February 11, 2013
Boring hockey is best bet for Winnipeg Jets
By PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency
If you had trouble staying awake during the Jets’ last game, a 1-0 win in Ottawa, Saturday, you weren’t alone.
It turns out even being married to a Jet doesn’t make you immune to the effects of dull hockey.
“That’s what my wife says, too: ‘These games are boring to watch,’ ” Blake Wheeler said, Monday.
But Wheeler was much closer to laughing about it than apologizing.
“It’s all about winning.”
Actually, not all one-goal victories are created equal.
Take the 9-8 win over Philadelphia early last season. It may have kept everyone glued to the tube, but it didn’t come close to resembling Claude Noel-style hockey.
The win over the Senators did.
Which brings us to the Jets’ task this week: three games at home, starting with another early-season matchup with those same Flyers, Tuesday, followed by a Friday date with the Penguins, another team that tends to bring out the wild horse in Noel’s young ponies.