This is why I like this kid......he gets sent back which could be pretty tough mentally since he was borderline. How does he react.......does he sulk......or does he put his head down, make the best of it, and kick some a55.
Hard to beat a guy that never quits or gives up. mark has his faults but he is a very very competitive kid.
I hope he got sent down angry. The penalty sheet from the last game seems to indicate as such.
In Kevin Cheveldayoff's interview with Hustler and Lawless he reiterated how respectful Scheifele is , his disappointment in not staying , which we all know. He also mentioned a couple of times that Mark really asked what he needed to improve , to do to stay , not casually or generally but Chevy said it so we all should know it was pretty detailed.
Mark will be making his legs a focus imo , he will get them bigger and stronger and anchor himself better. As you said , this offseason will be all about getting him better in the areas he needs to . Personally I think he sticks next fall .
Good post, I didn't catch the interview myself so thanks for the recap.
The Ottawa sentators as an organization do a great job of developing their young talent. One thing that they do that I would really like to see the Jets emulate is that they bring in a number of their top prospects for the summer to work day in day out with the teams strength/conditioning coaches right under the watchful eye of the organization. They do it by having a couple of team owned houses that they put up the kids in for the summer. Since Chevy and the organization value the one on one aspect I see no reason why they couldnt bring Mark, Lowry etc in for the entire summer to work with their coaches and trainers. I think it would have a positive impact.
“There’s no question he’s going to play at the next level; it’s just a matter of when,” Berenson said. “We have always said there’s no rush to get there because you want to stay there when you get there. You don’t want to just go there for a cup of coffee. “If he keeps his head on straight — which he will — and he continues to grow his game, it’s just a matter of time before he’ll play there, and I say that because we’ve had some pretty good players play here before Jacob and even in our conference. Players like Jack Johnson, and [Mike] Komisarek, and we’ve seen players like Rob Blake come out of Bowling Green and so on around our league, and I think Jacob’s right there. He’s going to be an NHL defenseman down the road.”
The Jets will continue to keep an eye on their second top-10 pick in as many years since the franchise moved from Atlanta in 2011.
“We’ll evaluate and watch, and we’ll have great conversations,” Cheveldayoff said. “We’re just more focused on the now and making sure that all the proper steps are taken so that the future takes care of itself.”
And when Winnipeg does call and both sides feel it’s time for Jacob to go pro? “When Winnipeg says its time to come, I’ll drive him to the airport because he’ll be ready when they think he’s ready and when the kid thinks he’s ready,” Berenson said.