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NATION RADIO – AUGUST 6, 2011

This week on NationRadio we have Dustin Nielson of Team 1260, Nation Network Scribe Cam Charron, Pat McLean from the awesome blog Black Dog Hates Skunks, Bob Ridley from the Medicine Hat Tigers and the recent RNH media scrum from World Juniors. Enjoy!

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Jets Won’t Have Trouble Flying in 2011-12

    Ever since the dust settled in Jets land and beyond following the official announcement of moving the Atlanta Thrashers to the Keystone Province, there’s been a ton of talk about division realignment for the 2012-13 season. What many have swept under the rug is the upcoming campaign for the newest NHL squad –…

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Two-way forwards, Defensive forwards, and the Selke debate

    A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player’s defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing…

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Jets’ EV tied performance – the forwards

                As August arrives in the city that rainfall forgot (and we’ve loaned all our mosquitoes to Edmonton in the bargain, apparently), the languid pace of the NHL’s summer allows us a chance to examine some of last year’s work from the best forwards on the Jets. In…

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Fan Favourite Roll Call

    The Capitals have the undeniable poster boy that is Alex Ovechkin. The Panthers have a charismatic vet in Ed Jovanoski. The Lightning have one of the league’s top work horses in Dominic Moore. And the Huricannes have a one-man double-threat — half sniper, half heartthrob — with Jeff Skinner. But what about the…

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NATION RADIO – JULY 30, 2011

You know that the only way you are going to hear commercials on the podcast of NationRadio this week is if you click on the YouTube movie above then quickly close your eyes and listen to the old Molson Ad we found. Cause NationRadio is commercial free here on the Nation Network. Until we find a way…

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The overrated value of a faceoff

  Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a “three star” nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a…

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Contrails – July 30th

    This week in ‘contrails’ we consider the Jets new AHL affiliate, some good news for Mark Scheifele and the possibility of signing a checking center to round-out the depth chart.

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THE NATION COMES TO EDMONTON

Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year’s camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won’t be available to help Canada…

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Q&A With Ivan Telegin

    Editors Note: After talking with Alex Burmistrov for Jets Nation, Andrey Osadchenko was able to catch up to recently signed prospect Ivan Telegin. Topics include Telegin’s improved offensive numbers, playing in the OHL, the world junior championships and his goals for next season. – Comparing your stats from the last season to your rookie year,…

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Jets Sign Ivan Telegin

Yesterday, the Winnipeg Jets announced that they had agreed to terms with prospect Ivan Telegin. Aside from the fact that Telegin was a fourth-round pick of the Thrashers one season ago, and that he’s spent the last two years in the OHL, what do we know about him?

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