September 08 2015 05:08AM
With training camp just around the corner, it is a good time to take stock of the roster that the Winnipeg Jets are likely to ice for the 2015-16.
Next summer, captain Andrew Ladd and elite defensemen Dustin Byfuglien are both slated for free agency. Key young players Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, and Michael Hutchinson will all become restricted free agents.
Next summer has the potential for big change.
This summer, however, was a relatively quiet one for Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff as much of the roster that was swept in the first round of last season's playoffs returns intact for a run at another playoffs berth this season.
Here, we'll take a look at the scouting reports and advanced stats for each member of the top forward line for next season. This process will be repeated for the other projected forward lines and the defense pairings in time. First up, the Jets' number one line...
September 07 2015 10:00AM
As we prepare for the 2015-2016 season ahead of us, we will begin to analytical break down some aspects on the Jets and how to best optimize the roster.
We begin the series looking at the Jets performance in special teams situations, starting with forwards on the power play.
September 07 2015 09:03AM
Look, I get it. We've just flipped the calendar over to September and while the 2015-16 NHL season is starting to loom on the horizon, many aren't into quite into it yet. Baseball is into it's pennant races, football both pro and college is starting up south-of-the-border while football here is just past the mid-way point.
No one is really thinking that much about hockey as evidenced by the lack of response to our call out for questions to Air Mail.
But the quest to answer questions on a weekly basis will not let this minor detail stand which is why after entering in the phrase: "Common Winnipeg Jets Questions" into the Google machine, I'll answer three questions I came across that were asked in April...
September 07 2015 07:00AM
People understand that there is a different between plus/minus and goal differentials (ES or all mins) and why plus/minus is worse, right?— Garret Hohl (@GarretHohl) September 5, 2015
Most place goal differentials into either per 60 minute form or a percentage removing TOI bias. So +2/-4 is not same as +122/-124.— Garret Hohl (@GarretHohl) September 5, 2015
Earlier I had some discussions online, ending with myself being surprised with how many did not know the difference between the traditional goal plus/minus and even strength goal differentials.
Let's take a look at the Jets as an example.
September 04 2015 10:59AM
The Winnipeg Jets announced their roster for their rookie camp, also known as the 2015 Penticton YoungStars tournament.
The camp will be running from September 11-14 in Penticton featuring some of the top prospects for the Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, and Calgary Flames organizations.