We’ve got a lot of room to improve. But before you can get to any of that, you’ve got to accomplish what was accomplished this year.”
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice perfectly captured his team’s 2014-15 season when he spoke following the Jets’ elimination from the playoffs at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks.
It also captured one of the team’s biggest strengths over the last few seasons: patience.
Now that they have reached the status of a playoff team, can the Jets continue their steady incline and build on their success?
Roster-wise, there’s no reason to believe they won’t. The fact that there aren’t a lot of new faces on the team works in their favour — the young core has had ample time to develop the chemistry we saw last year — and it gives the club the chance to integrate the considerable young talent they’ve developed (and done so with patience) over the last few years.