Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Oct. 16

Odds and Ends about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL –

Some random facts and a few thoughts about the Winnipeg Jets, the Manitoba Moose, and the National Hockey League.

1.  The Winnipeg Jets went 3-0-0 last week and are now 3-2-0 overall and most Jets fans have climbed down off the ledge.

2.  I’m guessing the collars around TNSE got a little looser after three straight wins last week.     

3Is it a coincidence that the Winnipeg Jets went 2-0-0 on the road while Buff was injured and off catching monster sturgeons?  I’m sure it’s crossed a lot of fans minds but I’m not going to go there.  

4.  I’m guessing Connor Hellebuyck didn’t get the memo.  Steve Mason was brought in here to be #1.  Good for you Helle, good for you!  BTW … sv% of .937.   

5.  Although the Jets have won three in a row and we’ll take it, there is still a lot of concern that the special teams aren’t where they should be.  We’re not asking for much.  The middle of the pack will be fine for now.    

6.  Nikolaj “don’t call me Nik” Ehlers just makes me happy.  BTW he was named the NHL’s “First Star Of The Week”.    

7.  I must admit I liked what I saw from Tucker Poolman in the two games he played last week.  If that’s the worst he ever plays he is a huge upgrade over Paul Postma.   

8.  Pet peeve:  The NHL is constantly tinkering with the rules and when they find their “rule toujour” they relax on all the old ones.  I would love to see the NHL officials stand up and tell Gary and his cronies that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH already.  These poor guys have enough on their plates and have one of the most thankless jobs in sports.        

9.  Why isn’t #27 on the Winnipeg Jets first unit PP?  Have I asked this before?  I’ll keep asking until somebody can provide a semi-rational explanation.  To be fair I’ve actually thought about it.  THERE IS NO RATIONAL EXPLANATION.    

10.  Is Shawn Matthias the Winnipeg Jets most snake-bit player?   

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11.  The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are 4-1-0 and are certainly not your typical expansion doormats.  Being the only expansion team and having access to better players certainly has a lot to do with it. 

12.  There is a certain faction of so-called Winnipeg Jets fans in this city that will bitch and complain about everything the Jets do no matter what.  I wish they would just go away.    

13.  FYI:  I was perusing the Vegas Golden Nights website, thinking I might go to the Winnipeg Jets game in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 and I gagged when I saw their ticket prices.  Holy crap those are definitely not “Sunbelt” hockey ticket prices.     

14.  I like Dmitry Kulikov no matter what all the Twitter GMs say.            

15.  Question for Kevin Cheveldayoff:  Do we have a goaltending controversy?


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16.  Every fanbase has their whipping boy and I guess if the whipping boy is an improvement over past whipping boys that’s a good thing.  Right?     

17.  Mark Scheifele needs to do better in the faceoff circle than 46%.         

18.  Why can’t we all get along?  Why do Canadians and Americans spell organisation and organization differently?  That’s not the only word we differ on either.  It’s quite annoying when I try and edit this drivel.  LOL        

19.  Where is Mitch and where did you hide him?  There is no way he wrote this because he was actually showing a little compassion for the NHL’s zebras.  (see #8) 

20.  Special Teams:

  • PP:  23rd at 10.5 % … up from 25th at 9.1% last week.    
  • PK:  30th at 71.4% … still 30th but up from 60.0% last week.

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