Sometimes It's Just a Stinker.

Nation World HQ
January 17 2012 10:11PM


The Winnipeg Jets lost 5-1 to the New Jersey Devils in Newark on Tuesday night. If you've ever been to Newark, you know what a stinker is.

Not far from the industrial entrails of New York City, Newark is a tough town that doesn't welcome guests with open arms. Tuesday night, the city's hockey team fleeced the Winnipeg Jets as starting goalie Chris Mason allowed four goals on 15 shots and got himself yanked.

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Midseason Awards, Part I: The Hart and The Vezina

Jonathan Willis
January 17 2012 10:11AM

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site.

This morning, we unveil the first of our midseason awards: our picks for the winners of the Hart and Vezina Trophies.

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Don't Need to Score When You Shut Out The Opposition.

Nation World HQ
January 16 2012 09:17PM


At this stage of the race in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League, the only thing that matters to Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel is winning hockey games.

He knows his team has shortcomings. He knows his team has injuries to key players. But he also knows that if the players he puts in the lineup every night skate hard and check hard, his undermanned Jets can still overcome all the adversity it faces.

Monday night in Ottawa, the Winnipeg Jets outskated and outchecked the Ottawa Senators. And even though they still scored only two goals, it was enough. Defensively, the Jets were almost perfect in a 2-0 shutout of the red-hot Sens.

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No Sense Getting Angry. Do Something.

Nation World HQ
January 15 2012 06:58PM

 I must admit, I don't put a lot of faith in reports that suggest, "the Jets owner was outraged by a loss." Or that the GM has been told, "Check the game tape and figure out what's wrong."

Nobody likes to lose. Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had every right to be angry on Saturday evening. I'm told they were, although I didn't see it, but more than a handful of Winnipeggers tell me that the owner and GM went right off the edge after their hockey team blew a 1-0 lead late in the third period and lost 2-1 to the New Jersey Devils.

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Nation Radio - January 14, 2012

January 15 2012 11:30AM



The mid-season doldrums are officially here. With winter finally arriving in Alberta this weekend, Lowetide takes a look at the Oilers as they tumble down the standings.

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