A BCer in Toronto: Phoenix Coyotes vs. Winnipeg Jets

When I saw that the Coyotes would be playing their home-opener vs. the Winnipeg Jets the day after I was scheduled to leave Phoenix on my work trip, I knew I had to extend my trip to catch the game. Here’s some pics and video from Saturday. Was a tough outing for the new Jets, ...

Harper Jets snub Harper

Looks like the the new NHL franchise in Winnipeg may not be as friendly to its adoptive ‘owner’ and his political party as one would think. The club, dubbed the Harper Jets because of its modified Conservative logo and the aggressive manner in which that party has claimed the team as its own, only provided Harper with ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Viva Manitoba? Much news of latest Orange Wave fails to reach Alberta

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger in Winnipeg in June. The icon to his left indicates women voters, who were obviously paying attention. Leastways, the people have spoken and he is still premier. Below: Former Manitoba premier Gary Doer with some guy, a Free Press map showing Manitoba’s Orange Sea. Knee-Dips sweep back to power in Manitoba? ...

Are Winnipeg Jets fans happy with Harper usurping their team?

It seems not all Winnipeg hockey fans are happy with the new Harper Jets jersey launch. I don’t think the Conservative appropriation of a city’s hockey team will end well.

Harper planning to steal thunder from Winnipeg Jets home opener

There’s much to celebrate in Winnipeg and in Canada with the rebirth of the Jets NHL franchise, beginning with the opening home game October 9. It will be a big night for the NHL in Canada so much so all eyes – newspapers, TV and social media – will be on the game. What better ...

gay persons of color: RIP Rick Rypien

Winnipeg Jets center Rick Rypien was found dead in his Coleman, Alberta, home Monday afternoon, and reports say that it was a suicide. He was 27-years-old and the second NHL player to die this off-season, as New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard passed away due to an apparent drug overdose in May 2011. Rick Rypien ...

They Call Me "Mr. Sinister": The Winnipeg Jets

Proudly supporting the flag/troops. I have no doubt this will be a popular choice. The militarization of our national game has been ongoing for years and it also has the blessing of the pope.

Wise Law Blog: The Winnipeg Air Canadas Unveil Their Logo

How incredibly original. And come to think of it, it’s high time that an NHL team had a maple leaf featured in its logo to celebrate our great nation, don’t you think: Trademark lawyers, care to chime in? – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Firm website: www.wiselaw.net TORONTO EMPLOYMENT LAW • TORONTO ...

Trashy's World: WTF…

… Is this new military logo for the Winnipeg Jets? Did the Harperites provide funding only if the owners adopted a warlike symbol for the new team? Crap. I really don’t like the direction to which this once proud but humble country is headed. Share and Enjoy: Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: Friday, er, Saturday miscellany

OK. I didn’t get to the Friday Miscellany thing yesterday. My bad. I was golfing in the afternoon – and dodging lightning – and had to work like the dickens to get some stuff done in the morning and over lunch so I didn’t get the chance to finish my Friday post! Gimme a break, ...

Regan Wolfrom: The Winnipeg Jets vs. U2: This is why we can’t have nice things

So the Jets are coming back (I refuse to believe they’ll be called anything else), and that is good.  I have found memories of the Jets games, from getting hit by a puck (luckily it didn’t strike my beautiful face) to those ice cream treats that I’ve yet to find anywhere else.  And let’s not ...