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May 31, 2011: The NHL Returns To Winnipeg

Where were you nine years ago today? After months (years) of rumors, doubt and speculation, it was made official by Mark Chipman of True North Sports and Entertainment on May 31, 2011. “Today, on behalf of my family, our partner David Thompson, and out entire organization, I am excited beyond words to announce our purchase…

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NHL Unveils Plans For Season Resumption And 2020 Draft Lottery

A day after the NHL released protocols for what they consider “phase two” of their return back to the ice, the NHL, through a video announcement by league commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled plans for the 24 team playoff and the draft. If you want the TL;DR version right up front, the biggest takeaway is that…

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Fan Favorite Gauntlet Series: Bryan Little vs Adam Lowry

After seeing the ten time vote winner Ville Heinola go down in defeat to Bryan Little, it was decided that we needed a weekend off from the Fan Favorite Gauntlet Series, but now we’re back at it and we’re really getting into the heart of the Winnipeg Jets roster which could make for some shorter…

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A 22 Team Playoff Would Be Better For The NHL

It’s almost all but certain we’re going to get some sort of 24 team playoff this summer. The NHLPA authorized it in an executive vote on Friday and while the exact format is going to be tinkered with somewhat, it seems that the NHL is leaning towards the top four seeds in each conference being…

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Random Snapshots: Relocated Games And Gaming

It’s taken ten months to get them collected, but here are some more random things on my mind… »»» Akim Aliu’s commentary on The Players Tribune is a must read for anyone who is involved with or loves the sport of hockey. It’s a bit of a tough read, but it’s a necessary one. The…

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Fan Favorite Gauntlet Series: Ville Heinola vs Nathan Beaulieu

The JetsNation Fan Favorite Gauntlet Series (try saying that three times fast) rolls on and it’s starting to become The Ville Heinola Show. The Finnish rookie defenseman who was in all of eight games with the Jets this past season has now won six votes in a row and doesn’t show any sign of slowing…