December 24 2016 01:07PM
If hockey analysts aren’t arguing about Corsi and analytics, they are arguing about the value certain players bring to the locker room of their team. Many times these are players who are coined as having heart and grit, but their actual hockey skill is lacking.
Take a look across the league. There are players like Derek Dorsett, Matt Martin, Derek Engelland and more who are believed to have an immeasurable impact in the dressing room.
For the Jets specifically, they are frequently icing a lineup with Chris Thorburn and Mark Stuart in it. I am not in the dressing room, so I cannot see or quantify the impact they are making to the players around them but they are wasting a valuable roster spot if you are looking at what they bring skill wise.
December 23 2016 12:20PM
Ah it's Christmas time. You know what that means. Time to do some carolling. We here at Jets Nation didn't want to be left out of the holiday spirit so here's a Christmas favourite that has a Winnipeg Jets theme to it. Everyone now sing.
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December 23 2016 05:00AM
Is JVR on the move in Toronto, Brandon Sutter is the teams 4th best center in Van, Jets bracing for expansion, are the Flames really for real, it's time to breakup McDavid and Lucic, the NHL needs to wake up, travel fatigue is truly a thing, early 2017 draft rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
December 22 2016 11:17PM
And now exhale...
The Jets head into the Christmas break on a little bit of a high as they beat the Vancouver Canucks and avoid a bit of a mini-disaster by splitting the two game series and even more important for the psyche of everyone involved, staying two points ahead of those Canucks in the standings.
December 22 2016 02:17PM
The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article.
Today's NHLNotebook covers a rough night in Glendale that saw 81 PIMS, Patrik Laine being Patrik Laine and the amazing story of Craig Cunningham.