Jets Opposing Goalie Says He Owes His Success to his Faith

 Although James Reimer never left the church, never even considered a life that didn’t include the Lord, he will quite openly admit that he’s “reborn.” It’s a different approach to the Christian "rebirth" that’s demanded by so many evangelicals, but the goalie in the opposing net in Winnipeg tonight is different in a lot of…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – UNITED STATES

Well it’s the game we’ve all been waiting for, the showdown for top spot in Group B and the bye in the medal round. Or at least it was supposed to be. Canada held up their part of the rivalry agreement, but apparently someone forgot to deliver the memo to the U.S. Instead, the New…

Mason Saves, Kane Scores and the Jets Steal Another Win

  How many times will we repeat this in 2012: "The Jets goaltender stood on his head and Winnipeg stole another win at home?" Thursday night, in front of another insanely loud crowd at MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg, Chris Mason, made 31 saves, many of them outstanding, as the Jets No. 2 goaltender kept…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – DENMARK

  Canada plays for the second night in a row, but it should have no bearing on the outcome of this game. The Canadians are rolling right now with 13 goals for and only 1 against, the penalty kill is at 100% and they are getting goals from everyone. In the last game, expectations were…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – CZECH REPUBLIC

Canada started off the 2012 World Junior Championship with an impressive 8-1 win over Finland, and now draws the Czech Republic. Last night the Czech’s came off their own opening win, downing Denmark by a score of 7-0. The two teams meet for 29th time since 1977, with Canada holding the edge with a 14-6-8…

Jets Get Huge Road Win. Reach Eighth Place in the East

  If the Winnipeg Jets could ever play a perfect hockey game, they might have played it on Tuesday night in Denver. The Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 as Evander Kane scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season and Ondrej Pavelec made 32 saves to get the win. But there was a…

Jets Better Not Believe Their Apologists

  As the end of December approaches and a truly frightening test grows larger on the horizon, real fans in Winnipeg would like nothing more than to have the their beloved Jets ignore the media noise. Sure, a lot of the fans are a source of that noise, but those who would like to see…

WJC Team Russin Preview – Will + Skill

(The Nations will also be bringing you some WJC coverage now and then this holiday season. Andrey Osadchenko starts us off with an in-depth look at Team Russia) What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of Team Russia? It’s their skilled and crazy fast offense, isn’t it? How often would…

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NATION RADIO – DECEMBER 24, 2011

We sincerely hope that this special holiday edition of NationRadio finds you in good health and in good spirits. All the very best to you and yours and here’s to a most excellent 2012. As hoped by many, this week’s show is laden with previews of the 2012 World Junior Championships as well as some…

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WJC: GETTING READY TO PLAY AS A TEAM

In his second installment,  WJC  alumni Brian Sutherby talks about his behind the scenes experiences as a member of Team Canada back in 2002. It’s pretty sweet if you ask us- WG

Whipped By a Better Team

Sometimes, you just get whipped.  There is no excuse. There is not even a rational explanation. Just an answer. Why did the Winnipeg Jets lose 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night? Because the Pittsburgh Penguins were a superior hockey team.

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Robocop

Last week as I was hanging up my shoulder pads my partner, Kurt Davis, asked me how long I had been wearing them and why I even bothered. He commented on there hardly being any protection on the chest or back and how the shoulder caps are very small.