February 14 2017 07:00AM
This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.
The Pacific Division is completely wide open. Though San Jose appears to still be the cream of the crop, the Oilers have showed flashes of brilliance, and the Ducks and Kings have a track record of previous success. The Canucks and Flames are in a difficult situation determining whether to buy or sell, while the Coyotes have known for months that their season is over.
February 13 2017 03:40PM
Another week and another edition of Jets Nation Air Mail! This week we talk about coaching, management, ownership, possible trade scenarios and more!
If you have questions either Jets related, or about hockey in general, we encourage you to e-mail us at JNAirMail@shaw.ca or tweet at us on the Twitter machine - but include the hashtag #JNAirMail so we don't miss that question!
And here.. we... go...
February 13 2017 11:30AM
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The Winnipeg Jets are losing more games than they win. They sit third-last in standing's points per game played. Some models show the Jets having a greater shot at first overall than making the playoffs. (Let's ignore the models have Jets with a near 50 percent chance of neither playoffs nor top five pick)
Not everything is going as planned.
Just like one must know what broke before repairing a car, we must analytically dissect the Jets and see where the help is needed. Let's look at the Jets' holes and discuss some solutions on fixing the team, with keeping in mind the up coming trade deadline.
February 13 2017 08:09AM
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A loss to the Avalanche snowballed into a four game losing streak as the Jets went 0-for-the-week, losing to Minnesota, Chicago, and Tampa Bay. Assuming 90 points to be the playoff cut-off, the Jets are going to need 36 points in 28 games, which translates to a record somewhere in the neighbourhood of 17-9-2. While it's not technically impossible, even the most optimistic of Jets fans are starting to pull up the lottery simulator to check the odds of landing Nolan Patrick in this summer's entry draft. Let's take a look ahead and see how this coming week shapes up.
The Nation Notebook: Setoguchi's comeback ends, Burns' historic season, and notes on the seller's market
February 13 2017 07:00AM
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don't quite deserve their own article.
The L.A. Kings have put to bed Devin Setoguchi's comeback, as he joins all of the major signings the team made last summer on the waiver wire. Brent Burns is on pace for the best season we've seen from a defenceman in a long time (don't tell Erik Karlsson). And a seller's market has massively upped the asking price for good-but-not-great players, making this deadline likely to be a slow one.