JGD 40: Cause and Effect

Kevin McCartney
December 27 2013 02:44PM

In the event they lose, the Jets have a ready-made excuse for tonight's game. Coach Claude Noel is clearly stuck in a temporal rift, and is forever repeating the same coaching mistakes until someone can free him. It's like that Groundhog's Day inspired episode of Star Trek "Cause and Effect" turned into a hockey team. Until Noel can realize he's in the loop and adjust his decisions accordingly, he's doomed to repeat failure.

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Game 39 at Edmonton: Scoring Chances and Observations

Travis Hrubeniuk
December 27 2013 12:32PM

Fenwick Chart via Extraskater.com

After watching this game on Christmas Eve (I then felt a need to dive deep into a few cups of strong egg nog), I decided that I would not destroy my holiday. I waited until today to write about this game. I figured that it would allow the anger that built up within me to settle, and maybe by that point I would have words to explain what happened. Sadly, I don’t. I’ll try my best though, and then pray for something better tonight.

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Game 39 at Edmonton: Pavelec Performance Tracker and Neutral Zone Play

Travis Hrubeniuk
December 27 2013 12:18PM

So how was everyone’s Christmas? Mine was fantastic, except for the constant thought in the back of my mind that I would eventually have to touch back on this "game" once more before finally moving on from it.

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Your Jets Guide to the World Juniors Championship

Kevin McCartney
December 26 2013 02:58AM

The U-20 World Juniors Championship start today and the Jets have four players to watch. Matt Eichel wrote about them already here. Inside this article, we'll review some of the scouting reports written on this blog and elsewhere about those four and what to watch for. 

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Jets Prospect Update

Kevin McCartney
December 26 2013 12:13AM

Kichton moves the puck while Pasquale and Chairot act out Wrestlemania 19. Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

It's been a month since we looked at the progress of the Jets' many prospects.

As of the December break, St John's IceCaps of the AHL is a mixed bag with some considerable concern surrounding a few key prospects, but continued excitement around others. As well, the 2011 crop of NCAA players is looking unlikely to produce a pro player. But the team has started to sign some of its CHL players early, including Eric Comrie and Scott Kosmachuk this month, and there are an impressive number of would-be Jets making noise at every level. 

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