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Jets Journal: Roster trim

Jets assign 20 players to the St. John's Ice Caps of the AHL

Tuesday, 27.09.2011 / 1:00 PM / Jets Journal
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
 
Coming down the wire
  MULTIMEDIA

  • MARK SCHEIFELE
  • PAUL POSTMA
  •  CLAUDE NOEL
  • ROSTER MOVES
  • JETS ROSTER


  • The Winnipeg Jets assigned 20 players to the training camp of the St. John's Ice Caps of the American Hockey League on Tuesday morning.

    The hype of Mark Scheifele will live to see another day as Scheifele's name was not on the list. All he could do was reiterate to the media that he has to keep working his hardest if he wants to crack this lineup.

    "Ya, definitely a bit of a relief," said Scheifele. "The day that they say they're going to release guys, there's a lot of anxiousness but I'm happy I didn't see my name on the list."

    Just how important are these next games for Scheifele as an individual and what does he need to show in order for his name to stay on the right list - the roster list?

    "I can find that next level," he said. "I think if I can get the first few shifts over with, I'll get used to the speed and the strength and the skill of all those guys. I just have to keep working hard and keep adapting."

    22-year-old Red Deer, AB native, Paul Postma, will also stay in the bubble in hopes of cracking the stacked Jets blueline on opening night.

    "I wasn't too, too worried about today," said Postma. "You just have to leave everything out on the ice. What happens, happens, it's not really in your control."

    Postma stressed his understanding that the next two pre-season games will be two of the toughest yet most exciting he will ever play.

    "They're going to be fun games, they're going to be intense," said Postma. "Teams are basically down to their full roster so they are going to be tough games. The coaches and the staff have some tough decisions to make here."

    56 players remained on the roster this morning until Coach Claude Noel informed the squad that there would be a list on the wall of who was going home.

    The players who remain on the 36-man roster, 20 forwards, 10 d-men, three goaltenders and three injured players, are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That light being October 9th, the regular season - The Show. For some of these young players, they want to be in that game so bad, they'd do anything.

    "Words can't really describe it," Postma smiled. "It's going to be absolutely insane. I want to be here so bad for that opening night, it's going to be an amazing night."

    Jets next pre-season home game is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th at 7:30 pm against the Carolina Hurricanes. The game will be broadcast on TSN and TSN-Jets. Individual tickets are still available,



    Author: Kristi Hennessy | winnipegjets.com






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      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
    2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
    3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
    4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
    5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
    6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
    7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
    8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
    9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
    10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
    11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
    12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
    13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
    14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

    STATS

    2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
    B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
    D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
    A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
    O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
    M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
    E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
    M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
    T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
    J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
    O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01