Dennis Beyak Posts

Beyak defeats Hnidy in the battle of the ties

One of my favourite hockey related Twitter accounts to follow is @NHLTies. It is original, unique and completely ridiculous. If you’re not familliar with @NHLTies, their info reads as “A world where Hockey media, coaches & players all compete in a Tie Shootout scored on a best of three; Knots, Dimples and Style (KDS)!” In simpler terms, they are rating the tie-knots of personalities in the hockey world.

I hadn’t seen much love for the TSN 3 broadcast of Winnipeg Jets games so I sent a screenshot of Dennis Beyak and Shane Hnidy to @NHLTies. After hours of deliberation, they replied with the verdict.

Shane Hnidy discussed his defeat on the Rona Roundtable with Rick Ralph on TSN 1290 Winnipeg. Rick Ralph, the host of the Rona Roundtable chalked up Beyak’s victory to experience, Hnidy used the “Nazem Kadri Defense” saying that he needs to care more:

 “I don’t spend alot of time on my tie. My mom and dad wanted me to do a better tie this year, so I switched to a half windsor knot. But I get a little frustrated sometimes, and eventually I’m just happy to have it on.”

For instructions on how to tie a tie, I highly recommend tie-a-tie.net. The video embedded below is a great tutorial for a half-windsor knot.

The Winnipeg Jets Broadcasters return to action on TSN 3 tomorrow night as the Winnipeg Jets go up against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.

Kane takes selfie with Beyak during broadcast

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane who is on the shelf with a leg injury, joined Dennis Beyak on the Winnipeg Jets TSN 3 broadcast during the Jets 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Since suffering his knee injury in the Jets season opener vs. Phoenix, Kane has been doing a bit of media work, interviewing his teammates for WinnipegJets.com.

Here are some of the memorable quotes from his venture to the broadcast booth:

On his injury:

“Rehab’s going really well, I’ve been working out with our strength and conditioning coach Craig (Slaunwhite). We’re really happy with the way things have gone, it’s really positive on that front.”

On a timeline for his return:

“I’m not too sure in terms of a timeline, but I think it’s been pretty positive and I’m happy with the way things have gone.”

On the disappointment of getting injured in Game 1:

“It was definitely disappointing, especially coming on the power play during my second shift. But I’m looking forward to being back and better than ever.”

On the keys to the Jets penalty kill that has been successful this season

“It all goes back to last year, we started to be a lot more aggressive. Coming into this season Charlie (Huddy) and Paul (Maurice) keyed in on being aggressive and pressuring up ice and trying to disrupt the teams breakout. Those will be big keys for us.”

On the Jets struggling power play that has yet to score this season:

“The guys have generated a good number of scoring chances, but haven’t been able to bury one. Once we get one they’ll start going in pretty quickly.”

Kane, who is known for his sense of humor joked about wanting being behind the bench:

“I asked Paul (Jets Head Coach Paul Maurice) if I Could Coach today, but they’d rather have me up here.”

 

Thanks to Dennis Beyak and @TSN_Sports for allowing me to join them up top!

A photo posted by Evander Kane (@evander9kane) on

 

On if he follows the CFL (Kane’s hometown BC Lions are in Winnipeg this weekend to play the Blue Bombers)

“I don’t mind it at all, I’m a bit more of an NFL guy but when there is a good game going on I don’t mind watching.”

On doing TV work:

“I don’t mind it, but we’ll see what happens, I’d like to coach, do a little bit of everything.”

The Winnipeg Jets have been quiet about specifics regarding Evander Kane’s injury, but more details will emerge once he is re-evaluated later this month.