Teaching modifications in Winnipeg
Replace Scott Billeck: Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will likely be conducting a full-scale teaching search. Dave Lowry could be a part of that search if he needs.
Elliotte Friedman: Jets assistant coaches are free to speak to different groups. Relying on who will get named as head coach, they might nonetheless be part of their plans.
Mark Scheifele isn’t positive about his future in Winnipeg
Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet: Winnipeg Jets ahead Mark Scheifele has two years left on his contract at a $6.125 million wage cap hit. He was a point-a-game participant once more however there are considerations in regards to the defensive aspect of his recreation.
It’s potential that the Jets entertain the concept of buying and selling him, and there will likely be loads of groups . Scheifele additionally isn’t positive if he’ll be again with the Jets.
“I’d like to be in Winnipeg, however I additionally must see the place that is all going and what route this workforce goes in and I assume we’ll see this summer season,” stated Scheifele. “I’m within the prime of my profession. I nonetheless have a lot to enhance on too and I like the place my recreation is at. I just like the bodily nature that my physique is at. I’m solely bettering, I’m solely getting higher and I’m solely going to be a greater participant subsequent yr than I used to be this yr.
“I simply must know the place this workforce goes and what the route is and what the modifications are going to be, if any. I’ve to consider my profession and what’s going to be finest for me. These are going to be…talks with my brokers and everybody in my household and stuff like that and work out what I actually need. So, will probably be a troublesome discuss tomorrow.”
The Jets will likely be making an attempt to signal pending RFA Pierre-Luc Dubois to a long-term deal.
Scott Billeck: A thread on Scheifele’s feedback.
“Lots being stated about what Mark Scheifele stated at this time throughout his year-end interview, however Scheifele desirous to know the imaginative and prescient for this workforce is similar factor many followers need it know as properly.
If pundits and followers can see this workforce has been on a downward development for the reason that center of the 2018-19 season, is it too far-fetched to suppose the gamers see the identical factor?
Scheifele’s poor defensive play apart, the man is an elite expertise offensively. If nothing else, his feedback at this time mirrored the state of this workforce. Scheifele didn’t get to the purpose he’s at at this time in a single day.
How does the face of the franchise go from beloved star to seemingly disgruntled want-away?
Additionally, for the oldsters considering it is a “take”… I’m simply asking some questions.”