Every so often, an analyst will talk about how a certain player deserved a “three star” nominee because he won two or three big faceoffs. Even more so often a coach will send out two centremen in a high-leverage situation to win a key, late draw. The question is whether this tactic has a…
In light of Russian hockey journalist Dmitry Chesnokov tweeting that “[Nikolay] Zherdev’s Russian agent says the player is considering only NHL offers at this point,” you have to think that either a) the player is mulling a series of offers or b) no team has put forth a serious offer to the player.
If a modest goal of the Winnipeg Jets this season is to stay in the playoff hunt towards the end of the season, it is certainly not a task without precedent.
Niclas Bergfors. Tyler Kennedy. Torrey Mitchell. Scott Gomez. Martin Hanzal. Scottie Upshall. Nikolay Zherdev. Peter Regin. Michael Frolik. What do all nine of these players have in common?
When the Philadelphia Flyers signed Jaromir Jagr, my initial reaction was that it was just another crazy transaction from Paul Holmgren, who has been the summer’s most talked-about General Manager.
Kevin Cheveldayoff has remained pretty quiet in the offseason. Other than re-signing a few players (including prospective captain Andrew Ladd) and wading into the shallowest of unrestricted free agent depths, the Jets are taking their time in building this roster inherited from Atlanta.