Winnipeg Jets Strength Weakness and Stanley Cup Chances posted by Thrashers Fan
The Winnipeg Jets finished the 2013-2014 season in the 22nd position and failed to make it through the central division to the playoffs. The season saw the departure of Coach Claude Noel and the entry of the new coach Paul Maurice.
The player with the highest number of goals was Blake Wheeler who scored 28 goals. He also finished the season with 69 points. The other top player in the team is Evander Kane. Kane finished the season with 19 goals and 41 points in 63 games.
None of the players in the team can be said to be a Number .1 Player. The team relies on the talents of Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien. These talents are good, but hardly good enough for the team to perform better than it did in the last season. They need elite talent in the team, if they are to perform better.
The main problem with the team is the goalie that it is relying on. Ondrej Pavelec has not proven to have the goaltending skill that a team hoping to get to the playoffs through the Western conference can rely on.
The backup, 24 year old Michael Hutchinson, has only played in the NHL from the last season. His inexperience and Pavelec’s poor show are going to continue affecting the team’s performance. Their previous and offseason performance have shown very little hope for the improvement of goaltending.
The team has a chance of improving its performance in the coming season. However, the lack of a star player and reliance of mostly Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler will limit their performance. If the team’s goaltending does not improve significantly in the coming season, then they have no chance of making it to the playoffs.Continue reading "Winnipeg Jets Strength Weakness and ..."