Happy Heritage Classic Day!!! Who's excited for the Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers?! The people out in Winnipeg sure are and they were given a treat yesterday at the Alumni game with Teemu Selanne's game winning penalty shot and appearances by Mark Messier and the Great One himself.
As of right now, the game has not started due to sunshine (outdoor games and sunshine do not mix), but we can wait for the game with some diary entries and photos..
The best photos gathered around from Twitter through the NHL, Winnipeg Jets, and Edmonton Oilers.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! The Blue Jackets now have their first win and even defeated the Blackhawks!!! How sweet does that sound?!
The first goalie hug of the season is one of the best hugs you can get in the season!
Thank you for playing along in the weird but entertaining Blue Jackets Watch! Let's do this next year with a different team? *wink*
Welcome to déjà vu! Remember last season when we began with the Blue Jackets being the last team to win?? Not only did that happen but the Ducks were lucky enough to get it right before them before people started to notice them.
I hope I'm not jinxing them right now because they're playing the Blackhawks and I want good things for them! I feel bad for the last team to win because it's a ton of pressure. They went through the same thing last year and eventually fired their coach.
Was their hire of John Tortorella the right one? He did not win any of the tournament games in the World Cup of Hockey with the best players from the U.S., not a group of guys with differing abilities.
I'm just wondering if he is the right person to help them because I am not quite sure if he can. I hope we can end this period of waiting for them to win because they deserve better!
And if John Tortorella reads this, I want him to know that I did not mean to offend him and he has had some past successes so he should not take what I said to heart. I don't think he will read this but I'm being safe because he scares me a bit.
Happy Saturday! Since today is a full day of hockey, may as well share the games that will go on today...
Hope that you are enjoying the sweet homecoming for all the teams right now as we begin the less dramatic part of the season (wait some games to panic if your team can't get itself together yet).
Rookie Auston Matthews has already scored FOUR goals in his Leafs debut!!
Sadly, we cannot get ahold of video so we can only share this link to the videos..
Dion Phaneuf days left until the former Leafs captain faces his old team!
Sens vs. Leafs begins at 7 pm ET. Be there or be square.
We are Carl Gunnarsson days until his St. Louis Blues face the Blackhawks in Chicago at 8 pm ET on NBCSN.
The last time these two faced each other in season was in the first round when Chicago was eliminated in seven games. There will be blood.
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!