Evaluating the future assets from the Evander Kane trade

Jeff Veillette
February 11 2015 06:06PM

On Wednesday the Winnipeg Jets made a franchise altering trade, sending Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian to Buffalo for Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford. 

But beyond the big names and the established NHL-level players, this trade included several intriguing and lesser known future asset in Brendan Lemieux, Joel Armia and a late first-round pick.

Let's look into what the Jets acquired on Wednesday in terms of futures. 

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By The Numbers: Welcome Drew Stafford

Garret Hohl
February 11 2015 03:11PM

One of the players who the Winnipeg Jets received as part of the return in the Evander Kane blockbuster on Wednesday was soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Drew Stafford. 

It's probably worth noting that Kevin Cheveldayoff had been rumoured to be pursuing Stafford previously, when Alexander Burmistrov was on the market. Chevy has finally gotten his man, so what do the numbers say that he brings?

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Why Tyler Myers isn't much of an upgrade on Zach Bogosian

Garret Hohl
February 11 2015 12:56PM

In case you slept in this morning, which I definitely didn't do, the Winnipeg Jets made a big trade today. 

No longer Kevin "no NHL player-for-player trades" Cheveldayoff, the Jets General Manager was able to move Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres. An interesting side plot though was the additional trade of young, right-handed defensemen Zach Bogosian and Tyler Myers.

Let's look at what the numbers say about this swap.

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Jets trade Evander Kane to Sabres in massive 7-player deal

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 09:43AM

The Winnipeg Jets have reportedly completed a trade that will send Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and unsigned goaltender Jason Kasdorf to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux, Joel Armia and a first round pick. 

The deal is reportedly final and the trade call has been made, according to ESPN's Craig Custance. The teams have yet to approve the deal.

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Report: Sabres, Jets working on blockbuster deal featuring Kane, Bogosian, Myers

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 09:15AM

Is this Evander Kane's last day as a Winnipeg Jet?

Kane appears to be close to disproving the Westside Story mantra, according to multiple reports. "When you're a Jet, your a Jet all the way" - at least until your teammates throw your clothes into the shower.

TSN's Darren Dreger has characterized trade talks between the Buffalo Sabres and the Jets as heating up. The two sides seem to be working hard to consummate a multi-player swap per Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press. Dreger also suggests that Tyler Myers, Zach Bogosian and Drew Stafford could be involved as part of the deal, along with Kane. 

Read on for more. 

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