August 04 2011 09:20PM
A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player's defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing out individual awards at the end of the season.
August 03 2011 12:40AM
As August arrives in the city that rainfall forgot (and we've loaned all our mosquitoes to Edmonton in the bargain, apparently), the languid pace of the NHL's summer allows us a chance to examine some of last year's work from the best forwards on the Jets. In today's installment, we'll put the seven current locks for the club's top nine under the microscope.
August 02 2011 07:39AM
The Capitals have the undeniable poster boy that is Alex Ovechkin. The Panthers have a charismatic vet in Ed Jovanoski. The Lightning have one of the league’s top work horses in Dominic Moore. And the Huricannes have a one-man double-threat — half sniper, half heartthrob — with Jeff Skinner.
But what about the Southeast Division’s newest addition – which Jet will emerge as the fan favourite in Winnipeg?
August 01 2011 11:13PM
You know that the only way you are going to hear commercials on the podcast of NationRadio this week is if you click on the YouTube movie above then quickly close your eyes and listen to the old Molson Ad we found. Cause NationRadio is commercial free here on the Nation Network.
Until we find a way to sell advertising on it of course.
August 01 2011 09:23AM
Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a "three star" nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a tangible value.