Game 8 vs. St Louis: Pavelec and Entries

Travis Hrubeniuk
October 19 2013 04:50PM

The Jets managed to steal a win from a tough Blues squad last night to get themselves back to .500 on the season. Let’s take a look at the zone entry stats and evaluate how Pavelec did in this surprising win.

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The Fake News: Winnipeg's New PK a Success

Rhys Finnick
October 19 2013 01:56PM

Winnipeg wearing their new third jerseys next week 

Evander Kane earned another gold star next to his name in Claude Noel's playbook. The Jets' star winger took five penalties in two games this week against the Canadiens and Blues, showing a commitment to his team's new penalty kill strategy. Coach Claude Noel ruffled feathers last week unveiling a plan to bolster the Jets' PK by taking as many penalties as possible.

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Early Returns: Defence

Kevin McCartney
October 19 2013 03:04AM

"Seriously, Mark?"

Up and down, up and down. The Jets have completed just a tenth of their schedule, sitting 4-4-0, and I'm already exhausted.

On Thursday we looked at how Claude Noel is deploying his forwards and the success they're having with their assignments. Today we turn to the defence group. 

We only have so many ways to evaluate coaches, and one of them is how they use their players. We'll look at another player usage chart, and the hope is to see both the success of indivduals and pairings as well as the success of Claude Noel in putting his players in a position to succeed and responding to their performance on the ice. 

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Jets Post-Game 8: Have to be Lucky to be Good

Kevin McCartney
October 18 2013 09:57PM

From start to finish, this game was about confusion, desperation, and luck.

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JGD 8: Singin' The Blues

Kevin McCartney
October 18 2013 02:51PM

The St Louis Blues are in town, and the anxiety about meeting a Central Division opponent couldn't be higher. Ryan Blight over at Arctic Ice is (very reasonably) calling for major changes to a franchise that has been re-building since expansion. Two lucky wins to kick off the year aren't fooling anyone, and Claude Noel's seat is being heated by the torches of Winnipeg's expanding mob. It's not like ex-Atlanta coach Bob Hartley could have gotten more wins out of this club. I mean, look at Calgary! Wait, Calgary is doing better than us? Oh, the shame.

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