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Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 19 at 2:28 p.m.
Thread: Big shake up
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Cory</b></div><div>Honestly, Its fan driven. For me, I was always great with Scheifele as our 1C. I think this year Dubois emerged as a true 1C though. He may not put up the points like Scheifele, but he plays a full 200' game. Scheifele lacks a lot in the back checking department. He is still a good player who puts up a point per game, but the fan base has soured on him. Unlikely the Jets trade him, because he has a great contract and is a great 2C option for the Jets and a true 1C on most teams.</div></div>

My opinion with Scheif is that his decrease in play is a direct result of the stagnate coaching staff and being dragged down by Wheeler. Wheeler is getting away with poor and lazy playing and Scheif has picked up on that and see that. He sees the "captain" (by name only) dogging it out there and he is getting praised by coaching, management, ownership and Winnipeg media so why should he give it his all? he has his contract no reason in giving a **** since the organization doesn't give a ****. I compare this to the Vancouver Canucks situation. Being a BC resident I heard a lot of what happened out here. When Benning didn't even offer a contract to Toffoli the room gave up on the organization. You could see it in the beginning of the season. But then ownership made a change in management and coaching and now the Canucks are playing totally different since then. Even making a strong push for the playoffs. When people say that players don't care about the ownership or management its all garbage. The players need to know the organization wants to win and the Winnipeg Jets players haven't really seen that from the higher ups. But with Scheif I believe he can get back to the player he was a few seasons ago. Just needs a shake up.
Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 19 at 12:30 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MisstheWhalers</b></div><div>If Scheifele wants out than what do you do, I'm sure he's already made a trade request.

I'm hopeful Vesalainen can still turn into something useful but his value is really low, not saying I'd trade him for Patrick but Vesa isn't worth much right now.

Not saying I'd make that Boston trade but Debrusk is doing quite well with the Bruins now, not sure they'll even want to trade him.

Does anyone even want a retained Wheeler, pretty sure its well known around the league what a problem he is, think the Jets are stuck with him and even worse management and/or ownership don't even see him as a problem.</div></div>

Yeah I agree that Vessa will turn into something. But he needs consistent playing time. I hope with the new coaching staff and new management they can see that and make that happen. Vessa is only 22 which still surprises me because it feels like he has been in the Jets system for so long already that he is too old to turn into something. I would argue that Vessa is more valuable than Patrick.

I think Wheeler on a contending team that has pieces that are more productive than Wheeler would take him on. Obviously not at the cap hit he comes with currently. Does anyone know what the rules are for retaining salary? Like if the Jets retained 50% of Wheeler's contract and trade him to, Arizona lets say, How much could Arizona retain of that retained salary? If Arizona could retain 50% of Wheeler's remaining $4M+ salary a team would take him on for just over $2M+. Guy can still score empty nets goals and power play points with the best of them. hahaha.
I agree current management don't see him as a problem, but bring in a new management team and new coaching staff ownership might finally see a new perspective of Wheeler. We have all witnessed that Chipman is all about loyalty. If you have been there since day 1 of Jets 2.0 he has a hard time letting go. Hence why we still have the same coaching staff (minus the head coach) since day 1, same management as day 1.
Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 19 at 12:09 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MisstheWhalers</b></div><div>That forward group is WAY better than it is now but there's no chance Columbus does that and I think the Oilers need Puljujarvi much more than Morrissey so thats not a trade they'd make. Not so fun fact: The Jets drafted Petan ahead of Bjorkstrand and they both played for Portland.. 😒

I'm one of the few that'd be okay with taking a flyer on Drouin, not sure what I'd give for him though, I really like Chisholm's potential if this stupid organization gives him a legit chance.

Toronto doesn't do that and that 2nd pair would get murdered anyway, I'd keep Dillon.

What you've got here isn't what Arizona is reportedly looking for in a Chycrun trade so they'd decline.

I'm not sure if Korpisalo is any better than Comrie.</div></div>

Thank you!! There are a few Jets fans who are stuck and have drank the kool-aid from Chevy and the ownership group that our players are the be all end all. That could very well be with better coaching and better leadership in the room. But that room and coaching staff need a major shift. So bringing in new players is a way to do that and like I said in a previous post re-engage with the fan base. Show that management is looking to spark something up.
With Edmonton, I looked long at their roster and their D is getting up there in age. Right side they have Bouchard and Barrie. 2 good pieces. On the left they have Nurse who eats ALOT of minutes. Morrissey would fit in well taking some of those minutes and help bring the age down. Barrie is 30, Keith is 37, Russell is 34. Time to strengthen the D in Edmonton. Same kind of thing in Columbus. Except their left side is solid but could really use a #1 right side to help with Boqvist and Blankenburg get to NHL caliber. Blankenburg us having an amazing year in Michigan but hasn't played much in the NHL yet. Bringing in Pionk would help take pressure off them and help their D offensively.

