November 07 2011 09:54PM
A little earlier today, colleague Scott Taylor suggested that the obvious thing the Jets could do to remedy their scoring woes was move Dustin Byfuglien back to forward. Speaking as a fantasy hockey owner with Byfuglien in the line-up, I’m all for that. That doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a big mistake for the Jets to do it.
November 07 2011 08:54PM
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NHLNumbers podcast. As the Nations crack tech team gear up to relaunch our salary/stats site, Jonathan Willis and I decided to get together to talk "new" stats at length and to record some of those conversations. In a radio studio. With guests. Today we debut the first of perhaps many such conversations.
November 07 2011 07:36PM
In the previous installment, the Jets had won the first of their three in four nights' run out on the Island. Today, the trip to Jersey and the World's Most Famous Arena.
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November 07 2011 01:00PM
The leading goal scorers on the Winnipeg Jets have scored five times this season. Kyle Wellwood has five goals in 14 games, Evander Kane has five in 13 and Jim Slater has five in 12. That puts them in a tie for 34th in the NHL.
It's not the end of the world by any stretch of the imagination. The fact the Jets are 5-7-2 and 3-2-1 on their current seven-game road trip suggests the team is playing pretty well. It's difficult to criticize a club that started very slowly, but picked up its game on the road. Trouble is, the Jets have been shut out twice in their last five outings, couldn't hold a lead in Florida and had to score twice in the third to tie New Jersey (more about that later).
As head coach Claude Noel said after the Jets 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Sunday night, "We're playing very well in our own end and all over the ice, defensively. We need somebody to step up and start scoring some goals."
November 07 2011 10:44AM
By Andrey Osadchenko
The Winnipeg Jets weren’t projected to make it to the play-offs this year. And although Winnipeg has only managed five wins in their first 14 games, they’re still only four points away from the 5th spot in the conference. The battle for the post-season has become a little tougher recently however with Tobias Enstrom, Eric Fehr, Ron Hainsey and Derek Meech out. Here’s a look at three guys that should be considered the most likely to get a nod.