Season Preview: Winnipeg Jets Forwards


The Winnipeg Jets forwards are literally good till you get into the underside six (and truly backside 5), however even these gamers could be improved upon with the inclusion of some gamers who’re within the AHL proper now who could be known as as much as assist the Jets in that space. However these gamers have to get some video games in after a bizarre yr final yr.

Okay, time for some tepid positivity. Even when he doesn’t play within the first sport, Cole Perfetti appears to be assured to play within the NHL this season as famous by Paul Maurice utilizing Kyle Connor for instance. For individuals who overlook, Connor grew to become a mainstay after he acquired known as up for I imagine Nikolaj Ehlers and simply performed too effectively to be despatched down. So there’s priority right here. So long as he performs.

Talking of Ehlers, he can be a key piece of the Winnipeg Jets assault this season. I don’t assume it’s a secret that the person is sweet at each zone entries and exits. He’s a giant weapon for the Jets and actually does drive the offence. And we imply it once we say that he’s the very best winger in Canada. He’s that good, yo.

Exterior of Ehlers, the Jets consistently look to Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler to provide. Relying on Wheeler to provide nonetheless is a tricky hope particularly at his age and and the way his manufacturing has declined over the previous few seasons. It’s going to be fascinating to see how the Jets handle that over the subsequent whereas. In addition they depend on Kyle Connor who will hopefully enhance a bit defensively this season, is the opposite key pressure and he has constantly been good for 30+ targets, so mark that down.

The Jets backside six is much more questionable and I actually don’t really feel like dwelling on them in any respect proper now, however simply bear in mind: The highest six may have the ability to carry greater than the underside six (particularly backside 5) and there are gamers within the prime six I didn’t point out like Andrew Copp. However this yr needs to be fascinating upfront both means.

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