THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 26 2014 08:05AM

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Exhibition season is underway, Royal Half joins the Nation, stats predicting NHL success, Bennett and Draisaitl shine, Vladdy hockey, Phil the thrill and more in this week's Roundup.

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THE ROYAL HALF JOINS THE NATION NETWORK

Wanye
September 25 2014 12:11PM

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Hold on to your lederhosen - the Nation Network family is growing again.

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GDB Post game: Jets lose fuel at the halfway point

Trin Potratz
September 24 2014 08:56PM

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The Jets looked like the better team for the first 28 minutes, but went completely in the opposite direction the rest of the way in a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. 

The team had a few defensive breakdowns that lead to Oiler goals, seeing Josh Morrissey and Jacob Trouba be victimized, while veterans Adam Pardy and Grant Clitsome did nothing to inspire confidence in their abilities to be solid NHL options this year.

While the Jets top line of Evander Kane, Mark Scheifele, and Blake Wheeler drove the play the majority of their ice time, they still were outplayed by the Oilers fourth-line prior to the first Oiler goal, which led to two more.

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THE RISE OF JEANSHORTS

Wanye
September 24 2014 04:33PM


Please watch this video. If you want to know more read the article. If you want to start pre-emptively celebrating and never want to read another word we totally get it.

What an age to be alive!

*whistles loudly*

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GDB: Preseason Game Two: The New Western Rivalry

Trin Potratz
September 24 2014 02:21PM

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Today is a big day for me.

All my life I have been an Edmonton Oiler fan, and despite the many disappointments along the way, I am still faithful. Since the Jets have re-entered the league, they have been my second favourite beating out my previous second favourites; the Nashville Predators and Columbus Blue Jackets (See how i'm a sucker for punishment).

The best part of tonight is that I actually get to watch the game and it will feature my two favourite teams.

The Jets (1-0-0) will hope to remain undefeated in the preseason while the Oilers (1-1-0) are looking to get back in the win column after splitting their opening nights with the Calgary Flames.

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