October 22 2013 02:23AM
Throughout this season I will be evaluating all the goals scored on the Jets, breaking down the situations they are scored in, why they go in, and how. It's another piece of the puzzle in answering whether Pavelec is a quality goaltender let down by the team in front of him, or truly an individual problem. The ratings still contain some subjectivity, but over the course of the season will paint a more detailed picture than our foggy memories.
Here is an update after the Jets first eight games of the season.
October 21 2013 11:59AM
As our own Kevin McCartney documented last week, the Winnipeg Jets use a very aggressive forecheck. The three forwards attempt to trap the puck-carrier in his own corner, sealing off any possible exit strategies up the boards or into the open ice.
Aggressive forechecks are going to get caught up ice sometimes. That's one of the trade-offs of getting beneath your opponent's goal line. However, the Jets' forecheck has been noticably struggling all season, and it may have something to do with a preoccupation towards 'Taking the Body,' even finishing their check after the play on the puck has already been made.
October 21 2013 05:04AM
If the 2013-14 NHL Awards would come out today with its nominees for Most Inconsistent Act in the NHL thus far, the Winnipeg Jets would be a close lock to win it (here I'd like to plug the referees inconsistency on penalty calling, but I think I speak for about 99.9% of fans who watch hockey - everyone complains about reffing, thus a moot point).
And as I sit drinking my morning coffee ready for another day of work, I know for certain that I will be putting in at least a 100-110% better effort that those who don blue every gameday to play hockey and make millions, while I am about two zeros of a paycheck off what they make.
So what's the difference?
Maybe ask the coach: Hey Coach, what's the deal?
October 20 2013 10:13PM
"Uh...does anybody else want to do anything?"
Lady Luck jilted the Jets tonight.
October 20 2013 01:17PM
Now that we’re well into the browns and burnt umbers of Fall, full of Pumpkin Spice lattes and head colds, let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting on our TV’s! ‘Cause it ain’t been the performance of the Jets thus far.