Winnipeg Jets Discussion - 2022/2023 Season

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

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Pigskin

Not pretty, but it's 2 points. Good 1st. period. PP, still terrible. Helli excellent. 
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blue_gold_84

20 mins. of good hockey won't cut it going forward. Jets were fortunate to hang on for the win last night, IMO.

Hellebuyck has been the MVP of this team for a while now. And it's not even close.
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Jockitch

Seemed like such a quiet, lackluster win.
Still such a mystery where their touch for scoring is by the Top6 overall, and of course the PP   
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blue_gold_84

https://winnipegsun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets/thats-what-were-dealing-with-jets-bowness-pulls-back-curtain-on-issue-of-motivation-commitment

Pretty telling read. Seems like the same issues that plagued this team the last few years are still present now.

Maybe Bowness airing this out will be the wake-up call the team needs. I won't hold my breath, though.
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theaardvark

10 games to see if this team actually has what they showed early, or if the "dead cat bounce" of a new coach was just that.

Early in the season, there were many (including me) that were disappointed that Bowness did not get more one in the "Coach of the Year" debate.  I wonder now, if they miss the playoffs, does he head the list of "Who gets fired first this offseason" discussion.

Its looking like the team has a severe dysfunction at the core.  Chevy seems too invested in that core, though, to do anything, unless his hand is forced, either through a trade demand, an $SMS issue, an injury or losing players on expiring contracts.  It seems though, that the problem players might just be immune to any of those pressures, because they do not see themselves as the issue, and they like the place they have carved out for themselves here.

We are going to lose players in the next two years whose skills we cannot afford to lose.  Our once vaunted farm system looks kinda weak right now, lots of 3rd and 4th line prospects, but no one looking to take top pairing/top six spots.  And much to Winnipeggers dismay, attracting top FA talent has never been a thing here.

Rebuild?  Retool?  Reshuffle? 

I guess we find out in the next 10 games... or maybe 14...
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blue_gold_84

I'm only speculating but I think Wheeler's leadership hit the rocks when Byfuglien left before the 2019-20 season.

Byfuglien's presence as a player and leader - on and off the ice - was pretty important. And it seems to have left a void with this team since his departure.

This off-season is going to be pretty interesting irrespective of how the remainder of the season goes.
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Jesse

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on March 23, 2023, 04:32:03 PM
I'm only speculating but I think Wheeler's leadership hit the rocks when Byfuglien left before the 2019-20 season.

Byfuglien's presence as a player and leader - on and off the ice - was pretty important. And it seems to have left a void with this team since his departure.

This off-season is going to be pretty interesting irrespective of how the remainder of the season goes.

That's what I thought last off-season. Not exactly holding my breath.
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Pigskin

Good road win for the Jets. 7/17/22 excellent all night. Helli some big saves when we needed him. PL80 has his best game since coming back from injury. PP still letting us down.
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Jesse

I'm happy for the win. Sucks that it's this hard to compete with the worst teams in the league.
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blue_gold_84

The powerplay is an embarrassment.

Just take the two points and move on to the next game, which will be tough.
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Jockitch

Much needed results, on the scoreboard, from Appleton and Lowry
Connor, scored, was seemingly very aggressive at the net and PLD and El Nino are a force.

Gotta keep playing HellB cuz the enemy are so very close in the standings
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theaardvark

Interesting point they kept bringing up in the telecast, that playing against a team with nothing to play for is that teams like the Ducks have no structure you can plan against, no tendencies that they are trying to refine for the playoffs.   I get the point, but if you are chasing the other team, you are not playing your game. 

Struggling to beat teams that are the worst in the league isn't great.  But as long as they win more than they lose, I guess it could be worse.
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blue_gold_84

They weren't chasing the Ducks yesterday. They also didn't struggle to beat them.
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Pigskin

Quote from: blue_gold_84 on March 24, 2023, 06:32:21 PM
They weren't chasing the Ducks yesterday. They also didn't struggle to beat them.

Yes, we pretty much dominated that game.
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blue_gold_84

Quote from: Pigskin on March 24, 2023, 07:15:53 PM
Yes, we pretty much dominated that game.

5v5, it was pretty much all Jets.
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