When fans get on the ban wagon to move the coach, the first thing which comes to mind, who would be a suitable replacement? I put that to all Jets fans here. Tell me who would a be suitable replacement. Maurice is a good coach.
In this 4 game skid, Winnipeg has been on the wrong side of the score, but in every game. If they fail to make the playoffs then you fire your coach. Doing it now, I think is a sure fire way for the team completely tank.
The Jets have been very competitive with a decimated back end going into the season. Hellebuyck’s numbers are better than last season. Laine has turned his defensive side completely around. Wheeler’s is having an off season, but he is the face of the organization. I never been happy with Little’s contract.
Winnipeg has depth in scoring and it may come down to moving a core player to strengthen the defence. What is needed is another young defenceman who can eat up minutes. Looking at the rooster, Ehlers may be a luxury, Winnipeg needs to reevaluate.
With four UFA’s, this team appears to destine readjust their back end next season as well.
I think the Jets are on the cusp of greatest. Firing their coach would be the wrong direction.
Disagree with most of this, Maurice's systems fail this team over and over, the 17-18season was an anomaly.
Little is the least of this teams problems and they've missed him greatly this season.
This team definitely does not have depth scoring, in fact if they did have depth scoring they would likely be in a better position right now even with their depleted defense. Lowry and Perreault make $7M combined and produce at a 4th line rate, if those two produced at an average 3rd line rate then Jets fans are having a different discussion right now, those two should both be moved ASAP, that cap space could be better spent on just about anything but likely a dman.
Moving Ehlers for a dman solves absolutely nothing, who replaces Ehlers in the top 6? They have no forward prospects that have top 6 potential and Vesalainen, Harkins are huge unknowns at this point.
Also this idea that wingers are easy to replace/find is a total myth, if it was so easy then the teams that need them like the Oilers wouldn't have such difficulty finding them.
Wheeler could go and his play has fallen off, his contract is a way bigger concern then Little's imo.
This team needs an offensive minded coach, the Vegas system is the way the Jets play so Gallant would be great for this team the way it's built.
Chevy wears a lot of this for not moving some pieces in the summer for a dman, Lowry should of been gone and that money used for a dman, Copp has been ready to replace Lowry for a long time and Lowry has never been more then a 4th line player.
I think some minor moves 15-20 games into this season would've helped quite a bit, Chevy isn't active enough building this team. They have been decimated by injuries though, they miss Little more than anyone realizes, I hope his haters are choking on crow right now...