Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Oct. 20

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

These were a few of the things that rattled through my head this past week about the NHL and our Winnipeg Jets.

1.  FACT: The Winnipeg Jets have been shutout twice in their first five games!    

2.  Two home games in the books and 1 goal to show for them!  Now that’s disturbing.  

3.  The Nashville Predators aren’t that far off from the team that made the playoffs for 3 straight season from 2009-10 through 2011-12.  When you have a goaltender like Pekka Rinne, you’re already half-way there.     

4.  Jets just can’t win!  They’re getting solid goaltending from Ondrej Pavelec and now they can’t score … OR … Are these both just aberrations?  

5.  The Jets looked very good in the first period versus Calgary but were manhandled for the final 40 minutes.  WE HAVE A PROBLEM !!!  

6.  I’m just wondering how all of the Winnipeg Jets offence can dry up with ONE injury (Evander Kane).  What the hell is going on?  (see #1)  

7.  What does “It’s only 5 games into the season” mean?     

8.  The good news in Jetsville is that we are getting a chance to watch Mark Scheifele develop right in front of our eyes.

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Mark Scheifele            photo by Shawn Coates

    

9.  I started watching the Winnipeg Jets back in 1972 and I can’t remember witnessing such a Jekyll and Hyde performance from one period to the next as I did in the Calgary game Sunday night.  They were flying in the 1st period and could have been up more than 1-0  and then came the 2nd period.  The horror!     

10.  Since the Winnipeg Jets 6 goal outburst versus Arizona in the season opener, they have only managed to score 2 goals in the next 4 games.  I think the boys are squeezing their sticks a little tight right now!

11.  In the Calgary game, I liked Adam Lowry centering the 3rd line and even though the team collapsed in the final 40 minutes I thought the 3rd line was okay!

12.  So, I guess the answer must be inserting Grant Clitsome and Matt Halischuk into the line-up to shake things up.  Ah, I don’t think so!

13.  I wonder if Chevy is starting to feel the heat? 

14.  Peluso and Thorburn don’t annoy me a much when they are both on the 4th line.

15.  Winnipeg Jets after 5 games – Goals for: 8  Goals against: 15.  You can draw your own conclusions.   

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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