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Dr. Gary!

This season The Jets have hired Sports Psychologist and Life Coach, Dr. Gary Barnard to help focus and motivate the team. We’re fortunate enough to have been granted access to these closed-door meetings. Here is the transcript for Dr. Gary’s session with the team in preparation for the Oct.10 game against the Minnesota Wild.

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Autumn Promises

  Last week at work I found an old paperback discarded in the break-room. It was the Signet 1995-96 Hockey Almanac. Suddenly I was opening up a time capsule.

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The Code

The Code in effect, with several neutral observers ensuring careful adherence   Hooo-weee! We’re not even into the regular season yet and already there are crazy injuries and suspensions and bench-clearing brawls, all of which lead to a lot of discussions in hockey circles about “The Code”. The Code is an unwritten set of rules…

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All Settled?

  With the recent settlement between the NFL and former players over brain injuries, our own Ross Smith offers a thoughtful opinion piece on the place head trauma has in sport and how it might change. Professional hockey exists in two worlds simultaneously: the world of play and the world of business. Both have complex…

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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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“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…