August 15 2011 07:19PM
Terrible news breaking on twitter this evening. Ex-Canuck and recently signed Winnipeg Jet Rick Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home today.
August 15 2011 05:35PM
Not only is Jets defenseman and current RFA excited and ready to play in Winnipeg, Zach Bogosian is also one of the best young defensemen in the NHL today.
Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press likened Bogosian to LA Kings star Drew Doughty and Toronto Maple Leafs Luke Schenn, who are also both in contract negotiations with their teams without any arbitration rights.
August 15 2011 11:33AM
Since ganking the Atlanta Thrashers, renaming them the Jets and releasing a spiffy new logo, Winnipeg is squarely on the National stage as they get ready to bring NHL hockey to Manitoba for the first time in 15 years. The City is hotter than the Keegan Bradley fan club and they are getting ready for one hell of a party.
With that in mind we fired up the imaginary WanyeJet and visited friendly Manitoba for the past several days. What we found was pretty bloody awesome.
August 15 2011 12:18AM
In what can only be described as 'epic' - Robin Brownlee makes his inaugural appearance on NationRadio this week. After 25 episodes of refusing to appear as a guest, the legend vaults right into the big chair taking the reins as the host, filling in for Lowetide who is on a well deserved vacation. And he flipped through his rolodex and booked some pretty spectacular guests.
Not one but TWO Edmonton Oilers are on the show this week as Sam Gagner and Ryan Whitney stop by to say hello. Newly re-signed Oilers play by play man Kevin Quinn comes by too, to put the rumours of a multi-million dollar contract to bed. Oh yeah, and Oilers Head Scout Stu MacGregor? He's here too.
This is some amazing NationRadio.
August 12 2011 10:19PM
Of all the players that moved north with the erstwhile Thrashers this summer, the one gent whose presence seems to elict the most interesting range of reactions is Dustin Byfuglien. The Warroad native had a breakout offensive season after being dealt to Atlanta, but suspicions remained regarding how much of that success was gifted by percentages and circumstance.