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5 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Just not this season.

As a permanent fixture, I agree. I think there's enough talent and versatility in that top 6 to move 29 up or 26 down depending on usage, though.

81 - 55 - 26 (29)
27 - 25 - 29 (26)

That's a very strong top 6 no matter how you deploy the lines. Stastny splitting two speed demons like Ehlers and Wheeler could drive opponents mad, IMO.

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Oh, boy. Please mind the Twitter handle. 😉  

I'm not sure if the addition of a defenseman is going to help what ails this team. I also have to wonder what the Jets would have to give up to get a worthwhile piece within the confines of their cap.

say it ain't so..... the lord giveth back Stastny and the lord taketh Laine  

I’d switch Laine and Wheeler and not think twice about it.  I like Wheeler, but it’s time for Laine to be on the top line.  And it’s not like it’s a big demotion... He’ll play with Stastny and Ehlers, which I’m betting will be very successful.

Some have said Wheeler is more well rounded and better defensively... I’m not so sure that gap is as big as you think.  Laine has really improved and I’ve noticed Wheeler coasting many times in the D zone.  I actually think Wheeler was better defensively when he was a centerman because he was more focused on his positional responsibilities.

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8 minutes ago, BomberBall said:

I’d switch Laine and Wheeler and not think twice about it.  I like Wheeler, but it’s time for Laine to be on the top line.  And it’s not like it’s a big demotion... He’ll play with Stastny and Ehlers, which I’m betting will be very successful.

Some have said Wheeler is more well rounded and better defensively... I’m not so sure that gap is as big as you think.  Laine has really improved and I’ve noticed Wheeler coasting many times in the D zone.  I actually think Wheeler was better defensively when he was a centerman because he was more focused on his positional responsibilities.

Wait, are you suggesting that Laine has been coached properly and is developing? That's blasphemy in some parts.

 

And, for the record, I agree going forward that Laine should be next to Sheif. It's time but not before now. 

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Jets Trades That Could Make Difference in 2020-21

https://thehockeywriters.com/jets-potential-trades-2020-21/

Jets Acquire Pavel Zacha; Devils Acquire Jack Roslovic, 2021 3rd-Round Pick

Jets Acquire MacKenzie Weegar; Panthers Acquire Jack Roslovic

Jets Acquire Aaron Ekblad; Panthers Acquire Nikolaj Ehlers, Sami Niku, 2021 2nd-Round Pick

Jets Acquire Victor Olofsson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Casey Fitzgerald, and 2021 2nd-Round Pick; Sabres Acquire Patrik Laine and Logan Stanley

 

I would probably do everyone of these potential trades, which tells me that the trading partners probably wouldn't. Ekblad though... 

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On 2020-11-13 at 7:57 AM, JCon said:

Jets Trades That Could Make Difference in 2020-21

https://thehockeywriters.com/jets-potential-trades-2020-21/

Jets Acquire Pavel Zacha; Devils Acquire Jack Roslovic, 2021 3rd-Round Pick

Jets Acquire MacKenzie Weegar; Panthers Acquire Jack Roslovic

Jets Acquire Aaron Ekblad; Panthers Acquire Nikolaj Ehlers, Sami Niku, 2021 2nd-Round Pick

Jets Acquire Victor Olofsson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Casey Fitzgerald, and 2021 2nd-Round Pick; Sabres Acquire Patrik Laine and Logan Stanley

 

I would probably do everyone of these potential trades, which tells me that the trading partners probably wouldn't. Ekblad though... 

We need to hear soon, "Jets acquire Defenseman . . ."

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1 hour ago, HardCoreBlue said:

We need to hear soon, "Jets acquire Defenseman . . ."

I'm not sure if the addition of a defenseman is going to help what ails this team. I also have to wonder what the Jets would have to give up to get a worthwhile piece within the confines of their cap. Who's even out there worth a look right now?

To me, it looks more like a system issue and some questionable deployment of personnel. The blue line pairings seem to rarely work. Their positional play in their own end is atrocious at times. Their puck movement out of their zone is inconsistent as hell. And when the forward lines decide to take a shift off and not bother defending, it exacerbates all the aforementioned issues.

 

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59 minutes ago, Stickem said:

Dubois now out for an 'indeterminate' time...according to Maurice....I'm starting to wonder about his trade...Did we trade for damaged goods....😒

Let’s not go off the deep end.  He played a couple games and possibly pulled something, it happens.  Especially after not playing for almost 3 weeks.

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51 minutes ago, BomberBall said:

Let’s not go off the deep end.  He played a couple games and possibly pulled something, it happens.  Especially after not playing for almost 3 weeks.

A lot of players have down time...and a lot longer than 3 wks. and get right back at it....I'm not pushing the panic button....yet ..We haven't seen him yet in a game and maybe a lot of fans are getting frustrated....First the quarantine and now this....We could sure use the guy BUT maybe you're right and no need to worry... It could all be just bad timing...We'll see

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25 minutes ago, Stickem said:

A lot of players have down time...and a lot longer than 3 wks. and get right back at it....I'm not pushing the panic button....yet ..We haven't seen him yet in a game and maybe a lot of fans are getting frustrated....First the quarantine and now this....We could sure use the guy BUT maybe you're right and no need to worry... It could all be just bad timing...We'll see

Maybe I’m missing your point, but he’s played in 2 games, right?  It sounds like it’s a minor injury, so let’s hope that’s the case and he’ll be back on Wednesday.

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18 minutes ago, BomberBall said:

Maybe I’m missing your point, but he’s played in 2 games, right?  It sounds like it’s a minor injury, so let’s hope that’s the case and he’ll be back on Wednesday.

you're right ....my mistake....he was in the lineup for 2 games  ....He's on this road trip but won't play against the Oilers tonight....Maurice figures it might be just day to day with the 'mechanism' problem...I hope he gets back soon....we need him

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