Impossible to Give The Jets a Grade After 20 Crazy Games

Nation World HQ
November 22 2011 04:54PM

 It's one of those things that hockey writers do at certain points of a long season. The team they cover has a day off, it has just played its 20th or 40th or 60th game of the season and you, the journalist, really have nothing more to write about until they go back to practice.

So you decide to grade the team. Forget that you've never played the game. Forget that you haven't even coached kids hockey. Forget all that. You have a free day so why not play school-marm and grade your little class. 

It's time honored, it's usually wrong, it's ridiculously subjective and you know that people love to read it.

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Jason Strudwick
November 21 2011 11:25PM

Going into the offseason I thought it was pretty unlikely that I would receive a contract offer in the NHL.

That is the circle of life in the NHL.

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November 20 2011 04:40PM

Impossibly, the 2011-12 NHL Season is rapidly closing in on the quarter mark already. Where does the time go?

Lowetide talks with his usual wide assortment of guests his week and the Blackhawks get some time in the hot seat as Jesse Rogers from ESPN Chicago and Sam from Second City Hockey talk about their home team only hours before they got an all world beat down by the Oilers.

Har har har.

This is NationRadio. 

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Nation Network Hockey Pool: November 20th Edition

Jonathan Willis
November 20 2011 02:55PM

This week’s edition of the Nation Network Hockey Pool has a new leader, as the previous front-runner slips into second place.

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The Greatest Week in the New Era

Nation World HQ
November 19 2011 04:32PM

One week ago, the Winnipeg Jets lost 2-1 in Columbus. Three games and seven days later all you can think is, "How the hell did that happen?"

It's amazing. The Jets that completed a week-long roller-coaster ride this past Saturday afternoon, was a completely different hockey team than the one that couldn't muster any kind of offence against a bad Columbus crew.

This week's Jets played with speed, heart and, yes, intelligence and just when it looked like the highly-skilled Philadelphia Flyers were going to come back from a 5-1 deficit and make the Jets look foolish, Nik Antropov scored a power-play goal and suddenly there was euphoria at MTS Centre.

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