**Rating system for “Plus/Minus” Series**
+3 = Major Upgrade
+2 = Upgrade
+1 = Slight Upgrade
0 = Same as prior year
-1 = Slight Dowgrade
-2 = Downgrade
-3 = Major Downgrade
Team: Winnipeg Jets
2010-11: 80 points, #12 in Eastern Conference
Returning: Ondrej Pavelec, Chris Mason
Arrivals: N / A
Departures: N / A
No change in goal for the Winnipeg Jets.
Returning: Dustin Byfuglien, Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Ron Hainsey, Mark Stuart, Johnny Oduya
Arrivals: Randy Jones, Derek Meech
Departures: Freddy Meyer
Other than a minor change to their depth, the Jets’ blueline will look identical to what it was last season in Atlanta. That of course is assuming all goes well with the Zach Bogosian contract negotiations.
Returning: Andrew Ladd, Evander Kane, Bryan Little, Alex Burmistrov, Nik Antropov, Blake Wheeler, Patrice Cormier, Chris Thorburn, Jim Slater, Ben Maxwell, Tim Stapleton
Arrivals: Eric Fehr, Tanner Glass, Rick Rypien
Departures: Anthony Stewart, Radek Dvorak, Rob Schremp, Eric Boulton
Winnipeg made some small tweaks to their third and fourth lines, but nothing significant that will drastically alter the team’s offensive production in a positive or negative way.
OVERALL RATING: 0
2011-12 Prediction: #13-#15 in Eastern Conference
The Atlanta Thrashers franchise that has been relocated to Winnipeg in part because they missed the playoffs for so many years will likely yield the same results, at least this season. Too many teams are improving, yet their roster stayed the same. In this league, a status quo roster really means you get worse.
About the Author
Written by Corey Krakower
I am the Director of NHL Content & Habs writer for ProSportsBlogging.com; I have spent 8 seasons behind the bench as a minor hockey coach; and I am the future GM of the Montreal Canadiens (according to my mom). I spend my days managing the Harrow Sports brand in my hometown of Montreal and I moonlight as a Hockey Advisor for Pi Athlete Management. Most importantly, I'll throw anyone under the bus for a laugh.