No go for Bogo: Now what?

                  The Jets got a bit of unhappy news this afternoon, as Zach Bogosian’s right wrist is hors de Xbox, or something along that line, and will require surgery and a recovery period lasting as long as six months. Under normal circumstances, that would be dreadful news,…



While NHL fans do a slow burn and the league’s player prepare for a season that may never come, the owners and Bettman appear to be enjoying another season of good times on Boardwalk, Park Place and Pennsylvania avenues. Allan Mitchell tackles the issues with some heavy hitters. This is Nation Radio.


Jets’ TOI Quality of Competition

                  Eric T. has been performing yeoman work this summer over at NHL Numbers, and he added another excellent article to his collection last week with a look at Quality of Competition. What makes this look at the subject a bit different is that the data used…


Nation Radio – August 18, 2012

  As the billionaires ready themselves to lock-out the millionaires over a few percentage points of total revenues, we here at Nation Radio nevertheless resolutely march on with continued hockey coverage. It may be mid-August and we may be talking about the same stuff in November because the powers-that-be are having their white collar slap fight,…


Fehr vs. Machacek: A Case Study

                  Winnipeg’s roster was pretty much filled out by mid-July with the Wellwood signing, but there might still be one or two more spots up for grabs at forward. A Twitter discussion this morning not only reminded me about how a couple of potential candidates for those…


Jets Prospects Show Talents For Team Canada

    If there is one thing a hockey franchise wants to see is, it would be how draft picks are making an impact on the ice elsewhere.   Mark Scheifele and Luke Sutter both made a big impact during the now finished Canada-Russia Challenge over the last week.

Martin Lapointe and NHL player salaries

"Everybody but the people who run teams base performance on how many points you get [or] how many goals. Well, we don’t. If he gets goals, that helps, but you have to look at the overall contribution to the team. Martin [Lapointe]’s a character person. He comes to play every night. He came from a…


Nation Radio – August 11, 2012

We’re in the midst of the interminable mid-August hockey lull, and news is sparse. But neither CBA uncertainty, nor a lack of material can deter Allan Mitchell! On this week’s episode of Nation Radio, Allan is joined by the likes of player agent Tom Lynn, Andrey Osadchenko, Nations overlord Kent Wilson and Scott Reynolds of…


NHLnumbers Podcast: All About Tracking

  In this edition we covered all things tracking with an expert panel on the subject: Neil Greenberg from the Washington Post and ESPN Insider, Geoff Detweiller of Broad Street Hockey, Eric T. of BSH and NHLnumbers and our own tracking addict Corey S. We went over Eric’s article on the link between scoring chances and shot differential…


The 1992 NHL Players’ Stike: A Relevant Story

I was only six years old when the NHL saw its first significant labour disruption in 1992, and to be honest, I had forgotten that it had happened at all. Having read Bruce Dowbiggin’s Money Players, however, the story seems suddenly relevant.


Nation Radio – August 4, 2012

It’s the August long weekend! Hockey may be on the back-burner for many, but that doesn’t mean that Nation Radio is hurting for things to discuss. Host Allan Mitchell talks about the Oilers with Jason Gregor, the Canucks with Thomas Drance, the NHL in general with Eric T., the AHL with Jim Byers and the…


2012-13 Winnipeg Jets Season Preview – Plus-Sized and Possession Wise

Will Pavelec earn his new contract? photo by Michael Miller, via Wikimedia Commons   The Winnipeg Jets enter 2012-13 in a good place for an organization born from the Atlanta Thrashers’ scrapheap.  Still one of the youngest teams in the league, the Jets have a number of their best young players already contributing at a…