NATION DRAFTS 2015 CHARITY PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE

Thomas Drance
May 16 2015 01:29PM

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The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?

We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition!

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Nation Drafts 2015 charity playoff pool update

Thomas Drance
May 02 2015 12:35PM

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The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?

We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition! 

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McKenzie: Jets' 'goaltending appears to be set' with duo of Pavelec, Hutchinson

Thomas Drance
April 23 2015 06:30PM

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has been inconsistent - or consistently sub-average, as you prefer - during his time between the pipes in Winnipeg. The veteran goaler was supplanted as Winnipeg's number one starter by Michael Hutchinson this past the fall, but he regained his usual position on the team and was stellar down the stretch.

Though Pavelec was ultimately unable to provide the Jets with the goaltending they required to hang with the Anaheim Ducks in a first-round sweep, it has to be noted that the Stanley Cup playoffs probably don't return to Portage and Main for the first time in 19 years without Pavelec's late-season run of competence.

Still, in looking at what holes the Jets need to address if they hope to contend with their current core: goaltending remains at the very top of the list. Will we see the Jets change direction in any meaningful way in net this offseason? 

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Teemu Selanne expected to come to Winnipeg for Game 3 or 4

Thomas Drance
April 17 2015 05:29PM

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Teemu Selanne is coming back to Winnipeg.

The legendary former Winnipeg Jets (version 1.0) and Anaheim Ducks forward is expected to attend one of Games 3 or 4 at the MTS Centre, according to TSN 1290's Andrew Paterson, by way of Gary Lawless.

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Oddsmakers: Jets the least likely Stanley Cup winner of the NHL's 16 playoff teams

Thomas Drance
April 13 2015 05:04PM

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If you want to bet on a Stanley Cup dark horse ahead of the opening of playoff season, you can't do better than the Winnipeg Jets.

A big, deep, occasionally dominant puck possession side, the Jets are seen by many as something of a Western Conference dark horse. The on-line sports books don't seem to share that point of view, as bodog.ca has priced out the Jets as having the single longest Stanley Cup odds of any NHL playoff team.

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