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The Jets, Claude Noel and shot management

    Earlier in the summer, I took a look at ways that the Winnipeg Jets could improve their win-loss record with changes in systems from the front-office to the coaching staff and not necessarily on-ice personnel, in the model of the 2011 Tampa Bay Lightning.

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JUNGLE B: ROAD TO THE NHL. PART TWO

  That’s Mark Letestu directly to the right of Sidney Crosby. In part one of Jungle B: Road to the NHL, Letestu gave some insight into his incredible, and rare, ascent up the hockey chain. From a 17-year-old in Junior B in Alberta (Junior C in Ontario), to three years in the AJHL, followed by one year at Western Mighigan and then…

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Are you the Greatest Jets Fan?

    Frantic Films is looking for people to appear in an upcoming documentary about the return of the Winnipeg Jets. The focus in on inter-generational stories and they are currently casting for the upcoming project. He is the official press release:

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JUNGLE B: THE ROAD TO THE NHL

Guns N’ Roses released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, on July 21, 1987. It contained one of the greatest dressing room/warm up songs you’ve ever heard, Welcome To The Jungle. Since 1988, many teams have psyched themselves up listening to Axl and the Boys, but one player actually used the "Jungle" as a springboard to an…

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Will Mark Scheifele head west this year?

   (Please welcome new Jets nation author Dean Belanger. Dean’s first article here at JN looks at Mark Scheifele’s chances of making Canada’s WJC roster). It may already be a forgone conclusion that Mark Scheifele will not be a member of the inaugural Jets lineup when they return to the NHL this fall. The reasons are…

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Q&A with Brent Sopel

    (Andrey Osadchenko recently caught up with Brent Sopel. Here he talks to him about growing up on the prairies, playing for the Canucks winning the cup and signing in the KHL). By: Andrey Osadchenko – You were born in Calgary. What was it like growing up out there? I was born in Calgary,…

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Winnipeg and a Destination of Choice

  Recently Bob McCowan of Prime Time Sports stated he knows of at least three players who want out of Winnipeg. Whether the statement is true or not, it raises the spectre of a concern that could prove to be very real one for Jets fans and management: that NHL players won’t want to play…

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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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