Game #22 at Panthers: Please?

Kevin McCartney
March 05 2013 12:40PM

Florida Panthers (6-11-5) vs.

Your Winnipeg Jets (10-10-1)

Last Meeting: Feburary 5, Jets 3 - Panthers 2 (OT)


So on Saturday, Washington entered our matchup last in the east. Today, that’s Florida! Man, I don’t want to be a King maker. Or, like, a serf maker, I guess. Turning plebs into prols, maybe? Okay, forget feudalism – let’s go with wrestling. We can’t let ‘em off the mat, boys!

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Game #21 vs. Capitals - My Russians vs... wait, where are all your Russians?

Kevin McCartney
March 02 2013 11:48AM


 Washington Capitals (7-11-1) vs.

Your Winnipeg Jets (10-9-1)

Last Meeting: January 22, Jets 4, Capitals 2


As our own Travis Hrubeniuk talked about yesterday, the Jets come into this matinee riding a three game win streak and in need of more to put distance between them and the bottom of the conference (aka the Capitals). The last time these two teams met, the Jets got their first win of the season. Today the Jets are in a position to take over 1st in the Division with a win a bit of luck.

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The Whole World is Smiling with Blake Wheeler

Kevin McCartney
February 26 2013 11:05AM



Prior to the Buffalo last week, various Jets were quoted about the need for positivity. Wheeler in particular started talking about changing his attitude. Sure enough, after earning a win against Buffalo, Blake Wheeler's new sunny disposition took centre stage in the press. Both the Winnipeg Free Press and Sun ran articles that would have us believe Wheeler's smiling face backed off defenders and opened passing lanes like his scowl never could. Louis Armstrong to the rescue, right? Call me skeptical.

Yet something did change for Wheeler in Buffalo, and it carried through into Carolina. With the help of Ninja Greg's cool new data from the Super Shot tool, we can take an educated guess at the cause of Wheeler's recent turn. 

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Jets Player Usage: Defence

Kevin McCartney
February 15 2013 09:26AM




In part 1, we looked at how Claude Noel is using the Jets forwards so far this season. Below we'll look at how he's using the defence. The chart below comes from Ninja Greg's fantastic site. Thanks to him for use of his nifty tool. 

To the Charts!

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The More You Know: Eric Tangradi

Kevin McCartney
February 14 2013 12:34PM



Eric Tangradi, LW/RW, WPG

LW/RW  6'4" 220lbs, 24 years old

Drafted 2007, 42nd Overall

Contract: 1 Year, 2-way, 65K / 726K

Nick Name: Big Dog

I recently wrote about how the Jets are using their forwards and suggested that Noel might have to shorten his bench to avoid suffering the struggles of his 4th line. James Wright has had to be sheltered, Anthony Peluso didn't even break a sweat the other night in his 2:49 of ice time, and Slater and Thorburn aren't solving this team's losing ways without some help. Is Tangradi any help to us? Here's what he adds to the Jets and what we can expect in the next few months.

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