September 13 2016 11:59AM
Team USA is coming in with a plan for the World Cup of Hockey.
It may not be a very good plan but it is, indeed, a plan.
Coach John Tortorella doesn't care how his team wins as long as it happens.
If you are a fan of Team USA, that has to give you a special tingle down your spine. Sure, he may take patriotism to an uncomfortable level... but by the same token it adds a level of stakes that shouldn't be associated with an exhibition tournament.
The NHL has to absolutely love it.
As the tournament begins on Wednesday, I want to take a look at the five fun storylines to watch for from Team USA.
September 13 2016 11:51AM
The Winnipeg Jets announced today the roster for the 2016 Young Stars Classic. The tournament takes place September 16 to 19 in Penticton, BC. The Jets have been used as the rookie camp since the inaugural 2011-12 season.
September 12 2016 11:08AM
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Hey, guess what - the World Cup is almost upon us! And by that, I mean the games that actually mean something in-tournament. Exhibition games for a preseason tournament is fun and all, but it makes for better competition when the results actually count, when winning a game actually means something beyond pride.
The tournament officially kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 17. The night game on Day 1 will feature Team Canada taking on Team Czech Republic. And hey, we here at the Nation Network cover mostly Canadian-based teams, so it stands to reason that a fair number of us are Canadian and will be rooting for the Canadian men's national team. So let's take a look at just what we've got to look forward to when it comes to the team representing our home and native land.
September 10 2016 02:15PM
The Winnipeg Jets have announced that for the upcoming 2016-2017 season, 60 of the Jets 82 game schedule games on TSN3 for a second consecutive season. Jets fans not residing in Manitoba but close by areas such as Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and parts of Northwestern Ontario can catch all 60 games on TSN3 as well. Dennis Beyak and Shane Hnidy will be back in the booth for TSN3 with Sara Orlesky being rink side for a 6th season too.
September 09 2016 12:48PM
Welcome to the first round table of September! This week we discuss Trouba's status, the Jets' special teams and the World Cup of Hockey. I think it's safe to say, we're all excited to have hockey back.
Take a read after the break!