Friday, 9 December 2011

Nothing and Nowhere

Out of nothing and nowhere comes everything.

Or at least that's what the Winnipeg Jets would have you believe. The Jets defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 the other day, in regulation too. Boston hadn't lost in regulation time in 15 straight games.

As amazing as it sounds, it gets a bit better for Jets fans. The team won the game without Nik Antropov, Tobias Enstrom, Ron Hainsey, Randy Jones, and Derek Meech. Oh yea, Eric Fehr too. Thats a lot of hockey sticks left in the dressing room, good ones too.

But then again, the Jets have amazed since they've arrived. Check that, they've amazed even before they arrived. Street parties on portage and main, a ginormous celebration at The Forks, and a packed house to watch the 2011 entry draft was as much a spectacle as the team arriving itself – perhaps more so.

Now, opposing teams media scribes write stories about how the tiniest building in the NHL, could also be the loudest – and to think, having a team at all seemed impossible less than eight months ago.

Out of nothing and nowhere comes everything.