Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: May 30

Mitch Kasprick is the “Motown Curmudgeon” aka “Motown Mitch”

Odds and Ends, Thoughts and Questions, from this past week in hockey –

Just so there’s no confusion when I’m spewing my bias, I am a fan of the Winnipeg Jets, Arizona Coyotes, Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Ice, and all Team Canada Hockey teams.

I am NOT a fan of Gary Bettman or as I call him, Count Chocula.  I am a big believer in the 7Ps. You’ve been warned.

1. WHC:  Team Canada had a very good tournament but had to settle for the silver medal in a game with controversial calls in the 3rd period AND overtime that cost them their and indirectly their starting goalie.  In spite of this, in true Canadian style, the boys scored two late goals with their goalie pulled and forced overtime where they lost on another powerplay goal.  To say the officials had a major say in this outcome would be a major understatement.    

Both Pierre-Luc Dubois and Adam Lowry were major contributors throughout the tournament and represented the Winnipeg Jets very well.

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Team Canada’s WJC Achilles’ Heel?

A look back at a decade of Team Canada U20 WJC Goalies –

Author’s Note:  I just want to preface this by saying that I don’t in any way think it was the goalie’s fault that Team Canada lost the 2016-17 WJC U20 “Gold Medal Game” against the Americans.  I thought that Carter Hart played a solid game. He was also great in the shootout while his teammates didn’t give him any support.  Overall, he didn’t play well enough to steal the game but he also didn’t play poorly enough to cost Canada the game.  He was just kind of … there.

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Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Jan. 5

Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend —

Some things that crossed my mind this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League.

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