September 09 2013 12:37PM


As the Nation Network prepares for the 2013-14 season, it is with great excitement that we can finally announce that Brian Sutherby has joined the company as the VP of Beatdowns, Gaming and general law enforcement.

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Air Thick With Optimism for Jets Prospects

Matt Eichel
September 08 2013 12:35PM

The optimisim in the air is certainly quite thick isn't it?

After a 7-2 sinking of the Oilers prospects (let's not forget that fact) on Saturday night, Twitter was abuzz with the hope and glory that this team, of prospects and potential future Winnipeg Jet players, would have in the many years to come.

Oh yes, I can see it now - the Winnipeg Jets 2017 Stanley Cup Champions...hold on.

I'm a Jets fan, but you've got to be kidding yourself if you can honestly predict that at this point in a season.  

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Young Stars Tournament Day Two: Jets Take Off

Kevin McCartney
September 07 2013 07:06PM

The Nations Network sent some Jets Nation writers to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC this year. We'll have game reviews and practice notes throughout the weekend around the Network and on twitter @nhljetsnation, @kevinmccart, and @brettmartinlive

The Jets prospects had an impressive debut in their first game of the Young Stars tournament last night against the San Jose Sharks' prospects. In a 5-3 victory, the Jets put on a dynamic offensive performance, including two goals by former Islander Brenden Kichton. Though Scheifele wore the captain's "C," the team was led by the performance of Lowry, linemates JC Lipon and Nic Petan, and their blueline. Inside we'll go over some of the tactical aspects of the game and then look how each Jet played. 

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It's Go Time!

Brett Martin
September 06 2013 11:37PM

Pretty lucky, us members of JetsNation are. This week marks the unofficial begining of the 2013-2014 NHL Season, as the Young Starts Prospect Tournament gets going in Penticton. It's a legitimate event on the NHL calender, one that is attended by Hockey Media heavyweights like TSN's Bob Mackenzie, amongst others.  Also there, somewhat less understandably, is yours truly, as JetsNation boss Kevin McCartney (who's already there, that go-getter) and I descend on the Country's most hopping retirement community to catch some future NHL'ers.

I'm pretty excited as a) this means Hockey is back, b) my personal hell of a summer is over, and c) we'll get to relay to you a good look-see at the next wave of Winnipeg Jets. What other Jets blog out there can offer you this kind of coverage? Not a one! Unless some of them are indeed there, in which case, I will neither apologize nor acknowledge their existence.

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Nations Network at the Young Stars Tournament

Kevin McCartney
September 05 2013 11:28AM



Photo by Tom Lube at Wikimedia

The annual Young Stars Tournament starts today in sunny Penticton, BC featuring the prospects and young pros of the Oilers, Flames, Jets, Canucks, and Sharks. It's a chance for teams to hold a competitive rookie camp, and a chance for us to see the quality of players and development systems we often wait years to evaluate.

So, of course, the Nations Network will be there! We'll be bringing you player and game reports, news and analysis, and all the pictures of me in sport coats you can handle.

Have a favourite prospect you'd like us to keep an eye on? You can let us know in the comments or through twitter. Jets Nation pulled the lucky straw to attend this year, so you can follow us and chat with us on twitter here:

  • Jets Nation: @nhljetsnation
  • Kevin McCartney: @kevinmccart
  • Brett Martin: @brettmartinlive

You can also stream the games free through the team sites. Below is the tournament schedule as well as a teaser and links for each team's roster.

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