Reviewing the 2013-2014 Hockey Prospectus Guide

Cover of the .pdf version The 2013-2014 Hockey Prospectus Annual is a book much different in style and content than the 2013 Hockey Abstract written by Robert Vollman. The Abstract was Vollman’s general look at where statistical hockey analysis is in the year 2013, while Prospectus focuses on teams and players, and less on theory….


What we learned with the Kadri and Franson negotiations

We know you’re wrong because you have a Big Bang Theory t-shirt. Ryan Lambert over at Puck Daddy wrote a column that went up this morning about how the Toronto Maple Leafs mishandled their salary cap situation this summer. It’s tough to disagree with the overarching point, that Toronto once had lots of cap space…


Winnipeg Sun: “Where’s Evander?”

If the headline isn’t enough to raise a few eyebrows as to what Winnipeg’s hockey-lovin’, blue-collar fans think about Evander Kane and his superstar ways, check out the poll at the bottom of the page. Having worked our way through the “uncoachable” meme from about a month ago, it’s onto the next ridiculous bit of…


KHL HIGHLIGHTS – Saturday, October 13 2012

Four more KHL highlight packs for you, courtesy of our friends Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko, who have so graciously filtered through the cyrillic lettering and thick Eastern European accents to bring us an English version. As they do most nights, of course, here as a regular feature at the Nations. Tonight, Mikhail Grabovski scores…


New Jersey – Florida Scoring Chances

For whatever reason, I’m tracking scoring chances in the Florida and New Jersey series, and, seeing as the Panthers are the Southeast Division brethren/rivals of the Winnipeg Jets, it may be of some interest to post these numbers here. Or, visiting Devils or Panthers fans may frequent this blog, because it has posted information pertaining…


Canucks beat Jets 3-2 – Advanced boxscore

The Vancouver Canucks were a tough opponent for the Winnipeg Jets, and they didn’t escape the West Coast alive, blowing a third period lead despite a strong performance from Ondrej Pavelec and a beauty goal by Blake Wheeler to put the team ahead.  Welcome to the advanced box score—we will provide scoring chance details, who took…


Jets hit 3rd at Mach 2, win 3-1; Advanced boxscore

After an even first couple of periods, the Winnipeg Jets opened up in the third period and got pretty goals from both Blake Wheeler and Chris Thorburn for an important 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, who were out of gas at the end of a long road trip. Welcome to the advanced box score—we…


The Pavelec Perplexity

    I don’t necessarily have a bone to pick with Ondrej Pavelec, because at the start of the season if you told me that the Winnipeg Jets were going to make the playoffs, I would have told you that it would be “thanks to” and not “in spite of” the young Jets goaltender. Pavelec…


Eastern Conference Bubble Update: February 8th

The stretch drive has begun in the NHL, and in the Eastern Conference, the standings seem to shift every night as there are five teams with a legitimate shot at bumping each other around at the bottom of the Conference’s Top 8. Every couple of weeks, we’ll take a look at team’s predictive stats: the…


Speculating the Jets’ trade deadline strategy

If it weren’t for the fact that Kevin Cheveldayoff was hired in the summer when the team moved North from Atlanta, how many people would know the name of the Winnipeg Jets’ rookie general manager? Not many, I presume, and he kept his hand close to his face in the offseason, making very minor moves…


Is Scott Gomez hockey’s most underrated? (Yes)

    Poor Scott Gomez. From the website which asks the rhetorical question “Did Gomez score” to players naming him the 3rd most overrated player in hockey, it seems like there are a lot of hockey fans, players and media who don’t appreciate his talent.