3 Reasons to have Optimism for the 21-22 Winnipeg Jets at Christmas

Winnipeg Jets, Blake Wheeler (26). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Winnipeg Jets, Blake Wheeler (26). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports /
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Winnipeg Jets, Mark Scheifele (55). Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

1. The top-guns are heating up

It was a slow start for some of the Jets’ top players this season, but some of those players are turning the corner.

Some of those players that had slow starts include Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. Scheifele only had eight points going into December, but since the start of December, he has eleven points in that time frame and there were only two games during this month that he did not register a point. Blake Wheeler was on a five-game point streak before he got hurt, in which he had ten points during those games.

Then you add in the fact that Nikolaj Ehlers is currently on a three-game point streak and had four points in the Jets’ last game against the St. Louis Blues.

Also, we’ve seen a different Pierre-Luc Dubois compared to last year. Dubois already has 14 goals and 11 assists this season in 30 games and has already eclipsed his point total from last season (20 points).

Lastly, Kyle Connor has been on a tear this season. He is the Jets leading scorer with 18 goals and 14 assists.

The Jets’ top-six is elite and at points during this season they have struggled. The Jets have only lost three games (0-2-1) up to this point where they have scored three or more goals.

When the Jets’ top players are producing they are an extremely tough team to beat and the trends going into Christmas look good for the Jets.

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