Pendulum of Risk

How risk aversion has locked TNSE in a paralysis of fear.

The Winnnipeg Jets and the Chicago Model

Asset management is a key piece to building a successful franchise, as is signing and drafting players. How does Winnipeg stack up against two other teams in the league and who should they try to emulate?

Sorry Scheif, Bryan Little is Pretty F***ing Good

There seems to be a bit of a misconception in this town that Bryan Little is an easily replaceable #1 centre. Many are assuming Mark Scheifele will supplant him for the #1 job as soon as next year. Is there any merit to this talk?

Sports. Soldiers. Family. Unrealistic Expectations

Andrew Ladd didn't play a hockey game after his wife had a baby. Who cares? Some surely people do. Perhaps even his teammates.

Family first

Is Andrew Ladd a bad captain for being a good father?

Super Humans and the Ethos of Pain

Some athletes commit slow suicide, leaving a trail of destruction after the lights have dimmed and the crowds have stopped cheering. Who's to blame?

Hockey and the Mythology of Tough

Hockey Players are Tough, but so is Every Other Athlete

The Stretch Drive

With 22 games left in the season, and only 3 of them left before the Trade Deadline, the Winnipeg Jets head into the stretch drive with plenty of question marks from where I sit.

Why the NHL Should go to the Olympics

There is much debate about the NHL continuing to send their players to the Olympics. Here are some reasons why they should.

2014 Sochi Olympics: To North America with Love?

Canada, America, hockey, and their European problem?


Safe is Death

By playing a risk-averse game, hockey teams are missing out on life.


Underdogs: The ultimate fan story

In sport, it's all about building championship contenders. But there is a subtle joy in cheering for an underdog that just cannot go unignored.

Pivotal Point

The Winnipeg Jets and True North Sports and Entertainment are at a pivotal point in their development, and it's time to rethink which direction this team and business is going.

The emotional cost of losing

Losing can be hard on anyone. On a professional athlete who is programmed to win and to be the best it can be even more taxing. It is looking like the losses are starting to affect the Jets psyche.

The time for a new coach is now

There have been darn near one billion takes on the woes of the Winnipeg Jets and system under coach Noel. Let's riff on that.

Winnipeg is not frozen out

No matter what nonsense spills out of the mouth of Jeff O'Neill.

What's "The Plan" anyway?

After a frustrating first half, all that is left for Jets fans to do is to look ahead.

The fallacy of the "Atlanta Five"

No more talk about Atlanta! More talk about how crappy the Jets bottom six forwards are. It didn't have to be this way.

The real problem with the Winnipeg Jets

If you are gonna shit the bed, you shit it out of your bottom - much like the Winnipeg Jets.

"Teflon" Chevy gets yet another free pass

A member of the Winnipeg MSM finally tore into the Jets, as Gary Lawless lit up the "Atlanta Association" for the clubs troubles. Yet somehow the architect that kept them all together managed to escape any blame. Yet again.

Racism in the NHL

Hockey fans like to see themselves as a tolerant group, but recent history shows that the opposite is true in many cases. This needs to change.

Is Don Cherry done?

Arctic Ice Hockey analyzes how the recent NHL broadcasting agreement between Rogers and CBC may affect Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, and Hockey Night in Canada

The Long Reach of the Great Game

The indomitable story of a Jets Fan who’s never plugged in his car

Could the Jets follow in St. Louis' footsteps?

The St. Louis Blues made changes when it became all to evident they needed to be made. If this season continues poorly, will the Jets do the same?

Jets only option for a big change is to fire Noel

The Winnipeg Jets are not a well constructed team, but with everyone else locked up to long-term deals the only option for a major change is to make Claude Noel the scapegoat.

Teemu Selanne's potential return to Winnipeg

After 17 years, it is possible Teemu Selanne returns to Manitoba as a member of the Winnipeg Jets.

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