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February 20 2015 06:30AM
The Canucks won't part with future at deadline, Oilers find silver lining, Florida likes Kessel, the Jets and Flames go rental shopping, Fantasy, Fights and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
February 20 2015 06:00AM
The Winnipeg Jets have been a pretty strong team for 5-on-5 hockey. They currently place sixth in the NHL for score-adjusted Corsi, the best measure for even strength play (excluding goaltending impact). A large part of that effective play has come from the Jets being big, fast, and aggressive.
When you are big, fast, and aggressive, you will end up getting a few penalties called on you; however, the Jets are getting more than just a few calls against them. They lead the league in penalty minutes and it's a bad thing.
Let's see how bad.
February 19 2015 09:40PM
The Winnipeg Jets are nearing a point of desperate need for wins to stay ahead of the playoff dogfight, and unfortunately they didn't give themselves many reasons to win this one.
The first goal of the game was a microcosm of the rest. Bad Jets penalty. Bad penalty killing. Bad goaltending. Goal against. Otherwise the Jets didn't play too poorly.
Just the bad penalties + bad killing + bad goaltending killed them.
Let's break it down.
February 19 2015 06:23PM
The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly dangling former first-round draft pick Alex Burmitrov in pre-deadline trade talks, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
"He's a restricted free agent and the Jets are now willing to throw him into any trade negotiations as part of the deal," Dreger said of Burmistrov's availability during an Insider Trading segment on TSN Thursday evening.
Burmistrov, 23, is currently playing for Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL and has managed 10 goals and 26 points in 50 games this season.
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February 19 2015 12:00PM
The Winnipeg Jets continue the playoff push as the head to the American capital to face Alex Ovechkin and friends. The Jets have 23 games remaining in the regular season. The magic numbers according to Sports Club Stats are:
The Jets enter today's game still holding onto the first Wild Card spot in the west with a record of 30-19-10, good enough for fourth in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference. The Washington Capitals meanwhile sit in the exact same spot in the east with a 31-17-10 record. Both teams enter today with a two-game win streak, although only the Capitals have a winning record over their last ten games.