Do not be surprised if Blake Wheeler plays center in Game 2.
The Jets are missing Mark Scheifele from the lineup as he was injured in Game 1 and Wheeler seems like the best choice to replace him at this time. "You put Blake Wheeler in the middle, you get something - a heavy man down low in the D-zone - but you lose something especially against a trapping team. He gets down the wall so well, he can create loose pucks," coach Paul Maurice said, expanding on what he'll be weighing in terms of where the Jets captain will play. I like Blake in the middle against heavy zone time teams because he's big and strong down low. "The cost to that is what he can do up front off the wing and putting pressure down the walls." Wheeler had 65 points in 71 games this season after back-to-back 91 point campaigns. Aug 03 11:06 am (EST)
- Blake Wheeler scored a goal and assisted on another in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
- Blake Wheeler set to play with Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
- Blake Wheeler spoke during a video conference call on Tuesday, which was organized by the NHL. All Blake Wheeler News
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