June 28 2012 08:49PM
Using a combination of useful websites including specific tools from www.capgeek.com and mainly www.behindthenet.ca I was able to rank unrestricted free agent defenseman on the right side of 30 years old (with some exceptions) to help determine which players that the Winnipeg Jets or other teams should consider signing come the July 1, 2012 free agency date.
June 26 2012 02:22PM
The always excellent Eric T. of NHL Numbers and Broad Street Hockey has a piece out this morning that once again shows the tight correlation between scoring chances and Fenwick (shots on goal plus misseed shots) attempts, and that post makes for a nice jumping off point to review the Jets in order to see who does what, and maybe try to add a bit of context to the numbers.
June 25 2012 03:58PM
Photograph of Ondrej Pavelec by Michael Miller, via Wikimedia Commons
The Winnipeg Jets managed to get their starting goaltender under contract earlier today, inking Ondrej Pavelec to a five-year deal with an average cap hit of $3.9 million.
June 24 2012 02:32PM
When the International Scouting Service handed out their May 30th, 2012 rankings, Rochester, Minnesota native Jacob Trouba was ranked fifth ahead of the likes of Matt Dumba, Rielly Morgan, and Griffin Reinhart.
However, Central Scouting ranked him ninth behind those same defensemen.
Whatever the ranking, the Jets have won big with selecting the big, hard hitting American defenseman.
June 24 2012 09:24AM
The 2012 Entry Draft was a wild one, with an unexpected run on defenders in the top-10, the Jordan Staal and Luke Schenn trades as well as Calgary making the biggest risk/reward pick in the first round. The Nation had no less than five people on the ground in Pittsburgh watching the action and rubbing elbows with scouts and GM's alike. Yesterday, all of them talked to Allan about their takes and experiences.
This is Nation Radio.