The Jets need to ride Hellebuyck all the damn time

Mack Irwin
February 24 2017 03:45PM

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No matter what changes in Winnipeg, some things still stay the same. Despite adding young talent, reinforcing the bottom-six, and swapping Pavelec for a highly-touted young goalie, the Jets have suffered through another season of leaky goaltending.

Only once in Jets 2.0 franchise history have they finished above average in even-strength save percentage. That's impressive ineptitude, but it's even more impressively consistent ineptitude. Even good goalies put in swiss cheese-level seasons occasionally, and bad goalies will play out of their minds: Brian Elliot has stopped just 89.6% of the shots he's faced this season, while Peter Budaj has stopped 91.7%.

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By The Numbers: Jets' past performance in WAR, defenders

Garret Hohl
February 24 2017 01:25PM

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How good or bad are the Winnipeg Jets? Where are their weakest links? Where are they strongest? Where are they dragging behind?

It's easy for someone to say a losing team falls short but it becomes difficult to actually say where and by how much. Metrics like WAR do not tell the whole story, but they start to give scale to where a team is performing poorly or well.

Let's start by looking at the Jets' blue-line.

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Custance: Jets are getting calls on Drew Stafford

Jacob Stoller
February 24 2017 10:19AM

As the deadline approaches, Drew Stafford (who is one of our predicted trade candidates), seems to be gaining some traction on the trade market. 

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‪The Nation Notebook: NHL/Flames meet to talk officiating, Is there a market for Lazar? and what it's like to be a GM on deadline day. ‬

Zach Laing
February 24 2017 07:00AM

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In today's Nation Notebook, we look at the latest news around the league.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 24 2017 05:00AM

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Is Kris Russell an opportunity or a trap, Leafs considering a Mike Richards comeback, Brandon Sutter is way overpaid in Van, what do the Flames do with Sam Bennett, Oilers are making the playoffs, remembering Mike Ilitch, loads of trade talk, NHL power rankings, Jonathon Toews and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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