Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: May 4

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

Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League.

1.  As per our Winnipeg Hockey Talk Podcast 35, my round two predictions:

Montreal in 7.

Washington in 7.

Anaheim in 6.

Chicago in 6.

2.  The NHL really needs to get a “coaches challenge” implemented ASAP.

3.  I really hope 6’4, 190 lb. forward Pavel Kraskovsky is the surprise at Jets training camp this fall.  I want to see some high-end Russian talent in the Jets line-up.   

4.  Ducks – 6 Flames – 1 … so much for the Ducks being rusty due to the long lay-off! 

5.  I can’t explain why I’m pulling for the Washington Ovechkins but I am.       

6.  Why is “puck over glass” the only penalty with no gray area but tackling, tripping, cross-checking are routinely ignored? 

7.  Does Alexander Burmistrov play in Winnipeg next season or is he traded at the draft?  

8.  I sure am glad that there are “know it all experts” on twitter that can keep us Jets fans in line by telling us our opinions are wrong.       

9.  Yes, goalie equipment is too big.   

10.  Now that the Winnipeg Jets are eliminated from the playoffs, I am looking forward to the World Championships.          

11.  Who is everybody cheering for in the WHL playoffs?  I’m pulling for Brandon and Portland.  Sorry Josh, you’re not really a Rocket.    

12.  I’d trade half my team for Alex Ovechkin. 

13.  TNSE is holding a press conference this morning (Monday) to announce the name of their AHL team in Winnipeg.     

14.  I have no good will or feelings for any teams left  in the Western Conference playoffs.  Maybe a titch for Calgary but that’s already fading. 

15.  Double overtime and the linesman misses an offside in game #1 of the Montreal/Tampa Bay series that leads to the game winning goal.  WOW NHL just WOW.  (see #2)     

16.  Nothing beats the intensity of NHL playoff hockey.

17.  No matter how much I like Jonathon Toews, I can’t now or ever pull for the Blackhawks.       

18.  Any chance Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads falls into the Jets laps at this year draft?  Jets could go back to back in Halifax!      

19.  OH Oh the Habs are down 0-2 to the Lightning heading to Tampa Bay for games 3 and 4.      

20.  Any guess on what the Jets AHL farm team will be called?  (see #13)  

If you have any thoughts on any of these comments or questions, please let me know.  I would love to hear your opinions.

Thanks, Mitch Use the “Comment Section” below.



  1. chrishutton34 says

    Excited to have the Moose back, but at the moment my hockey world revolves around the Brandon Wheat Kings – Go Wheaties Go!!!

  2. George Bain says

    Timo Meier would be a nice draft pick! It would be nice to see him and Ehlers on a Jet’s line in the near future. I didn’t realize Ehlers still has junior eligibility.
    Reasonable pricing for the Moose games.

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