Player types: The no-way forward

Cam Charron
September 19 2011 02:51PM


Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.

This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.

(Previous: The two-way forward the defensive forward, and the offensive liability)

While players in some of the other player categories may cause one to blink an eye, I think there will be a little more consensus agreement in this section of the series dealing with the "No-Way Forward".

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September 17 2011 06:28PM


You can tell that the new NHL season approacheth at full speed. The days are getting colder and wives of hockey fans everywhere are starting to eye the calendar nervously knowing that their attentive summer husband is about to be replaced with a distracted fall model who is glued to the TV and computer and regularly mistakes his children for one another.

Here at NationRadio the talk shifts from Oilers Prospects playing in a myriad of junior leagues and oilers prospects playing at the Rookie Camp.

Its NationRadio. Enjoy!

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The Buffalo Sabres are spending a lot of money

Cam Charron
September 17 2011 09:21AM



Terry Pegula came to Buffalo, bringing along money and a vested ownership interest in seeing the local hockey team win. The issue here is whether the Sabres are spending it in the right places.

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Teemu Will Fly Again In Winnipeg, But With A Different Flock

Matt Eichel
September 16 2011 02:38PM

When hockey pundits discuss the career of Teemu Selanne, what will they turn to more? 

His career as a Winnipeg Jet? Or his career as an Anaheim Duck/Mighty Duck?

That's a very touchy subject on the hearts of many Jets fans.

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Jets Camp Opens! (finally)

Dean Belanger
September 16 2011 01:04PM



It has been 16 years since the opening of the last training camp for the Winnipeg Jets. In what feels like a lifetime (and probably has been for some) the latest installment of the Jets will take their medicals and begin the most anticipated training camp in Winnipeg since 1979. There are not nearly as many questions facing this team as there was way back then but there is that same sense of “who is that guy” in some quarters to be sure.

Here is a look at the spots to be contested in the next coming weeks

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