November 17 2011 03:48PM
Claude Noel shifted his lines around at the start of last game, presumably after Winnipeg was running on a 5-game losing streak. The results came with some success, as the Jets turned in arguably their best performance of the season Monday night against Tampa Bay, defeating them 5-2 and outshooting them 36-21 at even strength.
"I deal with efficiency. How do we maximize efficiency?" Claude Noel said after that game. "My job is not that difficult."
November 17 2011 12:04PM
It’s a famous saying, one popularized by the great American writer Mark Twain, who (perhaps incorrectly) attributes it to former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
What does it mean?
November 16 2011 08:18PM
Yes, I wrote that title. Not only did I write it, but I mean it.
November 16 2011 12:16PM
Call it what you will, but the Winnipeg Jets brought their "A" game to the hangar on Monday night against a very difficult and stingy opponent.
At the end of the night, they had their sixth win of the season and two points in the bag.
The best part of the game was not the fact that the Jets had goals from five different players, but that it was a complete 60 minute effort from start to finish.
As a sort of reward, the Jets Skills Competition added to a seemingly relaxed and calmed team - a team that has finally shown what it is capable of on it's best days.
To that point is the emergence and necessity of a good game via defenseman Dustin Byfuglien.
November 16 2011 11:01AM
The second iteration of the NHLNumbers Podcast features the regular crew from episode one (myself, Jon Willis and Justin Azevedo) as well as Gabriel Desjardins of behindthenet.ca and Arctic Ice Hockey fame. Gabe is one of the best minds in the world and pioneer when it comes to advanced hockey analysis so we were thrilled he was able to appear for the whole show.