from Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Can Ondrej Pavelec be more of a difference, many ask?
Will the team's road record improve?
Will Evander Kane shuffle aside all the distractions and remain on the upward production curve?
Is Olli Jokinen just the centrepiece the team was lacking?
Can 19-year-old Mark Scheifele make the jump?
All good questions, but none of them will be relevant without the central improvement the Jets must have.
Their goals-against total in 2011-12, all 246 of them, was in the NHL's bottom five.
If many or all of the above questions were answered in the positive and the 2013 goals-against number stays the same, there is no realistic path for the Jets to the playoffs.
Last Sunday, General Manager George McPhee announced that the Washington Capitals signed right-wing Eric Fehr to a one-year, $600,000 contract.
During the lockout, Fehr played with HPK of the SM-liiga in Finland and recorded 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists). In the 2011-2012 NHL season, Fehr had two goals and one assist in 35 games with the Winnipeg Jets, missing much of the...
Winnipeg Jets Season Preview
Record Last Year: 37-35-10
Goal Differential: -21
Team 5v5 Fenwick: 51.05% (11th in NHL)
5v5 Sh%: 8.1%
5v5 Sv%: .912
PP SF/60: 45.6 (21st in NHL)
PK SA/60: 51.4 (11th in NHL)
If you have looked at Bovoda's betting odds for who will win the Southeast, you will see that the team with the worst "chance" at winning...