Eric Fehr’s Road to Recovery Eric Fehr is working on getting back into playing form, rehabbing his wrist injury. “Just seeing the guys skating, I want to be out there,” he said. “It’s tough right now to hold the reins back a little bit, but at the end of the day I think it’s important for me to be as strong as I can be before the season gets going. ...
New Nets, Verification Line Could Be Added →
Sounds like a good thing. This past season had a lot of questionable goals/saves and these new nets seem better suited to today’s game.
Rick Rypien Remembered
The Globe and Mail has the story.
Mason, Maiden and Jets
One of the really cool things about hockey is the art on the goalie masks. Jets goalie Chris Mason recently revealed his new mask, along with talking about how excited he is to play in Winnipeg and how he idolized Bob Essensa growing up. See the full article and more pictures at http://ingoalmag.com/masks/masons-new-winnipeg-jets-mask-includes-iron-maiden-mascot/. The character (Eddie) may...