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Breaking Down Our Jets Top Ten (Part 1)

Earlier in the week we unveiled our overall ranking of the Top Ten Winnipeg Jets as of this moment heading into the 2019-2020 season.

Here, we’re going to go over the individual voting and see how each member of the JetsNation staff ranked their top ten along with some comments about their list.

Most of the voting went as you’d think, but there were a few surprises in some of the lists which made for some interesting final results including a clean sweep for Mark Scheifele at number one while players like Dustin Byfuglien and Connor Hellebuyck were left off of a list or two.

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Alec B’s Top Ten

1 – Mark Scheifele
2 – Josh Morrissey
3 – Blake Wheeler
4 – Dustin Byfuglien
5 – Kyle Connor
6 – Connor Hellebuyck
7 – Patrik Laine
8 – Nik Ehlers
9 – Adam Lowry
10 – Andrew Copp

Josh Morrissey is one of the most underrated players in the league. If he continues to progress the way he has, especially with the opportunity he is going to get this season in the absence of Trouba and Myers, I believe he will be a dark horse Norris candidate this season. Laine and Ehlers should be higher on this list, but they are still too inconsistent in their play. I hate to leave Little off of the list, as I feel the biggest reason for negative opinions about him is his contract.


Zee’s Top Ten

1 – Mark Scheifele
2 – Josh Morrissey
3 – Kyle Connor
4 – Nik Ehlers
5 – Patrik Laine
6 – Blake Wheeler
7 – Connor Hellebuyck
8 – Jack Roslovic
9 – Adam Lowry
10 – Mathieu Perreault

I think Scheifele is pretty much undisputed at the top of this list. Morrissey is a beast and one of the few defensemen I’m not worried about going into the season. Connor, Ehlers and Laine have the potential to take this team to the next level if they play to the ability we know they’re capable of. Wheeler could be higher but I’m not confidant that he will bounce back to what we’ve seen from him. Hellebuyck will be a big reason the team is successful if he can manage to pull himself out of the league average goaltending of last season. At this point, its Roslovic’s time to prove that he has the ability to move up higher and I really hope he does.


Cody B’s Top Ten

1 – Mark Scheifele
2 – Blake Wheeler
3 – Josh Morrissey
4 – Dustin Byfuglien
5 – Connor Hellebuyck
6 – Kyle Connor
7 – Patrik Laine
8 – Nik Ehlers
9 – Adam Lowry
10 – Bryan Little

Looking at this moment and not in two or three years, I still feel like Scheifele and Wheeler are the top two overall players I like Morrisey’s all around game compared to Byfuglien. I feel at this moment Connor, Laine, and Ehlers are all very close.


Eric M’s Top Ten

1 – Mark Scheifele
2 – Josh Morrissey
3 – Connor Hellebuyck
4 – Blake Wheeler
5 – Kyle Connor
6 – Patrik Laine
7 – Dustin Byfuglien
8 – Nike Ehlers
9 – Adam Lowry
10 – Andrew Copp

Laine is my biggest question mark; I think he could potentially be much higher on my list. Down the stretch last season, we saw a very much improved Laine, his all-around game coming together by leaps and bounds. If he continues to refine his game on even the current pace he was, and can maintain the early season scoring magic of last year, Laine could very easily silence all the doubters. I’m sure as sunshine not willing to throw in the towel on him, and anyone thinking he is bogging the team down in any manner is in my opinion patently ridiculous.