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September 11 2015 06:45AM


The Leafs should not entertain a trade for Stamkos, Lucic to Canucks next summer begins, McDavid chooses his roommate in Edmonton, Sam Bennett to play the middle in Calgary, Penticton rookie tournament rosters announced, fantasy hockey previews, a great scrap between stars and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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By The Numbers: Winnipeg Jets best defenders on penalty kill

Garret Hohl
September 10 2015 10:57AM

As we prepare for the 2015-2016 season ahead of us, we will begin to analytical break down some aspects on the Jets and how to best optimize the roster.

We begin the series looking at the Jets performance in special teams situations, next up with defenders on the penalty kill.

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Chris Johnston explains why 'culture' is so crucial to the Jets

Thomas Drance
September 10 2015 07:30AM

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From dampened tracksuits to potentially disastrous predatory offer sheets that failed to account for a pretty important CBA article, Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston has broken all kinds of colourful, interesting, and controversial stories in his career. 

This month Johnston has got a new sort of challenge though: tour the country and host four live hockey-talk shows in four different cities in four nights. It's called Puck Talks Live and it's coming to Winnipeg! The event will take place at your favourite watering hole (the Pint, duh) on Tuesday, Sept. 15th and you can buy tickets here! 

Anyway we caught up with Chris to talk about why culture matters so much to the Winnipeg Jets, and also about the upcoming Puck Talks Live event.

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Jets GM tight-lipped about Ladd, Byfuglien negotiations

Angelo Montilla
September 10 2015 06:35AM

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff just can't avoid fielding questions about two of the team's stars — who happen to be pending UFAs at season's end.

Jets captain Andrew Ladd and all-star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien are entering the last year of their contracts and are still without extensions heading into the 2015-16 season.

The question is, will they be locked up for the long haul at some point this season or sent packing to add more youth?

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Win big with the Daily Faceoff Fantasy Draft Kit

Garret Hohl
September 09 2015 04:22PM


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It is that time of year:

Rosters are all but set. Training camp is about to begin. News is focused on expectations and predictions. And I'm prepping to destroy my fantasy leagues.

Friends of Jets Nation, Daily Faceoff, has constructed the best bang for your buck fantasy draft guide out there.

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