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October 10 2014 08:38AM

The 2014-15 season is officially underway. We’re talking Phil Kessel, John Tortorella, Pacific war room, season predictions and more in this week's Roundup.

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October 09 2014 04:16PM


Can you believe it’s finally opening night (for the Oilers anyway… as if anyone else matters)?! After months of sitting around, and rehashing the same argument thousands of different ways, the NHL regular season is finally back!  That means it’s also time for another round of NationDrafts.

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Jets Game Day 1: Raising Arizona

Kevin McCartney
October 09 2014 12:52PM

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Opening night is a rivalry night for the NHL and after almost 20 years in the desert, the biggest rival of the Coyotes remains the town they left. It's the Jets who grew up and moved away from home vs the adopted Jets we love all the same.

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What would you do Wednesday: In the Crease

Kevin McCartney
October 08 2014 05:30AM

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Jets Nation is joining a new Nations Network tradition of handing control of the franchise over to our readers to solve the problem of the week. Inside we'll review the situation in net and ask you to solve it in the comments.

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On the Tangradi Return

Kevin McCartney
October 06 2014 05:18PM

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After clearing waivers, Eric Tangradi was dealt to the Habs for a sinking prospect and a backup goalie with a salary $350K richer and a career save percentage 7 points lower than the last guy. Perhaps most strange is that Tangradi was among the Jets very best neutral zone players. His zone entries hovered around 7th among forwards despite limited ice time and poor linemates, and his possession numbers put him in the top-5 among Jets' forwards last year (and 8th the year before). His limitations are obvious, but he put the puck in the right end of the ice more often than not as a fourth liner and that has value.

So the question is, why the trade? What does it tell us about Paul Maurice's intentions for this season, his coaching preferences, and the direction of the team?

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