Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Mar. 9

Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend —

Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League.

1.  The Winnipeg Jets finished last week with a 1-1-0 record.  Two out of a possible four points.  Thoughts?   

2.  The Winnipeg Jets will be without Dustin Byfuglien for 2-4 weeks … awful timing.  

3.  Michael Hutchinson has now started 6 games in a row.

4.  The 3-1 win versus Nashville saved a lot of broken ankles from fans jumping off the bandwagon!

5.  The Winnipeg Jets were without Bryan Little versus Nashville.  He is listed as day-to-day.   

6.  It looks like Paul Postma has completely fallen out of favor with Paul Maurice.  He seems to be the last option now.

7.  Toby Enstrom does a lot of good things for the Jets but he really struggles in front of the Jets net and in the corners because of his lack of size.     

8.  I still have the Jets sitting at DEFCON 3 because they are still holding down a wildcard spot.

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9.  I really like Drew Stafford’s game.  He drives to the net, competes in the tough areas of the ice and seems to have very good hockey sense.  He is a MUST re-sign! 

10.  The Nashville game really exposed the Jets need for a center-man that can win face-offs.  The Preds owned the dot.    

11.  My pending UFA signing order:

A.) Drew Stafford and Michael Frolik   

B.) Lee Stempniak  

C.) Jiri Tlusty  

12.  Tyler Myers has now played 10 games with the Jets and has 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points.  Did anybody see that happening?

13.  I thought Adam Lowry looked okay between Ladd and Frolik versus the Preds.      

14.  PP update:  The Jets PP dropped 5 spots this week and is sitting at 18th place at 18.0% overall.   

15.  PK update:  The Jets PK dropped 2 places this week and is now sitting at 19th place running at 81.0% overall.   

If you have any thoughts on any of these comments or questions, please let me know.  I am a curious person by nature and I need answers.

Thanks, Mitch 

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  1. chrishutton34 says

    I would agree with Stafford and Frolik, a little worried Frolik isn’t wrapped up already. I would put Tlusty ahead of Stempniak, but is it possible someone from our highly rated pool of prospects might take up those two roster spots next year?

    • Mitch Kasprick says

      Morrissey, Ehlers and Petan seem to be the players that most fans are talking about …. IMHO, I don’t think any of them are ready …. if I was forced to choice one it would be Petan … I bet that surprised you !!!!

  2. George Bain says

    So far I’m really happy with the new players. I agree totally with you about Stempniak. I have always liked him and along with Stafford, Tlusty it allows the Jet’s management to let the prospects develop and not be rushed. Myers has really surprised me. I never saw him play like he is presently in Buffalo.
    The move has helped him and I watched Bogo play 30 minutes for Buffalo last night against the Leafs.

    I read where some fans want to bring up Hellebuyck. In my humble opinion it would be a colossal
    mistake. He’s just out of college and to throw him into a pressure cooker is insane. Maurice in my opinion is trying to light a fire under Pavelec and we will see if he can elevate his play and take number one back from Hutchinson.

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