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Discussing the Winnipeg Jets with analytics expert Sean Tierney

We chatted with Sean Tierney (Charting Hockey) on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show about the Jets.

We chatted with analytics expert Sean Tierney on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show about the Winnipeg Jets.

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Sean writes for Charting Hockey and always provides great insight into hockey analytics.

Topic 1:  Despite the poor underlying numbers what is one reason what is one thing Jets fans can take as positive?

Topic 2:  When it comes to team shot rates, the Jets have struggled all season long. When you consider the amount of skilled players the Jets have (Ehlers, Scheifele, Laine, Connor, Wheeler, etc) is it difficult to understand why the Jets fail to generate more high danger chances?

Topic 3: According to Evolving Hockey the Jets expected goal share is 37.4% since Christmas. That is obviously not good but what specifically does it tell us about the quality of this team?

Topic 4: Putting the Jets goal share into historical perspective.

Topic 5:  A few days ago you posted Goals Above Replacement. Among Jets defencemen Tucker Poolman ranked highest while Luca Sbisa and Sami Niku were at the bottom. Overall what does this stat tells us about the Jets D group as a whole?

Topic 6:  You recently posted the five game rolling averages for PDO (the sum of a team’s shooting percentage and its save percentage) and the Jets do not do well here. Why is this an important team stat and how much can this stat improve for the Jets?

Topic 7:  Is there any reason to believe that the Jets can flip their fortunes and get back to being a playoff team this season?

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