March 07 2015 12:35PM
The Winnipeg Jets are fighting for their playoff lives and they’ll have to battle on without their top defenceman.
Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets’ top scoring blue-liner with 18 goals and 36 points, will be out 2-to-4 weeks with an upper-body injury as the team prepares to face the Central Division leading Nashville Predators (41-18-7) on Saturday night.
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Jets (32-21-12), who are hanging on to the second wild-card spot in the West – two points ahead of the defending Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings.
The Jets are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, while the Predators dropped their fifth straight game in a 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders.
March 06 2015 11:53AM
The Jets haven't had much luck with health in their final stretch drive.
Paul Maurice announced that Dustin Byfuglien is likely out for 2-4 weeks and Bryan Little will likely miss about half of the Jets upcoming 4 game road trip:
Dustin Byfuglien will be out 2-4 weeks. Bryan Little will travel but is not expected to play on the front part of the 4-game trip. #NHLJets— Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming) March 6, 2015
Byfuglien came off a check weird in a game against the Ottawa Senators. He left the ice, unable to hold his stick with both hands. Little had admitted to playing much of the season with minor bumps and bruises. It is possible that one of these has flared up more and has been instructed to rest.
March 06 2015 10:45AM
the latest instalment of the IceCaps Numbers Recap where we review all the weekly
activity of the St. John’s Ice Caps, the AHL affiliation of the Winnipeg
Jets. Similar to the Future NHEhlers
weekly article we review all the stats and news we can find for your IceCaps.
Continue past the jump to read what went down.
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March 06 2015 06:15AM
All your post trade deadline news, Maple Leafs drama, Giordano's Norris chances squashed, the Oilers GM, new players on new teams and more in this week's Roundup.
March 05 2015 07:00AM
Scouting is based off of subjective inferences, which can create individual biases inherent within each ranking.
This is why I sometimes like to make aggregate lists, which combine multiple different rankings. It's not necessarily that I view this to be superior, although it is possible. It's just for fun and to get a look at some trends.