Winnipeg Jets - Western Canada's Team


Cannuck
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So with the Vancouver Canucks on the down slide and looking to rebuild, the Flames looking to get rid of the one or two of their players that know how to play and the Oilers failing in every way to live up to even mediocre expectations, it's time to officially name the Winnipeg Jets Western Canada's team. I would call them Canada's team but that would turn the thread into a pissing match between Habs and Leaves fans (who both think hockey begins and ends with their teams). So we will leave eastern Canada (irrelevant as it is) to the easterners and focus on the only team in Western Canada that is moving in the right direction.

Not only are they superior on the ice, it seems that everything they do is a class act.
 
talloola
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[QUOTE=Cannuck;1878998]So with the Vancouver Canucks on the down slide and looking to rebuild, the Flames looking to get rid of the one or two of their players that know how to play and the Oilers failing in every way to live up to even mediocre expectations, it's time to officially name the Winnipeg Jets Western Canada's team. I would call them Canada's team but that would turn the thread into a pissing match between Habs and Leaves fans (who both think hockey begins and ends with their teams). So we will leave eastern Canada (irrelevant as it is) to the easterners and focus on the only team in Western Canada that is moving in the right direction. .[/QUOTE
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i am a good follower of all western canadian teams, and winnipeg can thank paul maurice for the
resurrection of the jets, as they were going nowhere, and constantly playing without structure at all,
while having a good team individually.

no, i can't name them or any other team, western canada's team. we, in western canada have to stick together,
with our teams, and support all of them, and when one rises while some others fall, keep supporting
all of them. I love the oilers, and their day is coming, they are patiently playing each season with
all of the young talent, while slowly building around them, and all of that young talent will mature
together, and make their mark. calgary are looking like a fun team right now, full of energy and desire,
and they need to add some scoring punch, and keep on keeping on, and they will start to win too.
canucks are starting their transition, can't score right now, and like any team in any sport, time goes
on, players get older, and teams need to tweak and change and regroup and start again. maybe kesler and
one or two others will leave, and gillis can bring in different players, and the team can start to build
some scoring touch again, they have a great young goalie, and on they go.

yeah, lets leave toronto/montreal out of the equation, they are unimportant, it is the east.
their biggest weaknesses is fighting through their feeling of their own importance thinking
they are canada's teams, let them argue that out with each other, while we, in the west quietly
show just how that works.
 
wulfie68
#3
No.

Naming a team "Canada's Team" or now "Western Canada's Team" is a bunch of pretentious horse crap. I shake my head every time the media does this with a Canadian team in the playoffs... but when you look at the roster, their American based counterparts have more Canadian players.

If you like the Jets, the Canuknuckle-heads, the Flames, the Oilers or whoever else, go ahead and cheer for them, but don't try and push your bias on me.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#4
How can "Canada's Team" or "Western Canada's Team" be this if it is not in a position to make the playoffs?

2013-2014 Wild Card Standings - NHL.com - Standings
 
Cannuck
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

How can "Canada's Team" or "Western Canada's Team" be this if it is not in a position to make the playoffs?

2013-2014 Wild Card Standings - NHL.com - Standings

They are in a position to make the playoffs. They just haven't secured the position. If they play in March like they played in February, they will be in the playoffs. They are one of the hotter teams in the league of late which is more than we can say for the rest of the western Canadian teams.

Quote: Originally Posted by wulfie68 View Post

If you like the Jets, the Canuknuckle-heads, the Flames, the Oilers or whoever else, go ahead and cheer for them, but don't try and push your bias on me.

Then don't come to this thread because you'll get a lot of "bias pushing"

Winnipeg Jets get win as Ondrej Pavelec shuts down Nashville Predators | National Post
 
shadowshiv
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

How can "Canada's Team" or "Western Canada's Team" be this if it is not in a position to make the playoffs?

