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October 14 2016 05:00AM

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Auston Mattew's has ridiculous first NHL game, McDavid puts on a show at Rogers Place, Jets have reason's to be excited, Flames fall flat in opener, Oilers dump Yakupov, a look at bigger goalies, all kinds of predictions for 2016-17 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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JN Recap - Jets Win 5-4 In OT With Crazy Comeback

Art Middleton
October 13 2016 10:22PM

Just how they drew it up, right?

Not exactly.

A lame first period and lamer effort in the second period looked to have doomed the Winnipeg Jets through the first two periods, but a furious comeback in the third period led to a frantic overtime and a Mark Scheifele game winning goal.

These Jets will hardly ever be boring this season.

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JGD 1: Jets host Hurricanes in Home Opener

Jacob Stoller
October 13 2016 12:14PM

The long awaited day is here. Tonight, the Winnipeg Jets will open their season up at home against the Carolina Hurricanes. The marathon of an 82 game season starts tonight and the careers of Jets young promising forwards Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are set to begin.

Puck drop is slated for 7pm CT and you can catch the game on TSN 3 or you can give it a listen on TSN 1290 radio, as always. 

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5 bold predictions for 2016-2017 Winnipeg Jets season

Jacob Stoller
October 13 2016 11:15AM

5 bold predictions for the upcoming 2016-2017 Winnipeg Jets season 

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Three Reasons To Be Excited For The Jets

October 13 2016 09:00AM

After making the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, the Winnipeg Jets failed to produce a young team that could compete for the playoffs. Part of this is the overuse of players like Chris Thorburn and Mark Stuart, but as well not shoring up offensive depth when it was clear the young players were not able to consistently produce.

However, hope has not been lost. The Jets were able to move up to 2 nd overall in the 2016 draft lottery and with the pick, Patrik Laine was selected. Kyle Connor and Laine have both made the opening night lineups. As well, dynamic youngsters like Nikolaj Ehlers, now have a year of NHL experience under their belts.

Lets take a look at three reasons why the Jets fans should be excited for the 2016-17 season.

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