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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – DENMARK

  Canada plays for the second night in a row, but it should have no bearing on the outcome of this game. The Canadians are rolling right now with 13 goals for and only 1 against, the penalty kill is at 100% and they are getting goals from everyone. In the last game, expectations were…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – CZECH REPUBLIC

Canada started off the 2012 World Junior Championship with an impressive 8-1 win over Finland, and now draws the Czech Republic. Last night the Czech’s came off their own opening win, downing Denmark by a score of 7-0. The two teams meet for 29th time since 1977, with Canada holding the edge with a 14-6-8…

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Jets Better Not Believe Their Apologists

  As the end of December approaches and a truly frightening test grows larger on the horizon, real fans in Winnipeg would like nothing more than to have the their beloved Jets ignore the media noise. Sure, a lot of the fans are a source of that noise, but those who would like to see…

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WJC Team Russin Preview – Will + Skill

(The Nations will also be bringing you some WJC coverage now and then this holiday season. Andrey Osadchenko starts us off with an in-depth look at Team Russia) What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of Team Russia? It’s their skilled and crazy fast offense, isn’t it? How often would…

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NATION RADIO – DECEMBER 24, 2011

We sincerely hope that this special holiday edition of NationRadio finds you in good health and in good spirits. All the very best to you and yours and here’s to a most excellent 2012. As hoped by many, this week’s show is laden with previews of the 2012 World Junior Championships as well as some…

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Whipped By a Better Team

Sometimes, you just get whipped.  There is no excuse. There is not even a rational explanation. Just an answer. Why did the Winnipeg Jets lose 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night? Because the Pittsburgh Penguins were a superior hockey team.

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Robocop

Last week as I was hanging up my shoulder pads my partner, Kurt Davis, asked me how long I had been wearing them and why I even bothered. He commented on there hardly being any protection on the chest or back and how the shoulder caps are very small.

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Better Know a Prospect – Mark Scheifele Edition

    To the casual hockey fan, Mark Scheifele was a surprise pick last June in Minnesota. Many Jets fans were probably hoping Ryan Strome would fall to 7th and when he didn’t they were most likely thinking Sean Couturier was the probable selection (I know I did). Many experts felt that Winnipeg went “of…

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10 Things the Jets have Given us in 2011

    10. Major-League City Status for Winnipeg: The author shyly admits his departure from Winnipeg in 1996 was fueled by the feeling that Winnipeg was becoming like another small town in Michigan where General Motors had closed a big manufacturing plant (see movie from that zany Michael Moore)…as in tumbleweeds! I say Tumbleweeds be…

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