Winnipeg Jets Discussion - 2022/2023 Season

Started by blue_gold_84, August 16, 2022, 05:04:36 PM

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theaardvark

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on March 07, 2023, 04:19:26 PM
You don't sit the equivalent of an entire forward line and replace it with depth pieces with the expectation to continue competing for a playoff spot. It's March - players across the league are banged up and not at 100% after roughly 3/4 of the season. Teams still in the hunt ice their best roster based on talent first and foremost. You rest players when you've locked up a post-season berth and the Jets are nowhere near that happening any time soon.

The depth on this team drops off pretty noticeably after the top 6, especially where offensive prowess in concerned. The bottom six went roughly five weeks without registering a goal IIRC.

The Jets let one get away last night. They dominated the offensive zone ice-time but when they had to play defensive hockey, they struggled. That's got to change if they have any hope of keeping pace in the division - in a hurry.

Not sure if you remember the early part of this season, where we were plagued by injuries, and depth players stepped up.

As I said, playing at 75% isn't helping anything.  And playing hurt means not getting better, and taking the chance of making things even worse.

I don't propose sitting down the entire top 6 at the same time, that's insane.  Or even the Top 3.  But guys that are struggling can usually benefit from a night in the press box.  And guys that are hurt need to recover fully, not "just enough to play". 

Playing hurt is not just bad for the player, but for his linemates.  Timing is off, they overcompensate to cover, too many things change and none for the better.

I'd rather lose a game with every player running at 100% than lose it because certain players couldn't keep up.
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18 games left, it's time to lock down some lines. KC81 doesn't look comfortable playing on the RW.
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blue_gold_84

Quote from: theaardvark on March 07, 2023, 04:47:14 PM
Not sure if you remember the early part of this season, where we were plagued by injuries, and depth players stepped up.

As I said, playing at 75% isn't helping anything.  And playing hurt means not getting better, and taking the chance of making things even worse.

I don't propose sitting down the entire top 6 at the same time, that's insane.  Or even the Top 3.  But guys that are struggling can usually benefit from a night in the press box.  And guys that are hurt need to recover fully, not "just enough to play". 

Playing hurt is not just bad for the player, but for his linemates.  Timing is off, they overcompensate to cover, too many things change and none for the better.

I'd rather lose a game with every player running at 100% than lose it because certain players couldn't keep up.

I do remember you saying you were done discussing the Jets but here we are, forced to endure more of your absurd takes on what's "best" for the team.

The team's been struggling for the better part of six weeks now regardless of how close any of the players are to 100% healthy, so you've failed to make a salient point.

If players are cleared by medical staff to play, you play them. Especially your best players.
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blue_gold_84

Dubois will be a game-time decision again for tonight's tilt vs. the Wild.

Hellebuyck starts in net.
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Jesse

Hard to get excited about games right now.
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blue_gold_84

Quote from: Jesse on March 08, 2023, 04:54:35 PM
Hard to get excited about games right now.

I'm glad this is my second last game of the season, to be honest. I'd like to say I'm holding out hope but I have a feeling I'll be leaving midway through this one if the last two games vs. MIN are any indication. The Jets were playing better back then, too.

It's like watching a wounded animal limp around.
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Jesse

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on March 08, 2023, 05:00:05 PM
I'm glad this is my second last game of the season, to be honest. I'd like to say I'm holding out hope but I have a feeling I'll be leaving midway through this one if the last two games vs. MIN are any indication. The Jets were playing better back then, too.

It's like watching a wounded animal limp around.

After a good start, it's starting to feel a lot like last year.

My buddies and I sometimes comments that it feels like the Jets are playing a different sport sometimes, when you see see them play a top opponent.
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blue_gold_84

Quote from: Jesse on March 08, 2023, 05:03:47 PM
After a good start, it's starting to feel a lot like last year.

It seems like a lot of the same bad habits from seasons past have crept back into this team's play in the last 15 or so games.

What's strange is how, at least on the surface, the issues aren't getting addressed or resolved.

I can't stand how they play to their opponents, better or worse.
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Jockitch

My innocent comment, that we got beat by Reimer the other night. A couple inches here and there and less negatives would be out there
Definitely understand the tremendous frustration as a fan.

Ehlers has to get scoring and I really don't understand why Samberg is replaced tonight by Stanley.
If it's because more roughness is expected then bench Morrissey or lightweight Schmidt.  Just saying in frustration
Dubois as a GTD is troubling going forward

Winning more then 50% of the faceoffs overall and at least 80% in our end is an absolute must   
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Jockitch

Beat by Fleury.  While the PP has also let us down far too often since 2023 started
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blue_gold_84

Quote from: Jockitch on March 09, 2023, 03:43:20 PM
Beat by Fleury.  While the PP has also let us down far too often since 2023 started

It's not like the Jets made it hard for him last night. So many low to mid-danger shots and the Wild were collapsing well when forced to defend.
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blue_gold_84

Dubois to miss at the least the first two games of this upcoming road trip against the Panthers and then the Lightning.

Not getting any easier for this beleaguered team. Ugh.
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Pigskin

Big win for the Jets tonight. PK a little off tonight. The PP 2/4. VN7, NE27 and KC81, all with 3 points. MS55 2 more goals. Injuries. 44, and 17.
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Jockitch

Huge victory. Well done HellB and company
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Pigskin

Looks like JM44 and AL17 out for tonight???
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