2013-2014 Wild Card Standings - NHL.com - Standings

Ever since their coaching change, they've been a totally different team. They actually seem to be playing like a team now. I do think they'll be able to make it into the playoffs. Probably no higher than 6th, but that is still a pretty big achievement considering how bad they were playing early in the season.

Even though I root for the Maple Leafs, I do hope that all the Canadian teams make it into the playoffs. That won't happen this year as Edmonton and Calgary look to be too far back to be able to even squeak in.
 
talloola
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Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv View Post

Ever since their coaching change, they've been a totally different team. They actually seem to be playing like a team now. I do think they'll be able to make it into the playoffs. Probably no higher than 6th, but that is still a pretty big achievement considering how bad they were playing early in the season.

Even though I root for the Maple Leafs, I do hope that all the Canadian teams make it into the playoffs. That won't happen this year as Edmonton and Calgary look to be too far back to be able to even squeak in.

yeah, for sure, that coaching change did wonders, they are much more structured now.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

yeah, for sure, that coaching change did wonders, they are much more structured now.

Sometimes that makes all the difference, sometimes there is too much "baggage" on a team for that to be the fix to their problems.

I should add that I didn't mind Paul Maurice being the Head Coach of the Leafs way back when.
 
damngrumpy
#9
I don't like any of the western teams with the exception of the Jets.
Canucks are useless they were first in a weak division and they
have a ten million dollar backup goalie. Calgary is dysfunctional
Edmonton has outlived its est before date and I still cheer on the
Montreal Canadians always did and always will
 
Cannuck
#10
It's a little early but the Jets, Flames and Nucks are a pleasant surprise. I didn't expect the Flames to score as much and who would have thought the Jets would be in the top ten in goals allowed
 
spaminator
#11
WATCH: Former UFC champ Brock Lesnar walks on sacred Jets logo | WATCH | Mixed M
 
spaminator
#12
Jets' Trouba suspended 2 games for head shot on Stone | JETS | Hockey | Sports |
 
Jinentonix
#13
Actually, having lived in Winnipeg for a while and attending a few original Jets games, I've been a fan ever since. I'm still a Leafs fan at heart but Winnipeg is such a close second I don't care who wins the few times they play each other.

I think the only reason the Leafs get called "Canada's team" is because no matter what arena they play in, there's usually a fairly noticeable number of Leaf fans at the game. Other than that...
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Jets' Trouba suspended 2 games for head shot on Stone | JETS | Hockey | Sports |

Shouldn't be a suspension. It was a good hockey play. The rule says you can't hit a guy in the head so the minor penalty handed out is enough
 
wulfie68
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

...Not only are they superior on the ice, it seems that everything they do is a class act.

Wow how things have changed in a couple years. The Canucks are struggling and need to do a serious rebuild (no matter how much Benning denies it), the Oilers seem to be resurgent with Connor McDavid rising into the league's echelon of top tier talent, the Flames are an enigma (are they good or not? who knows, not me...) but the Jets have turned into a bunch of head hunting thugs. There's a lot of outrage today over Tom Sestito's cheap shot last night when the Jets "hosted" the Penguins but much of it ignores that the Jets initiated the garbage when they met last month in Pittsburgh, with cheap shots taking out Oli Matta (who is still out) and Justin Schultz.

I hope Sestito gets a lengthy suspension for his hit on Tobias Enstrom: that garbage has no place in hockey anymore, but at the same time unless the NHL acts on ALL hits, such as the missed on the Matta among others, there will be a vigilante aspect to hockey that leads to these acts.
 
spaminator
#16
Penguins' Tom Sestito suspended 4 games for hit on Enstrom | NHL | Hockey | Spor
 
spaminator
#17
Jets' Myers has new perspective after family health scare | Winnipeg Jets | Hock
 
Curious Cdn
#18
The Winnipeg Jets have the second coolest logo in the league after the famous "Center Hice" Habs badge.
 
