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Season Review: Tyler Myers

Myers is supposed to start meeting with teams prior to free agency starting. Is this the end?

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The Winnipeg Jets and Tyler Myers appear to be headed towards a separation. This is probably a good thing for both parties as the Jets have been asking Myers to be more than he is for the past few seasons and Myers wants a lot more than what his proper usage should cost. That is a problem especially for a team that has a lot of good, young players to sign and two decent young defencemen who can step into his shoes.

Player Season Team Position GP TOI G A P P1 P/60 P1/60 GS GS/60 CF CA C+/- CF% Rel CF%
TYLER.MYERS 2018-2019 WPG D 80 1310.13 7 9 16 12 0.73 0.55 18.38 0.84 1247 1308 -61 48.81 -0.57

Myers is not as bad as one would think on the Jets, but he is still not a very good defencemen according to the fancy stats. He is not that far below the team when it comes to CorsiRel and yet not many stats people want him on their team. Yes, he is big and yes he won the Calder Award years ago, but who he is as a player now is not that rookie from years ago. He has had hip problems and he is not the most fleet of foot. He is big and rangy, but that does not seem to help him much when it comes to actual defending.

Myers is expected to start meeting with teams ahead of July 1 and free agency shortly. He is supposedly looking at a contract worth around $6 million a season. If that is the case, he should be long gone and with some other team. He is not worth that money to the Jets and would put them in an even worse cap position than they are already in. And he is not worth trading Nikolaj Ehlers for if that was a move one would make to keep him. If this is goodbye, then thanks Tyler.