By Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck)
WINNIPEG — When the first puck falls to the ice on Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston, the Winnipeg Jets will have a new look team but the same ambition heading into the 2015-16 season.
Finally, for many, the National Hockey League’s preamble session is over. In all actuality, the preseason was more than just the throes it often devolves into. More than any other year, the draft and develop scheme fronted by GM Kevin Cheveldayoff sparkled, producing a slew of roster battles filled with excitement for both fan and pundit alike.
For the first time in the club’s 2.0 history, its name will be mentioned in the playoff lore of the year before. The expectation for every season since inauguration has been hockey in late April. Only last year were the Jets able to live up to the talk.