Contrails - September 4th edition

Dean Belanger
September 04 2011 10:58AM



We are still trying to deal with the recent loss of Rick Rypien and with the feelings still far too fresh in our minds comes another horrible tragedy. Our condolences from the Nation’s go out to Wade Belak’s family, friends, and former teammates. It truly has been a horrible and cruel summer for the hockey fraternity.

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Player types: The two-way forward

Cam Charron
September 02 2011 02:34PM



Earlier this week, I took to the Nations Network to further analyze a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players, sharing a theory I have with "high event" hockey players.

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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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