Jets Young Stars Game One: Pure skill

Kevin McCartney
September 13 2014 02:39PM

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The Nations Network sent this Jets Nation writer to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'm judging your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.

The Jets opened the Young Stars Tournament against the Flames in a thrilling, high-tempo game with a lot more offensive skill than defensive interest. The Jets struggled badly to manage the Flames' cycle, but in transition, opened the floodgates on Calgary's blueline to create a lot of chances. 

Inside we'll begin where we left off last year - systems stuff at the top and then a review of every player to follow. I missed the first period of this game and haven't watched it streaming yet, so anything I missed goes in the comments, please! You can see the game on YouTube here.

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NATION NETWORK SURVEY

Wanye
September 12 2014 05:04PM

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It’s back to work time at the Nation. Unreasonable optimism is beginning to build here in Edmonton, Brian Burke is already irate about something or other down in Calgary and in Vancouver ocean kayakers shrug indifferently at one other when the Canucks are infrequently mentioned. 

We have some big things planned for the Nation Network this fall. Existing sites are being rebuilt. Sexy new looks are being designed. We have also purchased one of the largest hockey sites on all of the internets and we will be announcing all of this fun in the next couple weeks.

As part of our rebuild + relaunch plans we are doing a super annoying 4 minute survey. You know the kind that we all hate to do.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 12 2014 08:05AM

Rookie camps, team previews, zone entries, hockey markets contributing to losses, and more in this week's Round Up

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Young Stars Tournament: Jets Preview

Kevin McCartney
September 12 2014 06:00AM

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The Nations Network is sending this Jets blogger to the 2014 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'll be judging your team and bringing you live scouting reports. Check out last year's wrap-up piece here.

The Young Stars Tournament is here again! I'll be there all weekend to scout, blog, and dry out my insides with Okanagan Events Centre popcorn. You can follow me on twitter (@kevinmccart) for live insights, or check out the Nations Network of blogs for game and player reviews. 

Inside we'll reflect a bit on last year's tournament and take a look at the Jets' Young Stars roster. Have a player, story or system you're excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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Player Preview: Tobias Enstrom

Trin Potratz
September 11 2014 08:00AM

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I remember the first time I ever watched Tobias Enstrom play in the NHL and I remember the announcers declaring that in the old NHL, this is a player that never would have made the big leagues. Enstrom was a 23-year old rookie defenseman for the Atlanta Thrashers and he was only 5'10. One thing was evident however, and that was that this kid could flat out play.

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