November 10 2013 04:38PM
The Jets were finally able to slay the “monster” that was Carter Hutton Friday night against the Preds, finally getting a win against the new Division rival. The power play was still terrible, but Pavelec was excellent as the team put fans on the good side of blowing a team out.
November 10 2013 01:40PM
The Sharks come into Winnipeg as vulnerable as they've been this year, having lost four in a row dating all the way back to October 30th. (Even the Jets have won this month!) Of course, they collected three Champion points in the losses, and remain tied with St Louis for 5th in the West with a 10-2-4 record. The team also still boasts a league-leading +23 goal differential.
The most interesting number for the Sharks this year, however, is their shot attempts. This is a team in full swing of a 'corsi revolution,' assembling their roster according to corsi, and playing structurally with the intention to maximize corsi effects. Their successes and failures this season will speak volumes about the value of corsi as an evaluative tool within organizations.
November 09 2013 02:18AM
Zach Redmond was picked in the 7th round, 184th overall in 2008 as an over-age player. He'd already played a year at Ferris State University by the time he was drafted, and he would finish his four years before turning pro for the 2011/12 season. To say he was a long shot to play an NHL game is an understatement.
Now 25, he's played in 8 NHL games, but his window is closing through no fault of his own. When will Zach's moment come?
November 08 2013 11:02PM
The model of inconsistency lived on Friday night, as a flurry of early goals ultimately led to a shut out win for Ondrej Pavelec and company.
November 08 2013 02:34PM
Maybe the Preds will volunteer to lose!
After two frustrating loses to the Predators already this season and a disappointing performance on Wednesday, game three against Nashville is a bit of an unwanted re-match. Some days I miss playing Florida.