A Slimmer Ondrej Pavelec Confident With The #1 Goalie Tag

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun, A slimmed-down Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec is back in town, saying he's in better shape and can’t wait for the start of training camp. “It’s been long,” Pavelec said of the summer. “I wasn’t happy last year with the way I played. It’s no secret. I want to help the team every night get the two points. That...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Play The Prospects In Winnipeg

from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press, Prospects must force themselves into the big club's picture and become valuable contributors or the plan just continues to sputter along and never kicks out a winner. Cheveldayoff has a solid core of players reaching their potential. Blake Wheeler appears to be a point-a-game man. Kane has a 30-goal season under his belt...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Woulds, Coulds, & Shoulds List

It's season three in Winnipeg and enough time has passed since the Jets returned to start a should, would, and could list for the team and franchise of the past two and change seasons as well as towards the present and future of the team.   Jacob Trouba should be in the running for the Calder Memorial Trophy. I have already written about this topic earlier in the season...
Via Jets All Out
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Have The Winnipeg Jets Improved?

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, Are the Winnipeg Jets better right now than they were at this time last year? Although there’s still nearly a month to go before main training camp, it’s a question that is generating plenty of discussion these days, whether it be around water coolers or in dressing rooms all across Manitoba.... While realizing the game is played...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ondrej Pavelec could tie an ugly NHL record with another bad season

Since 2011-12, Ondrej Pavelec has allowed a lot of goals. He was beaten 163 times in 2013-14, 119 times in 2012-13 and 191 times in 2011-12 for a total of 473 goals in 169 games over the course of three seasons. What’s the significance? Remarkably, Pavelec has allowed the most goals of any NHL netminder in each of the last three seasons. If Pavelec is torched again in 2014-15,...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ondrej Pavelec could tie an ugly NHL record with another bad season

Since 2011-12, Ondrej Pavelec has allowed a lot of goals. He was beaten 163 times in 2013-14, 119 times in 2012-13 and 191 times in 2011-12 for a total of 473 goals in 169 games over the course of three seasons. What’s the significance? Remarkably, Pavelec has allowed the most goals of any NHL netminder in each of the last three seasons. If Pavelec is torched again in 2014-15,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Jets Have Questions To Answer

from Patrick Williams at NHL.com, Can the Jets avoid letdown games? -- Last season the Jets managed to defeat the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks (twice) on the road. However, they managed to negate the effects of those big wins by losing several road games against non-playoff teams. In an 18-day span in December, the Jets lost road games against the Florida...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

“Does he want to play with Ondrej Pavelec in Winnipeg? I don’t know. Other than that, where’s he going? [Toronto] only works if they move Reimer. “Listen. If I’m Marty, I’ve played a long time. My first and last name is all over the record books. I’ve made a ton of money. I’ve had an impact on the game. “He’s been the guy the whole time; he’s always...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope and Pray is not a Plan

Follow @puckrantjets on Twitter   A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.  ~William Bolitho This is probably a very accurate description of the Jets situation, at least as how GM Kevin Cheveldayoff explained it today.  That also includes the caveat of 'reading between the line' too but that's what every one is doing after his 'State...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chevy's Ego Preventing the Jets from Improving Goaltending

Why do the Jets treat Ondrej Pavelec with kid gloves?  Why is there no tough love approach for this player compared to others who have received it under both coaches?  Is Devon Setoguchi that much worse than Pavelec that he should pay the price of admission to the pine or press box more often? These are the kinds of questions that Jets fans are asking as the long post-mortem...
Via Puckrant.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Jets in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- AAndrew Ladd scored in regulation and in the second round of the shootout, and Ondrej Pavelec stopped Antoine Vermette's attempt to send the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night. The Coyotes dropped into a tie for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with the Dallas Stars, who blanked the Capitals 5-0. Dallas has...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Jets Playoff To Do List

It hurts to say this as a Winnipeg Jets fan, but this season has hurt me and my fellow fans. Let’s break down how this team is not a playoff contender, far from even making the playoffs and what they need to do if they want to win. #1: Far Below Sub-Par Goaltending For all those who were happy or content with seeing what Ondrej Pavelec could do with a big contract in his back pocket...
Via Jets All Out
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Ondrej Pavelec to miss fourth straight game with LBI

Time is running out for the Winnipeg Jets to make a move to qualify for the playoffs.  So late in fact, that they've been forced to pull their goalie.Starting netminder Ondrej Pavelec was absolutely porous in his last four starts before suffering what the Jets are calling a lower-body injury, and his goals against average and save percentage both flirting with mediocrity...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavelec issue tough to figure

