72 games have passed, and there's 10 games left in the regular season. Back in October, the Jet's future in the season was bright and the team and it's fans were optimistic for the playoffs. Well, the future is here and it's not what we thought it would be for the Winnipeg Jets. No playoffs in sight. Time to reflect, take stock, and plan for the future again. Check out the following video of Blake Wheeler, who is definitely frustrated. Blake was interviewed this morning, and by all accounts, is upset at a wasted year in his mind. This interview was posted by CBC, but was not to be found on the Winnipeg Jets website, so take it for what it's worth...
WPG (29-37-6) VAN (27-32-12)
7pm CST, TSN3, TSN1290, SN-P, 1040
Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:
Nic Petan- Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Scott Kosmachuk - Andrew Copp- Chase De Leo
Drew Stafford- Alexander Burmistrov - Marko Dano
Chris Thorburn - Adam Lowry- Matt Halischuk
Dustin Byfuglien - Jacob Trouba
Tyler Myers - Julian Melchiori
Ben Chariot - Paul Postma
*Mathieu Perreault is out indefinitely due to a concussion. Toby Enstrom is out indefinitely and will undergo a knee scope on Thursday. Julian Melchiori has been recalled and will take Enstrom's spot on the blue line. Marko Dano is expected back in the lineup. Joel Armia and Nikolaj Ehlers are expected back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Kings. Bryan Little has resumed light skating, but is still out for the season.
Vancouver Canucks Projected Lineup:
Alexandre Burrows - Jared McCann - Chris Higgins
Dan Hamhuis - Nikita Tryamkin
Ben Hutton - Alex Biega
Matt Bartkowski - Andrey Pedan
Player to boo mercilessly until they quit:
Alexandre Burrows needs to hear the Winnipeg crowd chant his name (and not in a good way!).
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As @DamoSpin reported, draft lottery to be held April 30.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 20, 2016
Rumor Roundup: Teams could trade players rather than lose them in expansion draft: https://t.co/VIwnd0ucPK— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) March 21, 2016
Jets Prospect Update - March 22nd https://t.co/rF470PiJOQ— JetsNation (@NHLJetsNation) March 22, 2016
Let's hear from the coach after Monday's practice:
Finally, here's the coach after Tuesday's pregame skate: