Game 31 at Tampa: Scoring Chances and Observations

Travis Hrubeniuk
December 09 2013 12:14AM

Fenwick chart from extraskater.com

I’m not sure what the most shocking stat of this game really is. The fact that they Jets had the better start, that they were shutout chance wise in the third period, or that they won the special teams battle.

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Jetstream Podcast Ep 10: The Thorburn Experience

Travis Hrubeniuk
December 08 2013 11:12PM

On this week's episode, the guys discuss whether or not the road-trip was successful, relocation possibilities for teams and why the hell Thorburn is playing. All that, plus Kane's With You stats, eavesdropping on Chipman and delicious Christmas baking.

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Game 30 at Florida: Pavelec Performance Tracker and Neutral Zone Play

Travis Hrubeniuk
December 08 2013 03:18PM

"In my opinion that sucked. What’s that? PLAYOFFS? Don’t talk about playoffs!? You kiddin’ me?! PLAYOFFS? I just hope we can win a game!"

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Game 30 at Florida: Scoring Chances and Observations

Travis Hrubeniuk
December 08 2013 03:12PM

Fenwick chart from extraskater.com

This was not a game the Jets could afford to lose. The road trip was going well despite some questionable play, but a loss in Sunrise Florida would pretty much dismiss any positive vibes that had been generated on this trip. It's Florida. They aren’t good. The Jets were expected to win, which of course means they lost. Welcome to the life of a Winnipeg Jets fan.

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JGD 31: Red Alert

Kevin McCartney
December 07 2013 03:58PM

Yeah, this is a real tesla coil engineered for the above tableau from the PC Game Command and Conquer: Red Alert.

The Jets are wrapping up their extrended road trip against a battered Tampa Bay squad. When healthy, the Lightning are the toughest competition on this Eastern Conference trip, but without Steven Stamkos, and now Victor Hedman, as well as 4 other starters, the Lightning are vulnerable.

Expectations were high for this road trip. Six winnable games were intended to put the team back in the playoff hunt. Instead, they're at risk of going .500 on one the easiest stretches in their schedule. The team structure has fallen apart on the road, and coaching decisions have brought us back to the usual frustrations of prioritizing results over process. The Jets have faced the backup goalie in 4 of the 6 matchups on this trip, showing just how much respect the rest of the league has for Winnipeg.

Currently 9 points back of Minnesota for the final Divisional playoff spot, the Jets are miles from competitive despite considerable top end talent. It should be Red Alert for this club, and the manager should be making some of the simple changes required to be commanding on the ice, and be conquerors in the East. Instead, we live in fear of the Tesla Coil.

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