Cannuck
#19
Forget western Canada. They are Canada's team this year.

Sweet game last night. Despite being riddled with injuries, down two of their top three centers and two of their top D-men they still managed to top the Bolts. I picked them as cup favorites in 2019 but they sure look like serious contenders this year
 
spaminator
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Yo0
#21


Warm up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzBJCoI6JI
 
spaminator
#22
Seven-year-old attempts world record for temporary tattoos
Kevin King
Published:
April 8, 2019
Updated:
April 8, 2019 7:43 PM EDT
It’s a world record attempt that has a chance to stick.
Dyson Labossiere, 7, took a run at the online standard for most temporary tattoos on Saturday morning. With help from his father and his favourite hockey team, his body was adorned with 436 Winnipeg Jets tatts.
“He still has about half of them on. Some of them came off almost right away, especially the ones on his feet,” his father, Andrew, said Monday. “I took few ones off his back that were bugging him and the rest he wanted to keep. I’ll tell you, his bath water on Saturday night was sure blue.”
Dyson often enjoys having the tattoos applied, and has been talking for months about shooting for the record after once having about 200 of the temporary tattoos applied. Thinking that would get it done, they learned through a website called recordsetter.com that the record was set at 420 in 2014 by someone in Buchanan, Ga.
A desire to have them all be Jets tattoos sent Andrew scrambling from the family home in Haywood, about 75 minutes southwest of Winnipeg between St. Claude and Elm Creek, to a pair of Party Stuff stores in the city where he dropped $70 for 42 sheets holding 12 tattoos apiece.
Story continues below
“He originally wanted to go for 500, but after he beat the record then he was willing to stop. Three-and-a-half hours is a long time for a 7-year-old to do anything,” Andrew said.
The attempt was videotaped and the family is hoping to have the record confirmed by Guinness World Records, if possible, but they’ve yet to receive a response.
Dyson came by his love for the Jets from his father but has since passed him in dedication, Andrew said.
“He wants to go to the Whiteout parties this year. He thinks the Jets are going to win the whole thing. The Jets, the Jets, the Jets, the Jets. They’re going to beat Tampa Bay in the finals and everything. That’s his prediction,” Dad said.
While his work schedule keeps him from attending games with his son, Andrew said they attend the skills competition “religiously.” Dyson was sad when his favourite player, Dustin Byfuglien, wasn’t involved this year because of injury, but getting to high-five goaltender Connor Hellebuyck helped make up for his absence.
“His favourite player is Byfuglien. If Byfuglien is not playing, he doesn’t really want to watch. He will if Hellebuyck is in net, that’s his saving grace. He wants to be a goalie like Hellebuyck, but Byfuglien by far is his favourite player. He just loves the intensity that Byfuglien puts on the ice. You notice number 33. How could you not? He even named one of our kittens Byfuglien.”

http://torontosun.com/news/weird/sev...porary-tattoos
 
Mowich
#23
Winnipeg Jets' Whiteout street parties need name change, says black organization


The Whiteout started back in 1987 as Jets' fans response to the Calgary Flames' Sea of Red during the playoffs.Photo by: John Woods/Canadian Press

Winnipeg's Whiteout street parties are attracting thousands of Jets fans downtown to celebrate their team, but for some people the image of throngs dressed head-to-toe in all white can be threatening.

Among them is Alexa Potashnik, the founder of Black Space Winnipeg, a non-profit organization that lobbies for safe spaces for Winnipeg's black community.

She posted a message on the group's Facebook page on Wednesday morning, ahead of the Jets' first game of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, suggesting the name of the playoff party be changed.

Along with it, she posted an image and the caption: "Have a look at these photos from past Jets pandemonium/fan appreciation. The four men wearing all white Jets outfits with pointed hoodies … remind you of anything?"



The Whiteout started back in 1987as Jets fans' response to the Calgary Flames' Sea of Red during the playoffs. That was at a time when the Jets home colours were white, not blue as they now are, but the tradition has stuck.

