Things are still looking grim for the NHL’s underdog.
It’s been three years since the Winnipeg Jets were miraculously and gloriously resurrected and, since then, the team has done nothing but underwhelm. Despite a thriving and dedicated fan base, the Jets have exhibited horrid performances since they returned to the ice. Last season was particularly disastrous, and saw the team finish last in their division, and 22nd overall.
And yet, there is still hope for the ill-fated team.
In truth, the mediocrity of the Jets is expected. The team is exceptionally new to the league. Still, the team is not one to be underestimated. For while we’ve seen poor organization from the team, we’ve also seen short flashes of unparalleled greatness. We’ve seen sweeping brilliance amidst atrocity.
The Winnipeg Jets have a tremendous amount of potential, and are capable of achieving enormous success. The team boasts several young, relatively unknown players that have what it takes to become the next generation of hockey legends. Jacob Trouba, Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler, and Evander Kane have been honing their skills for years, and are more than capable of leading the Jets to excellence. While the goaltending is still iffy, there’s no doubt that the Jets are on the right path. Soon, the team will burst at its seams, and shock the world as its prolonged development comes to a triumphant fruition.
The Jets commence their pre-season on September 22nd. The team will play their final exhibition game on Saturday October 4th. The regular season begin on October 9th, when the Winnipeg Jets take on the Arizona Coyotes at the Gila River Arena. The team’s first home game at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg will take place on October 17th, when the Jets welcome the Nashville Predators.
While the Jets are still adjusting to the ebb and flow of the NHL, the team’s skills are ever-increasing. It’s only a matter of time before the team correctly utilizes its potential, and finally makes its mark on the hockey league. Will you be there when the Jets take the NHL by storm?