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Should the Jets Make a Run at D Sami Vatanen?

While the start of free-agent frenzy is only a few weeks old, the Winnipeg Jets still have plenty of work to accomplish before next season begins, which includes adding another reliable defender to the team’s blueline. Though general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was able to re-sign defenseman Dylan DeMelo to a four-year, $12 million contract, which…

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Would D Travis Hamonic Make Sense for the Jets?

Coming into this offseason, it was clear the Winnipeg Jets needed to address the massive hole on their blueline, whether it be through trades or free-agent signings, but general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and his staff still have plenty of work ahead of them to correct this position of need. Aside from re-signing defenseman Dylan DeMelo…

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It’s too soon for the Jets to move on from D Sami Niku

Following an impressive rookie campaign, the Winnipeg Jets were hopeful defenseman Sami Niku would be able to take another step forward with his development and emerge into a meaningful role during his sophomore season. Unfortunately, that promising plan couldn’t come to fruition this past season. After the Jets lost key defensemen Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers,…

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Could the Jets land RFA Anthony Cirelli this offseason?

With the offseason officially underway, the Winnipeg Jets will certainly have their hands full over the next few months, as they attempt to strengthen their roster for the 2020-21 campaign. While retooling their blueline is expected to be the team’s first priority, it’ll also be critical to locate a second-line center as well. Considering the…

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Could the Jets target D Alex Pietrangelo this offseason?

Needing to add several new pieces to their blueline this offseason, the Winnipeg Jets could have some interest in targeting one of the top defensemen on the open market when free agency opens on Oct. 9. So let the speculation begin. After losing defensemen Tyler Myers (free agency), Dustin Byfuglien (injury), Jacob Trouba (trade), and…

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2020 RFA Spotlight: Jansen Harkins

This is the third instalment of our RFA Spotlight series where we are examining the future of the four prominent RFA’s for the Jets. We have already discussed the future potential contracts and team roles of Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton. Today’s conversation will be slightly different as we talk about Jansen Harkins. Even though…

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Could Jack Roslovic cross the 20-goal threshold next season?

Following a respectable 2018-19 campaign, the Winnipeg Jets were hopeful forward Jack Roslovic would be able to take another step forward with his development this past season and he did exactly that in a contract year, resulting in the best statistical performance of his career. While the league’s shutdown ended his third season prematurely, the…

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Re-signing Dylan DeMelo could prove to be difficult for the Jets

With the free-agent frenzy period scheduled to begin next month, the Winnipeg Jets will likely have their hands full attempting to rebuild their blueline for the second consecutive offseason and they could find it difficult to re-sign one of their most important unrestricted free agents. With time starting to run out, there’s a very good…

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Should the Jets re-sign Laurent Brossoit this offseason?

After the Winnipeg Jets relied heavily on their goaltender position this past season, should they invest in another high-profiled netminder? Or would it make sense to just bring Laurent Brossoit back for a third season in blue and white? With defensemen Jacob Trouba and Tyler Myers departing during the 2019 offseason, along with Dustin Byfuglien…

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Who could the Jets acquire if they trade Patrik Laine?

Patrik Laine is probably the most valuable player on the Winnipeg Jets, in terms of pure return potential in the event of a trade. Normally, trading a 22-year-old offensive powerhouse would be completely off the table. But considering the off-balance nature of this Jets roster, trading the former second-overall pick might be the quickest way…

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Evaluating Contract Values – Mathieu Perreault

This is the second of an 8-part series evaluating how several of the Jets have performed against their recently signed contracts. In each article, I’ll look at the season or seasons that preceded the signing of their contract, who their comparables were at the time, and how they have performed since the new contract began….