It is Monday. We have new restrictions back again. We are being told that yes there are cases in schools, but no transmission. I call bullshit and would like to have politicians see all the ways kids can transmit COVID in schools. They can come to my class to start. I am also fairly certain no one remembers what a six year old is like so that’s that.
Anyways, that is the backdrop of this glorious recap. Wait, we forgot that Nikolaj Ehlers is out for the remainder of the regular season. Happy Fucking Monday, folks.
On this glorious Monday the Jets decided to take a shit. Just like, took a dump in the middle of the ice and proceeded to stay on the toilet for the rest of the game. Actually, the result might have been better if they had done that. But whatever. This game was something the Winnipeg Jets walked into when they decided that size is more important than skill when it comes to defencemen. Sure, you can have both when you find the perfect specimen like Dustin Byfuglien (sobs), but those don’t come around much and you have to settle. Are you going to settle for a Ville Heinola or a Jordie Benn? You are your own master here.
The Edmonton Oilers are a beatable team. I sweat that they are. You just have to stop Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Except stopping Connor McDavid is like asking a child to listen the first time you tell them to stop. It just does not happen. That is not how this world works and because of that you need to plan on a way to hold him at bay. You need to build a floodway. The Jets have not managed to do that which is how they got here.
They will be playing the Oilers again on Wednesday. They will need to show something to end the four game losing streak they are currently on. Anything will do there. The Jets look like the injuries accumulated from their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs are really starting to hit them. They are going to desperately miss Ehlers and Adam Lowry until they are able to return. The Jets could be in a world of hurt. Of course, it would help if Paul Maurice realized that Mark Schiefele should not match against Connor McDavid, but it feels like that experiment will go on forever. Anyways, on to the next one.