October 03 2011 08:22AM
News on twitter from various quarters this morning is the Jets have signed first rounder Mark Scheifele to an entry level contract. It's pretty standard procedure for new prospects to get inked relatively quickly, but the timing suggests the youngster may have convinced the club to keep him around rather than send him back to junior.
October 02 2011 03:07PM
This past week, as I sat in a Tim Horton's on Pembina Highway between seven and eleven in the morning, I could not help but overhear many of the ongoing conversations between other patrons sitting beside me.
Almost every conversation that morning in that Tim Hortons started with talking about the Jets.
As I wore my white Jets hat and tapped in my article about the Jets and what to do with Mark Scheifele, I barely held myself from joining in on a conversation with strangers - all of them strangers.
But not just strangers - Winnipeggers.
They're happy to have their team back - and most importantly the love their team.
October 02 2011 02:19PM
Due to the high volume of requests, for the first time ever the Nation Network will launch a hockey pool open to all of our faithful readers! Details are after the jump.
October 02 2011 01:32PM
As the 2011-12 NHL season draws closer and closer we are getting ready for the second season of NationRadio. There are some exciting things being planned for this year and one of the most exciting is the announcement of our title sponsor Edmonton Motors.
You think that Lowetide's demands to be paid in 17th century Russian tapestries is cheap? Certainly not - it takes hundreds of thousands of dollars per week. We need to keep the sponsors happy to keep Lowetide happy to keep all our beloved listeners happy. Its a circle of happiness sponsored by Edmonton Motors and we can't be more pleased to be working with our newest partner.
This is NationRadio.
October 02 2011 08:56AM
Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.