There’s not a shortage of scoring threats at the top of the Jets roster. They also have a formidable goaltender in Connor Hellebuyck, who has very solid numbers in his first 11 starts of the season.
The Jets are going to be there hunting for a division crown in the end, but I see them coming up a handful of points short in a very competitive division race. I don’t like their bottom six or their defense enough to keep them as one of the top team in the division.
What makes them dangerous every night they play is they have superstar weapons like Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele. Even on off night it’s players like this that can elevate the team and steal a win. I’m just not crazy about their depth until they prove me wrong.
We’ll see if the trend hold, but the Jets have the second-worst penalty kill in the NHL right now at just 67.7 percent. The Jets were in the bottom ten last season in penalty killing as well. They are playing disciplined so far as they’ve taken the least amount of penalties in the NHL.