When last we left Wellwood’s World, Welly had just signed a one-year deal with the Jets after failing to come to terms with the Sharks. After a warren of West Side Story jokes (don’t the Jets and Sharks prefer basketball to hockey?), Wellwood settled in with Winnipeg, finding a spot on the third line.
As the internet’s foremost Wellwood-ologists, we noticed a few odd things about his start with the Jets. Such as the fact that he’s leading the team in goalscoring, with 4 goals in 9 games. That’s not normal: Wellwood’s highest goal total in his career was 18 with the Canucks in 2008-09. He’s also third on the team in points, with 6.
Some players on the Jets made their stats a little more respectable by cashing in on last night’s absurd 9-8 victory over the Flyers, such as former Canuck and friend of the blog Tanner Glass, who had his first ever 3-point game (third line for Glass!), tying him with Wellwood for third on the team in scoring. Wellwood, on the other hand, only had one point in the game, a goal. Instead of his usual streakiness, Wellwood has been a model of consistency, scoring in 5 of the Jets’ 9 games and never going more than one game without a point.Continue Reading —›
Back by popular demand, PITB presents Part III of The Canucks and the Zombie Apocalypse, a completely ridiculous piece of horror fiction.Continue Reading —›
If it wasn’t already quite apparent that Canuck fans are a strange lot, consider some of the curious Canuck-themed jack-o-lanterns featured on the NHL’s official Facebook page. Or, better yet, just key in on the one that features a carving of Ryan Kesler’s nude photo from ESPN Magazine’s “The Body Issue”. That one should do it.Continue Reading —›
Drance Numbers is the silly research wing of PITB. While Messrs. Wagner and Mooney blog nationally and solve mysteries, Drance Numbers will look into the minutiae of quantifiable NHL data and bore you with it every Friday. Today, Drance looks at the shooting percentage of Sedin linemates.Continue Reading —›