Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Mark Scheifele's Got It Goin' On! The New York Times! What?!

Well, the Jets first and last game of the week were fantastic!  The second and third?  Not so much.  I guess I should also add the split-squad game in Columbus to the "not so much" category as well.  But hey everybody, it's extremely early to be making any judgement calls yet.  I mean this isn't even the final roster yet.  There's so many young guys still in camp, just getting their feet wet.  I don't think we have anything to worry about.  In fact, I think these past five games has proved that we have plenty to look forward to!

How about Mark Scheifele?  He impressed in the Canucks' Young Stars Tournament, but I never would have expected he would be able to perform this well at the next level.  Six points in four games?  That's incredible!  Whoever thought Sean Couturier should have been the Jets' pick in the first round might be thinking differently now (yes, I am one of them).  Before these pre-season games, I could only envision Scheifele being sent back to Barrie of the OHL for another season to develop his skills.  But he's really making a case for himself.  It's going to be tough for Claude Noel and the coaching staff to make the right decision.

And on a completely different note.  I wanted to tell everybody about a documentary I watched last week about the New York Times.  It's called Page One: Inside the New York Times.  The documentary takes you inside the office of the prestigious newspaper in a time when technology is slowly pushing out the printed newspaper.  It's crazy to think that in the near future, you probably won't be able to buy a newspaper at your local convenience store.  Pretty soon all newspapers will only be accessible through technology (internet, apps, etc.).  The film talks about a few "big-name" newspapers who have completely folded already.  However, I don't think that this will be the case with the New York Times.  Being among the most successful newspapers ever to exist, people are still going to look for that name that they can rely on to give them the truth like the Times.  I definitely would recommend the documentary to anyone whose interested in journalism or who enjoy documentaries.   

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

It's Finally Here!!!

Well, this is it everybody.  The Jets pre-season is finally here.  Winnipeg will get to see their new team hit the ice tonight for the first time!  The Jets haven't released who will be playing yet, but...who cares?  I'd almost rather it be a "surprise" anyway.  This of course will not be the same group of players that will make up the team during the regular season, but I'm sure there will be a couple of notable names on the roster.  They'll face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team that finished near the bottom of the Western Conference last season but made some significant moves in the off-season.  A lot of fans are questioning if they will have all-star, Rick Nash playing and/or newly added forward Jeff Carter.  Either way, I think the Jets have this one in the bag.  With the amount of passion Winnipeg fans will bring to the MTS Centre tonight, the Jackets don't stand a chance.  The Thrashers of old are not used to playing in front of this many screaming fans (especially during a pre-season game).  The noise will act as fuel for the Jets and will drive them to a HUGE win!

My prediction: 4-3 win for the JETS!!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Lots To Blog About!

Sorry this is so late everyone.  There was just so much going on in the Jets world, I was somewhat overwhelmed.  Where to start?  Well I guess the brand spankin' new jerseys would be a good place.  What does everyone think?  I personally LOVE the darks, the whites....not so much.  They would be perfect if not for the arm bands on the forearms.  It just doesn't tie in very well.  If they were a different colour then maybe,  but the light blue?  It's too busy.  I would have gone with the "polar night blue" again, or maybe even throw some red or silver in there.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

On Twitter!!

Hey everybody just signed on to Twitter.  I'm lovin' it already!  Especially the fact that I get to follow the Jets on Twitter ...and Selena Gomez...

Friday, 2 September 2011

What the Buff?!?!

Well it looks like one Jet has already given the team a somewhat of a shady image.  I'm sure many of you know Dustin Byfuglien was busted for the "suspicion" of intoxticated boating in Minnesota on Wednesday night.  I'm really hoping that there will not be many more incidents like these to look forward to from our home team.  Don't get me wrong, I can kind of see Byfuglien's reasoning for the offence.  In fact I think I may be siding with him on this one.  Wait...yup, definitely siding with "Big Buff".  He's a young guy, summer's almost up, hockey season is starting soon, he wanted to shut the summer down proper with his buddies.  I don't know if he was causing too much comotion on the lake or if he needed to turn the volume down a little bit but hey, did the authorities really have to make this big a deal of it?  They couldn't have just let him off with a warning?  I don't know how it's done in Minnesota, but I know here in Manitoba (and even Ontario) I've seen plenty of boaters get off with just a warning, beer in hand and everything.  And has anyone seen the cover of the Winnipeg Sun?  Yeah, that's right, I said cover.  C'mon Winnipeg Media!  Isn't there more exciting news to slap on the front page other than our star player's unfortunate mishap? 

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Go Jets Go!!!

Hey everyone!  The Jets are back!  I've never been more proud of being a Winnipeg resident!  After 15 long years of waiting, we finally did it.  The team is the talk of the town, and now I'm going to be blogging about it.  Even though most of the off-season action has died down, there is still much to be excited about.  Such as the new 10-year agreement with TSN and the questionable jerseys that have been made available to consumers. The Jets are going to be the main focus, but I'll also be talking about other hot topics going on around the NHL.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts, and blogging about Canada's newest team!