Last night the Winnipeg Jets drafted Finnish defenseman Ville Heinola with the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. When Ville got up on stage, he got to make his way through the usual lineup of Jets management and ownership before getting to put on his new cap and jersey.
But just before he got to slip into his new work uniform, he had a little bit of a longer than just a “hey welcome to the team” moment from head coach Paul Maurice than one would expect, so we asked all of you just what exactly was said in that brief but lingering moment between coach and brand new player.
Some of you are still stinging a bit from the Jacob Trouba turmoil from earlier this week / past four years…
No. 8 is available.
— Dave Wheeler (@Wheelerj28) June 22, 2019
Don’t you Overhardt us
— Mikey McMikeFace (@mike_yung) June 22, 2019
Don’t even think of having a fiancé
— Rob Davis (@RobDavis64) June 22, 2019
Do you know a man named Kurt Overhardt?
— Vincent Gabriele (@VinceGabriele) June 22, 2019
Others meanwhile are a little leery of what may go down given Maurice’s past history with some “under-sized” prospects while others are well aware Maurice already has his personal favorites…
How do you like pressbox popcorn?
— Paul Quaye 🇨🇦 (@paulquaye) June 22, 2019
Maurice – “I’m only playing you 6 mins a game until your 26”
— Winnipeg is cold (@JetsRuleWpg) June 22, 2019
I’m going to “Petan” the fuck out of your career! Hope you like popcorn
— Jason Gibson (@Jgimp69) June 22, 2019
Just making sure I've got a good grip for when I inevitably throw you under the bus
— Hockey Stats & RPG Maps (@TheHeronMark) June 22, 2019
"I don't care how good you are, I'm always going to Myers to protect the one-goal lead in the last minute of the 3rd period. It has always worked for us in the past."
— TG Dobson (@tgdobson) June 22, 2019
You’re never playing in the bigs. The giraffe has some incriminating photos… sorry kid
— Lloyd Hannesson (@dasme) June 22, 2019
He’s Finnish and young which can only mean one thing: He plays video games…
Please don’t play video games
— mark (@mark51978393) June 22, 2019
Please tell me you don't play Fortnite
— Joe Daley's Sports & Framing (@JoeDaleySports) June 22, 2019
We need you to take an important position ….Lianes fortnite partner …shhhh we are trading his buddy Ehlers
— Mark Morris (@MarkMeatMorris) June 22, 2019
And some of you thought Paul might be more focused on his job status more than anything else and that Paul might not even be his coach by the time he makes it to the big time…
I probably won't be your coach
— Chrispy (@GregChrisp) June 22, 2019
Nice to meet ya, I won’t be the coach of the Jets by the time you can play their but welcome none the less
— Tnert (@trentum75) June 22, 2019
“No need to tell me your name, I won’t be coaching here when you’re ready.”
— Stew S. (@stewsquared) June 22, 2019
“Please save my job”
— Tim (@TimmyD_9) June 22, 2019
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