Six thoughts 11/14/11: Jets 5-2 Lightning

Cam Charron
November 14 2011 09:13PM

After a tough 2-1 loss in Columbus, Winnipeg returned home to face a team that they hadn't beaten in 12 tries. They got the early lead, held on, pretty much controlled the game start to finish with probably their most impressive win yet over last season's Eastern Conference runners-up.


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Five Who Should Be in the Hockey Hall

Scott Taylor
November 14 2011 07:56PM


TAMPA, Fla. -- Every year, for almost 20 years, my old friend Ed Sweeney sent a letter to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

As this year’s new inductees to the Hall were feted on Monday, I have taken up Ed’s gauntlet. I have decided to take it upon myself to write an open letter on Mr. Sweeney’s behalf in hopes that it might alert Bill Hay or Jim Gregory or Harry Sinden or somebody on the Hall of Fame selection committee to the indisputable fact that to the hockey historians in the middle of Canada, the Toronto-based Hall is still a sad Eastern/American joke.

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Jason Strudwick
November 14 2011 11:29AM

"Protect yourself at all times." These are the instructions that boxers receive prior to a match. All hockey players need to start doing the same thing.

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November 13 2011 01:08PM

The many Nations in the Commonwealth are represented this week on NationRadio with a litlle something for everyone. Oklahoma City provides an Oilers related AHL update. Calgary and Toronto receive sound analysis. And some new people you know from around the interwebz also make an appearance on the Big Show with Fleet Commander Lowetide. Finally we replay an interview with Red Wings GM Ken Holland from earlier in the week.

This is NationRadio.

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Five Straight Losses (OK, Two Officially). Now What?

Nation World HQ
November 12 2011 09:24PM

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the Winnipeg Jets returned from a very difficult seven-game road trip, my colleague here at, Matt Eichel, called it a "confidence building road swing."

He was right, too. The Jets had just gone 3-2-2 against Philadelphia, Tampa, Florida, the Islanders, New Jersey, the Rangers and Buffalo and improved from 2-5-1 to 5-7-3. As Eichel pointed out, Bryan Little finally scored his first two goals of the season, Mark Flood emerged as a legitimate NHL defenseman and Ondrej Pavelec demonstrated that he could backstop his team and play consistently well from one game to the next.

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