JGD 55: Return of the Pavelec

February 13 2016 03:55PM

Tonight the Jets are on the road as they begin a 4 game road trip with their first stop in Edmonton as they face the Oilers.

Last time the Jets faced the Oilers, the Oilers won 3-1. This is the 2nd game of a 3 game season series.

Lets break the game down.

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What makes up a player and the most critical intangible never discussed

Garret Hohl
February 12 2016 02:14PM

I truly believe that the vast majority of criticism on hockey's public statistical community are heavily overstated. The major users of statistical analysis understand that the numbers are imperfect and do not tell the whole story. In fact, they are usually the ones that have a better grasp of how much of the story is being told, since we can and actively do test the relationships are between two variables.

This is not to say that we are perfect in these areas. We are human and still fail. One area that is not discussed often enough, in my own opinion, is the how's behind the results. An example of this can be seen with intangibles.

Now before you all start jumping on me, let me talk about intangibles and one that's not discussed, even by the traditionalists not involved in the statistical community.

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The Roundup

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February 12 2016 05:30AM

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A farewell to the Leafs Captain, what impact does Byfuglien's new contract have on Hamhuis in Vancouver, Flames bench their young stars, Oilers playoff hopes, the NHL's goalie interference rule, trade deadline speculation for all teams and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Jets Nation Recap: Bruins Blast Jets 6-2

Art Middleton
February 11 2016 09:49PM

Thursday night the Jets were back home at the friendly(?) confines of MTS Center and looking for their third win in a row.

Predictably they stunk-out-loud with only three recorded shots in the final 24 minutes of play and ended up losing 6-2 to the Boston Bruins.

Because of course they did.

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JGD 54: Jets face Bruins seeking third straight victory

Angelo Montilla
February 11 2016 01:41PM

Jets head coach Paul Maurice is feeling pretty good about the direction his team is heading.

Coming off back-to-back wins, the Jets will look to keep their hot streak alive when they host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

"We've been right there the last two games, as good as we've been all year, where you're wired into the game and ready to go," Maurice told the Jets official website. "That's a big deal. We're back skating, we're competing on pucks. We're battling and when it all goes bad, we're getting a block or a save."

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