In Defense of Jay Bouwmeester

Kent Wilson
August 15 2011 12:36PM



(Freelance writer and Dobber baseball fantasy analyst Mike Schmidt enters the FN contributor fray with a quantitaive defense of the JayBo)

By: Mike Schmidt**

The final game of the 2010-11 season ended the same way for the Calgary Flames as it did on 29 other occasions during the year – a loss in which defenseman Jay Bouwmeester failed to register a point.

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August 15 2011 11:33AM



Since ganking the Atlanta Thrashers, renaming them the Jets and releasing a spiffy new logo, Winnipeg is squarely on the National stage as they get ready to bring NHL hockey to Manitoba for the first time in 15 years. The City is hotter than the Keegan Bradley fan club and they are getting ready for one hell of a party.

With that in mind we fired up the imaginary WanyeJet and visited friendly Manitoba for the past several days. What we found was pretty bloody awesome.

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Flamesnation week in preview

Kent Wilson
August 15 2011 11:04AM



We're half way through August and only a few weeks away from the prospects tourny and therefore real, actual hockey stuff to talk about. For now, FN has a few things coming to keep you occupied.

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August 15 2011 12:18AM


In what can only be described as 'epic' - Robin Brownlee makes his inaugural appearance on NationRadio this week. After 25 episodes of refusing to appear as a guest, the legend vaults right into the big chair taking the reins as the host, filling in for Lowetide who is on a well deserved vacation. And he flipped through his rolodex and booked some pretty spectacular guests.

Not one but TWO Edmonton Oilers are on the show this week as Sam Gagner and Ryan Whitney stop by to say hello. Newly re-signed Oilers play by play man Kevin Quinn comes by too, to put the rumours of a multi-million dollar contract to bed. Oh yeah, and Oilers Head Scout Stu MacGregor? He's here too.

This is some amazing NationRadio. 

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Scott Hannan: Opportunity Knocks

Pat Steinberg
August 13 2011 06:49PM

It's fairly clear Calgary's signing of Scott Hannan on Saturday is a low risk one at the very least.  It's tough to rip apart signing a blueliner to a one year, $1 million deal on  August 13th; a defender who has played some very important minutes in the past.  But there's also no doubt Hannan has something to prove coming into Calgary, after waiting as long as he did to sign his new contract.

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