Jets 2015 Trade Deadline: Inventory

Thomas Drance
February 23 2015 07:00AM

With a strong finish to the season the Winnipeg Jets can bring playoff hockey back to the Province of Manitoba for the first time in nearly 20 years.  

With a week to go before the 2015 NHL trade deadline on March 2, the stakes are high for the Jets. So let's take stock of where the Jets are, what they need and what assets they have to play with as they chase a Stanley Cup playoff spot. 

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Nation World HQ
February 22 2015 02:00PM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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First Star, Worst Star: February 22, 2015

February 22 2015 12:53PM


Like sands through the hourglass, so is First Star, Worst Star. 

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets fail to fire in Toronto

Garret Hohl
February 21 2015 08:59PM

The Winnipeg Jets lost against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the most non-Jet fashion: good special teams and bad 5-on-5.

The game started off slow until Korbinian Holzer picked up a penalty for goalie interference. Leo Komarov ended up with a fast break and a quick release on the penalty kill, beating Michael Hutchinson to make it 1-0 for the bad guys.

Jets answered back quickly with a Jacob Trouba goal on the same power play. Mark Scheifele later that period also picked up a power play goal off a great picked-off pass in the slot.

The game continued to go back and forth, with the Leafs getting one, then the Jets, and then the Leafs tying up the game at three a piece.

James van Riemsdyk stopped a 10 game goalless drought with a one-timer from Olli Jokinen in OT to finish the Jets.

Let's break it down.

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JGD #60: Playoff Push at T-Dot

Garret Hohl
February 21 2015 12:33PM

The Jets enter today's game still holding onto the first Wild Card spot in the west with a "true 0.500" record and 30-20-10. This is still good enough for fourth in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference. The Toronto Maple Leafs meanwhile sit second last in the Atlantic and third last in the east with a 23-31-5 record.

Jets lost their last game and are 4-4-2 in their last ten. Leafs are on a two game losing streak and have an ugly 1-8-1 over their last 10.

Currently SportsClubStatistics (which has flaws relying on goal differentials over shot metrics) places the Jets odds depending on the number of games the Jets win over their final 22 games:

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