Draft 2016: Night One Thoughts

Robert Cleave
June 25 2016 06:00AM


Night one of the NHL draft is in the books, and after a sensible start, Kevin Cheveldayoff took a gamble with the team's second selection in round one in order to shore up a perceived weakness in the organization. That move is one that will almost certainly lead to more questions about the team's mindset, even if its effect is a ways off from truly being felt.

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NHL Draft 2016 - On the Scene

Robert Cleave
June 23 2016 03:02PM

Greetings from the Empire City, where the NHL’s annual meat market devoted to diverting children to unhappy new homes is set for tomorrow evening.  As an addition to Jets Nation’s extensive coverage of the picks themselves, I’m on site to add fan perspective of the proceedings themselves, as well as maybe a few nuggets picked up from the mass of insiders, bloggers, hockey ops people, and other casual drunkards that populate this weekend every season. 

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Winnipeg-Washington Jan. 22 Corsi

Robert Cleave
January 23 2013 11:08AM



Winnipeg completed its initial road trip with a very successful evening in DC, beating the Capitals 4-2 via a very complete effort, especially at EV. The Jets' 2 PP goals were nice, and a welcome change, but the game really turned in the second, when the Jets directed 20 EV shots at Braden Holtby while scoring twice and finishing the game as a competitive affair. 

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Winnipeg-Boston Jan. 21 Corsi

Robert Cleave
January 21 2013 11:24PM



Losses aren't all created equal, and after a sluggish display Saturday, the Jets almost resembled a hockey team this afternoon in Boston. I'm quite sure what it is about playing the Bruins, but Winnipeg 2.0 hasn't looked as overmatched against the Bs as they have against the other top Eastern teams. They could have used the extra point, obviously, but at least at EV, they weren't run out of the rink.

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WPG-OTT Jan. 19 Artisan Style Corsi

Robert Cleave
January 20 2013 12:14PM



Yesterday's putrid affair at MTS wasn't exactly the start  the Jets would have hoped for, as they were beaten 4-1 by the Senators. Winnipeg's defensive zone coverage and goaltending looked about as they left things last April, and Craig Anderson was never really stressed after the first period. 

As a matter of course, I've gotten into the habit of checking the Corsi and Fenwick numbers after games, along with the distribution of offensive and defensive zone starts to assist me in filtering out a bit of the noise at EV. Unfortunately, Vic hasn't updated his apps as of yet, so after the jump, I've compiled Winnipeg's Corsi, Fenwick and FO ratios via our old friend Excel.

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