I’m pretty excited to get Blake Wheeler, the captain of the Winnipeg Jets. He is an outstanding captain and has led the Jets to the playoffs last year. Unfortunately for the team, they were knocked out in the Conference Finals, I wouldn’t be surprised if they make it to the Stanley Cup Finals soon. They’ve got an abundance of talent with the the defense and goaltending shored up for next season.
One thing that does concern me about the Jets are the amount of key players coming up for contract renewal including Blake Wheeler. Take a look at the list here by CapFriendly.com. Below is a list of players slated to become RFA / UFA for the 2019/2020 season.
- Blake Wheeler (UFA)
- Patrik Laine (RFA)
- Kyle Connor (RFA)
- Jacob Trouba (RFA)
- Tyler Myers (UFA)
The Winnipeg Jets currently have about 35 million dollars in cap space.
Gettin’ the auto
Just like the previous blog post, I got Blake Wheeler’s autograph via the Winnipeg Jets. Blake signed for me in roughly the same amount of time as Nikolaj Ehlers, 258 days. Also which I had mentioned in the past was my fondness of sending mail to the Jets. I have a fairly high success rate and appreciate this generosity back to the fans.
Here are a few articles about Blake Wheeler
A video review of Blake Wheeler
Take a look of this series produced by Hulu, about Blake Wheeler’s reaction to winning the Franchise’s first NHL playoff game.