Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Feb. 7

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:  The Winnipeg Jets lost their only game last week to the Philadelphia Flyers (3-1) and sent their fanbase into full tilt mode.  Most Jets fans were already on the ledge but this loss really was the tipping point.  The Jets record sits at 18-17-7 and they are 9 points out of the final wildcard spot and sixth in the Central Division.       [Read more…]

Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: July 18

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

Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the Winnipeg Jets, the Manitoba Moose, and the National Hockey League.
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The Name On The Front Or The Name On The Back?

I really don’t care who’s in a Winnipeg Jets jersey anymore –

For me, being a hockey fan today is light years away from the way I viewed my favorite team 40 years ago.  It’s not even close!  To say I’ve become skeptical, cynical and jaded would be an understatement. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets or Arizona Coyotes?

Winnipeg Jets 1.0 (Arizona Coyotes) vs Winnipeg Jets 2.0 (Atlanta Thrashers) – 

People that know me, whether it’s family, friends, hockey fans that read our web-site, or my Twitter friends/followers know that I support two NHL teams.  My wife and I live in Arizona for 182 days and we live in Winnipeg for 183 days, we have season tickets for the Coyotes and we have season tickets for the Jets (although I have yet to see a Winnipeg Jets 2.0 game at the MTS Center).  I constantly get asked or jokingly harassed about my cheering for the Phoenix, now the Arizona Coyotes. [Read more…]

Two Kids From The Bronx Made It To The NHL

  

That's my house on the right and Neil Komadoski's house on the far left.

That’s my house on the right and Neil Komadoski’s house on the far left in the Bronx.

I grew up in The Bronx. Ya, that’s right, The Bronx.

It wasn’t such a tough neighborhood. Most of the kids I hung with were rink rats. Neil Komadoski, for example. He lived two doors down from my shack on Helmsdale Avenue, right where that street partners with long-and-winding Kildonan Drive in East Kildonan. [Read more…]

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