Get 20% back this month on your first order! I kid you not.


image68

Your online home of the Winnipeg Jets

Is Connor Hellebuyck going to win the Vezina this year?

I think so, yeah!

What a year it's been! Dragging himself up from being the worst goalie in the league to the best has been no small feat for this quirky young man from Commerce, Michigan. But he's done it... he's now the leading goal tender in the NHL. Just like this web site has always stated, Connor Hellebuyck is the goalie the Jets have always been looking for. I think Lord Stanley has a trophy waiting for the boys at the end of season unless Hellebuyck starts screwing up again... which he is likely to do, given his track record. At least he hasn't been a sieve this year - just lazy. Keep those pucks out of your office Jellybuck and you'll be OK. Remember, you have ONE JOB!

Nicknames of the Winnipeg Jets

Kyle Connor --- "KC"

Kyle Connor

Kyle Connor is lovingly called KC by his teammates. It's short for Casey, the lovable puppet on Mr. Dressup, which Kyle is the spitting image of. Kyle is also known for bringing his velour dog "Finnegan" to most practices. Finnegan provides most of the frozen "pucks" the team uses to practice with.

Mark Scheifele --- "Scheif the Knife"

Mark Scheifele

Little known fact... Mark Scheifele is never caught without his switch blade. Whether he's using it to pick meat out of his teeth or just having a friendly game of "Chicken" with his buddy Connor Hellebuyck, he's always bringing a laugh to the locker room. Bonus points if you also knew his second nickname is "Flea".

Patrik Laine --- "Patty"

Patrik Laine

 Patrik's nickname comes from his love of hamburgers. He eats one every chance he gets.  'Nuff said.

Nikolaj Ehlers --- "Fly"

Nikolaj Ehlers

Little Nikki Ehlers goes by the name of "Fly" because of his deep love of all things sugar. He's seen constantly licking his fingers after filling his face with chocolate bars, lollipops and pure table sugar. Nik is also called "Goat Boy" by some fans.

Blake Wheeler --- "Wheels"

Blake Wheeler

After exhaustive research, I couldn't find out why Blake's nickname is "Wheels". 

Jack Roslovic --- "Rosie"

Jack Roslovic

The story with Jack Roslovic is that he was named after his favourite town in Manitoba, Rosenort. I think the real reason he got his nickname is actually from his penchant for bringing roses to Connor Hellebuyck before every game. (Connor loves it!)

Connor Hellebuyck --- "Jellybuck"

Connor Hellebuyck

The hottest goalie in the league (number one for saves, goals against and twitchy eyes) is nicknamed "Jellybuck" simply because it rhymes. Paul Maurice sometimes calls him "Casey" when he mixes him up with Kyle Connor.

Connor Hellebuyck - The Next Coming?

Like I’ve been saying all along, Connor Hellebuyck is the answer the Jets have been looking for all season. He is quite likely the best goalie the NHL has ever seen - certainly in the last 20 years. I literally cannot recall the last goal this guy has let in. Remember the US Thanksgiving rule and look where the Jets are. Looks like we'll finally be bringing the cup home. MARK MY WORDS.

Let me know what you think!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

STOP THE PUCK!

Is it so hard? You make $6 million a year. Think about it.

Hellebuyck Sucks!

Winnipeg Free Press Letter to the Editor - November 14, 2019

Jets making the wrong calls

 

I am a fan, so it hurts to say this, but if the coaching staff cannot see all the goals that go in because Connor Hellebuyck is on his knees and they stubbornly keep playing him, then they have no chance.


He is too easy to score on; every player knows he will go down and expose top corners and holes. It does not matter how many “good saves” a goalie makes when he lets in a soft one every game.


Run the video; these are saves a real NHL goalie makes.


I will bet your next paycheque there are teammates who grumble when the soft ones happen and team morale and spirit are as important as talent.


Head coach Paul Maurice continues to show stubbornness and hope in his decision-making and, if he doesn’t take action, those are the signs of a coach that needs to go.


He needs to have his goalie coach go as well — he has failed to teach standup goaltending to several players in a row.


There is time to save the season, Kevin Cheveldayoff — you also cannot manage by being stubborn.


Also Dennis Beyak, you should know better. Shots on goal are like moose-track soup or fishing bites — who cares? — so stop dwelling on these numbers.


