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Thoughts From a Frustrated Hockey Fan

Take it from a frustrated hockey fan who has season tickets – this season is a bust. No kidding – you might reply – we'd be lucky to get in a 40 game season at this point. Thing is, there are still those fans (myself included at certain times) that believe a season will happen […]

Jets All Out Top 25: #15 Jim Slater

Jim Slater Last Year's Ranking: 16 This Year's Ranking: 15 Difference: +1   Jim Slater has climitized himself and his playing style very well into the Winnipeg hockey community with his grit and hard nosed play as the Jets face off specialist. Not only a big play man in the face off circle, but also […]

NHL & NHLPA On How To Kill A Professional Sports League

No more talks are scheduled between the NHL and NHLPA after a weekend of talking over non-economic issues that frankly have not and will not improve the present strained relationship between the two sides. Candidly, the current standoff between the two sides is one thing and one thing only: Abuse. Abuse of the fans, that […]

An Open Plea From A Concerned Hockey Fan

Realistically, it doesn't seem like the last lockout was that long ago. It feels almost as if this lockout is part of that lockout and we haven't gone anywhere but in circles as the NHL and NHLPA try to chase their own tails without taking a break to talk to each other professionally or even […]

Jets Begin Exodus To Europe

The exodus has begun. Three days into the NHL's fourth lockout in twenty years and the Jets find themselves with a few of their own playing overseas already. The first to go was goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, fresh off a newly signed five-year contract. Pavelec opted to play for HC Ocelari Trinec in the Czech Extraliga […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #16 Ron Hainsey

  Ron Hainsey, 31, 6’3, 210 lbs. Last Year’s Ranking: 10 This Year’s Ranking: 16 Difference: -6   Ron Hainsey just rubs me the wrong way. At first I thought it was his enormous (for a player like him) $4.5 million per year contract with the Winnipeg Jets. But when I watched games both live […]

Kane Finally Shows Jets Commitment

    Go ahead, say it.   "It's about time."   If you are an impatient Jets fan that's your first reaction to the six-year, $31.5 million contract that 21 year-old Evander Kane finally signed late Saturday.   My first reaction was of sheer joy and then of even more sheer joy after hearing his […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #17 Nik Antropov

  Nikolai Antropov, 32, C, 6'6, 245 lbs Last Year's Ranking: #8 This Year's Ranking: #17 Difference: -9 With the largest demotion in the top 25, Nik Antropov's extremely sub-par 35 point season made him the goat in this ranking in 2012. Though he did score the first goal in Winnipeg Jets 2.0 history, his […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #18 Grant Clitsome

  Grant Clitsome, 27, D, 5'11, 215 lbs Last Year's Ranking: Not Ranked This Year's Ranking: #18 Difference: N/A Word that come up to describe Grant Clitsome are versatile, steady, and an asset in the back half of the Jets blueline corps. Claimed on waivers midway through the 2011-12 season to the Jets, Clitsome found […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #19 Antti Miettinen

  Antti Miettinen, 32, RW, 6’0, 190 lbs Last Year's Ranking: Not Ranked This Year's Ranking: #19 Difference: N/A Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made a shrew move to acquire Antti Miettinen via re-entry waivers after the Tampa Bay Lightning signed the 31 year-old Finn to a two-yeard deal. However, the move wasn't as shrewd […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #20 Chris Thorburn

  Chris Thorburn, 29, RW, 6’3, 230 lbs Last Year's Ranking: #17 This Year's Ranking: #20 Difference: -3 Chris Thorburn is a touchy subject for me. First of all, he is a fourth line player. Second of all, he doesn't score much. And third of all, he isn't that great of a scrapper. So, the […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #21 Mark Scheifele

Mark Scheifele's 2011-12 season was a busy one. (Photo Courtesy Yahoo! Sports) Mark Scheifele, 19, C, 6’2, 184 lbs Last Year's Ranking: Not Ranked This Year's Ranking: #21 Difference: +4 Surprising as this may seem, but Mark Scheifele's entrance into the Jets Top 25 players in the organization is more than earned. Scheifele, who started […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #22 Spencer Machacek

Machacek's great play earned him a new contract. (Photo Courtesy Yahoo! Sports) Spencer Machacek, 23, RW, 6’1, 200 lbs Last Year's Ranking: Not Ranked This Year's Ranking: #22 Difference: +3 Spencer Machacek made his mark on the new Winnipeg Jets organization towards the end of the 2011-12 season by scoring nine points (two goals, seven […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #23: Paul Postma

Paul Postma has nowhere to go but up for the Jets. (Photo Courtesy Yahoo! Sports) Paul Postma, 23, D, 6’3, 184 lbs Last Year's Ranking: #25 This Year's Ranking: #23 Difference: +2 Paul Postma's stock rose the highest this past season with an AHL All-Star appearance and a few games of NHL experience, not to […]

Jets All Out Top 25 II: #24 Carl Klingberg

Carl Klingberg played six games in Winnipeg this season. (Photo Courtesy Getty Images) Carl Klingberg, 21, LW, 6'3, 205 lbs  Last Year's Ranking: #24 This Year's Ranking: #24 Difference: 0 Carl Klingberg's first full professional season in North America was one that saw the young, hulking winger make a steady progression into the style of […]

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