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Draft 2016: Night One Thoughts

Night one of the NHL draft is in the books, and after a sensible start, Kevin Cheveldayoff took a gamble with the team’s second selection in round one in order to shore up a perceived weakness in the organization. That move is one that will almost certainly lead to more questions about the team’s mindset, even…

NHL Draft 2016 – On the Scene

Embed from Getty Images Greetings from the Empire City, where the NHL’s annual meat market devoted to diverting children to unhappy new homes is set for tomorrow evening.  As an addition to Jets Nation’s extensive coverage of the picks themselves, I’m on site to add fan perspective of the proceedings themselves, as well as maybe…

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Winnipeg-Washington Jan. 22 Corsi

                Winnipeg completed its initial road trip with a very successful evening in DC, beating the Capitals 4-2 via a very complete effort, especially at EV. The Jets’ 2 PP goals were nice, and a welcome change, but the game really turned in the second, when the Jets…

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Winnipeg-Boston Jan. 21 Corsi

                  Losses aren’t all created equal, and after a sluggish display Saturday, the Jets almost resembled a hockey team this afternoon in Boston. I’m quite sure what it is about playing the Bruins, but Winnipeg 2.0 hasn’t looked as overmatched against the Bs as they have against…

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WPG-OTT Jan. 19 Artisan Style Corsi

                  Yesterday’s putrid affair at MTS wasn’t exactly the start  the Jets would have hoped for, as they were beaten 4-1 by the Senators. Winnipeg’s defensive zone coverage and goaltending looked about as they left things last April, and Craig Anderson was never really stressed after the…

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Jets Game Day: No More Feel Good Stories

                  After a winter of delay and discontent, the best league in the world resumes activities this afternoon on 13 fronts. I know that a few people have tried to argue that the absence of the NHL didn’t equal the absence of hockey, but in a place…

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January 13th News and Notes

                  After asking its fans to spend their fall and early winter doing other things, our country’s favourite time-waster is officially back in business. The league and PA signed their long-awaited MOU this evening, which will allow the NHL to resume something resembling normal operations later today….

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NHL and PA agree to terms.

                  As plenty of outlets are reporting, the NHL and the NHLPA finally decided that their game of silly bugger had reached its useful end early this morning, agreeing to terminate the lockout by signing a 10 year CBA. After the jump, a brief review of a…

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Forbes 2012 – Jets valued at 200M

                  This afternoon saw Forbes release its annual appraisal of NHL franchise valuations and financial performance, and since this edition marks Winnipeg’s first real appearance in the listings, it seems a good idea to have a closer look at the numbers.  First off, it’s always wise to…

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Kane re-signs

                  Throughout the summer, even as the business of hockey appeared to be headed towards a stoppage of some sort, one constant has been teams attempting to extend their best young players before the current CBA ran out. Players like Jeff Skinner, Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and…

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No go for Bogo: Now what?

                  The Jets got a bit of unhappy news this afternoon, as Zach Bogosian’s right wrist is hors de Xbox, or something along that line, and will require surgery and a recovery period lasting as long as six months. Under normal circumstances, that would be dreadful news,…

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Jets’ TOI Quality of Competition

                  Eric T. has been performing yeoman work this summer over at NHL Numbers, and he added another excellent article to his collection last week with a look at Quality of Competition. What makes this look at the subject a bit different is that the data used…