Phaneuf - two games in a row now playing very responsible D
Kostka - really like his instincts at both ends of the ice, he's earned the ice time he's getting
Kadri - more ice time please! looks dangerous as ever and it looks like he's even smarter with the puck
Bozak - could have easily had a couple more assists in this game, although if he's gonna be on the PP he's gotta learn to let it rip every once in a while
Komarov - like his game, he'll be around for a while
Scrivens - Not spectacular but 3 GA in 2 games is hard to complain about
Kessel/Lupul - had a couple chances but pretty weak couple of games to start the season
Fraser - decent presence, would much rather have seen Franson
JVR - definitely the weak link on the 3rd line right, get the feeling he's putting a lot of pressure on himself
KGM - replace Mac with Frattin and I'd bet this line gets it together, nothing so far
Keeping things in perspective, a decent game against a solid team. Sucks we couldn't get one on an extended 5 on 3 but we hit like 3 posts. Couple of those go in and we're 2-0.
Kadri is by far the most talented Center we have, give it time, but there is already a marked difference in his game than Grabo's. Grabo skates miles and accomplishes very little, but Kadri just creates when he is out there. Clear difference in talent, some players just have a knack creating offence, some work very hard with little results. That's the key point of the 2, Bozak had a fantastic game tonight also, he hit, won face-offs, made 2 great passes, the guy was a workhorse tonight. Lupul needs to get it going, Kessel too. Kessel looks rusty. Dion was solid tonight, one of the best games I have seen from him. Even though we lost.
Yes agree that Bozak played a monster game....his line mates not so much....bad at tracking the puck and hesitant in going to the dirty areas. Kessel had some great chances as a result of some hard work by others and did not bury.
Kadri is as promised, gifted hands and great vision....he is tough as well......just how the hell did Wilson keep him off the Leafs roster...shows just how much he knows about assessing talent.
They need to be all game. There's a reason why the Jets have such a great home record. Their fans
The Jets have such a great home record because they play in a division that makes absolutely no sense geographically. Southeast teams have the longest travel of any division team in the NHL when they go to Winnipeg. Most of the Eastern conference has to travel a stupid distance to get to Winnipeg. That makes a bigger difference than the fans, who's noise is overrated seeing as how they're the smallest arena in the NHL.