Mark Scheifele's Start

February 04 2013 01:26PM



(This month we will be auditioning a number of contributors for JetsNation. This is the first article in a continuing Jets "blogoff)

On Wednesday of last week, an article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press titled, " Scheifele still riding pine; Noel grows weary of probing." The article went on to summarize how Scheifele is part of the team's future and how his being relegated to the press box is creating tension between the MSM and the coach.

Well, Scheilfele was in the line up on Saturday when the Jets were pasted 8-3 by Tampa Bay and his stat-line read like this:

0G, 0A, EV +/-, 0PIM, 0Hits, 0Bks, and 1 SOG

He wasn't a factor in the game positively or negatively. As flawed as the plus/minus stat is, one would expect the young center who played 16:47 to be at least be a -1 in an 8-3 loss, but he was even. He primarly saw time rotating the center position with Nik Antropov on a line with Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little. He also saw brief stints on the wing and playing center on a line with Little and Evander Kane (hat tip to the for the line breakdowns). 

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Best of the Nation – 2.3.13

Jonathan Willis
February 03 2013 10:31AM

Trade talk, draft talk, and the early season's whipping boys! All that and more after the jump!

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Jets Nation Casting Call

Kent Wilson
January 28 2013 11:19AM


So NHL hockey is back and every nation site is rocking with tons of daily content, comments, arguments and the odd terrible MS paint picture or photoshop.

Every site, that is, except for the baby in the network: JetsNation.

I convinced Wanye to buy and develop the site as soon as they announced a team would be returning to Winnipeg because, hey! Opportunity! I figured it would be easy to track down tons of shiny new excited bloggers and that JetsNation would be bigger than the Beatles in no time.

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Best of the Nation – 1.27.13

Jonathan Willis
January 27 2013 08:25AM

The first week of the NHL season is now behind us; the Best of the Nation this week includes more Luongo trade talk, Nail Yakupov's goal celebration, actual trades, and much more.

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A Guide To Olli Jokinen For Jets Fans

Kent Wilson
January 24 2013 04:10PM



Apparently Olli Jokinen landed in Winnipeg after his second stint ended in Calgary this off-season. And now he's playing with Evander Kane in the Jets top six and has already collected an impressive 0 points in three games played.

As a native Flames fan I have naturally had many years (on more than one occasion) to observe Olli's foibles as an NHL player and I feel it's my duty to report to his new fans just what kind of player Jokinen is. To start, I can safely say he's a bit like the proverbial Frogurt.

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