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Fire Noel still, and other Jets Observations from Afar

One of the principle caveats of covering a Team, in any sport, is the ability to watch them and translate into words what your eyes feed your brain. A fair requirement. Imagine, then, my (and potentially the boss’) dismay at having only been able to catch about 5.5 periods of Winnipeg Jets Hockey so far…

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Jets All-Moustache Team

It’s that time of year again, when moustaches decorate the mid-face of more than just hipsters and ex-Mounties.   In honour of Movember, we look back at the greatest moustaches in team history.

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It’s Go Time!

Pretty lucky, us members of JetsNation are. This week marks the unofficial begining of the 2013-2014 NHL Season, as the Young Starts Prospect Tournament gets going in Penticton. It’s a legitimate event on the NHL calender, one that is attended by Hockey Media heavyweights like TSN’s Bob Mackenzie, amongst others.  Also there, somewhat less understandably,…

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Enjoy the Moment, Jets Fans

It’s a special time in JetsNation. In the last week, the team has locked up Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler and Zach Bogosian to long-term deals at not insignifigant amounts of money. For any Team, in any market, signing 3 of your young, and best, players to multi-year contracts is welcome news. But for fans of…

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Jets sign Matt Halischuk

*                                                Some news out of Camp Winnipeg Jets today, as the team signed free agent forward Matt Halischuk to a ? deal. As per Club Policy, terms were not disclosed. I think…

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Calgary Laughs – Raising Spirits and Funds for Alberta Flood Relief

    FlamesNation is awesome. Not only do they keep us all up to date on imprtant things like TJ Galiardi and Keenan Kanzig – they also help in the Community. As such, I’m happy to announce that FlamesNation is a proud sponsor of "Calgary Laughs" a fundrasier for Alberta Flood Relief, this Wednesdsay at…

Jets Draft 2013: Tucker Poolman, 127th Overall

I’m proud of myself for finding some Video of the man. Tucker Poolman, D, Omaha Lancers, USHL 6’2, 193LB Shoots Right 64 Games, 14G, 14A = 28 Points NHL Comparables – Not Bobby Orr With their 5th round Selection, the Jets selected Tucker Poolman, a Defenseman out of the USHL. At first glance, we can…

Jets Draft 2013: J.C. Lipon 91st Overall

J.C. Lipon, RW, Kamloops Blazers 6;0′, 181 Shoots Right 61GP, 36G, 53A, 89 Points NHL Comparables – Chris Kunitz NOTE – Overager. Turns 20 July 10th. Looks like I’ll have to tone down the Cheveldayoff hate. With a Draft haul at this point already consisting of Josh Morrissey, Nic Petan, Eric Comrie, and Jimmy Lodge,…

Jets Draft 2013: James (Jimmy) Lodge 84th Overall

James Lodge, C/RW, Saginaw Spirit OHL 6’2, 165LBS….on one site. 6′ on another. Let’s say 6’2. Shoots Right 64GP; 28G, 39A – 67Points. NHL Comprable: "poor man’s Patrick Kane". Well, well, well, looks like Kevin Cheveldayoff and the boys may have made a great pick here. My first thought when I saw James Lodge was…

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Jets Free Agents Judgement Day

Image courtesy glentamara, wiki commons Yeah I know the Draft is coming up. But I don’t feel like writing a prospect preview on this muggy night. Maybe it’s the heat, but I already previewed Max Domi, and that’s the guy I want them to select IF they don’t trade up a few spots. I feel like…

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Jets Draft Preview – Max Domi

<br> Max Domi 5’9, 197LB Center Shoots Left 39G, 48A = 87 Points in 67 regular season games for the London Knights this year. Son of former Jet Tie freakin’ Domi! (My) NHL Comparable (based on watching 2.5 games of him in the Memorial Cup) – Daymond Langkow with both offesnive and nastiness upside. A…

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Hockey in LA

They say there’s no place like home, which may well be true, but I’m of the mindset that there’s no place like Los Angeles. What a place. In a single day, you can swim, hike, invade the privacy of celebrities via guided bus tours of their homes, take a wrong turn off a freeway and fear…