August 01 2011 09:23AM
Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a "three star" nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a tangible value.
July 30 2011 06:13AM
This week in 'contrails' we consider the Jets new AHL affiliate, some good news for Mark Scheifele and the possibility of signing a checking center to round-out the depth chart.
July 29 2011 12:07PM
Nikolay Zherdev says he would have no problems playing in Winnipeg, despite the cold weather and heavy travel schedule. Should the Jets be interested?
July 29 2011 11:39AM
Edmonton will host most of the best under-20 players our country has to offer starting Wednesday August 3rd. Hockey Canada has invited 47 players to this year's camp; four goalies, 17 D-men and 26 forwards, but some of the invitees will likely be in the NHL in October, and won't be available to help Canada try and regain the gold medal after back-to-back silver medals.
July 29 2011 09:12AM
Editors Note: After talking with Alex Burmistrov for Jets Nation, Andrey Osadchenko was able to catch up to recently signed prospect Ivan Telegin. Topics include Telegin's improved offensive numbers, playing in the OHL, the world junior championships and his goals for next season.
- Comparing your stats from the last season to your rookie year, one can’t help but notice that you significantly improved the number of your assists. Last season you improved this number by more than 2 times. How did you make it possible?