Starting Six: Winnipeg Jets All-Time Lineup

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  1. LastWordArmy

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    Good Lord, Pavelic has been our best goalie :laugh:
     
  3. Holden Caulfield

    Holden Caulfield The Eternal Skeptic

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    If your including Atlanta time for this franchise, Kari Lehtonen is much better choice for goaltender.
     
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    Oh right, that's true. Good call.
     
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    Kovalchuk never played for the Jets :rant:
     
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    YWGinYYZ RIP Fugu

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    Technically, the franchise includes the Thrashers.
     
  7. DowntownBooster

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    I agree and was somewhat disappointed when I got into this thread after reading the title. I was expecting opinions based on players that actually wore a Jets uniform. In my mind the all-time left winger for the Jets was Bobby Hull not Ilya Kovalchuk of Atlanta.

    :jets
     
  8. Tom ServoMST3K

    Tom ServoMST3K Hockey Professor in Training

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    What's your excuse?
    Kovy for ATL > Bobby for WPG isn't that much of a stretch IMO.
     
  9. DowntownBooster

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    Unfortunately, many on this board are too young to have seen the Golden Jet during his playing days in Winnipeg. In the meantime we should take advantage of the thread title and make our own list if we so choose. Here's mine:

    Center - Dale Hawerchuk
    Right Wing - Teemu Selänne
    Left Wing - Bobby Hull
    Defence - Lars-Erik Sjöberg
    Defence - Dustin Byfuglien
    Goaltender - Bob Essensa

    :jets
     
  10. Jets4Life

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    Center - Dale Hawerchuk
    Right Wing - Teemu Selänne
    Left Wing - Bobby Hull
    Defence - Teppo Numminen
    Defence - Dustin Byfuglien
    Goaltender - Bob Essensa

    :jets
     
  11. PhilJets

    PhilJets #itsourtime

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    Nhl only

    Tkachuk Hawerchuk Selanne
    Housley Byfuglien

    Khabibulin
     
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    Was going to post same thing.

    Perhaps one day, we'll look back and think...

    Ehlers Scheifele Laine
    Morrissey Trouba

    Hellebuyck

    Is the best, because they won more cups. :D
     
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    If Moz is ever better than peak Enström I'll **** my pants.

    In the good way.
     
  14. Tom ServoMST3K

    Tom ServoMST3K Hockey Professor in Training

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    What's your excuse?
    Bobby had a few great years in an undeniably tier 2 league. great player, and important figure in the Jets and WHA history, but in terms of overall performance on ice, I'll put it this way: are we gunna include Manitoba Moose players?
     
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    From a pure performance standpoint, players in their prime at each position:

    Centre: Hawerchuk
    Right wing: Selanne
    Left wing: Laine
    Defense: Housely
    Defence: Trouba
    Goalie:Essensa
     
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    That analogy misses the point of why Hull was in the WHA.
     
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    We'll only include players who wore the uniform of the Winnipeg Jets (WHA, NHL 1.0 & NHL 2.0). In regard to your earlier point, I think you're underestimating the talent we had on the team when Hull played for the Jets and in particular the years with Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson as his linemates.

    I think you should read "The Hot Line" to gain a better perspective on the WHA Jets and what others thought of them including those in the NHL. You'll be quite surprised at the attention they were drawing in both leagues. Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey) believed the Houston Aeros would have been a top 6 team in the NHL. The Winnipeg Jets were the most dominant team in the WHA history, so where do you think they would have ranked if Houston was a top 6? To include the Manitoba Moose in the discussion regarding Bobby Hull's place as one of the best Jets ever is a little bewildering. I hardly think the Moose would ever have been able to beat the Soviet national team at that time never mind try to keep up with them on the ice.

    :jets
     
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    Laine Ducky Selanne
    Numminen Buff
    Khabibulin

    1 Canadian
    3 Finns
    1 American
    1 Russian
     
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    Hull - Hawerchuk - Selanne
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    Numminen - Byfgulien
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    Khabibulin
    [​IMG]
     
  20. GNP

    GNP Here Comes the Jets -look out hockey world !!!

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    Great Lineup Here !!!

    Pretty hard to go wrong with icing these guys !!! Bobby Hull was one of the best, and had one hella of a shot. Not sure about Bob Essensa, I didn't really see him play. I do like the rest of your lineup-"totally agree"
     

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