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Jets: All Time Drafted Team (both franchises)

The Nation Network’s series on the seven Canadian franchise’s all-time rosters of drafted players stops in Winnipeg today. While unrestricted free agency gets more focus each summer, the draft is much more important to an organization’s long-term success. Winnipeg is in a very unique situation, because technically they are home to two different franchises. So…

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NHL plans to open training camps on July 10th

On Friday morning, the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association released a joint announcement regarding formal training camps for the 24-team playoff tournament starting on Friday, July 10th, provided that they’re able to safely get back on the ice.

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Evaluating Contract Values – Mathieu Perreault

This is the second of an 8-part series evaluating how several of the Jets have performed against their recently signed contracts. In each article, I’ll look at the season or seasons that preceded the signing of their contract, who their comparables were at the time, and how they have performed since the new contract began….

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May 31, 2011: The NHL Returns To Winnipeg

Where were you nine years ago today? After months (years) of rumors, doubt and speculation, it was made official by Mark Chipman of True North Sports and Entertainment on May 31, 2011. “Today, on behalf of my family, our partner David Thompson, and out entire organization, I am excited beyond words to announce our purchase…

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A 22 Team Playoff Would Be Better For The NHL

It’s almost all but certain we’re going to get some sort of 24 team playoff this summer. The NHLPA authorized it in an executive vote on Friday and while the exact format is going to be tinkered with somewhat, it seems that the NHL is leaning towards the top four seeds in each conference being…

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Poll: Agents Enjoy Dealing With Kevin Cheveldayoff

In a recently done survey of 25 NHL player agents, Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was amoung the top names listed when asked the question “Which GM do you enjoy dealing with the most?” Chevy is one of four GMs who split the top vote with 12% each as he, Calgary Flames GM Brad…

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Evaluating Contract Values – Mark Scheifele

This is the first of an 8-part series evaluating how several of the Jets have performed against their recently signed contracts. In each article, I’ll look at the season or seasons that preceded the signing of their contract, who their comparables were at the time, and how they have performed since the new contract began….

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The NHL Is Determined To Finish The Season, But Should They?

We still don’t know what hockey is going to look like when it comes back, let alone even know when it’s going to be back, but Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving has suggested that we could start getting answers to those questions as early as next week. “I think there’s momentum,” said the Calgary…

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On This Day Two Months Ago: The NHL Presses Pause

There we all were, in the middle of a Winnipeg Jets playoff push that many of us were starting to really get into. The theme for the entire 2019-20 season for the Jets seemed to be “What could possibly happen next?” but through departures of defencemen, packets of mustard, strange football related injuries, multiple dips…

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Fan Favorite Gauntlet Series: Eakin vs DeMelo

They were the two ‘major’ acquisitions for the Winnipeg Jets at this season’s trade deadline, and now they are going head to head in our next round of the JetsNation Gauntlet Series. Cody Eakin looks for his third win in a row as he goes up against Dylan DeMelo.