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NATION RADIO – SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

  There is a little something from everywhere this week on NationRadio. Red Deer Rebels talk starts it off, then it swings over to the Winnipeg Jets. Then Jason Bonsignore emerges from the mists of time to talk about his stint as an Oiler so many years ago. Then some AHL talk and a look…

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Contrails – September 4th edition

    We are still trying to deal with the recent loss of Rick Rypien and with the feelings still far too fresh in our minds comes another horrible tragedy. Our condolences from the Nation’s go out to Wade Belak’s family, friends, and former teammates. It truly has been a horrible and cruel summer for…

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Player types: The two-way forward

    Earlier this week, I took to the Nations Network to further analyze a player’s plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players, sharing a theory I have with “high event” hockey players.

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The Idiot Box

      “Although other forms such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) are in use, the most common usage of the medium is for broadcast television, which was modeled on the existing radio broadcasting systems developed in the 1920s, and uses high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the television signal to individual TV receivers.” This according to…

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Favorite Jets Memories

      To start off my contributions here at Jets Nation, I just wanted to share just 3 of my favorite memories of watching the Jets as a boy/young adult. I grew up in Winnipeg and stayed until I was 25 years old when the Jets left and broke my man-heart. The old incarnation…

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THE HUMAN TOLL: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

With Sidney Crosby’s hockey career hanging in the balance because of concussions and Marc Savard’s apparently over, the NHL’s overdue decision to address headshots in the game is a classic case of being a day late and a dollar short.

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Wade Belak Found Dead

    Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey. Belak’s death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever…

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Jets to TSN

                       True North has been pretty successful at keeping their powder dry, but the word that leaked nearly a month ago was made official this afternoon. TSN and Sports Radio 1290 will broadcast the club’s games for the next ten seasons, and the crews for…

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Bogosian Means More To Jets Than Meets The Eye

Not meaning to flog a dead horse, but 21 year-old Zach Bogosian is and will be a very big part of the Winnipeg Jets organization moving forward. Despite subpar numbers for a young defenseman in his first three seasons, when compared to his peers, Bogosian may be rounding into more of a two-way defenseman.

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Player types: “High Event” and “Low Event”

    Let’s start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we’ll use Kessel as an example because he’s the star player in the world’s…

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NATION RADIO – AUGUST 27, 2011

Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season. This is NationRadio. Enjoy!

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