The "best prospect pool in the NHL" has looked horrible in two mid-September games. Welp, there goes the 2019 Stanley Cup. While it is true that the kids have been terrible, it is a little early to panic. There are really only three or four kids in this tournament that are vying for Winnipeg Jets roster spots this year.
Final tally for even-strength Corsi: Canucks 58 - Jets 19
As for today, the Winnipeg Jets take on a Connor McDavid-less Edmonton Oilers squad.
The puck drops at 1:30 pm CST and can be viewed on jets.nhl.com.
Brendan Lemieux - Nic Petan - Nikolaj Ehlers
Axel Blomqvist - Ryan Olsen - Jimmy Lodge
Chase De Leo - Andrew Copp - Scott Kosmachuk
Jiri Frink - Jansen Harkins - Matteo Gennaro
Josh Morrissey - Nelson Nogier
Brennan Serville - Jan Kostalek
Aaron Harstad - Marcus Karlstrom
Was gonna say Connor McDavid, but he decided to Connor McNo-show.
Players to Watch
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has done some talking of late. He has said things. These things hint at who is really in the mix for a roster spot this year.
To nobody's surprise, it sounds like Andrew Copp is batting for the 4th line centre position. Joel Armia (not participating in this tournament), Nikolaj Ehlers and Nic Petan have also been mentioned for top-nine roles. The number of roster spots is limited, so these players might be going head-to-head for NHL ice time. Will one stand out over the others?