"I get the colour context 100 per cent, but it's the culture that we're talking about. It's the wording we're critiquing," Potashnik told CBC's Up to Speed host Ismaila Alfa on Thursday, citing a headline that called for turning Winnipeg's downtown white again as playoffs returned.

"It's triggering for some people. For marginalized communities — whether that's black communities, Indigenous people of colour, folks with disabilities, queer communities, it impacts us all."

She says the group is not advising anyone to boycott the parties, which take place on blocked-off streets around Bell MTS Place during home playoff games.

"We're just saying, how can we make these parties so that everyone feels safe? That's the biggest thing."

Potashnik lives downtown and has been to the parties, which she says can be fun, but she has also heard racial slurs and racist humour while walking through the crowds.

"It's quite real," she said.

While there has been an emphasis on security and ensuring people feel physically safe, she suggested more consideration should be given to emotional safety — and that means changing the culture and tone around the marketing of the event.

"People have a very narrow definition of what safe is," Potashnik said, adding that her Facebook post "hit a nerve."

It had more than 500 comments and nearly 230 shares as of Thursday evening.

Potashnik expected some backlash but not to the extent she has received, with a lot of angry vitriol and many commenters suggesting she's hypocritical since her organization has the word "black" in it.

Others called the post ridiculous, stupid, a publicity stunt, a pathetic attempt at outrage, and a joke. At least one commenter said the post was creating the very thing Potashnik said she is trying to prevent — a rift in society.

"Please please don't over reach … the struggle is real but this is not one of them. Black Space, I am out," wrote someone who identified themselves as a black Jamaican Canadian and proud Winnipegger.

Tucked among the horde of angry responses are some supporters. Few, but some.

"Thank you for speaking up, can never hurt to try to be a bit more sensitive at least about wording and how we carry and present ourselves, good luck in your campaign," wrote one person.

Another pointed out that the hatefulness displayed in most of the comments justifies Potashnik's argument.

"The folks who are anti what we're doing and very defensive are people, I think, who are scared of change," Potashnik said.

"We just want to have a conversation. I don't think there's anything wrong with that."

She's pleased the issue has become such a firestorm because "hopefully, this will get people to think in a new way."

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/whiteout-black-space-winnipeg-1.5094772

My 'new way of thinking' is that it sure takes some people along time to get triggered. Never-the-less it appears that after 32 years of the Whiteout tradition, some folks indeed are finding themselves traumatized by the display of crowds dressed in white clothing. Some compromise obviously must be found to appease those so troubled by sports fans celebrating their team. So how about anyone who thinks the Whiteout tradition should change start a fund raising campaign the proceeds of which will go to the purchase of Blue Jets apparel for every single fan now wearing white. They can then start a new Blueout tradition - unless of course someone somewhere somehow might be offended by that color.






 
spaminator
#24
so I guess every time the power cuts its racist.
 
Curious Cdn
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#25
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

so I guess every time the power cuts its racist.

You mean when you have an "of colour out"?
 
spaminator
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You mean when you have an "of colour out"?

blackout
 
Cannuck
#27
https://thehockeynews.com/news/artic...l-for-the-jets
 
BubberMiley
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

https://thehockeynews.com/news/artic...l-for-the-jets

|Did not bother reading the link, but I hope it said something about Maurice getting fired within 20 games, if the Jets are out of a playoff birth.
 
Cannuck
#29
Everybody jealous of the Jets. Such a phenomenally well run hockey club
 
BubberMiley
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Everybody jealous of the Jets. Such a phenomenally well run hockey club

If we could airlift the city of Winnipeg, and drop it in a state with low taxes and nice weather, I doubt players like Kane, Trouba, Bogosian, and others would want to leave. The remoteness of the city, combined with the relatively high tax bracket, and brutal climate has made Winnipeg the least desirable market for Free Agents.
 

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