5 UFAs for the Winnipeg Jets to target this summer

Angelo Montilla
May 01 2015 12:14PM

Kevin Cheveldayoff is bracing for a busy summer.

The Winnipeg Jets general manager is faced with trying to sign nine potential unrestricted free agents — including forwards Michael Frolik and Drew Stafford.

“I like the group in there and if we can keep as much of it together as we can, that’s good,” Cheveldayoff told The Canadian Press.

Frolik, who had a cap hit of $3.3 million this year, is coming off his best season with the Jets where he scored 19 goals and added 23 assists. Stafford, who was acquired in the blockbuster deal that sent Evander Kane to Buffalo, had 19 points in 26 games with the Jets. Forwards Jiri Tlusty and Lee Stempniak are also pending UFAs.

While keeping some of the current Jets together, here are five top unrestricted free agents Cheveldayoff could target come July 1.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 01 2015 06:30AM

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Dave Nonis speaks after firing, changes Canucks will make, renewed life in Edmonton, Flames round 2 matchup, Jets continue to roll out playoff injury list, more 2015 draft coverage, a classic playoff tilt and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 14: We're Out!

Rhys Jessop
April 30 2015 05:18PM

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On this week's episode, Garret and Rhys lament the Jets and Canucks both bowing out in the first round of the NHL playoffs, and take a look at where each franchise can go from here. Join us after the jump to listen!

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By the Numbers: The Winnipeg Jets lines by Wins Above Replacement

Garret Hohl
April 29 2015 05:47PM

Recently, we at Jets Nation looked at the performance of the Winnipeg Jets' roster in terms of Goals Above Replacement.

The statistic estimates the impact a player had on the team's goal differential relative to that of a replacement level player. We can then take this one step further, using the average goal differential to win differential translation for teams to then create an estimate for Wins Above Replacement.

Let's take a look at the Jets.

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Enstrom, Pardy among the Winnipeg Jets' walking wounded

Angelo Montilla
April 28 2015 08:09PM

It was an early exit from the playoffs for the Winnipeg Jets and this week we're learning a big reason why.

Four of the team's stars, including blue-liner Dustin Byfuglien and captain Andrew Ladd, were dealing with significant injuries during their opening round sweep at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks.

On Tuesday the Jets announced defencemen Tobias Enstrom and Adam Pardy had shoulder surgery in Winnipeg and both are expected to be ready for training camp in September.

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