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Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler participates in Central Division Conference Call

Jets captain along with three other central division forwards chats three weeks after league suspended play.

Jets captain Blake Wheeler along with Jamie Benn (Stars), Gabriel Landeskog (Avalanche) and Zach Parise (Wild) spoke today on a conference call about three weeks after the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season.

Quite a bit covered in this one.  Here are some of the Jets points from Wheeler or about Wheeler from the other guys on the call:

– Said Jets are staying together via group chat. Says team is spread out. Said they tried a team Facetime but it was a mess.

– On what he liked about the way the team was playing this season: Spoke about injuries/health. “Our goalie was playing out of his mind. Helle gave us a chance….” Said team was trending in the right direction.

– Zach Parise on what he doesn’t miss playing against Blake Wheeler “Every time the guy comes to Minnesota I feel like he gets points.

– Jamie Benn on Blake Wheeler. “I think I ask (Wheeler) to fight every game we play.” Wheeler jokingly responded that it happened 20 times in one game.

– Landeskog complimented Blake Wheeler’s playmaking ability.

– On who he would most want to and least want to be quarantined with: Most: Luca Sbisa Least: Jack Roslovic (loves him but talks a lot, says his apartment isn’t clean). Sounds like Mark Scheifele is also close to making this list due to music selection.

– on a message to the fans recognizes that folks in Manitoba have done a good job from the outset taking this pandemic seriously. Recognizes the hard work being done by medical professionals here in Manitoba.