Postma most likely candidate for trade

Paul Postma is the most attractive and moveable asset the Winnipeg Jets own, so expect to hear his name quite a bit as NHL trade talks heat up.

For what the Jets want — a forward adding size and skill — GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will have to dangle serious bait. Postma, at this stage, best fits that description.

The caveat, however, is Cheveldayoff won’t send off a promising young blue-liner like Postma unless there’s a lot coming back. He doesn’t have to win the deal, but he must get equal value. That will be a tall order and likely where trade talk concerning Postma will begin and eventually end.

Cheveldayoff, if he elects to do so, will want to trade from a position of strength, which eliminates the forward and goaltending positions.

But Winnipeg’s blue-line does have some depth and Postma is the one moveable asset with market value.