Worldly Jets - A look at Jets at the World Championships

Brett Martin
May 18 2013 01:40AM

                                          

This is a tough time of year for Jets' fans, mostly because there's nothing to do. Sure, we all (well, certainly not our own Travis Hrubeniuk) got our kicks watching the Leafs and Canucks flame out spectacularly from this year's playoffs. That was fun. And for those of us playing StreakCred or some other kind of playoff pool, there's still fun to be had and money to won - or in my case, fun to be had while hoping to climb out of what must be last place.

But no matter - this time of year just isn't the same without your team in the race. The Draft is still far away. Free Agency is even further. Teemu has already been eliminated from Cup contention. What to do? 

There's some obvious answers. Drink! Cheer for the Bombers! Forget the pleasant distraction that is professional sports and actually get some productive work done in our own lives!

But, if you're like me, these options don't really fill the void. Luckily, there is still something - the World Championships. Phew. Yes, there's still some WInnipeg Jets out there fighting the good fight, trying to help their country attain (small levels) of glory in what is, at best, the 3rd most important international event on the Hockey calender. So, to help you with your Jets withdrawals, here's a look at how the Jets in the Tournament are doing.

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Jets Nation 2013 Year-End Awards: Goat

Kevin McCartney
May 14 2013 11:40PM

                  

We nominated, you voted, and the results are in. We're down to the final category for the 2013 Jets Nation Year End Awards where we reveal your reader picks with our writers' perspectives. We might have tricked you into thinking we were done handing out hardware last week (by lying to you - what a cunning ruse), but how silly do you feel now?! Last and definitely least, the Jets' goat of 2013.

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Jets Nation 2013 Year-End Awards: MVP

Kevin McCartney
May 14 2013 03:51PM

                         

We nominated, you voted, and the results are in. We're down to the final two categories for the 2013 Jets Nation Year End Awards where we reveal your reader picks with our writers' perspectives. We might have tricked you into thinking we were done handing out hardware last week (by lying to you - what a cunning ruse), but how silly do you feel now?! We still need to crown our Most Valuable Player and name our summer whipping boy! In this article - the missing link! Jets' Most Valuable Player!

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Jets Nation 2013 Year-End Awards: Best Young Player

Kevin McCartney
May 08 2013 05:25PM

We nominated, you voted, and the results are in. All this week Jets Nation will be revealing your reader picks with our writers' perspectives for the 2013 Year-End Awards. Today is the exciting category of Best Young Player Outside the NHL. Some in the Nations Network voted on best Rookie for their team, but the Jets' young talent is mostly bubbling under. The Jets had a lot of good news on the Prospect front, with Scheifele deep in the OHL playoffs, Lowry being named Best Player in the WHL, Eric O'Dell delivering a quality season in bad circumstances, and Trouba turning pro. Who did you like best?

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Jets Nation 2013 Year-End Awards: Unsung Hero

Kevin McCartney
May 07 2013 06:33PM

We nominated, you voted, and the results are in. All this week Jets Nation will be revealing your reader picks with our writers' perspectives for the 2013 Year-End Awards. Today's award is a victory for the little guys, the underdogs. It's a moment of celebrating the under-represented and under-appreciated. Think Stallone in the 1987 World Arm Wrestling Championships impressing a young David Mendenhall with his never-before-seen turned hat style. Sure, if you don't care that much about the Jets, you might not even know the names nominated. But if you don't care that much about the Jets, I can only assume you came to this site looking for travel deals for the exceptional prose. Relax your abdomen, fold toward your screen, head jutted forward and eyes fixed on the scroll below while you cheer softly to yourself, your exuberance dampened by the social padding your fandom must remain trapped inside.

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