Jets Game Day 1: Raising Arizona

Kevin McCartney
October 09 2014 12:52PM

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Opening night is a rivalry night for the NHL and after almost 20 years in the desert, the biggest rival of the Coyotes remains the town they left. It's the Jets who grew up and moved away from home vs the adopted Jets we love all the same.

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What would you do Wednesday: In the Crease

Kevin McCartney
October 08 2014 05:30AM

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Jets Nation is joining a new Nations Network tradition of handing control of the franchise over to our readers to solve the problem of the week. Inside we'll review the situation in net and ask you to solve it in the comments.

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On the Tangradi Return

Kevin McCartney
October 06 2014 05:18PM

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After clearing waivers, Eric Tangradi was dealt to the Habs for a sinking prospect and a backup goalie with a salary $350K richer and a career save percentage 7 points lower than the last guy. Perhaps most strange is that Tangradi was among the Jets very best neutral zone players. His zone entries hovered around 7th among forwards despite limited ice time and poor linemates, and his possession numbers put him in the top-5 among Jets' forwards last year (and 8th the year before). His limitations are obvious, but he put the puck in the right end of the ice more often than not as a fourth liner and that has value.

So the question is, why the trade? What does it tell us about Paul Maurice's intentions for this season, his coaching preferences, and the direction of the team?

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
October 06 2014 06:30AM

 

The Nation Network is proud to introduce the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look around the network and the NHL every Monday morning. With the season drawing closer we take a gander at achievable milestones this year. Enjoy!

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Jets Acquire Budaj

Trin Potratz
October 05 2014 01:06PM

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First of all, i'd like to apologize for the lack of content over the past week and a half. I'm in the process of moving and have yet to get internet.

Enough about me, can you believe that Kevin Cheveldayoff made a trade that actually makes sense for the organization?????

The Jets acquired G Peter Budaj and C Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Eric Tangradi. It's a deal that works for both teams, and it doesn't cost the Jets anything significant, but provides them with two solid assets that will help the team going forward.

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