September 25 2011 10:56AM
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.
September 25 2011 12:08AM
This week you can tell that The Nation Network really is starting to grow. Columnists from The Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Sun all weigh in during this week's episode and there is even time to laugh - er take a look at - the Calgary Flames roster in this here 2011-12 preseason.
This is NationRadio.
September 24 2011 09:08PM
Since the Atlanta Thrashers were sold so late in the process of the NHL summer calendar, the Winnipeg Jets were forced to play in Atlanta's old spot in the Southeast Division.
Right away, there were many who said the Jets were going up against a time zone disadvantage since they would have to travel more than any other team to play their divisional opponents in Washington, Florida, Tampa, and Carolina.
None of their opponents were within 1,000 kilometers of Winnipeg.
However, the Jets will gain a time zone advantage over their divisional opponents as the season will go on.
September 21 2011 11:27PM
Training camp is in full swing, and that means that the proper business of hockey is underway, so a review of some of the news around the league is in order. In this week's go-round, the Flames get the roster down to a more reasonable configuration, the Jets have a noisy start to their exhibition campaign, and Brendan Shanahan has a full plate three nights in to the pre-season.
September 21 2011 09:03PM
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.