April 20 2014 09:26PM
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As many of you are aware, at the start of this season I set out to answer a few questions in regards to Ondrej Pavelec. Despite what numbers were saying many out there were indoctrinated into the belief that it was the team in front of him, not his play that hampered his performance and results. I wanted to know, was it the play in front of him? Or was it his personal tendencies and shortcomings that were holding him back? How did he compare to Al Montoya behind him? So throughout the season I have tracked every goal scored on either Ondrej Pavelec or Al Montoya to find some answers.
April 19 2014 07:23PM
News came down a couple days ago that formerly interim Head Coach Paul Maurice had been extended four years. He took over a team with a 19-23-5 record, so perhaps appropriately escaped blame for a last place finish in the Central Division and fewer wins than the much maligned Maple Leafs.
It was a heck of a start for Paul Maurice, in fact. Not only did the team immediately look more competitive on the ice, hope for less of the same spread through the fan base. A 9-3-1 record before the Olympic break was complimented by a lifted suspension for Ivan Telegin and rumblings that Burmistrov may not be a lost asset after all. The players seemed happier and his even his verbal was good - identifying the Jets as a young, fast, big team capable of winning in the Western Conference.
Then it all fell apart. A 9-9-4 record after the break was punctuated by tension with Evander Kane, questionable lineup choices, and some of the hands-in-the-air frustration we saw under Claude Noel.
The pressing question is why it fell apart, and with that, whether Paul Maurice is an upgrade behind the bench. What can we expect from the Jets' second ever tactics magnate?
April 15 2014 08:04PM
On this week's episode, the guys say farewell to our Jets, make their playoff picks and give the lowdown on our plans for the podcast during the offseason. All that, Maurice's press conference, questions from you guys and a few shower thoughts.
April 15 2014 08:00AM
Tuukka Rask winning a Stanley Cup as a starting goaltender probably won't annoy Leafs fans, will it?
EA Sports and NHL 14 have completed their annual playoff emulator! They take the current playoff tree, match all the teams who are facing each other with their updated rosters, and see who the game predicts will win the Stanley Cup.
In the email I got from EA Sports they gave me highlights from each round, including who won each series and how long it took!
Here are this year's results...
April 14 2014 01:15PM
Playoffs? We're talking playoffs...playoff pools to be specific.