Winnipeg Jets Mid-Term Report Card: Def/Goal/PP/PK

Winnipeg Jets grades for the defencemen, goaltenders and special teams – 

The Winnipeg Jets blue-line was decimated by injuries in the second quarter of this season and somehow the replacements managed to keep it together.  I can’t remember ANY NHL team having their top two pairings injured at the same time. The fact that the Jets kept winning in spite of this is a testament to their system and overall commitment to team defence.
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Winnipeg Jets Mid-Term Report Card: Forwards

Winnipeg Jets grades for the forwards – 

As usual in any hockey season, any given NHL roster is going to have its surprises and it’s disappointments.  The Winnipeg Jets are no exception.  Although they aren’t juggernauts, the Winnipeg Jets forward group was actually pretty good in the second quarter of the season and didn’t seem to struggle to score as much as they did in the first quarter.  By the time the dust had settled at the forty-one game mark, most Jets forwards were either at or exceeding their career averages. Of course, there are always exceptions.  Injuries have played havoc with Evander Kane getting on one of his rolls and sophomore center Mark Scheifele is battling with consistency, although his second quarter was better than his first.  IMO, Mark Scheifele is still one of the Jets better puck handling forwards and he works hard on his defensive game.  He is still a work in progress.  [Read more…]

Scott’s Thoughts: Winnipeg Jets Report Card

Winnipeg Jets grades for the forwards, defencemen and goaltenders –

Following “Boss Mitch’s” excellent quarterly report, I’m patching and copying his report cause I don’t have any idea of proper structure so I’m following the boss.  I assume that Chris Thorburn takes the same approach with his following of the boss as he NEVER has to “take in a few games from the press-box”. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Report Card: Def/Goal/PP/PK

Winnipeg Jets grades for the defencemen and goaltenders – 

It’s no doubt that the Winnipeg Jets defencemen and goaltenders have been the biggest benefactors of better defensive play from the forward group.  The defensive support has allowed this group to play their game to their strengths and they have done that very well.  [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Report Card: Forwards

Winnipeg Jets grades for the forwards – 

As usual in any hockey season, any given NHL roster is going to have its surprises and it’s disappointments.  The Winnipeg Jets are no exception.  The Winnipeg Jets forward group in the first quarter of the season has had trouble scoring goals and this is no secret.  BUT in fairness to this group, they are executing a new-found defensive awareness not seen in these parts since their arrival from Atlanta. [Read more…]

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