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Game 35 at Columbus: Scoring Chances and Observations

Chart via ExtraSkater.com Hey look everyone! I’m back! That’s totally why the Jets won this game. Seriously. It has nothing to do with Evander Kane being back in the lineup. Or, at least that’s how the Jets broadcasters would like to see it. Because why would we want to give the guy any credit at…

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JETS POST-GAME 35: THE RETURN OF KANE

If you got stuck in traffic on the way home from work, then maybe had to play with the cat a little bit because he’s been inside alone all day and is a bit ansty, then quickly made yourself a couple pizza pops before turning on the Jets game and only managed to catch the…

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Four Future Jets Take On World Juniors

    I always enjoy taking a sneak peek at the future of the Winnipeg Jets.  It brings optimism, hope, and a sense that the franchise is actually going somewhere. And for the first time in the entire franchise’s history – Atlanta and Winnipeg – the team actually knows how to draft quality players who…

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JGD 35: Civil War

  It seems just a little fitting that the team is rolling through Columbus on their way to their first winable game in over a week against Buffalo. The team is emotionally fraught and seems to stand divided. Wheeler fired shots at the organization after another ugly loss to a division rival, while Claude Noel…

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Jets Post-Game 34: So who’s the next coach?

  Obviously, this post is almost a full day late. I watched the game in real time, and I opened the blog, and I wrote a few words. But to be honest, it can be extremely difficult to write about this team after games like this one. The outcome is known before puck drop. It’s…

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JGD 34: Afternoon Delight

Today the Jets face the only team with a worse powerplay over the last three seasons, and one of the two Central Division opponents tied with them at 33 points. The Stars have managed those points in 3 fewer games, and in the face of seemingly constant injury, but that won’t stop us from making…

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Jets Powerplay: Measuring by the Team’s Own Criteria

During the pre-season, Assistant Coach Pascal Vincent was interviewed about the Jets’ powerplay and responded with some hints about how he evaluates the unit he coaches. His comments revealed three evaluative criteria: shots per minute, scoring chances per minute, and zone time. Thanks to Travis Hrubeniuk, we have the Jets’ scoring chance numbers, and thanks…

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Friday Five-Hole: Priorities

  See, the J is actually a hockey stick. This weekly column looks to discuss a certain number of relevant Jets topics on a certain day of the week. That certain number? Five. That day of the week? Friday. Also, hole. This is the Friday Five-Hole.

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Jets Post-Game 33: SNOWED IN (GET IT?)

                                                     Do you smell what Frolik is cookin’? Maybe the Jets deserved a better fate tonight. Maybe I should get a real job. Maybe I should stop going to the arcade….