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12-28-2012, 07:23 PM
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I wasn't really talking about goals though. Kane can have all the goals, but we need Scheifele to turn into a 60+ point player if the Jets are going to contend regularly.
I really like the idea of a Kane / Scheifele / Wheeler line in a couple years.
If Scheifele gets to that point, his skills should fit in nicely with that duo.
Kane needs to play with a playmaker, no doubt about that. I like that line, as there would be 2 playmakers and two shooters (if Scheifele continues to develop a shooter's mentality). I just don't see Wheeler getting that many goals, as he is a pass first player. But as a set-up man, he's solid.
So, Scheifele becomes the key (sometime shooter/sometime playmaker) and he does have the ability to 'make the right play' beit a shot or pass. His hockey IQ is quite high, so i can see it working too, especially if Mark doesn't pass up the chance to shoot. Playing with RNH, he seems to have developed that shooter's mentality. Wheeler hasn't, and i don't think he will, he just doesn't have confidence with his shot (and honestly, rightly so).
That's why this draft is intriguing to me (if the Jets draft in the top 5 or so), i'm not sure what i like best. Assuming Ladd and Little continue on the 2nd line, do they need a scorer/playmaker high IQ (drouin, barkov), more individual scorer (mackinnon, shinkaruk) or a high-end playmaker (lindholm).
I know that's not how they will draft, they will draft BPA based on team tendencies, but it's interesting to see how the pieces might fit in a few years. That's why i like a hard-working, tenacious player like Lindholm (who might be a Peter Forsberg-type all-around stud), or a character sniper like Shinkaruk (pure scorer) more so then some other prospects as they may be a better long-term fit for the Jets.
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