WINNIPEG — The Jets may have given their fans a bit of a reality check to start the season.
Expectations are sky high after the team made franchise history by reaching the NHL Western Conference final last season, but players kept stressing that success doesn’t instantly happen. They confirmed that with their season-opening road trip, starting with a 5-1 victory over St. Louis followed by a 5-1 loss to Dallas.
Patrik Laine is known for having a killer shot both on the ice and in the hit video game “Fortnite.” Turns out, the Winnipeg Jets sniper can be just as deadly with his words.
A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a “Fortnite” ban for road games this upcoming season, there was talk across NHL arenas on whether or not it was fair to single out the popular online battle royale as a focus-destroying distraction.