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October 20 2014 06:47PM

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When you’re trying to protect a castle, you put up as big of a wall as you possibly can to slow down your enemies.  Now, if you don’t have a wall, or enough variables to build one.  The best way to defend your defenseless castle, is to launch an all out assault on your enemy while their deciding their attack strategy.  That’s a long, Dungeons and Dragons/Lord of The Rings way of saying a good defense is a good offense.

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Nation World HQ
October 20 2014 11:45AM

The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look at stats and news around the network or NHL. On tap this week: The Canucks offense, Jonas Hiller, Ben Scrivens, Mark Fayne and more.

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JGD #5: Dowsing the Flames?

Andrew Halipchuk
October 19 2014 11:24AM

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The Jets look to end an early season three-game skid tonight as they welcome the Calgary Flames to MTS Centre. The Jets offence has hit a wall since their season opener, scoring just one goal in the past three games. This is a sign that the Jets are still missing their top offensive threat, Evander Kane. Kane is still out after suffering an injury Jets season opener against Arizona.

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Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:23AM

The Nation Network and Dailyfaceoff present the Fantasy Minute. A quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds and sleepers for the week. 10.17.14 (Based on 12 team leagues)

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JGD 4: Openings

Kevin McCartney
October 17 2014 12:46PM


The Jets’ home-opener is also their first game against a Divisional opponent – the oft-forgotten Nashville Predators. The new look Preds have made a splash with points in each of their first three games led by the unexpected scoring of Eric Nystrom (4 points), Paul Gaustad (4 points) and Filip Forsberg (4 points). But it’s the new faces that make the team exciting to watch this season, from Peter Laviolette behind the bench to James Neal, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy, Olli Jokinen, and Anton Volchenkov on the ice.

A year ago, two October games against a Rinne-less and floundering Predators squad resulted in just one point for the tarmac cowboys, part of a 9-15-5 season record against Central Division opponents. Dropping games to LA and San Jose is no shame, but does increase the urgency of capturing two points and improving their Divisional standing tonight.

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