There’s a new captain in town

The Winnipeg Jets were left without a captain after bench boss Rick Bowness stripped Blake Wheeler of the "C" all while the team was going through its own identity crisis in the 2022-2023 season. The season, which started out promising, only proved to be yet another disappointment in the first round of the playoffs. As with any offseason, moves were made, and while some key players were lost, there are still reasons for fans of the Jets to smile.

Enter Adam Lowry...

A key leader (especially on the PK), Lowry has proven himself time and time again, no matter the direction that the Jets are heading, that he can take on the roles and responsibilities of a team leader, and right the ship, given the younger talent in the pipeline. Lowry, 30, still has a few seasons left in his prime, yet carries the experience to help shape the younger guys into a group capable of winning the Cup in the years to come.

While Scheifele is the first pick of the Jets 2.0, and the longest tenured member of the team, questions have come up on numerous occasions about his locker room behaviour. With the appointment of Lowry, could this further speculation that Scheifele may be a problem behind closed doors? Or does this have anything to do with the trade rumours that circled about 55 all summer.

While the Jets have not committed to a full-scale rebuild, there has been some re-tooling, as the core that served under the Paul Maurice regime just never seemed to get it done when push came to shove.

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