PRESEASON OUTLOOK Lots of folks saw them as a)likely division winners, b) on the short list for conference champs and c) on the shorter list for potential cup champions.
FINAL RECORD 47-30-5 99 points second in Central. Lost in 7 games to the Blues in the first round.
HIGH POINT OF THE YEAR On February 2nd the Jets absolutely DEMOLISHED the Ducks 9-3 for their 3rd win in a row and 8 in their past 9 games running their West leading record to 36-18-3. They looked like worl
Good write up - thanks for doing it.
I'm no Jets insider, but my gut says Trouba is gone - it's inevitable. It always was. Could see him packaged with a "bad" contract (Perreault maybe). Brossiot has just been re-signed. Hayes is gone. No way they can keep him. He's not worth $5.5M anyway.
I was really disappointed by the Jets this year, actually. I really like the group they have. I didn't think Hellboy was as good as last year, and of course @yave1964 covered Laine well.
I don't know that the window is closing on the Jets, though they should hurry up. I think it's closing for certain players (Buff). But they're still ridiculously young for the most part. Wheeler and Little would, I guess, be of the most concern to start slowing down. So, I think 3 more years
Trouba seems to me to be Winnipegs worst case scenario, a guy who simply doesn't seem to embrace the culture and who has been looking for an exit since his arrival. As a RFA the Jets hold all the cards still for the moment but he has never made anything easy on them, the kid can flat out play though. My dream would be Trouba returning to Michigan and playing for the Wings but he would cost a pretty penny and the only way that I would do it is if he signed long term. Million
Jets are a tough team to understand. This SHOULD'VE been their year. They had the right mix of vets and young talent but it didn't happen. They didn't take the next step. Laine seemed to be kind of lost and people are wondering if he's a glorified one-trick pony. But they at least have time to figure it out. The Jets need to start revamping some of its roster as the last few former Thrashers parts are getting older. I thought they underperformed big time this year. I can't imagine Paul M