February 01 2016 05:28PM
After a memorable All-Star weekend, it's back to the reality and grind of the regular season and for the Winnipeg Jets many questions now need to be answered over the next few weeks.
Will they trade or sign Ladd? Will they trade or sign Byfuglien? Will the Jets decide that they are indeed sellers and start preparing for next season, or will they try to take one more belated run at a playoff spot?
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January 29 2016 10:17AM
A few months ago, I looked at all of the moves each team had made over the offseason with the goal of figuring out which trades and signings were good and bad, and what each teams goals were and whether or not they did a good job of making personnel changes to achieve them. Now, since an adequate amount of time has passed, I'm going to pull those assessments up, throw on my hindsight goggles, and look back on the good and the bad moves from the 2015 offseason.
The Hawks executed another successful re-tool in the midst of sinking into cap hell, hitting a home run on undrafted Russian free agent Artemi Panarin. The Colorado Avalanche have brought Avsalytics back to life and are doing their best to defy statistics, and this time, it's probably even more puzzling than last. And the Dallas Stars attempt to become the Chicago Blackhawks last summer has helped turn them into a legitimate contender. Let's get into it.
January 29 2016 09:10AM
However, not all news from the Manitoba Moose is bad news. While the team has indeed struggle immensely and the support from the veteran talent has been all but non-existent, there has been an exceptional skater despite having their exploits lost in the shuffle of a terrible team.
Let's take a look at Nic Petan's performance compared to some other individuals.
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January 29 2016 06:00AM
LeafsNation is now TankNation, Wideman runs over ref in Calgary, Barkov's contract impact on Sean Monahan, a Horvat for Douin trade possible in Vancouver, Ken Holland shouldn't have a phone at the trade deadline, Jets look to sign Byfuglien and not Ladd, Nail Yakupov positive possession in Edmonton, a look around the NHL at the break, all kinds of trade deadline scenarios and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
January 28 2016 01:23PM
The Moose are arguably the worst team in the American Hockey League. They get out shot a lot; they get out scored a lot. The team struggles to prevent goals and they struggle to produce them.
We previously discussed how the Manitoba Moose have been over reliant on their youngest players to produce offence.
While the Jets' prospects and other young players on the Moose have not been exactly league leaders in scoring, there is a huge issue with the veteran players inability to produce as they should.
Is it due to the Moose's choice in veterans though or is it maybe something else?