I love Chisholm's game. It's too bad he is a left hand shot that prefers the left side. They have tried moving him to the right but has shown that he is more suited to the left. Being behind guys like Samberg and Heinola is his problem. Going to Montreal where he would get playing time for sure is best for him. When a guy hasn't seemed like himself over the past years I always like reuniting them with a player they have played with before and had success with. Drouin and Ehlers complimented each other well in Halifax and I think that would happen again in the NHL given the chance. Why not take a flyer on him. He has one year left on his contract and if it doesn't work out you don't re-sign him.

Dillion is not great defensively. Also Lijlegren is younger and cheaper and plays the right side. If that pairing does get murdered you put Schmidt with Heinola. They seem to play well together. Lijlegren gives you more than Dillion does.

With the Arizona deal Arizona would be the broker to help retain salary for Wheeler to go to a team that would be on his trade list. The 3rd team maybe throws in a draft pick and another B level prospect.
Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 18 at 7:05 p.m.
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Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 18 at 1:15 p.m.
Thread: Klingberg
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Windjammer</b></div><div>The first trade is a no from Winnipeg. That is way too much to give up for a rental that the Jets don't have the cap space to re-sign. The Jets should not give up their first for any rental.

The Yamamoto trade is terrible for Winnipeg, as the Jets are trading a defenseman they need for a forward they have no use for.

Montreal would want more in the Tafolli trade and the Jets shouldn't waste a pick on another player that does nothing for them in the Detroit trade.</div></div>

Klingberg is a defenseman they need. Dillion is not a defenseman they need. Samberg has shown he is really close to being an every day NHLer. Chisholm the same and Heinola needs NHL time before he turns into Sami Niku. We all know how that turned out for the Jets. Klingberg brings the Jets a much needed top 4 defenseman to play with Morrissey who is a right hand shot. I think there will be room to re-sign Klingberg next season. Copp I think will be gone and you don't re-sign Stastny and there is room.

Also Montreal needs a shake up and Toffoli isn't the answer there. The Jets need more right hand shot wingers. Toffoli would be a huge asset to the top 6 of the Jets. I think a Lowry type player is what Montreal needs. A big bodied center who can play any kind of mins. 5v5, PP, and PK. The Jets have David Gustavson who can be a cheaper version of Lowry. Sam Gagner would also be a great use in Winnipeg. Besides Scheifele there are no right hand shot centres. It would be really nice to have another one. Plus he is cheap and has veteran leadership who would fit nicely on the 4th line.

Windjammer I'm really interested to know what you think the Jets need since your so quick to point out what the Jets don't need.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 14, 2021 at 2:08 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BatVader</b></div><div>Agree that Boeser is the top choice and would be a perfect fit on the Jets, but I think he’d be great with Conner and PLD.
Copp, Scheif, and Ehlers is a good line and the time Scheif usually starts to crap out is when PoMo reverts to his CSW line stupidity.

Rakell could be a good fit and affordable, but I wouldn’t move Stanley at this point. He brings some needed energy and has shown he can get the team fired up.

Personally, I have less than zero interest in Kessel.</div></div>

I agree with what you're saying. I only put Conner, PLD with Kessel if I were to trade for Kessel. But yeah Boeser with Connor and PLD would be very fun to watch for us Jets fans. I first want to say that I hope Wheeler's injury doesn't ruin his lifestyle, I just want it to ruin his ability to play hockey. lol. I am so fed up with PoMo putting an aging declining player out there all the time. He was 2nd in forwards in TOI and he hadn't scored a goal. Most coaches would demote him to 3rd line or 4th line to try and get their game back. But not PoMo keeps sending him out there. I want PoMo to see what he has in the rest of his team without being blinded by Wheeler. I think Scheif picks up his game because he is playing with players that have speed and skill and not declining.

Rakell would be affordable and a great fit I agree. But if I had to choose between Rakell and Stanley, HANDS DOWN RAKELL!!! I want Heinola to be able to play NHL minutes. we are going to do the same thing to Heinola as we did with Niku. Only with Heinola he actually has alot of skill. Also if you need a 20 year old who can hardly skate with the NHL players and playing sheltered minutes so that teams don't expose how poor defensively he is, to fire a team up then there are more problems on this team than we know.

Being a former Pittsburgh Penguins fan I love Phil Kessel. Before Pittsburgh I thought he was lazy and not really good for anything besides his wrist shot. But he brings alot more to a team than that. He has great vision and can make almost any pass. Yes he isn't the fastest out there but he gives it 100% mostly every shift. I think he would be a good fit with this team. Like I said in my other post, him and Connor would be alot of fun to watch. just like when Kessel and Malkin played together.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 14, 2021 at 1:42 p.m.
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