Another season for the Winnipeg Jets and another poor overall performance in the crease. If the Jets are ever going to go from perennial springtime duds to playoff bloomers, they must improve their goals against. Priority No. 1. In Winnipeg, when the discussion turns to save percentage and stopping the puck, goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is a hot button topic. Pavelec is among the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

With Pavelec out, Jets recall Hutchinson

The injury to Ondrej Pavelec has forced the Winnipeg Jets to make a move. The Jets recalled goalie Michael Hutchinson from AHL St. John’s to take Pavelec’ spot on the roster. As Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press shares, Al Montoya will have to hold things down as the starter until Pavelec returns. Montoya will get the start in at least Winnipeg’s next two games on Sunday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets D takes out goalie Ondrej Pavelec, gives Senators easy goal

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart was just trying to break up a pass. Unfortunately for him, he slid right into his goalie Ondrej Pavelec and blasted him into the corner. Watching Pavelec roll over his defenseman’s back and yard sale is pretty hilarious, but it gave Ottawa Senators forward Erik Gryba a free goal. Not much anyone could do when it’s basically a 3 on 0 without...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets earn separation in standings with big win over Predators

The Winnipeg Jets dug deep into the how-to handbook on Saturday afternoon to give themselves some valuable breathing room in this feverish playoff chase. Facing a feisty Nashville Predators club that has given them all sorts of trouble this season, the Jets survived a somewhat lethargic start, thanks to the razor-sharp netminding of Ondrej Pavelec, who finished the game with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds lose to Jets at home, despite allowing just 20 shots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Olli Jokinen, Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 39 shots and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Saturday. The Jets, ranked sixth in the NHL in penalty kills coming into the game, didn't allow a goal on six Nashville power plays. One of the Predators' strengths has been converting man-advantage chances. Entering...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Special Fangover: Predators 1, Jets 3

Editor's Note: This is a special Fangover because you are getting drunk on hockey in the afternoon, then took a nap, then woke up...y'know what? Just read the recap and enjoy. The theme of Thursday night's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning was converting on power play opportunities. The Nashville Predators went 3-for-4 on the power play, improving them to 5th best...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavelec's net presence

As far as Paul Maurice is concerned, the statistical analysis of Ondrej Pavelec should begin on Jan. 13, 2014. That's when Pavelec played his first game under Winnipeg's new head coach, and since that date Winnipeg's starting netminder has posted solid numbers. He has a 2.35 goals against average and a .916 save percentage in 11 games, which are both much better than...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Know the Enemy: Predators vs Jets Preview

  The Nashville Predators (26-24-10) will play host to the Winnipeg Jets (29-26-6) on a rare Saturday afternoon tilt that could have major implications in the Stanley Cup Playoff race.  Although the Jets sit at the bottom of the Central Division, they are one of the hottest teams in the league.  Since Paul Maurice took over in January, the Jets have gone 10-3-1.  ...
Via Fang Faction
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Czech Republic-Latvia Preview

The Czech Republic made a surprising move by scratching its lone NHL goaltender, Ondrej Pavelec, before its first game of the Olympics. His absence was noticeable during his team's slow start in a loss to Sweden. With Pavelec potentially starting, the Czechs will try to rebound with their first win in Sochi on Friday against Latvia. Pavelec was expected to be the mainstay in...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Czech Goaltending

I think the most interesting development from the first day of the Men's Olympic Hockey tournament has been the goaltending for the Czech Republic.  I assumed their number one goalie would be Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets.  He is the only NHL goaltender on their roster.  Granted he isn't having the greatest season.  He currently is posting a .901 saves percentage...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavelec will not start Czech opener in Sochi

The Czechs will not begin the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with their best-known goaltender in the crease — or even in uniform. In a surprise decision, Ondrej Pavelec will be a healthy scratch for his country when the Czech team opens the tournament against Team Sweden Wednesday. Instead, Team Czech will dress 25-year-old Jakub Kovar and 27-year-old Alexander Salak. Both...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Jettison Duck Home Record

Many teams have tried to defeat the Ducks at home this season.  Only two have been successful, but only in overtime/shoot out.  Until the Winnipeg Jets came to town (for the first time since their last incarnation as the Jets in 1996). Although Winnipeg is at the bottom of the Central Division, they have won four games in a row now under new coach, Paul Maurice.    The new...
Via On the Duck Pond
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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