Player types: The offensive forward

Cam Charron
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.

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Six thoughts: Jets 3-1 Hurricanes

Cam Charron
September 29 2011 02:58PM



The Winnipeg Jets made their primetime national TV debut last night as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 with generally an NHL roster against a pretty marginal one for the Canes. This was the first time I've been able to watch this team over anything more than a scoresheet and boxscore, and was quite impressed with their overall team speed.

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Jason Gregor
September 29 2011 11:08AM



 Eleven has been my favourite number since I can remember. I had short affairs with some higher ups like 17, 19 and 23, but 11 has always been the number that made me feel the most confident. It is strange how a lucky number can impact our psyche or our minds, yet today on the 11th anniversary of my father’s passing I have an eerie mixture of confidence and yearning.

 Eleven years ago today, my father, William Arthur Gregor, passed away at the young age of 56. Dad had a massive heart attack in his car at a red light in Sherwood Park. He had quit smoking a few years earlier, wasn’t a heavy drinker or overweight, but sadly it was his time.


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Jets Game Day: Ruminations

Robert Cleave
September 28 2011 11:24AM



Jets 2.0 return to their home this evening for the penultimate outing of the pre-season, and there seems to be one topic that's dominating discussion. As Matt noted yesterday, there's a bit of unwarranted pressure on the club from a good chunk of the fan base to keep their prize rookie in town, although I'm not in that number. Anyone familiar with my scribblings knows I'm not one to advocate rushing players.

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The Scheifele Conundrum

Matt Eichel
September 27 2011 07:25AM

If there is one thing Winnipeggers are a seeming split on, it's what to do with rookie sensation Mark Scheifele.
Three months ago, newly minted Jets fans were turning to each other and scratching their heads when GM Kevin Cheveldayoff shocked the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by nabbing Scheifele at the seven spot.
Now, Jets fans are praising Cheveldayoff as a pure genius.

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