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Jets Game Day: The end is where we start from

                  After a summer spent in anticipation of our national obsession’s return to the city, the Jets open their pre-season account with a split-squad pair versus the Blue Jackets. It’s not a moment too soon, either, because there’s only so much time anyone should spend picking apart…

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Better Know a Prospect – Ranking Edition

    Since the announcement that the Winnipeg Jets were going to fly again, I have been wondering to myself exactly who their top prospects are and how do they rank. At first glace, I had little to know knowledge of the Atlanta minor league system and their junior and Euro players. While Atlanta has…

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Player types: The no-way forward

  Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player’s plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players. This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and…

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NATION RADIO – SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

  You can tell that the new NHL season approacheth at full speed. The days are getting colder and wives of hockey fans everywhere are starting to eye the calendar nervously knowing that their attentive summer husband is about to be replaced with a distracted fall model who is glued to the TV and computer…

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Jets Camp Opens! (finally)

    It has been 16 years since the opening of the last training camp for the Winnipeg Jets. In what feels like a lifetime (and probably has been for some) the latest installment of the Jets will take their medicals and begin the most anticipated training camp in Winnipeg since 1979. There are not…

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Selanne re-ups with Ducks, visits ‘Peg Dec 17

Christmas may come early for Winnipeg Jets fans this year. Specifically, eight days in advance. Teemu Selanne has signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks and this season may be his last hurrah in the National Hockey League. On December 17th, Anaheim visit the MTS Centre for Selanne’s first game against Winnipeg since the…

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Bogosian Re-signs

                The Jets signed the last of their RFAs this afternoon as Zach Bogosian agreed to terms with the club on a two year deal with an AAV of 2.5M. The 21 year old defender struggled in his own end for most of last year, finishing -27 as…

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GDB -10: OILERS AND JETS REUNITE

That was game four of the Smyth division semi-final in 1990, the last Jets’ playoff victory over the Oilers. Normally Oiler fans might cringe watching this, but considering you know that Bill Ranford, Jari Kurri and Mark Lamb were heroes in the next three games I thought it would be a nice "welcome back" for…

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NHL12 – Be a Gm Quirks

    EA Sports released their much anticipated NHL12 today. Reviews and reports of game play/mechanics have been trickling in on my twitetr feed today, some of which I have decided to share. Apparently EA has gotten quite clever with this iteration and the "Be a GM" game mode hides some rather idiosyncratic quirks and pitfalls.

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