Bracing for expansion: Part one- The 7-3-1 route

Jacob Stoller
December 19 2016 08:24AM

Next June's expansion draft may seem like a distant thought, but it wont be long before we see teams shuffle the deck in preparation for the birth of the Vegas franchise. In the case of the Winnipeg Jets and the 29 other teams partaking in the expansion draft, lots of decisions are to be had in the coming months.

Each team can either shield 7 forwards, 3 defenceman and one goaltender, or they can opt to protect 8 skaters and one goaltender.

Today for part one of our two part expansion draft series, we will examine the 7-3-1 expansion protection route and how it would look for the Winnipeg Jets. 

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JetsNation Recap - Jets Bury Avalanche In 4-1 Win

Art Middleton
December 18 2016 04:37PM

The Jets didn't do anything extraordinary to win today's contest against the Avalanche and they didn't need to. The Avalanche are a bad team and all the Jets had to do was just play a simple game, stay out of the penalty box and hope Calvin Pickard didn't turn into the second coming of Patrick Roy and "the rest" as they say, "should take care of itself."

It did, and the Jets skated away with a 4-1 win.

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JGD 34: Jets VS Avs in Sunday Matchup

December 18 2016 10:17AM

Welcome to the Sunday matinee version of the Jets game day post, where I have to get up early to tell you what's going on with the Jets and you can enjoy your Sunday afternoon soup.

So, what is going on with your Jets? They are closing out a 2 game home stand by playing the Colorado Avalanche. The Jets are coming off of a 4-3 shoot out win against the Florida Panthers to snap their losing streak, while Colorado has lost their last 2 games.

Special teams will be the name of the game for the Jets. They allowed 3 powerplay goals against the Panthers. The Avalanche are ranked 11th on the powerplay, with a 20.4% conversion rate on the man advantage.

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By The Numbers: An Expected Goals look under the hood 33 games in

Garret Hohl
December 16 2016 12:28PM

The season is thirty-three games in, so we take a look at the Jets and see what is making the team tick and perform the way they are.

In this article, we will use DTMAboutHeart's Expected Goal model to see how the team performed for 5v5 situations.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 16 2016 05:00AM

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Evaluating the Jets and Canucks coaching staff's, the 12 Leafs of Christmas, Frank Corrado is unhappy, living with Dougie Hamilton in Calgary, Oilers trade talks, Kris Russell, Jarome Iginla, NHL offsides, the end of the CBA and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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