February 15 2016 11:56AM
Two quick - but very good - questions in the mailbag this week.
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February 13 2016 11:54PM
Earlier in the day we learned of a possible Jets v Oilers outdoor game that hearkened back to the heated rivalries that the Oilers and the 1.0 version of the Jets.
Tonight's game will not remind anyone of those battles. This one barely reminded fans of an actual NHL game. One that the Jets won 2-1 in a shootout.
February 13 2016 04:51PM
The talk of a Jets outdoor game played at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg may finally be coming to fruition and it may be coming sooner than many of us expected.
Sportsnet's John Shannon tweeted (and reported on TV) mid-afternoon on Saturday that not only will the Jets have their outdoor game during the 2016-17 season, but it will be late October and it will be against the Oilers and Connor McDavid.
February 13 2016 03:55PM
Tonight the Jets are on the road as they begin a 4 game road trip with their first stop in Edmonton as they face the Oilers.
Last time the Jets faced the Oilers, the Oilers won 3-1. This is the 2nd game of a 3 game season series.
Lets break the game down.
February 12 2016 02:14PM
I truly believe that the vast majority of criticism on hockey's public statistical community are heavily overstated. The major users of statistical analysis understand that the numbers are imperfect and do not tell the whole story. In fact, they are usually the ones that have a better grasp of how much of the story is being told, since we can and actively do test the relationships are between two variables.
This is not to say that we are perfect in these areas. We are human and still fail. One area that is not discussed often enough, in my own opinion, is the how's behind the results. An example of this can be seen with intangibles.
Now before you all start jumping on me, let me talk about intangibles and one that's not discussed, even by the traditionalists not involved in the statistical community.