Jets could be buyers, not sellers, at NHL trade deadline

Winnipeg Jets centre Olli Jokinen skates after the puck against the Nashville Predators at...

Winnipeg Jets centre Olli Jokinen skates after the puck against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, March 1, 2014. (DON McPEAK/USA Today)

Paul Friesen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:42 AM ET

 

I don't know what Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is thinking as the NHL trade deadline approaches, since he's been his usual silent self the last while.

Heck, you don't know what the guy's thinking even when he does open his mouth.

But I imagine what was a pretty straightforward situation six weeks ago has become a little more jumbled.

On his right, go-to shoulder he's still got that sensible guy telling him to remember the original plan and stay the course.

In this case, staying the course would mean putting his soon-to-be free agents on the NHL's version of Kijiji, with an accompanying message that reads something like, "Make me an offer."

You see, traditional thinking says you don't go into the summer with six pending unrestricted free agents, and risk losing them for nothing.

 


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