Winnipeg Jets Discussion - 2023/2024 Season

Started by ModAdmin, August 15, 2023, 06:30:57 PM

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Pigskin

I find it a waste to be playing him on the 4th line. Is this our LW if NE27 is traded?
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Quote from: Pigskin on June 20, 2024, 06:37:53 PMI find it a waste to be playing him on the 4th line.

He doesn't just play on the 4th line. He's basically a bottom 9 forward with a strong two-way game who can also be used on the top line in a pinch.
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https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/2917028/10-best-nhl-players-who-could-get-traded-this-summer

QuoteNikolaj Ehlers, Jets

Trade potential: ★★★★☆

Three Jets players appeared on this list a year ago - Connor Hellebuyck, Mark Scheifele, and Pierre-Luc Dubois. Winnipeg re-signed Hellebuyck and Mark Scheifele to eight-year deals and, to nobody's surprise, traded Dubois.

It's clear the Jets don't want to let key players walk as free agents for nothing, and they shouldn't with another pending UFA in Ehlers. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff should trade the Danish winger if he doesn't think extension talks are progressing toward a solution. Cheveldayoff is reportedly already open to the idea of a move.

For Ehlers, it'd be understandable if he didn't want to re-sign. He's been underutilized across the past two seasons under Rick Bowness, averaging 15:48 of ice time per contest. That isn't expected to change now that Scott Arniel - Bowness' right-hand man over the last two years - is the new head coach. Ehlers averaged 18:04 per game in 2021-22 under Paul Maurice and Dave Lowry.

There will surely be a strong market for Ehlers' services. He's a dynamic, speedy forward with point-per-game potential if everything clicks. At 28 years old, there's a chance some of his best hockey lies ahead if he finds the right fit.
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