It's almost like we traded for a player now, getting him back. In his 2012-13 debut with the Avalanche, Downie assisted on a goal and picked up six penalty minutes. Three nights later he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on a hit in the corner against defenseman , and just like that his season was over.The Avalanche had been hoping Downie would continue to produce the way he did after they acquired him from the the previous season, when he had 13 points in 20 games. Although his early days in the League with the earned him a reputation for undisciplined play, Downie established himself as black ice hockey jersey an above-average power forward upon his arrival in Tampa Bay.Showing flashes of the potential he displayed as a junior player in the Ontario Hockey League, Downie put together his best season in 2009-10 with 22 goals, 46 points and 208 penalty minutes. In the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he had 14 points in 17 games as the Lightning advanced to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He's going to be great with Nate, Duchene said. [Downie] sees the ice really well. For a guy who's more of a gritty player, he can definitely play even a top-line role if we ever have an injury. He's really smart, can score he was a star in junior, and when you're a player like black ice hockey jersey that, a top-end player, [the ability] doesn't really go away. I think his stats with us are going to be real good going forward. TOP HEADLINESNHL GREEN Winnipeg Jets look for offense from rebuilt second line of Kane, Scheifele and Setoguchi - 2013-2014 Season PreviewSHAREWestern ConferencePacificCentralEastern ConferenceAtlanticMetropolitan 2013-2014 Season PreviewJets look for offense from rebuilt second lineWednesday, 09.18.2013 / 9:00 AM / By ?-? CorrespondentCommentPrintWINNIPEG -- The do not lack for questions as they attempt to end what has grown into a six-season playoff absence.The Jets have established a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as one of organization priorities this season, their first in the Western Conference.
Winnipeg's second line may be its biggest question surrounding that objective, and even a potential solution brings follow-up questions. Many nights last season saw the Jets' second line fail to supplement what was a very successful first line featuring , and , plus an offensively productive blue line.The Jets finished 16th in scoring last season with 2.62 goals per game. But the game plan for opponents was simple: Shut down the Ladd-Little-Wheeler usually meant a win because the black ice hockey jersey Jets were unable to find a productive second line for most of the season.Second-line left wing was as dependable as ever, and his 17 goals placed him third among Jets scorers. But center , the team's prime free-agent acquisition last summer, struggled in his first season with the Jets. He produced seven goals in 45 games with the Jets, and the players' respective shoot-first styles did not mesh well. Coach struggled all season to find a fit for the line's right side as well, and auditioned a cast of forwards to little success.General manager went dallas stars hockey about reconstructing the second line this summer. In came 26-year-old right wing , whom Winnipeg acquired in a June 30 trade with the . Setoguchi managed 13 goals last season with Minnesota and produced a 31-goal season while with the .The second line's center may well be 2011 first-round black ice hockey jersey selection . The 20-year-old has played 11 NHL games over the past two seasons, and he scored 39 goals last season with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. I'm hopeful that we can find some chemistry, Kane said of the Jets' attempts to surround him with the right pieces to maximize his considerable talent and give themselves a formidable group of top-six forwards.The trio saw its first game action together in the Jets' preseason opener last Saturday night against the . Kane scored two goals in the Jets' 4-3 shootout loss. Setoguchi collected an assist, and Scheifele generated scoring opportunities. It was good to get our first game under our belts and read and react on how we all play, Kane told after the game.
I thought me and [Setoguchi] established some pretty good chemistry, and [Scheifele] did a good job of just kind of distributing the puck. It's only one game, and we'll try to build from here. But even this potential solution leaves the Jets depending on a rookie center and a right wing who struggled to maintain offensive consistency with Minnesota. Noel has established improving the club's goal-differential as another major task on his agenda. Winnipeg's minus-16 goal differential black ice hockey jersey ranked 23rd in the League last season.That edict has reached Setoguchi, who is trying to shake a reputation for defensive struggles. My goal is to stick with the Jets and be here all year, so I don't want anything else but that. --Jets forward Mark Scheifele If you look Bobby Smith Jersey at the top players in the League, that's what they do, Setoguchi said of responsible two-way play, citing of the as an example. Every coach wants their players to be responsible. Setoguchi will be starting his seventh NHL season, but Scheifele has yet to stick with the Jets on a full-time basis. Noel is attempting to temper expectations and pressure on his young prospect in a city in which his club's every move is scrutinized. I think Mark just has to play, Noel said I don't think he can do too much. I think he has to be able to play a well-rounded game. We'll see where black ice hockey jersey that game lands. He is just going to have to be a reliable player at both ends of the ice and play a 200-foot game, Noel continued, just like everybody else. I don't think he needs to do anything outside of what he is capable of doing. Scheifele will have every opportunity to earn a regular job with the Jets and avoid a trip to the St. John's IceCaps, the Jets' American Hockey League affiliate. My goal is to stick with the Jets and be here all year, Scheifele said, so I don't want anything else but that.