Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: May 8

Mitch Kasprick is now the “Westdale Curmudgeon” 

Odds and Ends, Thoughts, and Questions from this past week in Hockey –

Just so there’s no confusion when I’m spewing my bias, I am a fan of the Winnipeg Jets, Arizona Coyotes, Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Ice, and all Team Canada Hockey teams.

I am NOT a fan of Gary Bettman or as I call him, Count Chocula.  I am a big believer in the 7Ps or is it the 8Ps?  You’ve been warned.

May 8:  NHL Draft Lottery (7 p.m. ET)

June 3:  Tentative start of Stanley Cup Final

June 4-10:  NHL Scouting Combine

June 26:  2023 NHL Awards

June 28:  Round 1 of the 2023 NHL Draft (7 p.m. ET)

June 29:  Rounds 2-7 of the 2023 NHL Draft (11 a.m. ET)

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1. Jets:  I have to admit that I’m a little surprised at the amount of negativity directed towards the Jets franchise and the players and for the most part it is justified BUT I don’t like how the negative fans are painting all the players with the same brush. It’s just not fair.

2. Jets:  Can you see Chevy do a full rebuild when, Arizona, Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis are in rebuild mode?  I don’t.

3. Jets:  It’s hard to believe Helly is 30 years old.  Wow does time fly.

Connor Hellebuyck on his UFA status next summer:

That’s hard to answer.  It’s a lot to think about.  We are only two days removed.  My main goal is to win a Stanley cup, and I’m starting to run out of time.  I can feel it.

I just want to win a cup.  I don’t know what the future of this team looks like.  I don’t know what their plans are.  I don’t know if I’m in it.  I’m not interesting in a rebuild.

I believe Helle resigns and gets paid but he sure would fetch a nice return in the trade market.

4. Jets:  Well deserved.


5. Jets:  This comes from the best answer to a dumb question department.

6. Jets:  I didn’t think Josh Morrissey was going to win the Norris Trophy but I thought he was a lock for one of the three nominations.  Oh well.  Dougie Hamilton and Miro Heiskainen also had good years as well.

 

7. ICE:  The Winnipeg ICE surprisingly swept the Saskatoon Blades in four straight to win the Eastern Conference Final and will play either Seattle or Kamloops for the WHL Championship.

Fri, May 12   Sea/Kam at WPG  7:00  PM CDT  Wayne Fleming Arena 

Sat, May 13  Sea/Kam at WPG  6:00  PM CDT Wayne Fleming Arena 

TBA

8. Jets:  Some good news on the prospect front.

9. Jets:  I thought of Kyle Connor when this tweet was posted.

10. Jets:  Odds and ends:  The Jets could have done the world a favour by eliminating Vegas so hockey fans didn’t have to look at the FUGLY uniforms on tv.  Dylan Samberg is going to the WHC with Team USA and Nino Niederreiter will be representing Team Switzerland.

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