Found January 14, 2012 on
There wasn't a single hockey-related story from 2011 I found more amusing than Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attempt to get tickets for the Winnipeg Jets home opener. The outcry over a report that Harper had requested 14 tickets to the game (and only been given two, in such high demand were they) was hilarious, as was the ancillary outcry that he might not have to pay full price out of his own pocket like everybody else.
The notion that the Prime Minister of Canada's attempt to score primo Jets tickets was an abuse of power makes me laugh even now. In case it wasn't already obvious, Canada, my country of origin, takes its hockey pretty seriously.
Of course, that's exactly why Harper, the leader of Canada's Conservative Party, had to be at that game. Missing the Jets home opener would have run contrary to the hockey-obsessed persona that Harper and his political strategists have been constructing for him for years.
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The Winnipeg Jets motto or decree is âFuelled by Passionâ but after the Thursdayâs game against San Jose one could questions whether the tank has run dry. The team seemed lifeless except for a few spurts of exuberance when a shot rang off the post or a player had a rush.
By now most have seen Andrew Laddâs post game interview along with the words and thoughts...
The Winnipeg Jets gambled this summer by acquiring Eric Fehr from the Capitals in the wake of another offseason shoulder surgery for the 26-year-old right wing. For the Capitals, Fehr's frequent shoulder injuries made him expendable as the team indulged in the free-agent market.
Fehr missed all of training camp and the first 19 games of the regular season recovering from his...
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If hockey games were only two periods long, the Winnipeg Jets might very well be the toast of the league. But with no signs of any rules being amended to shorten games in the foreseeable future, the team will have to do something to learn to play hard for 60 minutes, to use a tired cliché. Up 1-0 heading into the third period, the Jets once again blew a lead in the final twenty...
Pavelec went cross-crease to take away a goal from Henrik Tallinder.
Match-up- Devils (24-17-2 - 50 points) @ Jets (20-18-5 - 45 points)
TV - CBC, MSG Plus
Puck drop - 3:00 PM ET
Last 10: New Jersey 6-3-1 / Winnipeg 5-5-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Ondrej Pavelec (WPG)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Winnipeg - 2.58 / 2.88
New Jersey - 2.58 / 2.86
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage
The New Jersey Devils will try to cap a four-game road trip with a victory when they visit the Winnipeg Jets for today's clash at the MTS Centre.
(01-12) 20:59 PST WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Logan Couture and Brad Winchester scored and Antti Niemi made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season in the San Jose Sharks' 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on...