The Winnipeg Jets were a disappointment last night, and it wasn't just because they lost 3-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers. Despite dominating the Fenwick Stats on another evening, the team was unable to turn their chances into goals, but it also looked like the team was just dragging it yesterday. Well, some players more than others (I'm looking at you, Antropov)...
And it got me to thinking. This current Jets teams has its fair share of talent, but it also has its fair share of holes. The talent up front appears to be on the wings, as Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler and Andrew Ladd are legit top-6 wingers, and I'd throw Bryan Little into that category when he lines up on a wing as well. But what seems to hurt the Jets is their lack of depth of the middle.
Olli Jokinen was signed to a two-year deal this past off-season and is a legit top-6 center, though it's debatable if he's a top-line center at this time. But after that? Coach Noel has tried Little, Nik Antropov, and Alexander Burmistrov to varying degrees of success, but the fact that Noel keeps moving bodies around makes me wonder if he's still looking for that second top-6 center.
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