West preview... Can the Jets surpass 84 points?

Jason Gregor
September 08 2014 01:17PM

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Our western conference preview continues with a focus on the Winnipeg Jets. This is the Jets' fourth season in Winnipeg after relocating from Atlanta, and they've missed the playoffs all three seasons. They finished with 84 points in 2012 and 2014, and 51 during the shortened 2013 season.

They missed the playoffs by eight points in 2012 and four points in 2013 while skating in the eastern conference. They moved to the west last year and ended up in 11th spot, seven points out of the playoffs.

They Jets don't need a massive improvement to make the postseason, but there is one glaring reason why they will could struggle to make the playoffs; Goaltending.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 05 2014 08:05AM



Sean Monahan a cautionary tale for Leon Draisaitl, advanced stats for dummies, player profiles, prospect depth charts and more in this week's Roundup

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Player Preview: Mark Stuart

Trin Potratz
September 02 2014 05:20PM

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When Mark Stuart signed his 4-year contract extension, there was a gasp and many eyes rolling throughout the NHL. Stuart is a solidified NHL player, but a guy that plays 5/6 pairing minutes against weak competition doesn't normally earn more than a two-year deal.

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made fans shudder when he stated that Stuart "is what the Winnipeg Jets are all about" and obviously looked past his inequalities.

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Player Preview: Jacob Trouba

Trin Potratz
September 02 2014 04:39PM

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Jacob Trouba had fans salivating when he skated across the blue line and ripped a huge clapper past Oilers netminder Devan Dubnyk in the opening game of the season. That was only a sample of what was to come from the NHL rookie. 

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The NHL Advanced Stats Cheat Sheet

Nation World HQ
September 01 2014 12:00PM

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This guide is an overview for the media and newcomers to the NHL's advanced (or "fancy") stats. It includes definitions of the key advanced stats concepts, plus an FAQ to clarify some of the typical inquiries about these measures. It is not to meant to be completely comprehensive; only a useful introduction to possession-based analysis.

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