Neither Ondrej Pavelec, pictured, nor Michael Hutchinson has played well between the pipes.
potential trade bait Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd have been fine. The Jets’ entire top line of Ladd, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler has generated plenty of offence, actually. But promising young centre Mark Scheifele has stalled and, on the back end, Jacob Trouba hasn’t come anywhere close to the production of 2013-14, his rookie year. Winnipeg’s top young stars are supposed to get better if this team is to keep ascending.
Alas, it may be still be too early to judge the Jets. They’ve played eight of their past nine games on the road. If they don’t win at least two of their three upcoming home games, it seriously may be time to panic.