Player types: The defensive liability

    Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player’s plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players. This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents…



  This week you can tell that The Nation Network really is starting to grow. Columnists from The Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Sun all weigh in during this week’s episode and there is even time to laugh – er take a look at – the Calgary Flames roster in this here 2011-12 preseason….


Jets Gain Time Zone Advantage In Southeast

Since the Atlanta Thrashers were sold so late in the process of the NHL summer calendar, the Winnipeg Jets were forced to play in Atlanta’s old spot in the Southeast Division. Right away, there were many who said the Jets were going up against a time zone disadvantage since they would have to travel more…