Jets The Toast of Winnipeg

Matt Eichel
September 21 2011 09:03PM


One day after the Winnipeg Jet's 6-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a sold out MTS Centre, the city is still buzzing about the experience that both the city and province and even the country of Canada underwent.

From the resounding first game of the pre-season came many storylines - from Dustin Byfulgien's fight and inspired play in front of the 15,015 fans to first round pick Mark Scheifele's four point night - the Jets are definitely the talk of the town.

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Big Dustin Byfuglien, the offensive defenseman

Cam Charron
September 21 2011 12:12PM



Last night, Mark Scheifele took over the game story in Winnipeg's first NHL game on home ice in more than 15 years. The team's first overall pick from the draft had two goals and two assists in his debut in front of a roaring crowd in Winnipeg.

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Jets Game Day: The end is where we start from

Robert Cleave
September 20 2011 10:56AM



After a summer spent in anticipation of our national obsession's return to the city, the Jets open their pre-season account with a split-squad pair versus the Blue Jackets. It's not a moment too soon, either, because there's only so much time anyone should spend picking apart the compostions of logos or sweaters. The game's still the thing, and tonight, we'll get our first look at a few of the gents that this site will focus on for the next several months.

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Better Know a Prospect - Ranking Edition

Dean Belanger
September 20 2011 10:56AM



Since the announcement that the Winnipeg Jets were going to fly again, I have been wondering to myself exactly who their top prospects are and how do they rank. At first glace, I had little to know knowledge of the Atlanta minor league system and their junior and Euro players. While Atlanta has graduated some excellent players to the NHL over the years, the current list is not NHL elite.

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Player types: The no-way forward

Cam Charron
September 19 2011 02:51PM


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.

This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.

(Previous: The two-way forward the defensive forward, and the offensive liability)

While players in some of the other player categories may cause one to blink an eye, I think there will be a little more consensus agreement in this section of the series dealing with the "No-Way Forward".

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