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Jets Game Day: …By the Pool in F-L-A

                   The Jets’ third installment of their odyssey around the Eastern U.S. takes them to Sunrise for a date versus the stingy Panthers. Winnipeg has split the first two matches after a pair of games that really couldn’t have been more different in score or manner of…

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Jets through 10: An overview

                  The Jets finished their first segment of ten games Saturday evening with a 1-0 loss in Tampa, and with that, it’s time for a review of the club’s performance via the advanced numbers to this point.

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October 31 News and Notes

                   All Hallows Eve is here in all its glory, with children headed to the door this evening in search of treats their parents would never let them near any other night, and those same parents openly regretting the sugar rush they’re about to bestow on said…

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NATION RADIO – OCTOBER 29, 2011

Another week in the NHL season is now in the can and as expected Phil Kessel leads the league in points, Nikolai Khabilbulin has the lowest GAA among goalies and the Oilers are in first place in the West. No, you haven’t accidentally stumbled through a worm hole into a parallel universe. This is NationRadio.

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Can Lightning Strike Twice? – Jets v Tampa

  After kicking three field goals again the Flyers on Thursday, will Winnipeg dare get into a shoot-out with the highly skilled Tampa Bay Lightning tonight on HNIC? Based on the way the goalies have been for both teams, they may not have a choice. The over/under line according to Bodog is set at 5.5,…

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An Attempt At A Defensive Puck Possession Metric

I’ve been scratching my head for a while now, trying to come up with a puck possession metric that focuses on defense rather than offense-driven numbers. I mean, if you’re Anton Volchenkov, you might be responsible for preventing a lot of goals, but there’s always the chance that last year’s New Jersey forwards were incapable…

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Six thoughts 10/27/11 Jets 9-8 Flyers

An absolutely wild win for the Winnipeg Jets in Philadelphia tonight. They blew 5-1 and 6-2 leads (I’m still not sold on whether or not that counts as two 4-goal leads) and somehow ended up with a 9-8 win despite being horribly outshot and, by proxy, out-chanced. It took a while to narrow these thoughts…

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Broad Street Return – Jets v Flyers

  Tonight the Jets are back in action after a couple of days of playing the Philadelphia Flyers in Philly. Once again the Jets face a team playing the second game of a back to back. Last Saturday they faced the Hurricanes in the same scenario and took it to Carolina. Tonight will be a…

Mark Stuart: Player-Hitting, Shot-Blocking Machine

Judging by the reaction to Gary Lawless’ column in the Winnipeg Free Press, Jets fans really like defenseman Mark Stuart. He’s something of a throwback defender; he plays a physical game, blocks a lot of shots, and contributes minimally in the offensive zone.