April 28 2015 08:09PM
It was an early exit from the playoffs for the Winnipeg Jets and this week we're learning a big reason why.
Four of the team's stars, including blue-liner Dustin Byfuglien and captain Andrew Ladd, were dealing with significant injuries during their opening round sweep at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks.
On Tuesday the Jets announced defencemen Tobias Enstrom and Adam Pardy had shoulder surgery in Winnipeg and both are expected to be ready for training camp in September.
April 28 2015 01:06PM
The season is done and now begins a time of reflection. Fans discuss to each other who they hope the Jets move or keep while management actually debates those very decisions.
Recently the good people at WAR-on-Ice have been developing a new stat called Goals Above Replacement. The statistic combines multiple factors like penalty differentials, shot differentials, face offs, and scoring to create a measured value of a player's season.
The statistic is still in development. There will be changes in the future and other factors added in. But, it is still neat to look at what it says for now.
Let's use this statistic to look at how the Jets' performed.
April 28 2015 07:00AM
Timo Meier is one of the best pure scorers in this year's draft and is a dynamic winger. He is among a fairly large group of draft eligibles this year who could be NHL ready. He could be one of the first 10 names called at the 2015 Entry Draft.
April 27 2015 03:38PM
There are no excuses. There are no arguments. The Anaheim Ducks are better than the Winnipeg Jets. The four-game sweep in the first round proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt. When it came down to crunch time, the Ducks never lost their cool while the Jets looked nervous and scared. Give full credit to Anaheim. They are an excellent team who have a legitimate shot at the Stanley Cup.
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April 24 2015 07:00AM
Oilers gifted McDavid and reportedly hire Chiarelli. Injured Jets swept by Ducks, Leafs eye Todd Mclellan, can Canucks come back, playoff nastiness, Rob Ford, Sean Monahan, Michael Ferland and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.