The Best Side of James Wright: What does it say about the Jets?

Kevin McCartney
November 03 2013 05:33PM

 

Loyal readers of the blog will know that I don't think much of James Wright as an NHL player. In the summer, I wrote that he alone was an example of how Claude Noel had impeded his team's chances at the playoffs. More recently, I looked at a single shift of Wright's to examine his constant mental errors. 

Last season, every bit of evidence we could muster told us James Wright was not an NHL player, underscored by the fact that he was dead last on the team in corsi (shot attempts) stats. As of today, James Wright is second among regulars on the team in shot attempt numbers while the score is close, and 11th (AKA not last) in five on five play.

Despite zero points and just 13 shots on goal through 15 games, James Wright might be playing his best hockey of his career. Is it enough?

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Some Jets Stats to Ponder

Matt Eichel
November 03 2013 04:23PM

Understatement of the first month of the 2013-14 season: the Winnipeg Jets have not gotten off to a great start.

For fans, points of frustration include coach Claude Noel, goalie Ondrej Pavelec, the inconsistency of the forward group, or even the deplorabale play of the defense corps.

All good talking points of frustration.  

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Jets Post-Game 14: They are the Champions

Kevin McCartney
November 02 2013 04:43PM

 

Maybe the best part of the game

That was a brutal afternoon for Jets fans everywhere. The team was undone by the coaching adjustments of the Blackhawks early in the second, Pavelec was chased from the net, and we had to listen to Greg Millen. Ack.

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Jets Claim Keaton Ellerby Off Waivers

Kevin McCartney
November 02 2013 03:56PM

 

With the Jets struggling in the standings, and facing four injuries to depth defenders, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has taken action the way we've come to expect. The Jets claimed defencemen Keaton Ellerby off waivers from the LA Kings.

Ellerby gets reported often as a former 1st round pick, but it should be noted it was 10th overall in 2007 to the permanently re-building Florida Panthers. Despite quietly accumulating 160 NHL games, Ellerby has never lived up to his pedigree.

Inside we'll look at what Ellerby brings to the Jets.

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JGD 15: We are the Champions

Kevin McCartney
November 02 2013 12:48PM

Ah, day time hockey. The perfect excuse not to go to Ikea on a Saturday, and a fine reason to be drunk before dinner.

Winnipeg sits in a tie for second last in the West this morning, which is good enough to be tied for a playoff spot with Washington in the East. The more things change...

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