Super Loser: Breaking down the back-to-back scheduling of Winnipeg Jets' opponents

Frederick Breedon

How will the lack of rest and back to back games impact your Winnipeg Jets and their opponent?

There has been a lot of talk regarding the travel issues facing the Jets, but I figured it would be nice to see how travel will impact Jets opponents. The Jets were given a day off before and after every road trip (long flight), would this hold true for their opponents? I had to know so I nerded it hard.

Here is a big messy, table:

Winnipeg Jets Schedule Jets Oponents Previous Game Days Rest More Rested
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME DATE VISITOR HOME TIME OPP B2B Jets Opp Delta Jets Opp
SAT JAN 19, 2013
OTT
WPG
3:00 ET N/A N/A N/A N/A N Lots Lots
MON JAN 21, 2013
WPG
BOS
1:00 ET SAT JAN 19,2013 NYR BOS 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
TUE JAN 22, 2013
WPG
WSH
7:00 ET SAT JAN 19,2013 WSH TB 7:00 ET N 0 2 -2 1
FRI JAN 25, 2013
PIT
WPG
8:00 ET WED JAN 23, 2013 PIT TOR 7:00 ET N 2 1 1 1
SUN JAN 27, 2013
NYI
WPG
8:00 ET FRI JAN 25, 2013 NYI BOS 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
TUE JAN 29, 2013
WPG
MTL
7:30 ET SUN JAN 27, 2013 NJ MTL 6:00 ET N 1 1 0
THU JAN 31, 2013
WPG
FLA
7:30 ET TUE JAN 29, 2013 FLA TB 7:30 ET N 1 1 0
FRI FEB 1, 2013
WPG
TB
7:30 ET TUE JAN 29, 2013 FLA TB 7:30 ET N 0 2 -2 1
TUE FEB 5, 2013
FLA
WPG
8:00 ET SUN FEB 3, 2013 FLA BUF 3:00 ET N 3 1 2 1
THU FEB 7, 2013
TOR
WPG
8:00 ET TUE FEB 5, 2013 TOR WSH 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
SAT FEB 9, 2013
WPG
OTT
2:00 ET THU FEB 7, 2013 CAR OTT 7:30 ET N 1 1 0
TUE FEB 12, 2013
PHI
WPG
8:00 ET MON FEB 11, 2013 PHI TOR 7:00 ET Y 2 0 2 1
FRI FEB 15, 2013
PIT
WPG
7:00 ET WED FEB 13, 2013 OTT PIT 700 ET N 2 1 1 1
SUN FEB 17, 2013
BOS
WPG
3:00 ET FRI FEB 15, 2013 BOS BUF 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
TUE FEB 19, 2013
WPG
BUF
7:00 ET SUN FEB 17, 2013 PIT BUF 12:30 ET N 1 1 0
THU FEB 21, 2013
WPG
CAR
7:00 ET MON FEB 18, 2013 CAR MTL 7:30 ET N 1 2 -1 1
SAT FEB 23, 2013 WPG
PHI
1:00 ET THU FEB 21, 2013 FLA PHI N 1 1 0
SUN FEB 24, 2013 WPG
NJ
5:00 ET SAT FEB 23, 2013 NJ WSH 12:00 ET Y 0 0 0
TUE FEB 26, 2013 WPG
NYR
7:00 ET SAT FEB 23, 2013 NYR MTL 7:00 ET N 1 2 -1 1
THU FEB 28, 2013
NJ
WPG 8:00 ET SUN FEB 24, 2013
WPG
NJ
5:00 ET N 1 3 -2 1
SAT MAR 2, 2013
WSH
WPG 3:00 ET WED FEB 27, 2013 WSH PHI 7:30 ET N 1 2 -1 1
TUE MAR 5, 2013 WPG
FLA
7:30 ET SUN MAR 3, 2013 CAR FLO 7:30 ET N 2 1 1 1
THU MAR 7, 2013 WPG
TB
7:30 ET TUE MAR 5, 2013 TB NJ 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
FRI MAR 8, 2013 WPG
FLA
7:30 ET THU MAR 7, 2013 FLA WSH 7:30 ET Y 0 0 0
SUN MAR 10, 2013 WPG
NJ
7:00 ET SAT MAR 9, 2013 NJ CAR 7:00 ET Y 1 0 1 1
TUE MAR 12, 2013
TOR
WPG 8:00 ET SAT MAR 9, 2013 PIT TOR 7:00 ET N 1 2 -1 1
THU MAR 14, 2013
NYR
WPG 8:00 ET TUE MAR 12, 2013 NYR BUF 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
SAT MAR 16, 2013 WPG
TOR
7:00 ET THU MAR 14, 2013 PIT TOR 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
