Because It's The Cap: Winnipeg Jets

Garret Hohl
June 22 2016 10:01AM

After making the post-season for the first time in franchise history since the move to Manitoba, the Winnipeg Jets were unable to build upon the previous season's success and collapsed down the standings.

The Jets have a lot of interesting pieces though and could be on a steep upswing next year. Do not be surprised if the Jets find themselves back in the post season next year.

Let's look at why.

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2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Preview: Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues

Garret Hohl
April 13 2016 02:00PM

The battle of the Central Division is here with the St. Louis Blues facing the Chicago Blackhawks. We ask: who will take the series?

Will it be the upward trending Blues carrying a 8-2-0 record in their last ten games played? St. Louis looks strong and poised to succeed where they have failed before, but the Blues have a history of falling short on expectations in the playoffs. Will it be the consistently post-season dominant Blackhawks who can never be counted as out? Chicago is not the dominant team of 2013, but neither were the 2015 Stanley Cup Winning Hawks either.

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The difference between plus/minus and even strength goal differentials

Garret Hohl
September 07 2015 07:00AM

Earlier I had some discussions online, ending with myself being surprised with how many did not know the difference between the traditional goal plus/minus and even strength goal differentials.

Let's take a look at the Jets as an example.

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2015 Stanley Cup playoffs: Winnipeg Jets vs. Anaheim - Round one preview

Garret Hohl
April 15 2015 08:00AM

It is the eye of the storm for fans devoted to the Winnipeg Jets. The celebrations for the Jets very first playoff excursion since the move have all but settled. For some, this is their first time. For others this is just the first time in a long time.

The playoffs are far more familiar territory for the Anaheim Ducks, with only missing twice since the last lockout-cancelled season. Situations may look familiar to some Duck fans, but there are some significant changes this year and the Ducks are hoping these push them past their second round roadblock.

Let's take a deeper look into this series after the jump.

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Draft Viz: Some interesting looks of the draft

Garret Hohl
February 15 2015 05:07PM

The draft is one of the most interesting places to investigate in hockey. You have predictive analytics, growth curves, game theory, opportunity costs, and many other areas of study interacting.

Sometimes I find information interesting, anecdotal or otherwise, but doesn't really pertain relatively speaking to what I'm focusing on. I recently fiddled with the draft vizualization centre (over at hockeyprospectus.com by Matt Pfeffer) and found some interesting trends.

I thought I'd share these trends:

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