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Pilot’s Logbook: How have the Jets developed over time?

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2016-2017 disappointing season finally ended. While the extent of disappointment may be subjective from individual-to-individual dependent on expectations, fans without a single franchise playoff win prefer their seasons to carry some post-season excitement. So, what went wrong? What went well? How do the Jets measure up against their competition? Which areas actually…

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Pilot’s Logbook: Special Teams Review

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2016-2017 disappointing season finally ended. While the extent of disappointment may be subjective from individual-to-individual dependent on expectations, fans without a single franchise playoff win prefer their seasons to carry some post-season excitement. So, what went wrong? What went well? How do the Jets measure up against their competition? Which areas actually…

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Pilot’s Logbook: Winnipeg Jets 2016-17 Review

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2016-2017 disappointing season finally ended. While the extent of disappointment may be subjective from individual-to-individual dependent on expectations, fans without a single franchise playoff win prefer their seasons to carry some post-season excitement. So, what went wrong? What went well? How do the Jets measure up against their competition? Which areas actually…

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A (Possible) Farewell to Chris Thorburn

Nothing is set in stone. Nothing has been announced. Chris Thorburn could play hockey next year. If he does, he could play for the Manitoba Moose or the Winnipeg Jets. He could retire and become part of the Jets organization like Jimmy Roy or Mike Keane. That said, Thorburn is about to play the final…

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By The Numbers: The Jets’ biggest need moving forward

Earlier, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun put out an article on the Winnipeg Jets after their calling up of Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic based on some comments given by Paul Maurice. The article and Maurice’s comments could be summarized a long the lines: sure Connor and Roslovic have skill and can score but…

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Mathieu Perreault’s next contract has already been paid for

Last time we showed how Mathieu Perreault provided exceptional value to the Winnipeg Jets in terms to his impact on the ice over a season. We mentioned in passing that Perreault was on one of the best value contracts in the NHL and that he still likely would be over his next contract. Of course,…

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Many Jet Fans Undervalue One of the League’s Best Forwards

I said it and I mean it. 100%. Mathieu Perreault is honestly one of the best forwards in the NHL. The analytical darling improves the team by a great deal and is literally on one of the best value, non-entry-level, contracts in the entire league… …but for some reason, a lot of Winnipeg fans do…

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By The Numbers: Armia vs Copp vs Dano vs Lowry

The Winnipeg Jets have a few interesting forwards that provide value in different ways. Adam Lowry, Andrew Copp, Joel Armia, and Marko Dano are all adequate players with capable skill sets. In all likelihood, the Jets will only be able to protect one or two in the expansion draft, and this has sparked debates over which…

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By The Numbers: Jets strengths and weaknesses in each skater

Due to my day job working with a data tracking and consulting company, I am unfortunately handcuffed in the amount, extent, and type of analysis I can provide through public forums. That does not mean that I am unable to provide any type of analysis. I am limited to using other individual’s ideas and models rather…

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By The Numbers: Chemistry, roles, and the wrongful usage of Nic Petan

© Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Fans haven’t been shy about voicing their discontent with one Nic Petan and how he’s played. Fairly or otherwise, he’s firmly in their crosshairs. I tend to think much of this is borne of Petan’s suffering a 95.8 PDO. That number is likely to regress to the league’s mean, and…

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By The Numbers: Jets’ past performance in WAR, defenders

© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports How good or bad are the Winnipeg Jets? Where are their weakest links? Where are they strongest? Where are they dragging behind? It’s easy for someone to say a losing team falls short but it becomes difficult to actually say where and by how much. Metrics like WAR do not…