Winnipeg Jets Should Start Mason and Move Big Buff to the Front Lines

October 14th, 2011 by Patti Dawn Swansson Leave a reply »
Memo to Kyle Wellwood: Just because you play with a team from the Keystone Province doesn't mean you have to play like you're one of the Keystone Kops.

What's that you say? You've never heard of the Keystone Kops?

They were policemen. Fictional policemen during the silent film era of the early 1900s. They were stumblers and bumblers who, through the passage of time, have become synonymous with, well, stumbling and bumbling.

And what you did Thursday night in a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks was pure Keystone Kops. Tripping over the blue line? On a breakaway? That's gold. Gold, I say. Charlie Chaplin couldn't have bumbled any better.

But at least I noticed you out there, Keystone Kyle, because when the blue line wasn't reaching up and grabbing you by the ankles you played with energy and enthusiasm. Which is something I can't say for all those other lads wearing Winnipeg Jets jerseys.

Take Nik Antropov. Please. This guy is 6'6", 245 pounds of invisible. He works up about as much of a sweat as a guy sorting socks. Does he even have to shower after a game? Does he realize the National Hockey League season has st ...

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