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Contrails – July 30th

    This week in ‘contrails’ we consider the Jets new AHL affiliate, some good news for Mark Scheifele and the possibility of signing a checking center to round-out the depth chart.

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Zherdev to the Jets?

Nikolay Zherdev says he would have no problems playing in Winnipeg, despite the cold weather and heavy travel schedule. Should the Jets be interested?

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THE NATION COMES TO EDMONTON

Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year’s camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won’t be available to help Canada…

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Q&A With Ivan Telegin

    Editors Note: After talking with Alex Burmistrov for Jets Nation, Andrey Osadchenko was able to catch up to recently signed prospect Ivan Telegin. Topics include Telegin’s improved offensive numbers, playing in the OHL, the world junior championships and his goals for next season. – Comparing your stats from the last season to your rookie year,…

Jets Sign Ivan Telegin

Yesterday, the Winnipeg Jets announced that they had agreed to terms with prospect Ivan Telegin. Aside from the fact that Telegin was a fourth-round pick of the Thrashers one season ago, and that he’s spent the last two years in the OHL, what do we know about him?

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Alex Burmistrov Interview

    Editors Note: Andrey Osadchenko is a Thompson Rivers journalism graduate now living in Toronto. He’s an accredited member of the foreign press and writes for sports.ru and allhockey.ru. He spoke with Alex Burmistrov about his rookie season in Atlanta, the world junior championships and moving to Winnipeg.

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NATION RADIO – JULY 23, 2011

If you enjoy advertisements you are going to have to make do with this old Microsoft Ad with Steve Ballmer yelling about the wonderful features of Microsoft Paint. Because as always NationRadio is delivered to you commercial free only on the Nation Network. This week’s episode includes Kent Wilson, Scott Reynolds, Gabe Desjardins, Corey Graham, a rebroadcast…

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The Theory and Nature of Current Advanced Hockey Analysis

    Before we proceed with the rest of the Flames "mediocrity" series, it makes sense to discuss and explicate the basis of the analyses we tend to engage in here. The theory, the application and the practicality of the stats we employ and the resultant interpretations. 

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Jets Logos Unveiled

                 The Jets kicked off the process of merchandizing this afternoon with the unveiling of the team’s new logos and the first sales of gear at the MTS Centre. The full compliment of team marks and logos can be seen at the club’s website. There’s nothing that really…

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Contrails – July 21st

    Welcome to contrails, a new Jets Nation links post feature. Today we’ll look at the contracts of Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler as well as a comparison between Mark Scheifele and Sean Courturier. Finally, we’ll look at which Canadian broadcaster will be carrying Jets games this upcoming year.

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Nik Zherdev – The case for the Czar of Relative Corsi

    In light of Russian hockey journalist Dmitry Chesnokov tweeting that “[Nikolay] Zherdev’s Russian agent says the player is considering only NHL offers at this point,” you have to think that either a) the player is mulling a series of offers or b) no team has put forth a serious offer to the player.