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The Mrazuvzdorn√Ĺ Boys

  Well, to say it’s a quiet time for hockey fans is an understatement. TSN is replaying old IIHF highlights while their analysts suffer through parlour games of deduction aiming to prognosticate the final line-up of next year’s Olympic team and I’m sure even they are asking themselves, “Why can’t there be a new episode…

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Jets Lipon & Kichton Want to Make Immediate Impact

    Positive vibes are coming out of MTS Centre lately and the latest two signings should have Jets fans excited for the future. Not the future as in the 2013-14 season, mind you, but possibly for 2014-15 and beyond. Two of their later round draft picks – JC Lipon (third round) and Brenden Kichton…

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Scheifele and the Lines

  Photo by Kevin McCartney Even if it’s obvious to all of Europe that I’m Canadian from my dorky clothes and broken French, I didn’t really take notice until just the other day. I was staring at the efforts of generations of workers – over 140 years – that resulted in the Duomo in Florence…

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The Extra Attacker: Vacations make me miss hockey

  You might have noticed that I went on vacation if you’ve stopped by the site recently. I’m in Italy at the moment with some family, wrapping up a summer in Europe by making sure I have the requisite fat stores to make it through the winter. No need to extend your consolations and support…

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What To Expect From Byfuglien

  Picture via Twitter   Honesty time. I’ve been sitting at my computer for about 20 minutes now trying to think of how to open up this article. I tried wit, direct humour, pulling at emotions, a weight loss reference, everything. And well, I’ve got nothing. Truth is, I was bored at work and started…

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“By The Power of Clawthorn!” A Jets Fantasy Guide

  (Illustration by Barret Chapman) Beating the summer heat with a trip to the corner store for a taste of that magical elixir known as a “Slurpee” offered me a joyous encounter with a rack of vintage blogs known as “Magazines”. There I spied my favorite wastes of paper ever (no, not that, Perv-o’s, this…

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G.O.A.T.

  Photos by Jeffery Simpson Introducing a new contributor to Jets Nation – Ross Smith! Today Ross finally solves the issue of who is the Greatest Player of All Time. It’s what the summer is for. As we recline here in the lazy summer days between hockey seasons, we dedicated fans fill up the puck-shaped…

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Jets Adjusted Corsi by Forward Line: The Role of Coaching Choices

Photo brilliance by thereturn at HF Boards One of the challenges with measuring process-based metrics like corsi – a measure of possession and territory that correlates well with scoring chances – is that we have stats at the team level and at the individual level. It’s a moving target to try to put these two…

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Story Time

All this Gretzky trade talk the last week stirred up the old story machine in my head. Looking at some of the other players involved in the trade I ran across Marty McSorley’s name.

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Advanced Stats All-Stars Vs. Over-Hyped Hitting Machines!

Photo by clydeorama We bloggers can be a serious people. But it’s August. We’re all sitting in hammocks with a cold beer reading Vollman’s new Hockey Abstract on our tablets to avoid equally Screen Deprivation Anxiety and the chance of the sun reaching our pale, pale skin. It’s a time we can relax and stand…

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Jets Depth Chart in August: Defencemen

  Now Jets Defensive Coach Charlie Huddy. Photo by FanofPucks Ah the glory days of summer when depression about one’s hockey club is pure and untainted by Seasonal Affective Disorder.  On Monday we looked at the forward depth chart for the Jets, and today we address the defence. If the season started today, who would…

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The Jets and Patience

       The word patience is really starting to annoy me. It has been thrown around Winnipeg sport franchises like no other as of late, and it has me really questioning how much longer fans in the city have to deal with it. The misconception that "just having a team back" is enough should…