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October 23 2015 06:45AM
Babcock is who Leafs thought, Canucks Army picks player goal songs, what the numbers say about the Jets, Glencross retires, pondering an All-Alberta team, the brief history of Bennett and McDavid, baby vs blogger, the 2016 NHL Draft pre-season rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
October 22 2015 10:27AM
Yesterday we discussed: how concerned the Jets should be with their early defensive numbers?
The Jets last season were one of the most dominant 5-on-5 teams, outscoring opponents (controlling 53.1 per cent of goals) while out-attempting opponents as well (controlling 53.2 per cent of shot attempts).
The Jets this season have outscored (controlling 58.8 per cent of goals) but they have been out attempted (controlling 49.5 per cent of shot attempts).
Let's talk about this...
October 21 2015 10:33AM
The Winnipeg Jets last season prided themselves on smart, effective defense.
This season has been a bit different. Both by the eye-test and numbers, the Jets have not been nearly as effective in preventing opposition chances.
How worried should we be?
October 19 2015 02:05PM
Hockey is back, not only at the NHL level but across the globe. This means we can start getting a look at 2016 draft hopefuls. As we wrote about over at Hockey Graphs, we've been making some impressive progress with our PCS tool, so over the course of this multi-part series I'll take a look at how PCS views next year's draft hopefuls based on what they did in their 16-year-old season.
October 19 2015 11:42AM
The NHL's department of player safety won't be giving Jacob Trouba a phone call after the Winnipeg Jets defenceman threw what looked like an illegal check to the head of Blues forward Troy Brouwer on Sunday night.
It was reported by Winnipeg Sun's Ken Wiebe that Trouba will not be contacted by the league for delivering the hit, which went unnoticed by referees Dan O'Rourke and Tom Kowal.