September 21 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
September 21 2011 11:27PM

              

 

Training camp is in full swing, and that means that the proper business of hockey is underway, so a review of some of the news around the league is in order. In this week's go-round, the Flames get the roster down to a more reasonable configuration, the Jets have a noisy start to their exhibition campaign, and Brendan Shanahan has a full plate three nights in to the pre-season.

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Jets The Toast of Winnipeg

Matt Eichel
September 21 2011 09:03PM

 

One day after the Winnipeg Jet's 6-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a sold out MTS Centre, the city is still buzzing about the experience that both the city and province and even the country of Canada underwent.

From the resounding first game of the pre-season came many storylines - from Dustin Byfulgien's fight and inspired play in front of the 15,015 fans to first round pick Mark Scheifele's four point night - the Jets are definitely the talk of the town.

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Big Dustin Byfuglien, the offensive defenseman

Cam Charron
September 21 2011 12:12PM

 

 

Last night, Mark Scheifele took over the game story in Winnipeg's first NHL game on home ice in more than 15 years. The team's first overall pick from the draft had two goals and two assists in his debut in front of a roaring crowd in Winnipeg.

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Jets Game Day: The end is where we start from

Robert Cleave
September 20 2011 10:56AM

               

 

After a summer spent in anticipation of our national obsession's return to the city, the Jets open their pre-season account with a split-squad pair versus the Blue Jackets. It's not a moment too soon, either, because there's only so much time anyone should spend picking apart the compostions of logos or sweaters. The game's still the thing, and tonight, we'll get our first look at a few of the gents that this site will focus on for the next several months.

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Better Know a Prospect - Ranking Edition

Dean Belanger
September 20 2011 10:56AM

 

 

Since the announcement that the Winnipeg Jets were going to fly again, I have been wondering to myself exactly who their top prospects are and how do they rank. At first glace, I had little to know knowledge of the Atlanta minor league system and their junior and Euro players. While Atlanta has graduated some excellent players to the NHL over the years, the current list is not NHL elite.

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