Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers hopes studying his own game pays off

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Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers hopes studying his own game pays off
Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers hopes studying his own game pays off

Late at night this summer, after Nikolaj Ehlers had already skated, worked out, golfed and spent time with friends and family, he'd turn on his iPad. The winger for the Winnipeg Jets wasn't binging the latest Netflix series or cruising social media. Instead, Ehlers rewatched every game he played last season. Every. Single. Shift. What the 23-year-old saw staring back at him weren't huge problems, but minor issues that, when added up, could help explain why he produced a career-low 37 points in 62 outings. The son of a coach, Ehlers noticed his stick was sometimes in the wrong spot on the forecheck, his lack of patience with the puck, a need to shoot more and wayward defensive positioning. "There's

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