November 08 2011 01:31PM
Over the last five games or so, Ondrej Pavelec has been the best Jet, stealing a couple of wins in Florida and on Long Island and has really impressed casual on-lookers with his style of save-making.
If you haven't listened to our own Scott Taylor discuss Pavelec on Nation Radio this week, please, take the time to do so, because he has some good remarks about Pavelec's style. Not quite classic butterfly, to paraphrase, and more of a hybrid style like Martin Brodeur.
November 07 2011 09:54PM
A little earlier today, colleague Scott Taylor suggested that the obvious thing the Jets could do to remedy their scoring woes was move Dustin Byfuglien back to forward. Speaking as a fantasy hockey owner with Byfuglien in the line-up, I’m all for that. That doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a big mistake for the Jets to do it.
November 07 2011 08:54PM
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the NHLNumbers podcast. As the Nations crack tech team gear up to relaunch our salary/stats site, Jonathan Willis and I decided to get together to talk "new" stats at length and to record some of those conversations. In a radio studio. With guests. Today we debut the first of perhaps many such conversations.
November 07 2011 07:36PM
In the previous installment, the Jets had won the first of their three in four nights' run out on the Island. Today, the trip to Jersey and the World's Most Famous Arena.
November 07 2011 01:00PM
The leading goal scorers on the Winnipeg Jets have scored five times this season. Kyle Wellwood has five goals in 14 games, Evander Kane has five in 13 and Jim Slater has five in 12. That puts them in a tie for 34th in the NHL.
It's not the end of the world by any stretch of the imagination. The fact the Jets are 5-7-2 and 3-2-1 on their current seven-game road trip suggests the team is playing pretty well. It's difficult to criticize a club that started very slowly, but picked up its game on the road. Trouble is, the Jets have been shut out twice in their last five outings, couldn't hold a lead in Florida and had to score twice in the third to tie New Jersey (more about that later).
As head coach Claude Noel said after the Jets 3-0 loss to the Rangers on Sunday night, "We're playing very well in our own end and all over the ice, defensively. We need somebody to step up and start scoring some goals."