By The Numbers: Jets' league worst face off percentage is a problem, but a small one

Garret Hohl
November 14 2016 01:08PM

The Winnipeg Jets carry the worst face off win percentage in the league.

While it is far from optimal, it isn't a great deal either. We take a deeper look into the numbers to show why.

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Top to Bottom: The Overachievers and Underachievers After One Month

Cam Lewis
November 14 2016 12:00PM

It's more of a 'Bottom to Top' but 'Top to Bottom' sounds better. This is a monthly feature where I'll do a dive into each team's underlying numbers to see if they match up with where they currently sit in the standings. 

It's been one month. At this point, we can, in most cases, start to see patterns unfolding that indicate whether teams are good or bad based largely on their underlying numbers. Still, though, one month isn't an entire season. While we can start to get a decent picture of what's going on, there are teams who haven't yet hit their stride, are struggling to adapt to new rosters or coaches, or are simply overachieving based on a hot goalie or strong performances due to a favourable schedule. Let's see who, after one month, is as good or as bad as their place in the standings indicates. 

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Kyle Connor placed on IR, Chase De-Leo recalled

Jacob Stoller
November 14 2016 11:52AM

The injuries just won't stop for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have announced Kyle Connor will join Shawn Matthias, Bryan Little, Mathieu Perreault and Joel Armia on the IR. In a corresponding move, the Jets have re-called Chase De Leo from the Manitoba Moose to fill in the void. 

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Jets youngsters firing on all cylinders

Jacob Stoller
November 14 2016 11:26AM

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On paper, the Jets 8-7-2 record may not stand out as impressing. But the Jets record shouldn't distract you from thinking the Jets aren't making noise around the league. The youth that Kevin Cheveldayoff and co have worked so patiently towards assembling is starting to come to fruition.  A young NHL team like the Jets is going to have growing pains as they grow as a unit, but that doesn't automatically entail the Jets lurking around the bottom of the NHL standings for the majority of the season. 

As we've seen 17 games in to the season, it looks like Winnipeg is starting to grow up pretty fast. 

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Looking at The Week Ahead - Nov 14 to Nov 20

Dustin Mymko
November 14 2016 08:00AM

The Winnipeg Jets are moving in the right direction after their shootout win over the LA Kings moved them above .500 with record of 8-7-2 and sitting in SECOND PLACE in the Central!! Granted, they've played more games than anyone else (3 more than third place Minnesota), but still, we'll take it! They look to keep things going with 4 games coming up this week. They face the Blackhawks at home before heading out on a road trip that won't bring them back to Manitoba for awhile.

Read on to take a look at what's on tap for the Jets in the coming week.

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