January 29 2016 09:10AM
However, not all news from the Manitoba Moose is bad news. While the team has indeed struggle immensely and the support from the veteran talent has been all but non-existent, there has been an exceptional skater despite having their exploits lost in the shuffle of a terrible team.
Let's take a look at Nic Petan's performance compared to some other individuals.
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January 29 2016 06:00AM
LeafsNation is now TankNation, Wideman runs over ref in Calgary, Barkov's contract impact on Sean Monahan, a Horvat for Douin trade possible in Vancouver, Ken Holland shouldn't have a phone at the trade deadline, Jets look to sign Byfuglien and not Ladd, Nail Yakupov positive possession in Edmonton, a look around the NHL at the break, all kinds of trade deadline scenarios and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
January 28 2016 01:23PM
The Moose are arguably the worst team in the American Hockey League. They get out shot a lot; they get out scored a lot. The team struggles to prevent goals and they struggle to produce them.
We previously discussed how the Manitoba Moose have been over reliant on their youngest players to produce offence.
While the Jets' prospects and other young players on the Moose have not been exactly league leaders in scoring, there is a huge issue with the veteran players inability to produce as they should.
Is it due to the Moose's choice in veterans though or is it maybe something else?
January 27 2016 02:40PM
It feels good to win a game every once in a while.
Last night's win against the Arizona Coyotes, highlighted by Nikolaj Ehlers' first-ever hat trick, was as cathartic for the struggling Jets as it was exciting for their fans. But as basement-dwellers in the Central Division, the Jets' playoff hopes are vanishingly slim (10% according to hockeyviz.com, just 4% at sportsclubstats.com.)
So our attention has shifted to the future: who will be traded, who will be re-signed, and the rest. Amidst all the uncertainty about Winnipeg's free agents, Mark Scheifele's next contract has been largely ignored.
Unlike Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd, Scheifele isn't a pending UFA. And unlike Jacob Trouba, there have been no reports of exorbitant contract asks. But the former seventh-overall pick is one of the Jets' best forwards, and is just hitting his prime. Let's take a crack at projecting his next deal.
January 27 2016 02:00PM
Convenience is everything nowadays.
We want everything to be as centralized as possible – with apps, news, etc all in one place – and everything done for us to the largest possible extent. To that end, I’ve taken the initiative to simplify and centralize the very common calculation of a hockey player’s NHLE, by creating a calculator for it. To my knowledge, it’s the first of its kind that is publicly available (this determined by one Google search and quick scan of the results), but I could be wrong.