Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 03 2015 06:52PM
Hello people of JetsNation, my name is Jeff and up until this point, I did most of my Nations writing on The Leafs Nation. Moving forward, I'll also be bringing content to this fine website. If my name looks vaguely familiar, I wrote a Blake Wheeler piece here once. Anyway - here's the first of what I assume will be more than one posts by me on JetsNation in two thousand and fifteen.
According to Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs are selling a lot of their pieces. Today, he listed Daniel Winnik at an 85% chance of being traded, which supplements his statement that the Winnipeg Jets were interested in acquiring him as recently as four days ago. But is there reason to buy into this theory?
February 03 2015 04:00PM
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Chevaldayoff isn't exactly known for trading roster players, but with his team poised to make the postseason for the first time since relocating to Manitoba, the extraordinarily cautious executive may find the urge to make a splash too tempting to ignore.
February 03 2015 01:35PM
Yesterday's game for the Winnipeg Jets was what many call a "must win". Why? Because they're a team winless since the NHL's All-Star Break and they went up against the Calgary Flames, a team they're neck and neck with in the Western Conference for the two Wild Card positions. They failed to accomplish their goal, as Calgary would take a 5-2 victory. Read more about last night's game in the recap Garret Hohl put together.
The Jets should forget about last night and move on to tonight, where they take on the Canucks in Vancouver for the first time of three meetings this season.
Winnipeg (26-18-8) currently sit in the first Wild Card spot in the West and have a three point lead over Vancouver (27-18-3) who sit in the final Wild Card position.
Like last night, the Jets need to win yet again. They need to turn the ship around, end their slump, and deposit two clean points because the teams chasing them have games in hand; Vancouver has two games in hand, and Calgary has a game in hand. The team cannot afford to lose more games when teams you're pushing against are also fighting for a playoff spot... especially to the very teams chasing the Jets.
Read more after the jump:
February 03 2015 10:29AM
Recently the new Nations Network Overloard --Thomas Drance -- signed a few blogger free-agents. One of these signings was myself. I will pick up where Garret Hohl left off in his old "lower" blogging days, providing you with weekly updates on all of the latest in Jets prospects. This will be in a similar format to how Canucks Army has a weekly Prospects / AHL report.
For those who do not know me, I have been writing on the internet for the last two years and my main interest in hockey analytics is in prospects and draft analytics. I am the proprietor of CHLStats.com and am interested in predicting which juniors are most likely to make the big show. Most of my work can be found on Canucks Army.
For AHL prospect news make sure to check back in a few days. For now, continue past the jump for the latest in prospects news!
February 03 2015 09:00AM
This week on the Hockey Graphs podcast (now on Jets Nation!), Garret and Rhys share a poop story, analyze the play of Michael Hutchinson and Zack Kassian, remember the greatest mascot in hockey history, and look at a handful of random correlations. Join us on the other side of the jump!