Winnipeg Jets: Blake Wheeler’s Start to Season Reminiscent of 2011 Start

October 21st, 2013 by Anthony Capocci Leave a reply »

One of the Winnipeg Jets’ top forwards is struggling at the start of the season. Through nine games, Blake Wheeler has only one goal and four points.

The points and statistics don’t say it all. Wheeler hasn’t even been noticeable in the majority of the games he’s played this year. He’s been a turnover machine, and he can’t generate scoring chances in the offensive zone.

This isn’t a new occurrence as Wheeler has had another slow start that is very reminiscent of this one.

In the 2011-12 season, the first year the Jets returned to Winnipeg, Wheeler was invisible for the first 18 games. He posted seven points in those 18 games, but he had zero goals. Yep, he didn’t score once in that span. It was a terrible start.

The positive out of that slow start in 2011 was the fact that Wheeler turned it around and ended up leading the Jets in points with 64. Can he do the same this year?

Obviously it’s still very early and we know he’s ...

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