April 11 2013 11:22AM
Every week or so, I have a few thoughts. This week I look at the Jets schedule and consider how hard things will be under re-alignment, look forward to the draft to begin our conversation about who the Jets might be in on, and give a preview of articles to come with a chance for you to shape how I look at the data. A smattering of my brainy output below.
April 11 2013 11:11AM
The Homestand from the Heavens continues tonight, with yet another big game for your Winnipeg Jets. After coming off the worst stretch of hockey pretty much imaginable, the Jets have come home and taken advantage of the schedule which, thanks be to the Universe, has brought to Winnipeg some of the biggest patsies in the Leaue. And tonight is no different, as the lowly Florida Panthers visit the MTS Centre.
April 10 2013 03:19PM
Photo by Micha Persson
Prior to this trade deadline, we talked about the idea that the team's actions would give us a tell about the direction of the organization, and about how they perceived their window of opportunity. The action taken? Adding Mike Santorelli via waivers - a bubble player from the worst team in the league this season. I think we all wanted something more decisive, though fans seemed split between buying and selling, and a terrible streak of losing that saw the division title simply slip through our fingers peaked the frustration at our current management group.
We're still left with the question of when this management group will choose to compete, and a further question of what they intend the roster to look like when they do.
April 09 2013 09:11PM
Howdy hockey people.
A while back, I wrote about how I make hockey highlight packs for Hockey Night in Canada, specifically for the web (cbcsports.ca). The feedback was largely positive, so I want to write about it again.
On top on CBC, I’ve also recently taken a freelance position at the NHL Network. While there are a lot of similarities between the two jobs, there are some key differences, too.
If you’re interested in how hockey highlights get done, here’s how we do it.
April 09 2013 05:43PM
Buffalo Sabers (16-17-6) At
Your Winnipeg Jets (19-19-2)
Last Meeting: February 19th, Jets 2 – Sabres 1
Broadcast: TSN Jets
Puck Drop: 7:00 (CT)
Buffalo is the only team in the Eastern Conference with a losing record against the Southeast Division. On top of it, they shipped out Pominville, Leopold, and Regehr since the last time the Jets played them, a 2-1 win back in the heady days of February. Still, the Jets at 3-7 in the last ten, and the Sabres have won 3 straight – apparently galvanized by their underdog status. The Jets are favoured to win, but have a meaningfully worse goal differential and are one of only ten teams in the league with fewer than 100 goals for – and a leader (along with Nashville) among that ignominious third for games played. Somehow, some way as we hold our breath for another puck drop.