February 17 2012 02:06PM
(Welcome Jets Nation's newest contributor, Mitch Calvert)
Kevin Cheveldayoff’s job is about to get a lot more difficult.
With the NHL trade deadline looming just over a week away—Feb. 27 for those counting—the Jets still find themselves within striking distance of the eighth and final playoff spot—only two points back of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference standings after a win over the Carolina Hurricanes last night. But Washington sits in ninth spot a point up, with two games in hand.
February 15 2012 11:23PM
Tuesday's dispiriting effort against a mediocre Islanders' team likely signified the end of Winnipeg's aspirations for the post-season, and the inability of the team to generate any offence was again at the heart of the failure. The Jets' paucity of scoring in all situations is fairly evident when you watch them, but one part of the club's endeavors that seems to be even more laden with ineptitude is their work when playing 5 v 4.
The Jets' failings on the powerplay have been a fairly common topic since late January, one that's been mentioned in virtually every postgame over the last few weeks, and unfortunately, when looking at the underlying numbers, the absence of 5 v 4 scoring isn't merely a percentage-driven lull.
February 12 2012 01:27PM
With the trade deadline looking on the horizon and injuries starting to pile up acorss various rosters, the buyers and sellers are starting to line up across the league. Topics this week include Hockey day in Canada, Oiler memories and some of the needs and wants of Canadian NHL teams leading up to February 28.
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February 08 2012 12:14PM
The stretch drive has begun in the NHL, and in the Eastern Conference, the standings seem to shift every night as there are five teams with a legitimate shot at bumping each other around at the bottom of the Conference's Top 8. Every couple of weeks, we'll take a look at team's predictive stats: the rate they need to achieve points to hit the current playoffs entry point of 93 points, as well as their goal differential, PDO and Fenwick Tied, measures that help us predict whether a team has earned their spot in the standings.
February 06 2012 11:27AM
As per Bob McKenzie, a trio of players with NHL experience are on the waiver wire today. Are any of them particularly interesting?