The Hockey News: Top 10 Games to watch this season. Winnipeg cracked the list twice. The author did his list in chronilogical order. How would you have done it?
Globe and Mail: CBC shoots down anti-Western claims. You would think if there aren't that many Flames, Oilers & Canuck Saturday night contests, they would factor the Jets into the 2nd part of the broadcast, not the 1st. Of course if you look at the schedule the Jets start times on Saturday's are all early so the above couldn't really work.
Winnipeg Free Press: Peek of Jets gear seen on twitter. Like the colour and the logo.
Winnipeg Free Press: Up close and personal with Chris Mason. He’s already our favorite Jet. Crazy that he once made 74 saves in a single IHL game.
ESPN: Returning to Canada not always smooth. Its too bad he (Duff “Rose” McKagan of Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver as Remis pointed out I should have mentioned) had border issues but we appreciate the support nonetheless.
Cornell Daily Sun: The return of the Winnipeg Jets. While the article is more of an informative piece for someone who hasn’t been following the Jets return, it is significant in that Winnipeg is again being discussed in forums where we hadn’t been mentioned previously. I absolutely agree with this statement:
In the U.S., including at Cornell, most people believe Winnipeg is either some obscure farming town or a made-up city. So, by regaining an NHL team, Winnipeg will hopefully become a recognizable city once again.
Winnipeg Sun: Mason expects strong rebound from Jets goalies. If the goalies rebound strongly, Jets fans are in for a good season.
Winnipeg Sun: Not much joy in scoring for Jets goalie. Not exactly Ron Hextall but we will take it.
Around the NHL:
Arizona Republic: Hope arises that team will stay in the valley. Smart move to be cautious in their optimism.
Vancouver Sun: Canucks to enter fight against depression as a legacy to Rypien. Good on the Canucks for making an effort to spearhead this fight.
TSN: Connolly ready to get back to health, success in Toronto. Let’s hope he can stay concussion free.
Ottawa Citizen: Sidney Crosby tale not a light read. Brain injuries need to be at the forefront of the NHL focus on injury.
Regardless of your opinions on fighting in hockey, it remains a part of the game. No other sport allows players to stop the game, drop the gloves and fight. If something of that nature happened in any other major sport, fines and suspensions would be handed out.
Two men going toe to toe, will always draw cheers and excitement from the crowd. In this article I will be examining which current Winnipeg Jets will be lifting fans to their feet with their fists this upcoming season.
As a team, last year’s Thrashers did not fight much. Their collective 33 fights was good enough for 19th in the league. In fact, Atlanta did not even have half the number of fights that the #1 St. Louis Blues had at 78. But they did have more than double the last place Detroit Red Wings (13).
Read more about the Winnipeg Jets scrappers after the jump.
Arctic Ice Hockey: That nagging optimism. It appears that it is more than just IC’s Ezra who is excited for the Jets prospects this season. Wishful thinking or reasonable, you be the judge!
Chris D: Contest – meet Andrew Ladd and win an HP Mini Notebook. You can also win tickets to a Jets game. For those interested, head on down.
Jets Nation: Run…live to fly, fly to live. With all the love Iron Maiden is getting these days thanks to Jets goalie Chris Mason’s new mask, I wonder if Remis wants to add them to the article ‘The Science of an Intro Song‘.
Around the NHL:
Montreal Gazette: Healthy Hodgson looms large in Canucks plans. It will be interesting to see how not having the Moose will impact the Canucks this season.
Arizona Republic: Glendale officials optimism about Coyotes sale. Considering the last time we heard from a public official in Glendale, Mayor Scruggs was sounding decidedly pessimistic, this has to be a nice change of tone for Coyotes fans.
NHL.com: Hawks’ Kane targeting season opener for return. If they want to start strong, they are going to need him healthy.
Yahoo Sports: Ethan Moreau really doesn’t like being called fragile. He’s a warrior, who if healthy, can really help the Kings in the post season.