The Idiot Box

Dean Belanger
September 01 2011 09:16PM




“Although other forms such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) are in use, the most common usage of the medium is for broadcast television, which was modeled on the existing radio broadcasting systems developed in the 1920s, and uses high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the television signal to individual TV receivers.” This according to Wikipedia. The TV is useful for many things, including watching 82 regular season Jets games.

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Favorite Jets Memories

MC Hockey
September 01 2011 02:06PM




To start off my contributions here at Jets Nation, I just wanted to share just 3 of my favorite memories of watching the Jets as a boy/young adult. I grew up in Winnipeg and stayed until I was 25 years old when the Jets left and broke my man-heart. The old incarnation of the team, called “Jets (1979)” by the NHL, had some interesting, crazy, and wild ups-and-downs in their first go-round! Here’s a few that I recall and hope to hear your best stories as well!

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Robin Brownlee
September 01 2011 11:06AM

With Sidney Crosby's hockey career hanging in the balance because of concussions and Marc Savard's apparently over, the NHL's overdue decision to address headshots in the game is a classic case of being a day late and a dollar short.

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Dustin Byfgulien is Large and In trouble

Kent Wilson
September 01 2011 08:37AM



According to a police report found by Darren Wolfson, Dustin Byfuglien was arrested last night in Hennepin county, Minnesota for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol (BWI).

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Wade Belak Found Dead

Kent Wilson
August 31 2011 03:43PM



Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey.

Belak's death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever it is, this has truly been one of the saddest offseasons in NHL memory.

More to come as details emerge. For now, sincere condolences to Belak's friends and family.

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