IceCaps Go Back-To-Back over WolfPack

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 12 2015 11:01AM

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Don't look now, but the St. John's IceCaps are starting to climb the ladder towards a playoff position once again. After a rocky start to the year, the team really appears to be gaining its stride, and a pair of wins over the Hartford WolfPack leave them just four points away from the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 25 games to go.

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Some visualization on Zach Bogosian, Evander Kane, Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, and Brenden Lemieux

Garret Hohl
February 12 2015 08:00AM

Yesterday we at Jets Nation posted some interesting articles breaking down some of the assets the Winnipeg Jets received in return for trading Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian. If you have not read them yet they are highly recommended:

While researching for these articles, I accrued some data visualizations and thought I'd share them with you.

Let's take a look.

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Evaluating the future assets from the Evander Kane trade

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 11 2015 06:06PM

On Wednesday the Winnipeg Jets made a franchise altering trade, sending Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian to Buffalo for Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford. 

But beyond the big names and the established NHL-level players, this trade included several intriguing and lesser known future asset in Brendan Lemieux, Joel Armia and a late first-round pick.

Let's look into what the Jets acquired on Wednesday in terms of futures. 

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By The Numbers: Welcome Drew Stafford

Garret Hohl
February 11 2015 03:11PM

One of the players who the Winnipeg Jets received as part of the return in the Evander Kane blockbuster on Wednesday was soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Drew Stafford. 

It's probably worth noting that Kevin Cheveldayoff had been rumoured to be pursuing Stafford previously, when Alexander Burmistrov was on the market. Chevy has finally gotten his man, so what do the numbers say that he brings?

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Why Tyler Myers isn't much of an upgrade on Zach Bogosian

Garret Hohl
February 11 2015 12:56PM

In case you slept in this morning, which I definitely didn't do, the Winnipeg Jets made a big trade today. 

No longer Kevin "no NHL player-for-player trades" Cheveldayoff, the Jets General Manager was able to move Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres. An interesting side plot though was the additional trade of young, right-handed defensemen Zach Bogosian and Tyler Myers.

Let's look at what the numbers say about this swap.

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