JGD #5: Dowsing the Flames?

Andrew Halipchuk
October 19 2014 11:24AM

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The Jets look to end an early season three-game skid tonight as they welcome the Calgary Flames to MTS Centre. The Jets offence has hit a wall since their season opener, scoring just one goal in the past three games. This is a sign that the Jets are still missing their top offensive threat, Evander Kane. Kane is still out after suffering an injury Jets season opener against Arizona.

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THE FANTASY MINUTE: WAIVER WIRE

Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:23AM

The Nation Network and Dailyfaceoff present the Fantasy Minute. A quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds and sleepers for the week. 10.17.14 (Based on 12 team leagues)

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JGD 4: Openings

Kevin McCartney
October 17 2014 12:46PM

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The Jets’ home-opener is also their first game against a Divisional opponent – the oft-forgotten Nashville Predators. The new look Preds have made a splash with points in each of their first three games led by the unexpected scoring of Eric Nystrom (4 points), Paul Gaustad (4 points) and Filip Forsberg (4 points). But it’s the new faces that make the team exciting to watch this season, from Peter Laviolette behind the bench to James Neal, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy, Olli Jokinen, and Anton Volchenkov on the ice.

A year ago, two October games against a Rinne-less and floundering Predators squad resulted in just one point for the tarmac cowboys, part of a 9-15-5 season record against Central Division opponents. Dropping games to LA and San Jose is no shame, but does increase the urgency of capturing two points and improving their Divisional standing tonight.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
October 17 2014 08:00AM



Jonas Hiller seeing beach balls, the Oilers aren't very good at hockey, the Leafs could use Eric Staal, the impact of defense on goaltender stats, loving the game again and more in this weeks Roundup.

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How a Spider Catches a Weber

Wheelerj28
October 16 2014 01:45PM

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First things first, home opener against Nashville is gonna be weird for me.  Only because for the first time in 10 years (Moose inc), I won’t be working as in-game host for The Winnipeg Jets.  Nor will I even be there!!  I’ll be with every other semi-season seat holder; at home, or my local watering hole (after the kids go down) cheering my face off.

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