January 27 2013 08:25AM
The first week of the NHL season is now behind us; the Best of the Nation this week includes more Luongo trade talk, Nail Yakupov's goal celebration, actual trades, and much more.
January 24 2013 04:10PM
Apparently Olli Jokinen landed in Winnipeg after his second stint ended in Calgary this off-season. And now he's playing with Evander Kane in the Jets top six and has already collected an impressive 0 points in three games played.
As a native Flames fan I have naturally had many years (on more than one occasion) to observe Olli's foibles as an NHL player and I feel it's my duty to report to his new fans just what kind of player Jokinen is. To start, I can safely say he's a bit like the proverbial Frogurt.
January 23 2013 11:08AM
Winnipeg completed its initial road trip with a very successful evening in DC, beating the Capitals 4-2 via a very complete effort, especially at EV. The Jets' 2 PP goals were nice, and a welcome change, but the game really turned in the second, when the Jets directed 20 EV shots at Braden Holtby while scoring twice and finishing the game as a competitive affair.
January 21 2013 11:24PM
Losses aren't all created equal, and after a sluggish display Saturday, the Jets almost resembled a hockey team this afternoon in Boston. I'm quite sure what it is about playing the Bruins, but Winnipeg 2.0 hasn't looked as overmatched against the Bs as they have against the other top Eastern teams. They could have used the extra point, obviously, but at least at EV, they weren't run out of the rink.
January 20 2013 12:14PM
Yesterday's putrid affair at MTS wasn't exactly the start the Jets would have hoped for, as they were beaten 4-1 by the Senators. Winnipeg's defensive zone coverage and goaltending looked about as they left things last April, and Craig Anderson was never really stressed after the first period.
As a matter of course, I've gotten into the habit of checking the Corsi and Fenwick numbers after games, along with the distribution of offensive and defensive zone starts to assist me in filtering out a bit of the noise at EV. Unfortunately, Vic hasn't updated his apps as of yet, so after the jump, I've compiled Winnipeg's Corsi, Fenwick and FO ratios via our old friend Excel.