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November 27 2015 06:45AM
Where will Travis Hamonic land, Forbes comes out with the latest team values, Leafs and Canucks still dreaming of players coming home in 2016, teams a quarter of the way into the season, TJ Brodie won't be traded, trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Oil country, two stars drop the mitts, fantasy hockey and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
November 26 2015 09:46AM
Picture courtesy of @HLLivingLoco
The Winnipeg Jets are on the penalty kill, a lot.
Since the franchise move to Winnipeg, the team has been called for 141 more penalties than they have drawn. This is the second worst differential in the entire NHL, just 20 less than the Boston Bruins and 40 more than any other team. Over the last two seasons the Jets have the worst penalty differential.
A lot of time on the penalty kill means a lot of minutes for their top killers. Mark Stuart sits at 20th in the league for short handed minutes since Jets' inaugural season.
So how has Stuart performed over that time?
November 25 2015 09:39PM
So, we usually start these game recaps with some analysis of the game and a brief recap of what happened.
However, for this game, I feel like it's appropriate to start out with a graph.
November 25 2015 10:30AM
The Winnipeg Jets have their starter Ondrej Pavelec on Injury Reserve at least until January. Until then, the Jets will be rolling with a tandem of Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck.
There are some concerned with the loss of Pavelec. Jets Nation's own Angelo Montilla looked at five possible trade targets for the Jets. After all, losing a starter for most teams could be the kiss of death when it comes to making the playoffs.
Let's see why this is not the case with the Jets.
November 25 2015 08:42AM
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has all the confidence in the world Michael Hutchinson can hold down the fort while starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec recovers from a knee sprain.
"Michael Hutchinson played outside the backup role in big games in a higher volume than you would see in a lot of (other) backups. So he has a lot of experience," Maurice told reporters earlier this week.
But that experience may not be enough to help keep the Jets in the playoff race by the time Pavelec returns, which could be as late as February.
Here are five goalies the Jets should consider trading for.