A new year, a new division and some new and/or enhanced rivalries. The NHL’s realignment to allow a season to happen during this pandemic will see all 7 Canadian based teams in the new Scotia North Division. In order to get you ready to this new normal, we’ve reached out to our pals from the other Canadian SBN sites to have a quick chat about their teams.
1.- So... what’s new with you folks?
Well, the Jets are more of the same because boring is good here (but please visit us during a normal summer when things are fun here and there usually are not too many mosquitos).
2.- What’s the general mood amongst the fan base around this divisional realignment? Good, bad or otherwise?
Generally doomsday because this is Jets fans and it is either a doomsday or the best thing ever. No in-between. Personally, I am not looking forward to the 9:00-9:30 PM start times.
3.- Who’s more disgruntled: Jack Roslovic or Patrik Laine?
Laine has big “whatever, just roll with it” energy while also wanting to be better. Based on that, Roslovic is probably the one who is more disgruntled. He is clearly a bottom six guy so whatever.
4.- Do you feel that the Jets have addressed the issues facing the team after two straight first round playoff exits?
The Jets address issues? *insert Kevin from The Office laughing here* Yeah, they don’t address issues that well and never have. They could solve some by playing younger defenders more but again, that’s a funny thought to have.
5.- When the smoke clears, are the Jets in the top 4 in the shiny new Scotia North Division?
With Connor Hellebuyck they can conquer the world.
Thanks to Cara for taking time to chat with us, and make sure to check out Arctic Ice Hockey for all the info you need about our new divisional opponent.