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Question: How will the Jets do in the Central for 17-18?  (Voting closed: October 14, 2017, 05:55:40 PM)
Win division - 1 (5%)
2nd - 0 (0%)
3rd - 8 (40%)
Wildcard Spot - 5 (25%)
Out of Playoffs - 6 (30%)
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« on: August 25, 2017, 05:55:40 PM »

My prediction is 4th.  The will make the playoffs as a Wildcard team.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 07:20:54 PM »

I said 3rd on hfboards so 3rd here to.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 01:03:17 AM »

No playoffs unless goalie is killer
Power play is great
Limited injuries
Hope I'm wrong
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 06:52:52 PM »

Jets looked better last night.  Predict wild card spot .
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 07:23:27 PM »

3rd in the Central, at least 4 playoff wins.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 08:28:22 PM »

Wildcard spot.  I think we can score - not sure about defence and impact on goaltending.  More confident if we had replaced Huddy. 

Laine, scheifs, wheeler, little...will be entertaining I think
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 08:30:21 PM »

Believe we will continue to score with perhaps even a 10% increase across the board with a real nice result from our Power Play .......
however .......  we need major improvements in
1. our goaltending can cut in 1/2, the "ooops" goals against
 2.  Scheif & Lowry can move up to winning 50% of their draws (so we chase far less off a faceoff) & especially win when we are in our end on a PKill.
  3.  the lost games due to injuries figure be cut back substantially ........ need the Luck of the Irish on this one.

Well known to be, again anticipated to be such, a hard division/Conference to make the playoffs in ......... believe we will make it before the final 5 games of season.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 10:01:37 PM »

Believe we will continue to score with perhaps even a 10% increase across the board with a real nice result from our Power Play .......
however .......  we need major improvements in
1. our goaltending can cut in 1/2, the "ooops" goals against
 2.  Scheif & Lowry can move up to winning 50% of their draws (so we chase far less off a faceoff) & especially win when we are in our end on a PKill.
  3.  the lost games due to injuries figure be cut back substantially ........ need the Luck of the Irish on this one.

Well known to be, again anticipated to be such, a hard division/Conference to make the playoffs in ......... believe we will make it before the final 5 games of season.

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 10:49:29 PM »

Catch bits & pieces of Toth & the gang but don't recall that view on a 10% increase hope .......... however it is a reasonable hope
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2018, 09:25:44 PM »

So, anyone predict a 100+ point season? 
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 11:28:05 AM »

So, anyone predict a 100+ point season? 

I am pretty sure you already know the answer to that.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 01:14:03 PM »

Fun to look back at this.

I didn?t post in this thread but I recall thinking the Jets would be lucky to squeak in the final wild card spot. Quite happy to be super wrong!

We all knew we would score, but Hellebuyck was the difference maker. The Central was extremely tough but it was also nice to have help from Chicago being crap.
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2018, 02:32:15 PM »

Helebuyck has been the primary difference this year and he's played lights out. Also, our young guns have all stepped up their game. Kyle Connor has been a real pleasant surprise
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2018, 03:38:13 PM »

Helebuyck has been the primary difference this year and he's played lights out. Also, our young guns have all stepped up their game. Kyle Connor has been a real pleasant surprise
I don't think fans fully appreciate Connor, because we have a superstar like Laine, but Connor is an absolute beauty!
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2018, 03:40:54 PM »

Wheeler has been the biggest and best surprise of this year.  Lots of players outperformed their expectations, but Wheeler is by far our MVP this year.
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« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2018, 03:42:45 PM »

Wheeler has been the biggest and best surprise of this year.  Lots of players outperformed their expectations, but Wheeler is by far our MVP this year.
If you look at the definition of MVP, I'd say Hellebyuck is our MVP. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2018, 03:44:47 PM »

If you look at the definition of MVP, I'd say Hellebyuck is our MVP. 

