Game 47 vs Columbus: Pavelec Performance and Neutral Zone Play

Travis Hrubeniuk
January 13 2014 10:29AM

In what will go on record as the final game that saw Claude Noel act as the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, we saw a perfect display of his dump and chase mantra, and how it prevented the Jets from creating an efficient offense.

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Jetstream Podcast Ep 15: ClaudeHoppers

Travis Hrubeniuk
January 12 2014 10:37PM

On this week's episode, the guys say so long to Claude Noel, discuss our new coach Paul Maurice and the new evaluation period the Jets suggest they're in. All that plus, Paulina Gretzky's racy tattoo, another spelling bee and some cheery new music for our listeners to enjoy.

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Claude Noel's Last Post-Game Presser: Lost Perspective

Kevin McCartney
January 12 2014 04:44PM

Claude Noel had one of his most detailed and interesting post-game press conferences after what would be his last contest Saturday night against Columbus. He had confirmed for all ears in the days leading up that a Tuesday night drubbing by Tampa had been the season low point for the Jets, and his roster in his final contest as the Jets coach reflected him throwing his hands in the air at the whole mess.

But after losing 6-3 to the Blue Jackets, Noel was a broken record about how the team made mistakes they'd never made previously. He got specific about the team's intended formations, and how the players failed to execute. It was a moment of transparency that comes only when coaches lose the energy required to maintain the veil of a united front and trying hard. Yet it showed something Noel didn't intend - that he wasn't being honest with himself about the problems on the team.

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Claude Noel, Perry Pearn Fired: Paul Maurice Steps In

Kevin McCartney
January 12 2014 01:12PM

Which old witch? The Wicked Witch!

After a very poor 6-3 loss against the Blue Jackets extended the Jets' skid to 5 games, Kevin Cheveldayoff took action behind the Jets bench. Claude Noel, the first coach in the Jets 2.0 history, was fired along with career Assistant Perry Pearn. 

We knew as a fan base that this was coming, and certainly the organization has tipped its hand that this was in the works. Paul Maurice is stepping into the vacant position, revealing that Cheveldayoff was in communication with the former TSN Analyst prior to Sunday morning. 

Inside we'll review some of what led to Noel's dismissal and what we can expect in broad strokes from Paul Maurice.

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Jets Post-Game 47: Byfuglien Watch

Kevin McCartney
January 12 2014 03:19AM

Will the problem on this team please stand up?

Dustin Byfuglien fans can feel vindicated in this contest. The Jets struggled in every aspect of defending - pushing the big bodies of the Columbus forwards, managing gaps, controlling passing lanes, and moving the puck. Five fewer minutes of Byfuglien and an end to his turnovers only meant that the Blue Jackets steamrolled the Jets in their own end and the good guys had no answer. 

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