Wade Belak Found Dead

    Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey. Belak’s death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever…


Jets to TSN

                       True North has been pretty successful at keeping their powder dry, but the word that leaked nearly a month ago was made official this afternoon. TSN and Sports Radio 1290 will broadcast the club’s games for the next ten seasons, and the crews for…


Bogosian Means More To Jets Than Meets The Eye

Not meaning to flog a dead horse, but 21 year-old Zach Bogosian is and will be a very big part of the Winnipeg Jets organization moving forward. Despite subpar numbers for a young defenseman in his first three seasons, when compared to his peers, Bogosian may be rounding into more of a two-way defenseman.


Player types: “High Event” and “Low Event”

    Let’s start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we’ll use Kessel as an example because he’s the star player in the world’s…



Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season. This is NationRadio. Enjoy!


The Kovalchuk Syndrome

Writing a history of a team in a new city can be both difficult and thrilling. For the newly named Jets, Winnipeg is that city. But, as we all have heard at sometime in our life, we must learn from history to keep us from repeating it. I’d like to take a moment to address…


Run…live to fly, fly to live…

        There are few things in life I love more than the Winnipeg Jets (the original go around) and Iron Maiden. When I was a teenager, the list of things I loved apart from those two was dramatically shorter. So when a story dropped earlier this week my personal summer of love…


Postma Hoping to Take Flight with Jets

    (This article was submitted by Aaron Vickers of Future Considerations. He and FC will be providing the Nations with material on notable prospects this season) By: Aaron Vickers** His NHL career hasn’t taken off quite yet, but that hasn’t stopped Paul Postma from dreaming about being a Jet. The Red Deer, AB. native originally drafted…


Around the Nation – Debut Edition

    It’s been a big summer for the Nations. We’ve added some stellar talent to Leafs Nation, Canucks Army and Flames Nation. We had five writers at the draft and managed to debut Flames Nation radio. Oilers Nation radio has grown in audience with each iteration. And the return of the Jets allowed us to…



  OMG OMG OMG OMG. Ryan Smyth is on NationRadio this week. Robin Brownlee hosts for the second week in a row and quite honestly we could kiss him for getting this to happen* Cam Barker is on the show too – and you may recall he now plays with a Mr. Ryan Smyth. David Staples from the Edmonton Journal…


August 21 News and Notes

                The NHL is mostly in the doldrums in regard to player movement at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that  the business is completely peaceful, so it’s time for a brief review of some of the happenings around the game. In this installment, the league’s R and…


Jets invite David Aebischer to Camp

    Along with former Penguin Janne Pesonen, it looks like failed Colorado goalie David Aebischer will be trying to make a come back with the Jets this year. James O’Brien of Pro Hockey Talk notes this morning that Winnipeg has invited the Swiss born puck stopper to camp on a try-out basis.