Stastny’s role in 2021-2022
Murat Ates, the screenwriter of the Jets: Don’t let his 35 years of wisdom fool you; Stastny is still a capable second-row center in 2021. Winnipeg has been wise to limit his tenure to one year, but Stastny just scored at a 42-point pace while pushing possession and driving play last season.
Look for Stastny to play Winnipeg’s second-row center post, giving Pierre-Luc Dubois a chance to transition into the job. When Dubois has earned his stripes, Stastny can move up to the left wing on either of Winnipeg’s top three lines while still delivering value.
And make no mistake: Stastny will play a pivotal role with the Winnipeg Leadership Group once again this year.
How does Dillon meet the needs of independent agencies in Winnipeg?
Ate : Winnipeg is in desperate need of defensemen who can play – and win – the first four minutes since the loss of Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba, Ben Chiarot and Tyler Myers in the 2019 offseason. Dillon gives the Jets a great, strong left-handed defender. and talented who kept a clean defensive zone against stiff competition for a long time.
Dillon will play in the first four minutes in Winnipeg, likely with Neal Pionk (while former Sharks partner Dylan DeMelo is also an option.) He will kill penalties. He’ll hit, he’ll keep the crease clear, and he’ll solve so many more problems than the men who have tried doing this job since 2019.
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