Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in the spotlight as NHL trade deadline approaches

The indications are Ladd’s camp may have turned down a six-year, $36-million deal at the start of the season. You have to wonder if he could get that kind of cash on the open market but the belief is one of his comparables is the seven-year, $42.5-million deal signed by Ryan Kesler in Anaheim.

“There won’t be any shortage of interest in Ladd if they decide to move him,” said a league executive Saturday.

As for Byfuglien, the indications are the Jets will make a serious effort to try to get him signed before the deadline. Another league executive indicated it might take a six-year deal in the $7.5-million range to make that happen but nobody is certain just how far the Jets are willing to going financially.

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