Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Dec. 27

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. Jets:  It looks like we should be back to playing hockey this week and the Jets are currently below the playoff line with a record of 14-11-5 after 30 games.  With the postponed games the Jets saved a few man games to injured players like David Gustafsson and Blake Wheeler.  [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Prospects At The 2022 U20 WHC

Winnipeg Jets prospects at WJHC –

The 2022 U20 WJHC starts on Sunday, Dec.26 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.  The Winnipeg Jets will have two of their first rounders and two of their second rounders representing four countries in this year’s event. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Select Nikita Chibrikov In The 2nd Round

Jets nab crafty winger in round 2

The Winnipeg Jets dipped into relatively untested waters with their second round pick, visiting Russia and grabbing winger Nikita Chibrikov 50th overall.  The Jets have drafted just two Russians since the team’s move to Winnipeg in 2011, spending a pair of sixth round picks in the process.  Pavel Kraskovsky, whom the Jets still own the rights to, went 164th overall in 2014, and current Manitoba Moose netminder, Mikhail Berdin, went 157th overall two years later in 2016.  Chibrikov becomes the team’s highest drafted Russian, and with good reason. [Read more…]

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