December 24 2015 01:42PM
Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff faces some big decisions.
The Jets currently sit tied for 2nd last in the Western Conference and last in the Central Division. Compounding their current struggles, the team is dealing with long-range uncertainty. They have two huge pending unrestricted free agents in Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien and restricted free agents Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba, two big pieces of Winnipeg's future, will be looking for significant raises this offseason.
With all that's on Chevy's plate this holiday season, we've decided to help him out. With this investigative series, we'll take a look on where the Jets are and where they could be.
In Part I we noted that the Jets' overall talent was not quite at the level of an NHL contender, especially as you moved toward the lower end of the roster. The Jets are, however, better than most bottom rung playoff teams (despite where their lowly current spot in the standings). In Part II we'll analyze which particular areas are afflicting the Jets at the moment, and try to quantify the extent of their issues.
December 23 2015 10:16AM
Scheifele has solidified himself a good 2nd line centre this season, already on pace for career highs. What is even more promising is his ability to drive play and provide opportunities for the Jets to score on opposing teams. The most important part of Scheifele's development as a centre is the impact on his teammates.
Before the 2015-16 season started, I wrote on what to expect from Mark Scheifele this season. Lets take a look at Scheifele's 34 games so far.
December 23 2015 10:02AM
The hockey holiday break is upon us, and the World Juniors are only days away. In this Jets Prospects Update we'll take a look at some standouts and how they have fared through the first half of their respective seasons.
December 22 2015 10:53PM
No debate if this was a moral victory or not. The Jets started off ugly falling behind in the first period yet again and could never muster any real offense as they drop a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Ugh. Let's just power through this recap and get on with happier holiday thoughts because the Jets aren't providing much jolly lately.
December 22 2015 12:54PM
Once again, the Jets were unable to string consecutive wins together.
After a complete 60-minute effort against the New York Rangers that resulted in an impressive 5-2 win, the Jets got off to a slow start against the Edmonton Oilers last night that resulted in a disappointing 3-1 loss.
It wasn't until the Oilers got up to a 3-0 lead and had pulled starter Connor Hellebuyck that the Jets started to put pressure on the Oilers. The Jets broke the shutout bid with a goal from Bryan Little, but that was all they could muster out of their 45 shots. Cam Talbot was a wall.
Tonight, the Jets head to the Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames in their final game before the short Christmas break.