September 21 2014 05:20PM
Awe yes, it's that time of the year again everybody.
The zamboni's have finished their final tune-ups, and the equipment has been laid out by the equipment managers. The players have made their way to the ice a few times, hooking up with their new linemates.
The coaches have come up with a presentation and plan on what kind of systems their team will be running. Management has their eyes ready to watch and evaluate which players will be representing their organization when the puck drops for real next month.
The Winnipeg Jets have a wide array of training camp hopefuls that can will be deciding their fates with their play in the pre-season.With a large array of two-way contracts fighting for positions, it's anybody's guess who will be wearing the navy blue and white jerseys come opening night.
September 19 2014 07:30AM
Zach Bogosian has had his fair share of criticism and praise throughout his career. After beginning his NHL career with nine goals in 47 games making many believe he had the potential to be the team's go-to blue liner. Fast forward to today and Bogosian is simply an overpaid second pairing defenseman.
It's not a bad thing.
Nation World HQ
September 19 2014 05:30AM
Training camps open, Taylor Hall just getting started, David Clarkson and his contract, TJ Brodie with a Norris in his future, Markus Naslund to the hall of fame and more in this week's Roundup.
September 17 2014 01:28PM
Last week we designed a survey to get a better understanding of what works on the Nation Network and what doesn't. The answers that came back were all across the spectrum - some provided great insight, others provided a good laugh, others made us want to rethink our chosen profession.
We sat down at Nation HQ this morning with a fresh glass of thinking Rye and read everyone's responses - over 1100 in total! - from bow to stern. A big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to answer this thing. Surveys are SO annoying - we appreciate you taking time out of your life to provide us with key information to drive our redevelopment.
Our summary findings can be found after the jump.
September 15 2014 08:19PM
After appearing in 46 regular season games in his first season with the Jets, Matt Halischuk was allowed to test the open market this off-season. Fast forward a couple months, and Halischuk never signed a deal with another NHL team. Instead, Halischuk was brought back into the mix for the Jets on a two-way deal carrying a $725K cap hit.