October 10 2013 04:08PM
Photo by Bugsy Sailor
It's only game four, and despite a winning record, the locals are restless. It's not without reason. At even strength, the Jets have been out shot 76-58, out Corsi'd 142-113, and simply out played. The penalty kill sits in the low 70's. Despite the dieification of Pavelec, the team sits 19th in 5 on 5 goals against per 60 minutes. Any way you slice it, the team is struggling - except at scoring goals, where only the Sharks and Blues have been better.
Tonight, the Jets kick off back-to-back games in their first contests against Central Division opponents. The Minnesota Wild are to the Jets what George was to Opposite George. They're doing everything right - leading the league in corsi% 5 on 5, second in shot differential, keeping the puck out of their net. The Wild are beating their opponents at even strength. But like regular George, they never score - averaging less than one goal per 60 minutes of 5 on 5 hockey. That's less than a quarter of the Jets' scoring rate.
October 10 2013 03:35AM
This season The Jets have hired Sports Psychologist and Life Coach, Dr. Gary Barnard to help focus and motivate the team. We’re fortunate enough to have been granted access to these closed-door meetings. Here is the transcript for Dr. Gary’s session with the team in preparation for the Oct.10 game against the Minnesota Wild.
October 09 2013 01:02PM
Due to popular demand Draft Street is back on the Nations. We ran some Free Rolls for DS last year and got some really good feedback, so we approached them about getting this going again for us again this year. They finally acquiesced when Kent threatened to send Wanye to their house with a bullhorn and a clown costume.
October 08 2013 05:42PM
In the continued effort to move the Nation Network into fantasy gaming and continue raising money for charities at the same time our second game - the ol' reliable NationDraft player box game - begins today. For only $20 you should totally sign up here!
October 08 2013 12:03PM
Throughout this season another addition to our lineup here at Jets Nation will be the tracking of scoring chances for and against the Jets. In an early pre-season press conference, Claude Noel admitted that he uses scoring chances to evaluate players, so we're going to follow suit to see if we can begin to understand some of Noel's lineup choices. Here’s an update from the first week of the Jets season.