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Hockey fans – close to the edge?

  As Canadian hockey fans, we all exhibit symptoms of schizophrenia, don’t we? Primarily we: hear or see things that aren’t real (hallucinations) hold strong beliefs that are not real (delusions) I don’t mean to make light of a serious mental disorder that affects many Canadians and their families, but rather to illuminate the tendency…

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Jets Player Usage: Defence

      In part 1, we looked at how Claude Noel is using the Jets forwards so far this season. Below we’ll look at how he’s using the defence. The chart below comes from Ninja Greg’s fantastic site. Thanks to him for use of his nifty tool.  To the Charts!

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The More You Know: Eric Tangradi

    Eric Tangradi, LW/RW, WPG LW/RW  6’4" 220lbs, 24 years old Drafted 2007, 42nd Overall Contract: 1 Year, 2-way, 65K / 726K Nick Name: Big Dog I recently wrote about how the Jets are using their forwards and suggested that Noel might have to shorten his bench to avoid suffering the struggles of his…

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Jets acquire Eric Tangradi – Cheveldayoff still Boring

    Everything is relative, and with that in mind, pretty big news out of the Jets camp the other day. They acquired Eric Tangradi from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return for the former 42nd overall pick of the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 draft, the Jets sent the Penguins a 7th round pick in the…

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Jets Player Usage: Forwards

    After Claude Noel’s new lines brought a badly deserved win to the Jets on Saturday, it’s worth asking ourselves just how Noel is using his players. In this post, we’ll look at Ninja Greg’s fantastic Player Usage charts to examine Winnipegs forwards in terms of who they are skating against and where they…

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Jets lose and other thoughts

  The Jets dropped a tight one at home to the Flyers last night. The team may have deserved a better fate as they out-shot the Flyers by a slim margin and the duo of Montoya and Pavelec were unable to match Philly goaltender Bryzgalov. Coulda, shoulda, woulda.  What I liked about the game Alexander…

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The Jets Defensive Situation

  Well, the Jets defensive situation just got very interesting.  With both Byfuglien and Bogosian set to return (Buff tonight against the Flyers, Bogo as early as Friday against Pittsburgh), Coach Noel is now being forced to make some tough decisions regarding who exactly is going to play on the blue line. It’s pretty safe…

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Got Montoya?

    Every morning I have a ritual that my wife loves (sarcasm intended). When I eat my breakfast I crack open my iPad and make sure my fantasy hockey league lineup is set. This usually involves a quick trip to leftwinglock.com to ensure I have the correct goalies started.  I can assure you no…

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In Search of the Perfect Stat

  Prior to becoming a candidate to become a writer for Jets Nation, I had my own blog and wrote for a few other sites. During that time, I never paid much attention to ‘Advanced Stats’ and felt they were overkill. Shortly before I shut down my blog I had started investigating advanced stats as…

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Jets All Mustache Team and Other Serious Issues

    Jets Win!  Nice to see the Jets beat Ottawa on Saturday. The game was a tad on the boring side, but I’ll take boring hockey for 2 points any day. The bigger problem for me is that I’m in Vancouver, and for whatever reason, CBC decided to give us the Edmonton / Detroit…

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Line Mashup

  On Friday night TSN.ca reported that Jets coach Claude Noel will be, "shuffling the deck again as they look to find a combination of forwards who can put the puck in the net and help keep it out of their own as well." I was never a huge stats guy, but I have to…

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Crosby’s better, Jets fans are proven right, and Bobby Lou

While watching the Jets lose a tight one to the Leafs Thursday night, I found myself flipping to the Penguins/Caps matchup during breaks (also the feed I had was on the Leaf’s channel, so I can only take so much propaganda). Even though Ovechkin isn’t what he once was, I’m still drawn to his head-to-head…