Jets, Alex Burmistrov's representatives had 'good discussions' about possible NHL return

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 03:54PM

The Winnipeg Jets met with Mike Liut, the agent for centre Alexander Burmistrov, in Florida this week. 

On Thursday, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff described those conversations and productive and ongoing.

"We had a chance to meet yesterday (with Mike Liut) and we had some good discussions and we'll keep those discussions going," Cheveldayoff told the media on Thursday.

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Report: Michael Frolik drawing intense interest during UFA courting period; still talking to Jets

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 01:48PM

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27-year-old pending unrestricted free agent Michael Frolik is generating a tonne of reported interest on the first day of the free agent courting period, and has met with as many as six teams, according to a report from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press. Among the teams believed to be interested in acquiring Frolik are the Calgary Flames, Sportsnet's Damien Cox reports.

Though Frolik is generating a high volume of inquiries and doesn't appear to lack for suitors, he's still reportedly engaged with Winnipeg and could still conceivably return. Of course, the closer we get to July 1, the less likely that becomes.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #6 Noah Hanifin

Rhys Jessop
June 25 2015 12:00PM

At this point in the draft, we're really splitting hairs about who's better than whom. Noah Hanifin is a great player. The guy we have at #5 is a great player. The guys sitting at 4th and 3rd  are also great players. After McDavid and Eichel, there's really no "wrong" way to order these next four players. Still, we have to prefer some guy, and perhaps a little controversially, that guy isn't Noah Hanifin.

And that's the most negative thing you'll read in this profile because the kid is one hell of a hockey player.

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Are the Winnipeg Jets looking at trading up?

Garret Hohl
June 25 2015 10:08AM

Kevin Cheveldayoff has talked before about moving up or down the draft. While he is the king of double talk and saying basically he could or could not do something (essentially saying all possible events are possible), it appears that there is some legitimacy to this time.

Let's take a look after the jump.

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #3 - Cody Franson

Jeff Veillette
June 25 2015 06:00AM

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This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! 

When the Nashville Predators acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli in February, everybody thought it was a match made in heaven. After all, the team was getting two quality players that they were familiar with, without giving up any present assets. Theoretically, it was the type of move that should've taken a good team to greatness, but instead, it was a bust.

David Poile was quick to admit that the team was forcing a square peg into a round hole. After all, the Predators are very adament about following shot handedness with their defencemen, and they already had three quality righties. As such, Franson didn't recieve the necessary playing time, didn't fit in, and will now hit free agency. But what will he command?

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