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Division Lead In Sight, But Not So Fast

    Winnipeg Jets fans are in the midst of something that has happened to the majority of Canadian NHL teams in the past 20 years – they’re in the middle of a playoff run that has as much possibility of the team making the playoffs as it does them not making the post season….

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Nation Radio – February 18, 2012

    Playoffs are a distant hope for the third straight season in Edmonton this year. The focus now shifts to the pending trade deadline, the kids and, eventually, the draft. This week Allan visits with California hockey fan and writer Earl Sleek, welcomes various voices familiar with both pro and amateur Edmonton prospects and shares…

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MOVING DAY

"Rather than spit some outsider gibberish about what we think about the trade deadline we asked friend of the Nation Brian Sutherby – veteran of 460 NHL games and a fella who has been traded twice – what its like to go through the deadline as an NHL player.  It’s kinda like cheating on a…

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So you’re saying there’s a chance?

    (Welcome Jets Nation’s newest contributor, Mitch Calvert) Kevin Cheveldayoff’s job is about to get a lot more difficult. With the NHL trade deadline looming just over a week away—Feb. 27 for those counting—the Jets still find themselves within striking distance of the eighth and final playoff spot—only two points back of the Toronto…

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Powerless

               Tuesday’s dispiriting effort against a mediocre Islanders’ team likely signified the end of Winnipeg’s aspirations for the post-season, and the inability of the team to generate any offence was again at the heart of the failure. The Jets’ paucity of scoring in all situations is fairly evident when…

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Nation Radio – February 11, 2012

    With the trade deadline looking on the horizon and injuries starting to pile up acorss various rosters, the buyers and sellers are starting to line up across the league. Topics this week include Hockey day in Canada, Oiler memories and some of the needs and wants of Canadian NHL teams leading up to February…

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Eastern Conference Bubble Update: February 8th

The stretch drive has begun in the NHL, and in the Eastern Conference, the standings seem to shift every night as there are five teams with a legitimate shot at bumping each other around at the bottom of the Conference’s Top 8. Every couple of weeks, we’ll take a look at team’s predictive stats: the…

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Winnipeg Jets Minor League Equivalencies

One of the things that was unclear for a long time was how much offense a player coming from junior, college or the AHL could be expected to bring with him. Thankfully, now we have a line in the sand – Gabriel Desjardins’ league equivalencies. Desjardins sat down and calculated what percentage of their offense…

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NN Hockey Pool Update: It’s Been A While

Well, it’s been a while. Between zipping down to Edmonton/Calgary for the World Juniors and a host of other things, it’s been better than a month since we’ve checked in on the Nation Network Hockey Pool. As it turns out, a lot can happen in that amount of time.

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Jets Use Urgency To Fuel Win In Philly

     Bryan Little’s goal in the third round of the shootout Tuesday night capped off a hard earned two point night on the road for the Winnipeg Jets.   Not only was it a hard earned point in a building other than MTS Centre – which has been the achilles heel of the team…

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