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The Winnipeg Jets are a young team in search of their first Stanley
Cup in franchise history. The boldest prediction would be them
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The Winnipeg Jets are an extremely young team. Despite their
leadership group being in their 30’s
core is made up of rookies, sophomores, and those in their 20’s.
This team doesn’t have a ton of playoff experience, but that could
The Jets will be a team to watch all year. Here are three bold
predictions to make them even more interesting.
1. Laine wins sophomore goal scoring race
Right now, the sophomore goal scoring race is between four
players. Auston Matthews currently has the lead with 12 goals in
17 games. Patrik Laine and Anthony Mantha are tied at ten, and
Brayden Point has nine. Now
Laine has the best chance out of the other three of catching up to
and beating Matthews. Last season, the rookie race boiled down to
the two of them. This season, the sophomore surge will be
amongst them as well.
Why do I care about the race between second year players?
Because it shows how well they continue the transition to the
NHL. The sophomore year proves that their rookie campaign
wasn’t a fluke. There have been plenty of rookies who won the
Calder and weren’t the best player in their draft year 20 years
later. The sophomore season is a proving point that that isn’t the
Laine is a goal scorer. He has 15 points this season, and 10 of
them have come on goals. Last season, he had eight more goals
than assists on a talented team. Laine isn’t a playmaker, at least
not one of the league’s best. But he is one of the best goal scorers.
That’s why this race should be important to him. This is a chance
to beat Matthews, something he couldn’t do last season. And
Laine is actually likely to do it.
How Laine wins
two goals are hard to make up, but shooting percentage, which
has played an important role in previous bold predictions,
resurfaces here. Laine is scoring on 17.9 of his shots, just .3
higher than last season. https://www.jetswpgfans.com/kyle-
connor-jersey-c-25.html Matthews scored his 12 at a 21.4 rate,
seven points higher than last season. Out of those two, who’s
more likely to fade down the stretch? Matthews. Laine will beat
Matthews because he will stay consistent. There’s no way
Matthews keeps his current pace for a season, and when he fades
Laine will surge.
And I think this is just the first time of many that Laine beats
Matthews in a statistical category.