Choose Your Own Jets Adventure: Right Wings

In last week's adventure, Patrice Cormier and Tanner Glass took the final two left wing spots on the roster.  The picture on left wing was considerably murkier than right wing, as there were a couple of guys on the left side knocking on the door of the NHL (Jason Gregoire, Ivan Telegin), and they may very well show up at least a few games this year.  On the right side, though, the depth is quite a bit clearer; rather than the five candidates for two spots, we have four candidates for three spots.  Once again, we're assuming that the line of Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, and Blake Wheeler won't be broken up, as they had clicked on Wheeler's arrival.

Before we put it to vote, let's have a look at our candidates...

If you need a refresher on the metrics/abbreviations I'm using, look here.

Nik Antropov

Year Team Lg  GP G A Pts Adj +/- SOG Sh% PIM
2008-09 Tor./NYR NHL 81 28 31 59 -7 224 12.5 30
2009-10 Atlanta NHL 76 24 43 67 +17 126 19.0 44
2010-11 Atlanta NHL 76 16 25 41 -8 105 15.2 42

Year Team Lg  TOI ESTOI PPTOI SHTOI ZS% QoC Rk QoT Rk
2008-09 Tor./NYR NHL 17.18 13.35 2.95 0.88 56.1 12th of 21 1st of 21
2009-10 Atlanta NHL 18.22 14.55 3.57 0.08 48.3 3rd of 16 7th of 16
2010-11 Atlanta NHL 15.65 13.07 2.55 0.02 49.8 7th of 17 14th of 17

Antropov is a bit tricky, because he can play both centre and right wing, but he's not particularly strong on faceoffs (44.6% success rate over the last three years) and it looks like they want to give Burmistrov a chance on the second line.  Either way, Antropov had a down year, but shouldn't be completely counted out.  He can still give the team solid powerplay minutes, and he can be effective in front of the net.

Eric Fehr

Year Team Lg GP G A Pts Adj +/- SOG Sh% PIM
2008-09 Washington NHL 61 12 13 25 +4 134 9.0 22
2009-10 Washington NHL 69 21 18 39 0 145 14.5 24
2010-11 Washington NHL 52 10 10 20 -4 120 8.3 16

Year Team Lg TOI ESTOI PPTOI SHTOI ZS% QoC Rk QoT Rk
2008-09 Washington NHL 11.23 10.47 0.75 0.00 55.9 7th of 22 9th of 22
2009-10 Washington NHL 12.12 10.67 1.43 0.00 53.6 13th of 23 11th of 23
2010-11 Washington NHL 12.58 10.63 1.95 0.00 55.2 15th of 19 13th of 19

Fehr comes to Winnipeg after three years of frustrating injuries.  He's not an ideal tough-matchup guy, but his ability on the powerplay might bump Wheeler (or even Antropov) off of the PP unit.

Spencer Machacek

Year Team Lg GP G A Pts Adj +/- SOG Sh% PIM
2008-09 Chicago AHL 77 23 25 48 +10 201 11.4 23
2008-09 Atlanta NHL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0
2009-10 Chicago AHL 79 20 29 49 +7 207 9.7 68
2010-11 Chicago AHL 67 21 32 53 +17 177 11.9 45
2010-11 Atlanta NHL 10 0 0 0 -1 7 0.0 0

Year Team Lg TOI ESTOI PPTOI SHTOI ZS% QoC Rk QoT Rk
2008-09 Atlanta NHL 8.18 8.18 0.00 0.00 50.0 1st of 17 14th of 17
2010-11 Atlanta NHL 7.67 7.65 0.00 0.02 61.0 16th of 17 13th of 17

A promising two-way player, Machacek has done his time in the AHL with considerable success.  His fairly good shot is an added bonus.

Chris Thorburn

Year Team Lg GP G A Pts Adj +/- SOG Sh% PIM
2008-09 Atlanta NHL 82 7 8 15 +4 85 8.2 104
2009-10 Atlanta NHL 76 4 9 13 +10 63 6.3 89
2010-11 Atlanta NHL 82 9 10 19 -7 114 7.9 77

Year Team Lg TOI ESTOI PPTOI SHTOI ZS% QoC Rk QoT Rk
2008-09 Atlanta NHL 9.58 9.42 0.12 0.03 46.3 11th of 17 11th of 19
2009-10 Atlanta NHL 9.97 7.67 0.02 2.27 43.6 15th of 16 11th of 16
2010-11 Atlanta NHL 13.78 11.53 0.37 1.87 46.9 9th of 17 6th of 17

Thorburn is a known commodity, a tough player who's willing to block a shot and scrap a bit, but he has never been remarkable offensively.  That said, he's played well enough to stay in the NHL for three years straight, so it's up to you to decide whether it's because of his skill or a lack of skill on the Thrashers.

You'll notice the poll question is worded a bit differently than just a "what line will he be on" kind of question; it's more geared towards viewing the three who play the most as those who succeeded to the top of the depth.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Arctic Ice Hockey

You must be a member of Arctic Ice Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arctic Ice Hockey. You should read them.

Join Arctic Ice Hockey

You must be a member of Arctic Ice Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arctic Ice Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker