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Bogosian a big fan of Jets bulking up in offseason

Jul 11, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

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The Winnipeg Jets haven’t made big waves in free agency this summer, but defenseman Zach Bogosian is a big fan of what they’ve done so far.

Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun catches up with Bogosian and hears from him about how he enjoys GM Kevin Cheveldayoff adding some heft to the roster.

“We’ve gotten bigger up front and that’s something that’s going to help us,” said Bogosian, referring to the addition of Olli Jokinen and Alexei Ponikarovsky. “Al Montoya, playing with him a little bit at (previous) World Championships, he’s a good goaltender. Our management has done a pretty good job. We’ve gotten better with those three signings, for sure.”

There’s no doubt Jokinen and Ponikarovsky will help a forward unit that’s a bit lacking in size and offensive ability. With Chris Mason back to Nashville, Montoya helps give Ondrej Pavelec someone stable to back him up. As for Bogosian, he’ll be counted on to continue improving his own game on the blue line along with Tobias Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien.

  1. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    I really hope they break up the Toby-Buff pairing. I don’t understand why they’d have 2 offensive-minded d men as the top pairing, particularly when Buff is always caught too far forward and can’t race his bulk back to help Toby out. Toby ain’t that great as a shut-down d man, no matter how long his stick is (seriously, check it out, it’s Chara-size). I would have thought Huddy would have figured this out, considering he was in charge of saving Coffey’s keester back in the 80s.

  2. fellatemysoupcan - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    i really hope you shut up

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Really? That’s it? That’s all you’ve got? You’ve gone soft, man.

      • Doesnotmatter - Jul 12, 2012 at 3:52 AM

        He’s still upset over the whole Parise thing. Give him a break.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jul 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I think the jets could make the playoffs next season. With Pony and Oli it seems like the jets are ready to play hard.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Yeah, I hope so but the Jets were 8 pts out of even contending for top 8. If Olli and Poni are the answer to getting that little extra offensive push, I say great but I’m kind of in “wait and see” mode. They still need to figure out how to keep pucks out of the own net.

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