September 07 2015 09:03AM
Look, I get it. We've just flipped the calendar over to September and while the 2015-16 NHL season is starting to loom on the horizon, many aren't into quite into it yet. Baseball is into it's pennant races, football both pro and college is starting up south-of-the-border while football here is just past the mid-way point.
No one is really thinking that much about hockey as evidenced by the lack of response to our call out for questions to Air Mail.
But the quest to answer questions on a weekly basis will not let this minor detail stand which is why after entering in the phrase: "Common Winnipeg Jets Questions" into the Google machine, I'll answer three questions I came across that were asked in April...
September 07 2015 07:00AM
People understand that there is a different between plus/minus and goal differentials (ES or all mins) and why plus/minus is worse, right?— Garret Hohl (@GarretHohl) September 5, 2015
Most place goal differentials into either per 60 minute form or a percentage removing TOI bias. So +2/-4 is not same as +122/-124.— Garret Hohl (@GarretHohl) September 5, 2015
Earlier I had some discussions online, ending with myself being surprised with how many did not know the difference between the traditional goal plus/minus and even strength goal differentials.
Let's take a look at the Jets as an example.
September 04 2015 10:59AM
The Winnipeg Jets announced their roster for their rookie camp, also known as the 2015 Penticton YoungStars tournament.
The camp will be running from September 11-14 in Penticton featuring some of the top prospects for the Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, and Calgary Flames organizations.
September 04 2015 10:16AM
The 5'11 winger Nikolaj Ehlers first-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets 2014 NHL Entry Draft hails from Aalborg Denmark, making him the Jets first high profile European pick.
He very well may be the Jets best draft pick thus far.
We finish off our summer prospect profile series at the top of thill, #1.
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September 04 2015 06:45AM
Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.