The Forbes List: Why Is It Never Challenged?

Nation World HQ
December 05 2011 02:32PM


What I love most about the annual Forbes Magazine “Values of NHL Franchises” list is how the international mainstream media covers it as if it’s legitimate.

Because google is my friend, I checked out 30 different international media outlets and found the reporting almost equal at every stop. Not one outlet looked at the numbers and said, “Really? You believe this number and this ranking? You really believe that? Really?”

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Nation Network Hockey Pool, December 4th Edition

Jonathan Willis
December 04 2011 10:56PM

Martin Brodeur is killing my team, and the teams of a bunch of different entrants. His zero shutouts and 0.879 SV% give him a pool value of -52.5, by far the worst of any current player. Nobody carrying him on their team is in the top-25 this week.

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Fehr Trade Value

Matt Eichel
December 04 2011 06:49PM



It's a strange and long and winding story for Winkler, Manitoba's Eric Fehr.

The recently much maligned 6'4, 212 lb. winger has hit another rough patch on his road to recovery.

Bogged down with shoulder injuries the past few seasons, Fehr has never played more than 69 games in a season - that coming during the 2009-10 campaign with the team that drafted him - the Washington Capitals.

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December 04 2011 03:49PM

The first NationRadio broadcast of December 2011 is a real Canadian affair. The Oilers, Jets, Flames and Leafs are all given their due with the legendary Lowetide. What about the Canadiens and Senators you ask? Well, we just don't care about them is all.

This is NationRadio.

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Jets Hang In: Win Another One-Goal (?) Game

Nation World HQ
December 03 2011 08:22PM

The Winnipeg Jets are starting to get pretty good at this. 

For the second straight game, the Jets didn't do a whole lot offensively, but they did win another one-goal game. OK, OK, it turned out to be a two-goal game because Evander Kane scored an empty-netter from his own blueline in the dying seconds, but for all intents and purposes the Jets won this one 3-2 and they were fortunate to get the W.

Saturday night, the Jets got a third-period game-winner at 13:13 from defenseman Mark Stuart and knocked off the New Jersey Devils 4-2. It was anything but a thing of beauty. The homeside was outplayed for the better part of 60 minutes, was outshot 25-20 and outchanced 13-6, and yet thanks to a lazy play in his own zone by Ilya Kovalchuk and a goaltending faux pas by Johan Hedberg, the Jets were allowed to come back from a 2-1 deficit to beat a team that should have had this one in the bag -- but found a half dozen ways to screw it up.

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