November 30 2011 04:03PM
In the third installment of the NHLNumbers podcast, the regular cast including myself, JW and Justin Azevedo is joined by Robert Vollman, Flamesnation contributor and Hockey Prospectus author and one of the senior figures in quantitative hockey analysis. This episode features discussions of the psychological biases and habits that make objective analysis in hockey paradoxically counter-inuitive to the way we see and think about the game.
November 30 2011 02:34PM
Evander Kane pocketed another pair of goals Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators to give him 12 goals on the year. He now leads the Winnipeg Jets in points as well as goals. A slow start didn't deter the former Vancouver Giant, who has popped off with seven goals in his last seven after scoring just five in his first 16.
November 29 2011 09:44PM
For about two weeks, Winnipeg Jets head coach Claude Noel has worried that his team can't finish games. In fact, on Tuesday morning, Noel said, "We've taken a few two-goal leads this year and we haven't been able to finish. That's what worries me most right now, our ability to finish."
He had every reason to be concerned on Tuesday night at Winnipeg's downtown MTS Centre.
The Jets had a 4-3 lead with 10 1/2 minutes left to play and gave up three unanswered goals to the not-necessarily sparkling Ottawa Senators and lost their first game of a five-game home stand -- and the first game of 13 out of 15 at home -- 6-4 to the visiting Sens. That's not a good way to start OR finish.
November 29 2011 11:05AM
With the Jets home for an extended period, it's time to re-examine the club's performance via the underlying numbers, as a follow up to my review in late October.
November 28 2011 12:30AM
It was a close thing, but last week's leader held off a strong challenge to remain in first for a second consecutive week.