NHLNumbers Podcast Episode 3

  In the third installment of the NHLNumbers podcast, the regular cast including myself, JW and Justin Azevedo is joined by Robert Vollman, Flamesnation contributor and Hockey Prospectus author and one of the senior figures in quantitative hockey analysis. This episode features discussions of the psychological biases and habits that make objective analysis in hockey paradoxically…


Evander Kane: Where the goals are coming from

Evander Kane pocketed another pair of goals Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators to give him 12 goals on the year. He now leads the Winnipeg Jets in points as well as goals. A slow start didn’t deter the former Vancouver Giant, who has popped off with seven goals in his last seven after scoring…

Jets Still Can’t Finish

  For about two weeks, Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel has worried that his team can’t finish games. In fact, on Tuesday morning, Noel said, "We’ve taken a few two-goal leads this year and we haven’t been able to finish. That’s what worries me most right now, our ability to finish." He had every…


Jets through 23: An Overview

                 With the Jets home for an extended period, it’s time to re-examine the club’s performance via the underlying numbers, as a follow up to my review in late October. 



Congratulations to the 2011 Grey Cup Champion BC Lions! If you haven’t had your fill of sports for the weekend might we suggest having a lil listen to some of the most knowledgeable hockey folks around? This is NationRadio.


Now The Jets Can Make Some Noise

 If you happened to watch all three games played by the Winnipeg Jets this past week, you’d definitely get the feeling that this team is, at least, competing. When the Jets left on their three-game road trip on Tuesday, they were 8-9-3 and coming off three improesive wins at home. They played hard in a…

Bombers v Lions – You’re my boy blue, you’re my boy…

Yes this is a website dedicated to all things Winnipeg Jets, but the Nation is famous for breaking all the rulz. (see how I tried for street cred with the spelling…that’s for you Wanye!) So on that note we are going to post a GDB in honour of good old our team the mighty Winnipeg…

Winnipeg As “…a Unit of 20”

Claude Noel should be given some credit. After a rocky start, the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets is starting to get a pretty good feel for his hockey team. Friday night, shortly after Noel’s Winnipeg Jets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 in Raieigh to go 1-0-1 on this three-game road swing, Noel told reporters,…



Last week Archaeology asked a great question about players accepting different roles on a team. This is an interesting topic that GMs, Coaches and players alike wrestle with every year.


November 24 News and Notes

                The quarter pole has arrived in the NHL season, and News and Notes is back to examine the state of affairs around the Nation and the league. In this episode, the Flames head for the bottom, the Oilers bounce back, and hockey’s best rejoins the action.