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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October 16 2015 06:45AM
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.
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.
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.
October 14 2015 11:56AM
The Winnipeg Jets start off the season 3-1-0, thanks in part by a superb 0.942 save percentage.
The Jets' netminder Ondrej Pavelec stopped just over 93 per cent of shots during the road trip, continuing from his strong performance from last season.
It was not long ago though that Pavelec was the figure of scrutiny, with many calling for a buyout.
How sure can we be of this "new Pavelec" is indeed new?