An Anonymous Eastern Conference coach told Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald that he wouldn't want to play Winnipeg in the playoffs.
"Who would have thought that Winnipeg would emerge as a dominant team," said the Eastern Conference coach, who preferred to remain anonymous. "I wouldn’t want to play Winnipeg. They’re big, fast, heavy, their goaltending is good. It’s a tough building to play in. They don’t give you anything. I’ve been really impressed with their speed and work ethic – and they’re heavy, with guys like (Blake) Wheeler. (Kevin) Cheveldayoff has done a terrific job, with all those pickups he’s made. With Tyler Myers playing so well; Lee Stempniak has played his best hockey; (Drew) Stafford has been really good. Those guys have turned their careers around going there, and they’ve all been great fits for what that team needed." The Jets find themselves down 2-0 to Anaheim in their best of seven series, but it doesn't take away from the fact that they should be good for a number of years.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 10:45:00 AM