Last season, the Winnipeg Jets finished with 78 points and out of the playoffs, much to the disappointment of TNSE management, and the dismay of the fans. However, this year could be a different story, one that could have a more positive outcome than the last one. What's changed between last season to this one?...
Out: Andrew Ladd (Trade w/ Chicago), Ondrej Pavelec (Moose), Jacob Trouba (?), Matt Halischuk (UFA), Anthony Peluso (Moose), Andrew Copp (Moose/ likely call up), Vincent Pascal (New coach of the Moose), Mark Stuart (Looses associate captain role, relugated to pressbox/ limited play), Chris Thorburn (relugated to pressbox/ limited play).
In: Patrik Laine (Draft), Kyle Connor (Draft), Josh Morrissey (Moose), Marko Dano (Trade w/ Chicago, start with Moose/ likely call up), Connor Hellebuyck (Moose), Shawn Matthias (Signed as UFA), Brandon Tanev (Signed as FA), Jamie Kompon (New associate coach/ special teams), Todd Woodcroft (New associate coach/ analytics & video), Dustin Byfuglien (new contract & new associate captain), Mark Scheifele (new contract & new associate captain), Blake Wheeler (new captain).
Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was interviewed yesterday and was very candid regarding the state of the Winnipeg Jets as the new season starts, the Trouba situation, the signing of new blood to the team, and building a winning attitude within the organization.
Here's a detailed look via Hockey-Reference.com at how the Jets have done every year. The year they made the playoffs, they barely squeaked in with the second wild card spot and a 99 point record:
Here's what NHL 17's Season Sim Standings have to report. They have the Jets out of the playoffs with 82 points:
Ok, now is the time to reveal how you, the readers, feel the Jets are going to do this year:
What do you think? Will the Jets have a season to remember or forget? 11% or 40 people voted that the Jets will have +90 points but not make the playoffs. Will it take 100 points plus in order for the Jets to make the playoff grade? Let us know below in the comments section, and thanks for reading.