JGD #52: Jets kick off February in Calgary

Dale Lamontagne
February 02 2015 12:17PM


With the NFL's Super Bowl festivities now behind us, it's time for some Winnipeg Jets hockey.

The club, winless since the All-Star break, is set to travel to Calgary to take on the Flames for the second of three meetings this season. The Flames won the first meeting back on Oct. 19 with Johnny Gaudreau scoring the game winning goal. Of course he did! 

After dominating play in January, despite only going 7-6-1, the Jets enter February on a three game losing skid. The string of recent losses raises the stakes for tonight's game, as the Jets will need to turn it around, or risk losing even more ground in the loaded Central Division.

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Nation Network Power Rankings: St. Louis is No. 2, Maple Leafs slide to 26

Thomas Drance
February 02 2015 10:38AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Winnipeg Jets are set up for the future: Centres

Garret Hohl
February 02 2015 08:00AM


It's one thing to be good, it's another entirely to be good and young.

Recently I wrote an article in the Winnipeg Free Press that underlying metrics say good things about the 2014-15 Winnipeg Jets. The Jets' strong numbers --such as in score adjusted Corsi percentage (SAC%)-- are a positive sign. While points and wins show where a team stands at a single moment, shot metrics are important because they better predict how a team will perform for the remainder of the season.

There are seven teams in the NHL who currently hold a better SAC% than the Winnipeg Jets. The real kicker though is only the Tampa Bay Lightning consist of a younger average roster.

The Jets' youth has not just been passengers, but have driven a lot of the success as well. In this series we will look at the Jets depth in each position, while specifically focusing on those under 25 and making an impact.

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First Star, Worst Star: February 1, 2015

jeanshorts
February 01 2015 10:00AM

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SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!! I hope everyone bought enough tonnage of beer and chips and pizza and wings. It's the one day a year where it's acceptable to eat your weight in deep fried foods and pass out on the toilet by 8PM. But in the mean time, let's check out who was the best, and the best of the worst in the NHL this week!

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STOP REWARDING FAILURE

Robin Brownlee
January 30 2015 03:01PM

Failure

Why should the NHL continue to reward the Edmonton Oilers for on-ice failure and organizational ineptitude by giving them a better chance to select the cream of the crop at the Entry Draft while more successful teams line up behind and wait their turn? It shouldn’t.

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