May 05 2015 10:16AM
I have taken the last few days to scrape, pull, and parse some data in preparation for Jets Nations' season review and also prospect series.
While doing so, I have noted an extremely odd similarity between Alexander Burmistrov and Adam Lowry in their on-ice impact.
It is not abnormal for two players to perform similarly, but it is interesting due to the difference in perception of performance by the audible general masses (at least over social media).
Let's take a look at the similarity while also introducing a few of the numbers we will be using in our end of season player evaluations.
May 05 2015 09:51AM
Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Mark Messier, you know you're in good company.
That's the case for Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd, who is one of three finalists announced for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. Ladd is nominated alongside Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.
Let's take a look after the jump.
May 04 2015 10:35AM
The Winnipeg Jets have announced the name and logo of their new AHL affiliate as the Manitoba Moose.
The design is the same as the older AHL franchise that played out of the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, but with an updated colour scheme matching the current Winnipeg Jets palette.
There were a few other announcements as well on the new team. Click past the "read more" jump for further details.
May 02 2015 12:35PM
The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?
We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition!
May 02 2015 09:44AM
No matter how successful or disastrous a season goes, change is in the air. Such is life in pro sports these days, especially in the NHL. The salary cap plays a large role in teams decisions on who they keep and who they let walk. The Winnipeg Jets are no exception. With 9 players slated to hit the market on July 1, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has some difficult decisions ahead. Here's a look at the nine who are set to be free.