Jets GM won't be pressured into making changes

Kevin Cheveldayoff still believes in the core of players he has assembled and committed to...

Kevin Cheveldayoff still believes in the core of players he has assembled and committed to long-term. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency/Files)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:58 PM ET

BUFFALO - Kevin Cheveldayoff still believes in his core and he isn’t going to make a change just to quiet the critics.

With the Winnipeg Jets hovering around the .500 mark, the general manager doesn’t regret making long-term commitments to his key players during the past few off-seasons.

“You have to develop a core and to develop it, you have to make some commitments to have some players around,” said Cheveldayoff, who spoke to a pair of print reporters prior to the game against the Buffalo Sabres. “We would like our core to get larger, to expand and that’s all part of the process.”

As for his view on his Jets’ play so far as the midway point of the season approaches, Cheveldayoff was pretty forthcoming.

“The record, essentially, speaks for itself,” he said. A .500 team has had some good moments and some rough stretches that certainly you would like to have not gone through.


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