Jets GM won't pull trigger on trade

Kevin Cheveldayoff might be a first-year NHL general manager but that doesn’t mean he’s itching to pull the trigger on a trade to shake things up.

So while the Winnipeg Jets are off to a 4-6-1 start and working their way out of the basement in the Southeast Division, the general manager isn’t really looking to change things up at this time.

“Each and every team in this league is trying to get stronger in their own mind,” said Cheveldayoff. “But at the end of the day, you spend more time worrying about yourself and worrying about your own individual team and them getting better. That’s the formula for success, rather than trying to say we need this or we need that.”

So don’t look for Cheveldayoff to complete a blockbuster deal anytime soon.

“Trades only happen when there are two willing parties but at the same time, trades are something that have to be done for a purpose. I’m definitely not a believer in trading just for the sake of trading. If there’s something there that is going to help this franchise in the short term and the long term, then it’s something we’ll look at.

“This shouldn’t be a group of guys that should have to pick up the paper every day and see the general manager is looking for this or the general manager is looking for that. They should just go and play the game, enjoy the opportunity to play at the NHL level. It’s important they understand that management and coaching is willing to do whatever it takes for the long-term success of this franchise and we would love each and every player that’s around here to be part of that long-term success.”

8 Responses to Jets GM won't pull trigger on trade

  1. mojo19 says:

    I would start looking at moving Bogosian for an impact forward, and maybe flipping Wheeler for a defenseman to balance out the line up.

    Also Jonny Oduya with 0 goals, 1 assist and a -4 rating has been kind of a disappointment on the Jets back end.

  2. dumbassdoorman says:

    I am not sure anyone would move an impact forward for just Bogo alone?  he is a good prospect still for sure but he has had huge lapses in his carreer to say the least. He may someday be a fine NHl dman but right now nobody is making that trade for him alone, there will need to be a package, IMO.

  3. mojo19 says:

    In his rookie year, as an 18 year old Bogosian averaged 27 minutes a night, had 9 goals and 10 assists and was a +11 in just 47 games!

    I think the potential is there, but somehow his confidence has been shot. He's really regressed in the last couple season, but still at just 21 he has shown flashes of what he's capable of. I think a fresh start could be exactly what he needs to become what he could be.

    Its funny though, out of the "big 4" of that draft year (Doughty, Bogosian, Pietrangelo, and Schenn drafted 2,3,4,5 respectively) He's really the only one who hasn't put together a solid, full NHL season where he's shown he can be a dominant player.

  4. dumbassdoorman says:

    Now I am not saying I would, but if Schenn stay struggling, would consider a flip of the two?

  5. mojo19 says:

    No. God no. That's a sideways move for no reason. Bogo has more offensive upside but we already know Luke gels with the team and he's shown he can be every bit as dominant as Bogosian.

  6. dumbassdoorman says:

    I wouldn't do the trade straight up either, was just curious. I think Luke will be just fine, however Kane would make me have trouble sleeping well i thought about it.

  7. mojo19 says:

    Evander Kane would be cool….

    I'd move Schenn and a forward for Kane and Little. Just sayin…

  8. TheLeafNation91 says:

    I would do nothing.

    They have a young core of Bogosian, Kane, Scheifele, and Burmistrov. Mixed with Byufglien, Enstrom, Pavelec, and Ladd.

    I would try and dump Oduya, Wheeler, and Little.

    Speaking of Little, how dissapointing has his career been?

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