Game #37 At New York Rangers: The Great Underachievers

Travis Hrubeniuk
April 01 2013 11:26AM

New York Rangers (16-15-3) Vs.
Your Winnipeg Jets (18-16-2)
Last Meeting:
March 14th, Jets 3 - Rangers 1
TV: TSN Jets
Puck Drop: 6:00 (CT)


One more month. Today starts the home stretch of the NHL season and the Jets are currently holding on to a playoff spot. Frustratingly, they are just holding on. A mere four points separates the current Southeast Division leading Jets from the 11th place Washington Capitals and day by day you can feel the pressure mounting. With the win on Saturday, the Hurricanes moved within 4 points of the Jets with 3 games in hand. Now, the ‘Canes do need to win those games to move ahead of the Jets, but it’s never a comfortable feeling to know that you can drop in the standings and not be able to fight it. Today's matchup against the Rangers is one the Jets need to win if they want to help secure themselves and show that they belong in the playoffs.

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Jets Trade Targets: Drew Stafford

Kevin McCartney
March 30 2013 09:50PM


As the trade deadline approaches, the Jets are flirting with a Division Title. Though the focus is still building from within, the team sits in a position to buy for a playoff birth and even a banner raising come October. Sure it's the Southeast Division Champion banner, but thanks to realignment, our kids won't know that isn't impressive.

In the lead up, we'll trot out some ideas for trade targets for the Jets in the hopes of being able to say 'I told you so' later on. Today we finally look at bumping Mittens down the roster by acquiring "Fu man-" Drew Stafford.

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Game #35 at Penguins: Do we have to?

Kevin McCartney
March 28 2013 04:06PM


Hey, those Penguins are big news, aren’t they? By acquiring prized deadline mover and the best right winger to ever grace the lobby of a Scotiabank, Jarome Iginla, the Pens have somehow overshadowed their own story of adding hockey-buzz-word inducing Brendan Morrow and Douglas Murray. They’re going “all-in” says GM Ray Shero, but thankfully for the Jets, their best players are almost ‘all out’ with injury tonight. (Preposition play!) Oh, except the highest scorer in the league. But really, Stamkos has a game in hand on Crosby, so assuming he can score 12 points in that game, we’ll have a new #1. Eat it Sid!

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Ondrej's Play of Late

Travis Hrubeniuk
March 27 2013 08:07AM

This won’t be a long article, and it is not going to be loaded with in-depth stats. If anything, I am writing it simply as a ‘tip of the hat‘ to a player that for the majority of this season I have been very hard on.

That’s not to say I wasn’t right to be hard on Ondrej Pavelec. After all, he was at times God awful for at least half of the season. His glove hand was pitiful, his rebound control left nothing to be desired, and it could be said that he costed the Jets a handful of games.

Let me take you back to March 8th.

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Olli Jokinen: Please eat another hamburger

Kevin McCartney
March 26 2013 06:04PM


Olli Jokinen was a free agent signing by the Jets this off-season - a two year, $9million deal intended to give Scheifele time to develop, add veteran depth down the middle, and create goals. He'd come off seasons of 54 and 61 points in Calgary (version 2), and though he is far removed from his 90 point seasons in Florida, Jokinen's lowest scoring season in the inter-lockout period was a 50 point campaign split between the Flames and Rangers. That is, until his 23 point pace with the Jets this year. And to be clear, that's a 23 point pace over an 82 game season. Boxcars aren't everything, but I can't help but start with the question, how bad has he been? It's not for the weak of stomach.

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