SUN MAR 17, 2013 WPG
OTT
5:00 ET SAT MAR 16, 2013 OTT BUF 3:00 ET Y 0 0 0
TUE MAR 19, 2013
BOS
WPG 8:00 ET SUN MAR 17, 2012 BOS PIT 12:30 ET N 1 1 0
THU MAR 21, 2013
WSH
WPG 8:00 ET TUE MAR 19, 2013 WSH PIT 7:30 ET N 1 1 0
FRI MAR 22, 2013
WSH
WPG 7:00 ET THU MAR 21, 2013
WSH
WPG
8:00 ET Y 0 0 0
SUN MAR 24, 2013
TB
WPG 8:00 ET SAT MAR 23, 2013 TB OTT 2:00 ET Y 1 0 1 1
TUE MAR 26, 2013 WPG
CAR
7:00 ET TUE MAR 21, 2013 NJ CAR 7:00 ET N 1 4 -3 1
THU MAR 28, 2013 WPG
PIT
7:00 ET TUE MAR 26, 2013 MTL PIT 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
SAT MAR 30, 2013
CAR
WPG 3:00 ET THU MAR 28, 2013 CAR TOR 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
MON APR 1, 2013 WPG
NYR
7:00 ET SAT MAR 30, 2013 NYR MTL 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
TUE APR 2, 2013 WPG
NYI
7:00 ET MON APR 1, 2013 NYI NJ 7:00 ET Y 0 0 0
THU APR 4, 2013 WPG
MTL
7:30 ET WED APR 3, 2013 MTL PHI 7:30 ET Y 1 0 1 1
SAT APR 6, 2013
PHI
WPG 3:00 ET THU APR 4, 2013 PHI TOR 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
TUE APR 9, 2013
BUF
WPG 8:00 ET SUN APR 7, 2013 NJ BUF 7:00 ET N 2 1 1 1
THU APR 11, 2013
FLA
WPG 8:00 ET SUN APR 7, 2013 OTT FLO 8:00 ET N 1 3 -2 1
TUE APR 16, 2013
TB
WPG 8:00 ET SUN APR 14, 2013 TB BUF 5:00 ET N 4 1 3 1
THU APR 18, 2013
CAR
WPG 8:00 ET TUE APR 16, 2013 CAR OTT 7:30 ET N 1 1 0
SAT APR 20, 2013
NYI
WPG 3:00 ET THU APR 18, 2013 NYI
TOR
7:00 ET N 1 1 0
MON APR 22, 2013 WPG
BUF
7:00 ET SAT APR 20, 2013 BUFF PIT 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
TUE APR 23, 2013 WPG
WSH
7:00 ET SAT APR 20, 2013 WSH MTL 7:00 ET N 0 2 -2 1
THU APR 25, 2013
MTL
WPG 8:00 ET TUE APR 23, 2013 MTL NJ 7:00 ET N 1 1 0
9 49 52 10 10

Observations:

  • The Jets will be the more rested team in 10 of their 48 games.
  • The Jets' opponent will be the more rested team in 10 of the 48 games.
  • Jets will face nine opponents who are playing game two of a back to back set.
  • On Feb 12th (Phi) and Mar 24th (TB) the Jets will be playing an opponent that flew into Winnipeg late the night before. Hopefully this makes for tired opponents.
  • Speaking of back to back games, lets break those down:

BtoB Both TMs Just Jets Just Opponent
Home Road Home Away Home Away Home Away
Jets BtoB 1 7 1 4 0 3
Opp BtoB 6 3 4 1 2 2

Observations:

  • The Jets one back to back game at home is versus Washington who they play in Winnipeg the night before. No real disadvantage there.
  • In 5 of their back to back sets, the Jets will also be facing a team that is playing their second game in two nights, that should help to minimize the disadvantage.
  • The Jets will only be at a serious disadvantage, playing a rested team, in 3 of their back to back games. They will have the upper-hand in 4 of their opponents back 9 back to back sets.
Nothing mind blowing here, but I think the overlapping back to back games and the fact that the Jets will have a night off before and after every road trip should minimize the impact of travel.
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