July 06 2013 07:45PM
After a long, slow, rather painful day of watching almost every other team in the Jets new Conference get better, Kevin Cheveldayoff finished Free Agent Friday off with a bit of a splash. When all hopes looked lost, Chevy sent the Jets 2014 second round pick to the Minnesota Wild for forward Devin Setoguchi, in an attempt to finally fill the hole to the right of Evander Kane.
July 04 2013 11:25AM
Kevin Cheveldayoff really needs to use his advanced waiver wire experience today folks. The Leafs have placed Mikhail Grabonski on unconditional waivers with the plan of buying him out, and he would be an almost perfect fit for the Jets right now.
July 03 2013 08:15AM
The Jets refused to let Glendale take all the spotlight from the Winnipeg media Tuesday night, as Chevy continued his busy few days by re-signing pending UFA defenseman Grant Clitsome to a three-year, $6.2 million contract.
June 25 2013 08:09AM
June 23 2013 05:53PM
I have this terrible feeling that I am going to be able to create a full series of “Missed Opportunity” articles while Kevin Cheveldayoff is in office.
This morning the Toronto Maple Leafs and LA Kings completed a trade that will see “backup-yet-destined-to-be-a-great-starter” LA goaltender Jonathan Bernier head to “we-already-have-a-great-goalie-but-will-not-admit-it” Toronto for F Matt Frattin, G Ben Scrivens, and a second round pick in either 2014 or 2015 (Leafs choice).
Trying to understand this trade from a Leafs perspective is quite honestly a lost cause, but it’s hard not to think this is a truly missed opportunity on the Jets part. It seems to me that Chevy’s inability to be proactive in what has been accepted as an extremely vital and future defining summer for the Jets has officially cost them in the goaltending department. Although the Jets may not have been able to offer up what the Leafs did in this deal, I have a hard time believing that they couldn’t compete and give Dean Lombardi something to consider before signing off. It is also completely unacceptable that the Jets weren’t even rumored to be in talks with the Kings in acquiring Bernier, despite the glaring need for improvement in net.