The Winnipeg Jets discipline is a big problem and could cost them the playoffs

Garret Hohl
February 20 2015 06:00AM

The Winnipeg Jets have been a pretty strong team for 5-on-5 hockey. They currently place sixth in the NHL for score-adjusted Corsi, the best measure for even strength play (excluding goaltending impact). A large part of that effective play has come from the Jets being big, fast, and aggressive.

When you are big, fast, and aggressive, you will end up getting a few penalties called on you; however, the Jets are getting more than just a few calls against them. They lead the league in penalty minutes and it's a bad thing.

Let's see how bad.

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Jets Nation Recap: PIMs cause Jets to bomb in Capital

Garret Hohl
February 19 2015 09:40PM


The Winnipeg Jets are nearing a point of desperate need for wins to stay ahead of the playoff dogfight, and unfortunately they didn't give themselves many reasons to win this one.

The first goal of the game was a microcosm of the rest. Bad Jets penalty. Bad penalty killing. Bad goaltending. Goal against. Otherwise the Jets didn't play too poorly.

Just the bad penalties + bad killing + bad goaltending killed them.

Let's break it down.

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Report: Jets have made Alexander Burmistrov available in trade talks

Thomas Drance
February 19 2015 06:23PM

The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly dangling former first-round draft pick Alex Burmitrov in pre-deadline trade talks, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

"He's a restricted free agent and the Jets are now willing to throw him into any trade negotiations as part of the deal," Dreger said of Burmistrov's availability during an Insider Trading segment on TSN Thursday evening.

Burmistrov, 23, is currently playing for Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL and has managed 10 goals and 26 points in 50 games this season.

Read past the jump for more!

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JGD #59: Playoff Push heads to Washington

Garret Hohl
February 19 2015 12:00PM

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The Winnipeg Jets continue the playoff push as the head to the American capital to face Alex Ovechkin and friends. The Jets have 23 games remaining in the regular season. The magic numbers according to Sports Club Stats are:

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The Jets enter today's game still holding onto the first Wild Card spot in the west with a record of 30-19-10, good enough for fourth in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference. The Washington Capitals meanwhile sit in the exact same spot in the east with a 31-17-10 record. Both teams enter today with a two-game win streak, although only the Capitals have a winning record over their last ten games.

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Playoff Push: How Mathieu Perreault's injury impacts the Jets' roster for the stretch run

Garret Hohl
February 18 2015 01:26PM

The Winnipeg Jets could be without Mathieu Perreault for the duration of the regular season. Perreault has been an impact player for the Jets, so it follow logically that his injury could have a significant impact on the Jets' playoff hopes.

Can the Jets ride out the storm? What should we expect?

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