Post-Game Musings: Habs Spoil Party, Jets Fans Don't Care

Matt Eichel
October 10 2011 09:11AM


The Montreal Canadiens may have come into the MTS Centre and spoiled the Winnipeg Jets return to the NHL party Sunday night, but the fact of the matter is, Jets fans, en mass, don't seem to mind that much.

Because NHL hockey is now officially back in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Ever seen a team get a standing ovation during the final minute of a home opener when they got beat 5-1? 

Chances are, the Jets are in elite company there, and they have their fans to thank for that.

Reality is, Winnipeg fans couldn't care less the score of the game, even though they would have rather seen the five goals come from the boys wearing polar ice blue instead of bleu, blanc, et rogue.

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Jets Game Day: Home

Robert Cleave
October 09 2011 11:02AM



Well, it's finally here. Jets 2.0 begin their real play this afternoon not simply as the focus of a city's interest, but as the center of the hockey world for at least one day, which seemed utterly inconceivable six months ago. It's still hard to accept, to be honest, but even those of us inclined to cynicism about the community's mood in the runup to today's event have had to acknowledge that something good is on the cusp. It's fair to say that for many Winnipeggers, today is a quasi-religious celebration of something lost and returned in its own way. 

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October 08 2011 03:30PM


The 2011-12 NHL season is officially underway and there is a whole bunch of good this week on NationRadio to celebrate. Former Oiler Sean Brown chats with Lowetide as does Timo Seppa - Managing Editor of Hockey Prospectus, Thomas Drance from CanucksArmy, Oil Kings play by play man Corey Graham and finally Matt Bugg from Dobber Hockey.

This is NationRadio.

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State of the Nations - 2011-2012 Season

Kent Wilson
October 07 2011 11:56AM


The new season is finally upon us. The sun rises on 2011-12 and with it a new dawn for the Nations Network. We've added some new sites and new faces this summer and are currently working away in Wanye's secret hide-out on future various plans and schemes. Here's a little of what you can expect from us this season:

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SWOTing the Jets Goalies

MC Hockey
October 07 2011 09:25AM

Part 3 of 3 of the pre-season analysis of the Jets roster using the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) technique concludes with the goaltenders. Again, apologies for contradicting myself here and against the other 2 blogs however the writer try to stay away from black-and-white and deal in shades of grey (or maybe he is just wishy-washy).
Going forward, should the ever-mighty Nation Network overloads agree, look for this author to do a post-month overview of the Jets play after each calendar month ends with references back to the points made in these 3 articles.

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