JGD 5: Jets take on the Flames at home opener

Mack Irwin
October 16 2015 11:56AM

The Jets come home for the first time this season, hosting the Calgary Flames tonight at the MTS Centre.

Winnipeg has started the season well: three wins and just one loss, to the New York Islanders, on their four game road trip. The Flames have had a less auspicious start to the season, with a 1-2-0 record so far.

Some acknowledgement should go to Michael Frolik's return to Winnipeg tonight as a Calgary Flame, touched on earlier today at Jets Nation. Unsurprisingly, he says he very much would like to score a goal against his former team, and his close friend Ondrej Pavelec.

Nothing against Frolik, but here's hoping he goes home disappointed.

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Ex-Jets winger Frolik returns to Winnipeg: 'I know their system'

Angelo Montilla
October 16 2015 10:52AM

A familiar face will return to Winnipeg on Friday night when the Jets host the Calgary Flames in their home opener at the MTS Centre.

Michael Frolik, who spent two seasons with the Jets and helped the club clinch its first playoff berth since 2007, will be donning a Flames jersey when he steps on the ice to face his former teammates for the first time since inking a five-year, $21.5-million deal with Calgary.

Having played under Paul Maurice's system, Frolik claims he can be the Flames' No. 1 pre-game scout heading into the matchup.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 16 2015 06:45AM

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Leafs are sports worst franchise according to ESPN, Canucks players to pick their own goal songs, a baby vs a blogger picking winners, Flames goalies, Oilers still bad, an NHL All-hipster team, Fantasy hockey cheat sheets and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Which Political Party Would The Jets Be?

Jeremy Wiebe
October 15 2015 09:00AM

Not only is it hockey season but Canada is in the throes of an election campaign. Many a lively debate has been held not just about who should be where on the depth chart, but which party you should vote for. So it got me thinking if we could compare sports teams and political parties, which team and party are most alike?

Now before I reveal which party is closest to the Winnipeg Jets, I must remind everyone this is completely unscientific and should not be taken too seriously. It is not an endorsement of any party whatsoever. This was done for fun. But go vote on October 19. 

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WWYDW: Lets Make a Goalie Controversy

October 14 2015 01:47PM

Yup, it is that time of the week again: What Would You Do Wednesday. How do the Jets fans feel about starting a goalie controversy fire? That is the theme of the week for The Nation Network.

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