Originally Posted by penguins87
Will wheeler get through the drought? Is he playing better/worse than last year? His production is not what i expected this year. I'm not in the Jets market so i only got to see the two games vs the pens.
Wheeler has not looked like the Wheeler of last year, I'm afraid. Honestly, I'm shocked. I thought he had turned the corner last year, as he played an amazing final 60 games last season, looking positively dominant. This season, it's like he forgot how hard he needs to work to be successful. Someone needs to show him some game-tape from last season, because he's capable of being one of the more dynamic players in the league.
Last night he looked as close as he has all season to the Wheeler of last year. He had piles of chances, he was flying all over the ice, and the puck was following him. The Jets as a team has been snake-bitten for the last 3 games or so. I think the goals will come soon. This happened last year. The team is just plain young, and they're learning about effort-levels and what they need to do to produce and win. Frustrating for both Jets fans and poolies.
Anyway, in short, Wheeler has looked mediocre so far, he looked dynamite last night, and it is my opinion that he will produce very soon. Once he hits a certain frustration level he begins to will himself to produce, and I suspect that we're about to see that. I hope I'm right.