Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Video - Game Highlights Jets vs Sabres February 19, 2013

Winnipeg Jets vs. Buffalo Sabres. Game Highlights from NHL.com.  February 19, 2013.


Jets This Week Video Feb 10, 2013 to Feb 17, 2013

Video - Jets This Week February 10, 2013 to February 17, 2013.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Claude Noel - Friday Press Conference before season opener against the Ottawa Senators

Claude Noel's Friday press conference prior to the season opener against the Ottawa Senators.
Some notable Noel Quotes:
"I don't know how you prepare for it" when referring to the short camp.
"every coach in the league will be nervous"
"every coach won't really know what to he's got" again referring to the short training camp.
"You are really not going to know how it is going to go" says Noel.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NHL Team profit and losses - Forbes Article - NHL Lockout fodder.

In doing some research on the NHL lockout I thought I would see just exactly how well these NHL Owners are doing on the bottom line given they are squeezing the players.

Yikes.  I wouldn't want to be an NHL Team owner unless I could have the Maple Leafs, NY Rangers or Candiens.  Not a pretty picture.

Here are the Forbes NHL Valuations and Operating Profit and Loss for 2011

Interesting.

Would you want to be an NHL Owner or an NHL Player?

Would you rather be an NHL Owner or an NHL Player?  If you watch twitter @nhllockout the sentiment sure seems to be for the players and against the owners.   The thinking I believe is that the owners are a bunch of profit seeking misers trying to do anything to make a buck and the poor players are suffering.  Well it is probably at least partly true, the owners do want to make a profit but I don't believe players are anywhere near suffering. 

If I bought an NHL team (aren't the Coyotes always for sale) for $150 Million with the spare cash I had lying around I would want to make some money and I sure wouldn't want to lose money.  Check out this article, it is estimated the LA Kings have lost over $100Million dollars since 1995.  

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/economy/2012/09/14/9964/nhl-lockout-it-wouldnt-help-la-kings-already-iffy-/

Would you rather be Anze Kopitar earning a risk free $6.4Million a year or risk losing who knows how many million a year.    

I would rather be an NHL player than a NHL Owner that is for sure.  Too much risk being an owner.  

The vast majority of NHL franchises are bad to very bad investments except maybe the Maple Leafs, The Canadiens, NY Rangers and our own Winnipeg Jets!   

Players Stance per Mathieu Darche (Canadiens)

Mathieu Darche of the Montreal Canadiens explains the NHL player's stance.
OK.  I can kind of support his comments that it is the principle of the thing, that is about the only reason that kind of makes a bit of sense.

At the same time, having just read about the Winnipeg Jets signing Evander Kane (who I love) to a $31.5M contract, it is still hard to support the players.  I mean when I was 21 years old I was making $21,000 a year and I paid to play hockey on a rec team!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Winnipeg Jets Franchise Draft History - 1999 to 2011

I have not compared the Winnipeg Jets Franchise (formerly Atlanta Thrashers) draft history with any other teams as of yet but in looking at these numbers from www.nhl.com I would say we've done a brutal job.  As a franchise these numbers stink.   Are those Games Played stats for real.  
Yikes.  


I think Chevy's draft picks will turn these numbers around.


Lets have your comments.

Winnipeg Jets All-Time Franchise Draft History
 brutal job.