On the Tangradi Return

Kevin McCartney
October 06 2014 05:18PM

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After clearing waivers, Eric Tangradi was dealt to the Habs for a sinking prospect and a backup goalie with a salary $350K richer and a career save percentage 7 points lower than the last guy. Perhaps most strange is that Tangradi was among the Jets very best neutral zone players. His zone entries hovered around 7th among forwards despite limited ice time and poor linemates, and his possession numbers put him in the top-5 among Jets' forwards last year (and 8th the year before). His limitations are obvious, but he put the puck in the right end of the ice more often than not as a fourth liner and that has value.

So the question is, why the trade? What does it tell us about Paul Maurice's intentions for this season, his coaching preferences, and the direction of the team?

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
October 06 2014 06:30AM


The Nation Network is proud to introduce the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look around the network and the NHL every Monday morning. With the season drawing closer we take a gander at achievable milestones this year. Enjoy!

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Jets Acquire Budaj

Trin Potratz
October 05 2014 01:06PM

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First of all, i'd like to apologize for the lack of content over the past week and a half. I'm in the process of moving and have yet to get internet.

Enough about me, can you believe that Kevin Cheveldayoff made a trade that actually makes sense for the organization?????

The Jets acquired G Peter Budaj and C Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Eric Tangradi. It's a deal that works for both teams, and it doesn't cost the Jets anything significant, but provides them with two solid assets that will help the team going forward.

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Nation World HQ
October 03 2014 05:30AM

Regular season is just around the corner, player previews, player cuts, fake signing's, cool gifts for fans and more in this week's Roundup.

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September 29 2014 12:06PM

Ah it’s been quite a week. First we got to announce Jeanshorts is joining the Nation Network full time to head up our new video department. Then last Thursday we told you that The Royal Half has joined the Nation Network as our first American team site.

And now today the grand daddy of them all: we have purchased the immensely popular HockeyFights.com, making it the 9th site in the Nation Network.

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