Debatable.  Both have been phenomenal.  Love our entire team.
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2018, 11:31:17 PM »

Debatable.  Both have been phenomenal.  Love our entire team.

It absolutely is. You could make a case for either.

There's also the significantly improved special teams. There's also way more consistency in terms of the team playing a 200 ft. game.

This has been a great season so far.
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2018, 03:56:26 AM »

102 points and counting.  4th overall in the league.  Pretty impressive.  Great ownership, management and coaching in Winnipeg.  The Canucks could learn something.
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2018, 08:33:22 AM »

102 points and counting.  4th overall in the league.  Pretty impressive.  Great ownership, management and coaching in Winnipeg.  The Canucks could learn something.

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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2018, 09:00:29 AM »

Not just the Canucks  Cheesy Grin
Pretty sure ModAdmin lives in BC, so the Canucks are probably his team.
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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2018, 12:27:55 PM »

Wheeler has been the biggest and best surprise of this year.  Lots of players outperformed their expectations, but Wheeler is by far our MVP this year.

I think farm boy O?Connor has been as equally surprising. Hellebuck MVP.

Exceeded by expectations in regular season
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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2018, 12:28:38 PM »

I think farm boy O?Connor has been as equally surprising. Hellebuck MVP.

Exceeded by expectations in regular season
Who is O'Connor? 
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2018, 12:47:01 PM »

102 points and counting.  4th overall in the league.  Pretty impressive.  Great ownership, management and coaching in Winnipeg.  The Canucks could learn something.

I think they're where the Jets were a few years ago. Benning's slowly refilled the cupboards and the team should improve in the coming years. Boeser, Juolevi, and Demko - among others - should have fans on the left coast pretty excited for the future. After some stellar drafting last June, the Canucks were ranked 7th in NHL prospect depth going into this season, which is second best among Canadian NHL teams (https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-best-farm-systems-2017-ranking/).

Back to Jets, however, Maurice hit the nail on the head (IMO) in his post-game presser last night: http://winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets/jets-back-in-playoffs-after-win-over-predators

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So what area of the Jets team game has improved the most?

"You know what, it?s a good question but I don't want to answer it, because the idea was to be incrementally better at everything. That's the key," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. "There wouldn't be a piece to our game that isn't better than it was last year. Our goaltending, our team defensive play, our special teams for sure. We finished seventh in goal scoring last year and we're going to finish ahead of that this year. All parts of our game have gotten better."


Playing more disciplined hockey has no doubt helped their cause, too.


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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2018, 12:52:05 PM »

I think farm boy O?Connor has been as equally surprising. Hellebuck MVP.

Exceeded by expectations in regular season

I assume you are talking about Kyle Connor. Tons of players on Jets are far exceeding expectations and playing phenomenal.... however, I see Wheelers contributions going far beyond just his stats. 
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2018, 03:28:02 PM »

Wheels for sure has been a non stop mover & shaker but where would we be without HellB's above average play.
     Suggestion ----- both get the MOP/MVP, whatever the award is called ....... a tie would be justified

Congrats to the Jet players, coaches & organization .......... please keep it going in the positive manner we fans are used to cheering for.
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2018, 03:30:34 PM »

Wheels for sure has been a non stop mover & shaker but where would we be without HellB's above average play.
     Suggestion ----- both get the MOP/MVP, whatever the award is called ....... a tie would be justified

Congrats to the Jet players, coaches & organization .......... please keep it going in the positive manner we fans are used to cheering for.
Without Wheeler, I think we'd still be okay, and likely in the playoffs.  Without Hellebyuck, I can't say the same.  That's why I give MVP to Helle. 
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2018, 03:54:25 PM »

Without Wheeler, I think we'd still be okay, and likely in the playoffs.  Without Hellebyuck, I can't say the same.  That's why I give MVP to Helle. 

Somewhat I agree with this.  I think we would still be in the playoffs without Hellebyuck, but definitely not in 2nd place and over 100 points. 
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