February 03 2016 09:00AM
The Winnipeg Jets have a problem. A big problem. His name is Dustin Byfuglien. No, he's not a cancer in the locker room. Yes, he's an excellent hockey player. In fact, Big Buff was the lone Jets representative at the recent John Scott celebration, officially known as the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville.
February 03 2016 07:32AM
I had the recent pleasure of taking part of the TSN Analytics show. The interview can be found here (the January 30th, 2016 episode) if you wish to take a listen.
The major questions they gave me were my opinion on the Evander Kane and Tyler Myers trade one year later, and also what do I think the Winnipeg Jets should do with Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien. There were also some untouched questions they preemptively emailed me about, when they sent me a list of possible topics.
I had researched and written a few points on each topic prior to the interview, and had promised on Twitter to expand on the discussions on the show.
So, here is my point form notes being expanded into far more in-depth, long-paragraph form...
February 02 2016 10:50PM
We knew coming off the All-Star break that the Jets were in tough against the Central Division leading Dallas Stars, but the Jets didn't make things any easier on themselves with repeated stick infractions and blown defensive assignments that resulted in a 5-3 loss.
We now officially dub the last nine games: "The Homestand From Hell".
February 02 2016 11:50AM
After an amazing All-Star weekend, it's time to get back to the grind.
For the Winnipeg Jets, that means a date with the Dallas Stars at the MTS Centre.
The Jets will continue a six-game home-stand, in which they are 1-3-0 so far. They lost the first three games before Nik Ehlers and the Jets exploded on the Arizona Coyotes in a 5-2 win before the All-Star break.
February 02 2016 09:50AM
While Kyle Connor continues to produce points at a torrid pace, a couple other prospects managed to work their way out of scoring slumps. We look at how everyone performed this week in the prospects update.