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Should the Jets make a move on O’Reilly?

Spector’s Hockey (written by the Hockey News’ Lyle Richardson and in no way affiliated with Sportsnet’s Mark Spector) cited an article by ESPN’s Craig Custance which claims that " the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Phoenix Coyotes (as the) top trade destinations for Colorado Avalanche holdout center Ryan O’Reilly." Should the Winnipeg Jets add…

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Hockey fans – close to the edge?

  As Canadian hockey fans, we all exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia, don’t we? Primarily we: hear or see things that aren’t real (hallucinations) hold strong beliefs that are not real (delusions) I don’t mean to make light of a serious mental disorder that affects many Canadians and their families, but rather to illuminate the tendency…

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Jets lose and other thoughts

  The Jets dropped a tight one at home to the Flyers last night. The team may have deserved a better fate as they out-shot the Flyers by a slim margin and the duo of Montoya and Pavelec were unable to match Philly goaltender Bryzgalov. Coulda, shoulda, woulda.  What I liked about the game Alexander…

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Got Montoya?

    Every morning I have a ritual that my wife loves (sarcasm intended). When I eat my breakfast I crack open my iPad and make sure my fantasy hockey league lineup is set. This usually involves a quick trip to leftwinglock.com to ensure I have the correct goalies started.  I can assure you no…

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In Search of the Perfect Stat

  Prior to becoming a candidate to become a writer for Jets Nation, I had my own blog and wrote for a few other sites. During that time, I never paid much attention to ‘Advanced Stats’ and felt they were overkill. Shortly before I shut down my blog I had started investigating advanced stats as…

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Line Mashup

  On Friday night TSN.ca reported that Jets coach Claude Noel will be, "shuffling the deck again as they look to find a combination of forwards who can put the puck in the net and help keep it out of their own as well." I was never a huge stats guy, but I have to…

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Crosby’s better, Jets fans are proven right, and Bobby Lou

While watching the Jets lose a tight one to the Leafs Thursday night, I found myself flipping to the Penguins/Caps matchup during breaks (also the feed I had was on the Leaf’s channel, so I can only take so much propaganda). Even though Ovechkin isn’t what he once was, I’m still drawn to his head-to-head…

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Wheeler and Lucic

    The Canadiens/Bruins game on Wednesday night featured all the elements a hockey fan could ask for: a historic rivalry, a villain (Chara), and a third period comeback to win the game for the Bruins. One of the key elements of the comeback was Milan Lucic – he only had one assist on the…

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Fear Based Decisions – Hopefully the Jets stay away

    In February of 2011 I was in Florida for my honeymoon. I knew I had married the right lady when she agreed to go to a Florida Panther’s game – please don’t read into the title yet; marrying my wife wasn’t a fear based decision. 

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Paul Postma, entering the ‘Goldilocks Zone’?

Scientists looking for life outside of our solar system focus on what is known as the "Goldilocks Zone." It is small band surrounding a sun similar to ours where the conditions are just right for earth-like planets to exist. There also seems to be a similar zone for NHL defenseman – especially those who were…

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Mark Scheifele’s Start

    (This month we will be auditioning a number of contributors for JetsNation. This is the first article in a continuing Jets "blogoff) On Wednesday of last week, an article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press titled, " Scheifele still riding pine; Noel grows weary of probing." The article went on to summarize how Scheifele…