December 08 2014 08:57PM
The St.John's IceCaps find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture as of now, and the team has lost three of its last four following a five-game winning streak.
The IceCaps are a solid mix of up-and-coming B-level prospects and AHL veterans, and one of the brightest arrows on the club is rookie pro goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, while the early returns on Keaton Ellerby and Scott Kosmachuk are underwhelming.
December 08 2014 02:57PM
It's week ten of the season already, and the Jets are off to their best start in history at 14-9-5. The Jets took five of a possible six points out of their home stand this past week, finally reaching a positive home record on the year at 6-5-2 and ending week nine with an even goal differential for the first time all year. In other words, who is this team?!
Inside we'll look at the week up-coming.
December 07 2014 12:49PM
With a 6-2 win over the Avalanche, the Jets have managed a positive goal differential for the first time since game 3 of the season. Huzzah!
It's been a well earned return to the black, with two wins on this home stand coming on top of an 8-4-3 November record. The Jets' defensive work has them 4th in the league for goals against, bolstered by rookie Michael Hutchinson's stunning 1.62 GAA and .943 sv% through seven starts. The promise of this hockey club - to be a competitive, playoff level team in the West - is being realized under a more patient set of tactics.
Still, strength of schedule has played a large part, as the Jets have played just 15 of their 27 games against teams currently in a playoff position. In those games, the team has a 4-8-3 record, going 10-1-1 against lesser opponents. Collecting points when they are available is a must for any team trying to make the playoffs, but beating the top 15 clubs is the next test. Even without Corey Perry, the Ducks represent another opportunity for the Jets to show their mettle against the league's best.
December 07 2014 07:30AM
Death, taxes, and the Oilers never winning a game. Some things in life are certain, just like I'm certain that it's time once again for another edition of First Star, Worst Star.
December 06 2014 07:46PM
Oh my good friends here at JetsNation, how I have missed you.
During the move to a new city (the city of
champions losers), I found myself working mandatory overtime leaving me too exhausted to get internet and TV at my new place. Well, I finally ponied up and accomplished that goal.
Enough about me, how about your Winnipeg Jets??? The team I pegged to draft Connor McDavid is looking like a legitimate threat at taking a Western Conference playoff spot.
To say I was wrong may be an understatement. Let's look at my early season predictions and do an assessment now…