Top Three Bold Winnipeg Jets Predictions for 2022

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2. Dave Lowry Becomes the Jets head coach for next season

Paul Maurice was in his ninth season as the Jets’ bench boss before he resigned on December 17 and Kevin Cheveldayoff named Dave Lowry as the interim head coach.

Lowry has only been the Jets head coach for only for two games over the past week, and the Jets have posted a 1-1-0 record with him as the bench boss. Lowry lost his debut game 5-2 to the Capitals, but then the Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in their next game.

This short time frame is tough for a coach to make his mark behind the bench as he is still making changes to systems and strategies that were employed under Maurice. The Jets are slowly evolving from Paul Maurice’s Jets to Dave Lowry’s Jets. This past week could prove to be a crucial timeframe for Lowry to impose his strategies since the Jets had two games postponed and rather have some valuable practice time under their new coach.

There is still a long way to go this season and plenty of time for the Jets to solidify a playoff spot. If the Jets do find some consistency, and the players respond well to Lowry then our bold prediction is that Dave Lowry will lose the “interim” title and be named as the Jets head coach for the 2022-2023 season.

Lowry’s case to be named head coach will only be helped if the Jets make the playoffs and they make a run in the playoffs, but Lowry and the Jets’ first task is they need to play well the rest of the season and clinch a spot in them.