What are we doing? And where the hell did our push for playoffs go? Now just barely hanging on to an indefinite playoff spot, this underdog team from nowhere is struggling yet again to make it to the top of the heap. With 12 million for their cap you would think the Jets would pad their lacking defence a little better.
We know the Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was a potential buyer for the 2012 trade deadline, but where are the goods? Although trimming the fat with Johnny Oduya to the Chicago Blackhawks was a stellar decision, the 2013 second and third rounds picks is not going to help us right now. Of course there are high hopes for our pick-up of 26-year-old defensemen Grant Clitsome to combat the next 17 games with some impressive talent. Pulled from the Columbus Blue Jackets he will be expected to do some major performing for us. Clitsome is excited and “really looks forward to joining this team and can’t wait to get going!”.
Despite dynamite chemistry off-ice, it’s what happens on the ice that counts! Yes a great future for the Jets franchise is definitely in our sights, but as it sits right now we are just happy to hang on. Their long-term planning is a smart bet for a future Stanley Cup but you have to put the money you have to see results this season. Let’s think about a #1 forward next time.
I would put money on Kyle Wellwood, Tanner Glass, Mark Flood, and Jim Slater are still around for an extension on their contracts when summer rolls around. As unrestricted free agents, it is undeniable that these talented Jet players seem to be helping the team in a major way and have a lot to offer this organization. Let’s keep them around.
So as the Jets keep us on the edge of our seats, perhaps we could take a minute and stop our focus on the advertising and promotion of the new Budweiser Jets Beer Brew and get down to business on the ice. Score now – beer later!
After that devastating 5-3 loss last game at MTS centre by the Edmonton Oilers, the Jets need to get revamped and win tonight. Hopefully the Florida Panthers realize they are in town for a loss.
Bring it home Jets.