Jets to move back to Atlanta after NHL, Hawks LLC Trigger Escape Cluase

Jeff Veillette
March 31 2016 11:00PM

The worst nightmare of Winnipeg Jets fans appears to be happing once again; and this time, it's even less deserved than it was 20 years ago. Thanks to a previously unheard of clause in True North Sports and Entertainment's purchase of the team in 2011, Atlanta Hawks LLC (formerly Spirit Group) will reclaim ownership and move the team back in time for the 2017/18 season

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JGD 71: I Dano, Man

Jeff Veillette
March 18 2016 02:08PM

Don't call it a comeback! The Winnipeg Jets take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a game that will see Andrew Ladd take on his former team while playing for... his former-er team? Formerist team? More former team? Whatever the case, it'll also be Marko Dano's first game against the Hawks, adding intrigue to a game that involves two teams in two very different positions in the Western Conference.

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Manitoba Moose 2.0 lose franchise debut in Toronto

Jeff Veillette
October 09 2015 08:54PM

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After spending a couple of years in St. John's, Newfoundland, the baby Jets have found their way home. Well, sort of; they've yet to play their first game back in Winnipeg, but the new Manitoba Moose hit the ice for the first time today, taking on the Toronto Marlies in the AHL's opening night. Unfortunately for them, it didn't go as they were hoping for, as they lost 5-3 to their hosts.

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WIll You Play Hockey For Food?

Jeff Veillette
June 29 2015 08:00AM

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The summer has quietly arrived. The weather is nice, people are looking for things to do, and unfortunately, watching hockey isn't one of their options. We've got lots of offseason stuff to talk about, but no games to watch. Of course, that's a first world problem; there are much more unfortunate things out there - such as the thousands of Canadian families who aren't able to afford to eat, especially in the months after holiday donations dry up.

Enter Five Hole For Food; an organization that aims to solve the latter via a solution for the former.

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #3 - Cody Franson

Jeff Veillette
June 25 2015 06:00AM

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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! 

When the Nashville Predators acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli in February, everybody thought it was a match made in heaven. After all, the team was getting two quality players that they were familiar with, without giving up any present assets. Theoretically, it was the type of move that should've taken a good team to greatness, but instead, it was a bust.

David Poile was quick to admit that the team was forcing a square peg into a round hole. After all, the Predators are very adament about following shot handedness with their defencemen, and they already had three quality righties. As such, Franson didn't recieve the necessary playing time, didn't fit in, and will now hit free agency. But what will he command?

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