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  • Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 NHL Emoji Preview: Winnipeg Jets

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy2 hrs ago

    (The 2014-15 NHL season is nearly upon us, and attempting to handicap the winners and losers can sometimes leave us speechless. So we decided to break down all 30 teams with the next best thing to words: Emojis!)  

    Last Season In Emojis

    Last Season, In Summary  

    The Jets were relocated from the friendly confines of the Southeast Division to the competitive hell of the Central Division. Winnipeg stumbled to a 19-23-5 record to start the season, which led to the dumping of Claude Noel.

    Enter Paul Maurice, back in the NHL after looking studious behind the bench in the KHL. He steadied the ship, as the Jets went 8-2-0 in his first 10 games and 18-12-5 overall under his guidance. Alas, their putrid 9-15-5 record against the Central was their undoing.

    Well, that and the craptastic .901 save percentage from Ondrej Pavelec.

    Last Season’s Definitive Highlight 

    Jake Muzzin gets Buff’d! And then got, you know, a Cup ring and stuff, but still, tooooootallly Buff'd here.

    Off-Season Transactions

    Kevin Cheveldayoff continued to do a large heaping plate of nothing to turn the Jets into contenders. Mathieu Perreault and T.J. Galiardi were signed. Plan the parade.

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  • Posing naked with your hockey trophy is very Australian (Photo)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy2 days ago

    The Melbourne Mustangs of the Australian Ice Hockey League captured the Goodall Cup over their archrivals the Melbourne Ice on Sunday, the first title in franchise history. 

    The celebration was expectedly raucous, the combination of championship elation and Australian birthright. There was booze, laughter, an ice bucket challenge and one of the more, ahem, stimulating postgame images we’ve seen from the Mustangs’ locker room:

    Well that redefines "Cup raise."

    We’re still waiting on Australian hockey super-fan Sasky Stewart, who had the photo, to I.D. the player, but out best guess from the roster is Michael James, not only because the face seems to fit but because this is totally a goalie thing to do. (Update: The Mustangs confirm it's James.)

    Naked escapades aside, this was a really cool moment for Aussie hockey. The Melbourne Ice have been around for 12 years and had won three championships. The Mustangs have been around for four years and made the playoffs for the first time this season.

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