I have always been a staunch supporter of hockey, although I am not much of a player to speak of. In fact, I can hardly get my wonky legs to carry me on skates these days. However watching sports here in the north of North America one thing has always bugged me about my neighbors to the south and their precious NFL football claiming that the Superbowl is the hardest of all the trophies in pro-sports to kiss and hold high in victory.
Yes, I will grant that Football is a man’s sport fraught with contact and danger. However I would wager my front teeth that hockey is really the sport that is that hardest on the body and hardest sport in which to win the top prize. The NHL’s Stanley Cup.
Should it please the court I will present my evidence.
Posted in Sports, Hockey
Tagged NHL, NFL, National Hockey League, Vancouver Canucks, Trevor Linden, Boston Bruins, Stanley Cup, AstroTurf, Zdeno Chára, Checking (ice hockey), Superbowl, Clint Malarchuk Video, Bobby Clarke, Philidelphia Flyers, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Hardest Sports Trophy, High Sticking, Slap Shot, Pittsburgh Penguins, LA Kings, Octopus, Detroit Red Wings, Body Check Through Glass
Ok, I’ll admit that I’ve been a bit wrapped up in the Winnipeg Jets new season. In fact I have it on the big screen as I type this.
Local artists working with Ace Burpee of snow sculpture fame have crafted a new twist on the hit dance tune Party Rock Anthem.
For your listening and dancing enjoyment, let’s spin this mother.
Are you dancing???
GO JETS GO!!
Hey everybody I feel like a newborn baby deer on untried legs so please stay with me and be patient. We have our computer again, actually thanks to the great staff at 360 computers here in Winnipeg we have a brand new most excellent mid-range model that I am still trying to figure out.
When I was say 20 I could dive in and just know what to do, actually that’s a lie I was never very good at programming. But with time comes knowledge and I hope to be pecking away at this new keyboard with less intensity in trying to find the keys, the old one was broken in so nicely!
Oh well, as always I have a million ideas in my brain to write about. James Bond‘s connection to Winnipeg, The Jets return home and what ever else grabs my mind that’s tasty and good.
I do apologize for the lack of good content over the last summer spell, but until you have tried to do a 600 word post on a iPhone or android device you have no idea what I’ve been struggling with.
To my blogging faithful who have stuck with me through thick and thin I thank you for your ongoing support.
See you soon and with pictures!!!
Well kids it’s official, Winnipeg has our heart back and that heart beats to the chant of GO JETS GO! Last night from Minneapolis Mark Chipman and Keven Cheveldayoff stood at the NHL Draft podium and proudly declared. “The Winnipeg Jets are proud to select from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League, Mark Scheifele.”
With that one simple announcement a franchise was reborn. The paddles came down and kick started the quivering heart of hockey fans in the Manitoba heartland. It’s not as if we weren’t already going crazy but until the events of June 21 and the Board of Governors meeting our hockey club wasn’t official. Now we have a team, a chant and our first player.
It may just be coincidence but Mark Scheifele is being coached by Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Ducky says we picked well indeed. Scheifele scored 22 goals and had 53 assists in 66 games last year for the Barrie Colts. Not too shabby, a young kid with talent, good size and great hands who loves to play the game.
Well hold on to your hat Mark, you’ve died and gone to hockey heaven, I doubt anything in your young career has prepared you for the onslaught of love and support that you are going to encounter when you lace up those skates at the MTS Centre.
Posted in Hockey, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events, World Events
Tagged Barrie Colts, Claude Noel, Dale Hawerchuk, Ducky, Finnish Flash, Kevin Cheveldayoff, Manitoba, Mark Chipman, Mark Scheifele, MTS Centre, National Hockey League, NHL, NHL Entry Draft, Ontario Hockey League, Stanley Cup, Teemu Selanne, WHA, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Jets Jersey, Winnipeg Jets Logo, Winnipeg Jets Sweater
Well it’s official hockey fans Winnipeg is playing in the big leagues again!! At 11 am this morning the Atlanta Thrashers hockey club became property of True North Sports and Entertainment! Pending approval by the NHL board of governors.
The goal now, pardon the pun, is to raise a season ticket base in the neighbourhood of 13,000 strong. The group headed by Mark Chipman and David Thompson think this is an attainable mark, and one that the NHL will consider acceptable for fiscal suitability.
Seating Map for the MTS Centre
Season ticket packages
Posted in Breaking News, Hockey, Sports, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Atlanta Thrashers, CTV News, David Thompson, Forks Market, Mark Chipman, National Hockey League, Portage and Main, Sam Katz, Season Ticket Drive, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Falcons, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Jets