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Jets GM could ‘maybe move some pieces’

Jan 13, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

Kevin Cheveldayoff AP

Kevin Cheveldayoff has already fired his head coach. Could the next move for the Jets’ general manager be a trade?

“I think we still need to acquire pieces to either establish a larger core, or maybe move some pieces that re-establish some different things,” Cheveldayoff said this afternoon on TSN 1050 radio.

“This is still a project that’s in the works.”

Certainly, the struggling Jets have some pieces that would garner interest if they should become available. Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien have been the two big names in trade speculation. The former, a 22-year-old winger, is signed through 2017-18 for a cap hit of $5.25 million; the latter, 28, is signed through 2015-16, at $5.2 million.

Winnipeg hosts Phoenix tonight.

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  1. blackheart78 - Jan 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Please do not trade Buff to Philadelphia. Really do not think it’s a good idea for someone with weight issues to come to a city known for their cheesesteaks. I’m afraid he will crack the ice.

    • barkar942 - Jan 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM

      Or to NY with all of that cheesecake. Remember, the Rangers play on the fifth floor!

  2. cambannedloinstache - Jan 13, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Canucks run at Evander Kane, a local who tore it up with the Vancouer Giants:

    Start with Edler and Jensen/Schroeder or Bieksa and Gaunce. Consider going Bieksa and a first (likely middling) or Edler and Gaunce. Don’t consider Horvat, probably same for Shinkaruk.

    Vancouver gets a 22 year old signed on a reasonable contract. He is immediately effective and young enough to stick with their refresh.

    For a Winnipeg team looking for D under a coach apparently wanting more from the back end they get one of two heavy minutes top 4+ Dmen. Edler still hasn’t hit his prime and despite some knocks against him last two years he’s a premier puck moving defenceman who is a positive possession player with an apparently higher ceiling. Bieksa is a bit more spotty but a dynamic game changer (also with more age) so the other part of the trade would be higher. All players listed (maybe not Schroeder…) seem to be locks for the nhl and Gaunce is a higher regarded nucks prospect as a shut down center.

  3. illashell - Jan 13, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    I’m surprised I haven’t seen a Leafs fan trying to justify a fringe NHLer and a mediocre prospect for both of them.

  4. djshnooks - Jan 13, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Buffalo has more assets than anyone else to work with…pick up the phone.

    Kane would be nice…but DB is not worth it, and defenseman are not needed now.

    Plus as someone else said…chicken wings could potentially end his career. Lol.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    The Jets wouldn’t make that Kane trade for a d-man, Edler or Bieksa. They need a centre with top 6 potential & they would push for Horvart. If Vancouver wants Kane that would be the cost

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