The kulikov trade tells us that there won’t be a dman moved until a team runs into injuries and needs a veteran dman. So yeah you’re likely right, which means there will be some tough waiver choices at camp.
Time for Heinola and samberg to be AHL bound. Look out for a Heinola trade request.
I’m really on board with the kerfoot idea. Wasn’t before but jets need all the forward depth they can get.
In the next year or two who's looking for a 31 year old LHD making almost $6M, cant see Schmidt wearing anything but a Jets jersey till he maybe has a year left on his deal. Even if some team gets hit with an injury are they really looking at a guy with that much cap hit/term, just don't see it. Also I think Schmidt would prefer Winnipeg to some other areas due to being close to home.
Really hope they don't lose Gawanke or Kovacevic to waivers but with the way this team operates neither is getting a chance anyway. There's lots of praise for the Jets drafting but isn't it kind of an indictment that after a DECADE of drafting they only have 1st round drafted dmen making any kind of impact to the NHL lineup?? Morrissey and Stanley and that's it and really Stanley is only a 3rd pair guy, maybe other teams haven't done much better but it sure seems like we should have some more drafted&developed dmen in the lineup by now.
I wouldn't be surprised if Heinola hasn't already put in a trade request, could see a Samberg trade request at some point too.
What do you think of the Gagner signing? I don't mind it but he wasn't my first choice of the remaining UFA's. Honestly if they’re not retooling this season then getting Kerfoot for pretty much nothing isn't a bad idea, they really don't have any depth to make up for injuries, also I'd WAY rather get a guy at the beginning or early in the season then "see how it goes" and pick up some guy in a pretty much meaningless deadline trade.
One of my biggest frustrations with Chevy is his procrastinating with augmenting the lineup and waiting forever to do anything, I'd rather see tweaks to the roster sooner then later.
A guy who's really not liked at all on here but I'd sign is Victor Rask, he puts up okay point totals for the ice time he gets.
I'd also sign Galchenyuk, I know guys like that block a Gus and Harkins but I just don't know how much of a chance either of those guys really have with this organization, Bowness seems very Mauriceesque to me other than he uses his 4th line a bit more than PoMo does.
Should be an interesting season regardless of whether they're doing well or not, if things go south ya gotta think there will finally be some big changes.