Winnipeg Jets Running High Risk Of Rebuilding

The Winnipeg Jets are falling apart and instead of being a playoff-bound team, it appears as though they have to be headed in the direction of a rebuild. The team has lost a few key components already in Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blake Wheeler, and are inevitably going to lose Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck within the next year.

These losses are all going to be detrimental, especially since they won't be able to get the same value back in such a short time with limited options. Dubois, who was the second line center, couldn't even properly be replaced. Instead, the Jets got a couple of younger players, suggesting that they are headed in the direction of a rebuild. While the team bought out Wheeler, they did lose quite a bit of offense and leadership due to that transaction.

If Scheifele and Hellebuyck aren't moved before the start of the season, the Jets are running the risk of losing both for nothing next offseason. That should inevitably lead to a rebuild because the team is getting no support back and it is very difficult as is to attract players to come to Winnipeg. Their team was built from drafting and developing, so it will once again take some time to replace what they lost through that process once again.

The Jets have some talented young players, but to once again ascend to the top, they will have to rebuild. Not a long one, but a short one nonetheless.

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