Found January 25, 2013 on
Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) @ Winnipeg Jets (1-1-1)
ROOT, TSN, 8:00 pm/et
MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's cold there. It's also in Canada. We all know that. Apparently, some Winnipeg fans thought that those two things were enough to make the Atlanta Thrashers a competitive hockey team. So did team management.
A lot of people spent first year of the team being in Winnipeg telling the world that Teemu Selanne and Shane Doan would soon be coming "home" despite the fact that they never played for this franchise. When they weren't trying to distract people from the fact that this current incarnation of the Jets is the same team that has never won a playoff game despite being in the NHL since 1999, they came up with some cute chants about Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal.
Last year the Jets missed the playoffs. Again. Apparently they needed to do a little bit more than move to a different city. Playing in a cold Canadia...
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It'd be nice to talk about what Evander Kane is doing on the ice this season, but the Winnipeg Jet keeps on giving us stories to talk about away from the rink. People freaked out about him not reporting to training camp early. Then there's the infamous "phone" brick of cash photo that he Tweeted out during the heart of the lockout. Now Kane gives us more to talk...
Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane is a big Lil Wayne fan. Anyone who follows him on Twitter is aware of that, since he often tweets lines from Weezy’s songs. Last season, he seemed to use Lil Wayne lines to respond to criticism he was hearing from Winnipeg fans and the media when he was in the middle of a goal drought.
On Friday, Kane shared a few photos of his new haircut on Twitter...
Winnipeg Jets superstar Evander Kane has had a solid start to this truncated NHL season: 1 goal and 1 assist. But that likely hasn’t spared him from being placed under the microscope by the Winnipeg press. Kane is so heavily scrutinized by the Winnipeg media prominent national hockey writers like Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy, among others, have addressed it.
And while Kane tweeting...
Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets is a left winger who apparently is really into Lil Wayne’s record label, YMCMB. So much so that for his latest haircut he got the letters (YMCMB) , which stand for ‘Young. Money. Cash. Money. Billionaires.’ shaved into his head. The label is an imprint of Cash Money records, and we can only assume that since he was born in Vancouver, he is...
Andrew Ladd scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Winnipeg Jets won their first home game of the season, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2.
Evander Kane, Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler, with a late empty-net goal, also scored for the Jets.
It didn't start that well for Winnipeg after Sidney Crosby put on a scoring clinic in the first with two goals to...
I would have expected this from a NBA or NFL player, not a hockey player, but you should never judge a book by its cover. For those who don’t know YMCMB stands for it is.
Young Money Cash Money Billionaires
The two records labels owned by Birdman and Lil Wayne. The label of rappers Drake and Nicki Minaj among others.
Kane doesn’t give a full reason on what inspired him to get...
Great atomsphere in Winnipeg, the Jets used it to help rally from an early 2-0 hole.
Crosby scored the Pens only goals, the Pens drop to 2-2 on the season.
Overall it was a fun game to watch, Evander Kane and his stupid haircut took over the game.
Full cap later on.
Sidney Crosby fed his inner Canadian by walking to his team's pre-game skate.
''I just wanted to get outside and experience a Canadian winter again,'' said Crosby, whose Pittsburgh Penguins play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. ''Believe it or not you miss it a little bit. You miss seeing the snow.''
Winnipeg delivered on the snow with a side...
from Chris Johnston now of Sportsnet,
What stands out most during a few days around the Penguins in the early stages of the 48-game season is how significantly Crosby's narrative has changed. No longer is he asked endlessly about the well-documented concussion and neck injuries that cost him most of the last two seasons.
Even the frustration stemming from a lockout took...
If Penguins fans forgot how their team, comprised of several elite players, lost in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers last April, this game served as a reminder. After going up 2-0 in the first period, the Penguins allowed four straight goals, including three in the second period, as the Winnipeg Jets skated away with a 4-2 victory. The game reflected the same issues the Penguins...
The shortened season that the NHL has so “graciously” provided us, is going to provide for a quick, fast paced season, and one in which you had better have some star power providing some punch, or this season will fly right on by without you even getting a chance to gain some momentum. Usually a team at this point in a non-shortened season, is learning itself and figuring out...
As the Pittsburgh Penguins look to bounce back from their first defeat, the Winnipeg Jets hope to build on their initial victory.
Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins hope to continue their success in this series and on the road this season while extending the Jets' struggles at home Friday night.
Pittsburgh (2-1-0) outscored Philadelphia and the New York Rangers 9...