JOHN ZAPLITNY

Carman

November 14, 2019

 

Finally! Somebody who sees Hellebuyck for who he is! John Zaplitny of Carman, Manitoba makes some great points - including one I hadn't thought of - Paul Maurice must go too. Paul Maurice has become the epitome of stubbornness when it comes to Connie Hellebuyck.  Paul, just because you made a mistake in backing him for so long doesn't mean you can't change your mind and get rid of Hellebuyck now. In fact, why don't you put Bryan Little in goal? He seems to like taking pucks to the head. Maybe while we're at it we should get rid of all the Hellebuyck cheerleaders - Maurice, Cheveldayoff, Beyak and Sawyer.


I had a disturbing email from a new fan of crang.com.  He asks:


"What's with the lag time between Hellebuyck bashing? Seems like you're taking a break. Have you been threatened, are you in fear for your life?? Has Big Bad Buff and his boyfriend paid you a visit? 😉 I’m here for ya buddy, hang in there don’t let the man stop you from bashing Hellebuyck!"

RR


Thanks for the words of encouragement RR. I thought I was preaching in the darkness. I'll try to come up with more ways to bash Hellebuyck. But speaking of Big Bad Buff, what's the deal? Are the Jets just going to pretend he doesn't exist? Tell us what's happening! After all, we pay his salary...

Big Bad Buff and his boyfriend
Big Bad Buff and his boyfriend

Events

2019-11-01

Jets vs. San Jose Sharks

9:30pm CDT - 12:30am CDT

SAP Center

Event Details

2019-11-01

Jets vs. San Jose Sharks

My Prediction: Watch the Jets lose to the Sharks in their first contest of the year. I predict the Sharks score 2 goals in the first period with a final score of of 4 - 1 for the Sharks.

9:30pm CDT - 12:30am CDT

SAP Center

2019-11-02

Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights

9am CDT - 12am CDT

T-Mobile Arena

Event Details

2019-11-02

Jets vs. Vegas Golden Knights

My Prediction: Watch the Jets lead off the scoring with a goal early in the first period but end up taking a 5 - 1 beating. Keep your eye on Malcolm Subban as he leaves the net to assist on the fifth goal late in the third period (empty net of course).

9am CDT - 12am CDT

T-Mobile Arena

2019-11-05

New Jersey Devils @ Jets

7pm CDT - 10pm CDT

Bell MTS Place

Event Details

2019-11-05

New Jersey Devils @ Jets

My Prediction: Watch Wayne Simmonds absolutely destroy the Jets defence as he chases Hellebuyck from the goal by the end of the first period. Penalty Kill Subban will feed Simmonds 3 times during the course of the game, finally getting his own open net goal at the end of the 3rd in a crushing 7 - 1 victory over the Jets.

7pm CDT - 10pm CDT

Bell MTS Place

2019-11-08

Vancouver Canucks @ Jets

7pm CDT - 10pm CDT

Bell MTS Place

Event Details

2019-11-08

Vancouver Canucks @ Jets

My Prediction: Watch the Jets beat Vancouver in overtime with Bryan Little getting his second overtime winner in less than two weeks. The only reason? The Canucks are a second rate team with second rate players: Jordie Benn (sorry Jamie), Chris Tanev (not Brandon) and Tyler Myers (traitor). Even Elias Pettersson can't make up for the loss of the Sedin boys.

7pm CDT - 10pm CDT

Bell MTS Place

2019-11-10

Dallas Stars @ Jets

1pm CDT - 4pm CDT

Bell MTS Place

Event Details

2019-11-10

Dallas Stars @ Jets

My Prediction: Even with the addition of Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry, the Stars can't fight their way out a wet paper bag this year - except when they're playing the Jets. The Jets make a great attempt but fall short 8 - 2 after the mighty Jamie Benn gets a hat trick in the first period. Of course having Hellebuyck in goal doesn't exactly make it difficult for Benn.

1pm CDT - 4pm CDT

Bell MTS Place

Is this guy serious?

HELLEBUYCK HAS ONE JOB!!

Stop the puck. The Jets haven't got a chance with this $6 million dollar buffoon in net.

Is Kevin Sawyer dating Connor Hellebuyck?

I'm not sure if they're dating, but Sawyer is definitely deeply in love with Hellebuyck. No matter how poorly Hellebuyck plays, Sawyer can't stop raving about how beautiful he is. What do you think?

"I liked a lot of my game"

Are you kidding me?

He liked a lot of his game? A comment like this is proof positive this guy needs to be dumped. Letting in 5 goals out of 31 shots is more than unacceptable Connor... it's bush league. At least you've made it easy for Laurent Brossoit to get top spot. It's just too damn bad that Chevy isn't such a genius after all and signed such a ridiculous contract with such a flash in the pan.

Kevin Cheveldayoff: Not such a genius after all
Kevin Cheveldayoff: Not such a genius after all