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Jets Season In Review: Defensemen

So close, yet so so far away. Finishing with a record of 24-21-3, the 2013 Winnipeg Jets ended the season with 51 points – a mere four short of the New York Islanders and that highly coveted playoff spot. Unfortunately those four points have changed the tone of Jets fans everywhere from glee and hope…

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THE RISE OF STREAKCRED

Have you received positive reviews at work lately? Perhaps a supervisor or boss commended you for "excellent use of time around the office" or a "focus on efficiency?" Well throw that attitude out the window friends. It’s time to waste some time during the playoffs. Some serious time. I’m talkin’ bout StreakCred – the Nation…

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Jets Season in Review: Forwards

          So close, yet so so far away. Finishing with a record of 24-21-3, the 2013 Winnipeg Jets ended the season with 51 points. A mere four short of the New York Islanders and that highly coveted playoff spot. Unfortunately those four points have changed the tone of Jets fans everywhere from glee and hope…

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Throwing darts: Evaluating Jets Head Scout Marcel Comeau Part 2

       Marcel Comeau has been the Head Scout of the Atlanta Thrashers and now Winnipeg Jets since 2003. This season will mark his 11th draft with the organization, and as Cheveldayoff continues to preach patience and hope, we will have a look at the man in charge of delivering a hockey team from a list of…

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Game #47 At Washington: The Game

  Washington Capitals (25-18-2) Vs. Your Winnipeg Jets (24-19-3)   Last Meeting: March 22nd, Jets 1 – Capitals 6   Broadcast: TV: TSN Jets Puck Drop: 6:00 (CT)   Preview Here it is. The game that Jets management, Jets players, Jets coaches, and Jets fans have had circled on their calendars for weeks. It’s already…

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Game #46 at Buffalo: Threes

Buffalo Sabers (19-20-6) At Your Winnipeg Jets (23-19-3) Last Meeting: April 9th, Jets 4 – Sabres 1 Broadcast: TSN Jets Puck Drop: 6:00 (CT)  PREVIEW Buffalo was eliminated from playoff contention by the Rangers on Friday – which puts the over-under for mentions of "playing for pride" at 6.5. After a miserable and confusing season…

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Jets Game #45: Now it gets real – Winnipeg Jets VS New York Islanders

  At long last, we’ve arrived at this point. Not since 1996 have the Winnipeg Jets been this close to getting in the Playoffs. After a 15 year NHL hiatus, an up-and-moslty down first year back, and this truncated season that’s featured Divison leads, heart-breaking losing streaks, and Claude Noel 3 piece suits, today’s game…

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Thinking with an Empty Net: Weekly Musings

  Every week or so, I have a few thoughts. This week I look at the the opportunity cost of not using Montoya, flash a table on how good Burmistrov is, and consider how good the Jets *really* are over their losing and winning streaks. A smattering of my synaptic output below.

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Game #44 Vs. Carolina: Playoff Winds

  Carolina Hurricanes (17-23-2) At Your Winnipeg Jets (22-19-2)   Last Meeting: March 30th, Jets 1 – Canes 3   Broadcast: TV: TSN Jets Puck Drop: 7:00 (CT)   Preview Another day, another dollar, and another vitally important game. If the script hasn’t been clear enough over the last week, I’ll repeat it once more…

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Jets Player Usage: Defence (The Clitsome Problem)

  Back in February, we had a look at how the Jets defence group was being used and their success in those roles. Today we re-visit how the defence has been used to discuss their individual and collective effectiveness with a particular eye toward who should be back next year. As fair warning, the player…

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Game #43 Vs Lightning: In a bottle

Tampa Bay Lightning (17-22-2) At

Your Winnipeg Jets (21-19-2) Last Meeting: March 24th, Jets 3 – Lightning 2 Broadcast: TSN Jets

Puck Drop: 7:00 (CT) Preview The longest break in the schedule is over, leaving six games left to play and the Jets down two points on 8th, and 4 points on the division leading Capitals. The…