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Oh, boy. Please mind the Twitter handle. 😉  

I'm not sure if the addition of a defenseman is going to help what ails this team. I also have to wonder what the Jets would have to give up to get a worthwhile piece within the confines of their cap.

say it ain't so..... the lord giveth back Stastny and the lord taketh Laine  

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Love it. Would have liked to have them retain a little bit, but eh. That's fine. The cap space is there for this reason. Another good move by Chevy. 

They retained a bit by taking Dahlstrom. $850k. 

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I feel like they did not get enough here. Vegas very desperate to shed cap dollars, we should have gotten a draft pick back from them, forced them to retain salary, or offered no better than a 5th or not given a player as well. They were in more need to make this deal than we were. And I don’t know how much 2 years older and the injuries will offset the prior chemistry with Laine and Ehlers in a short sample size. If we had the 2018 Stastny and not the 2021 Stastny I’d be more pleased with the deal. We shall see. 

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Great write-up from Ken Wiebe on the trade: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/re-acquiring-paul-stastny-benefit-jets-multiple-ways/

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A trade for Stastny in an attempt to rekindle some chemistry with Laine and Ehlers is a much better alternative for Cheveldayoff than moving Laine in a trade he might end up regretting.

Stastny is a highly-analytical player who loves to talk about the game, which allowed him to build a fast friendship with Jets top centre Mark Scheifele. Stastny is also close with Jets captain Blake Wheeler and it’s possible those two could play together on a line at some point, much like they did during the 2012-13 lockout when they were teammates in Germany in the DEL with Munich EHC.

 

 

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We're going to have to move Roslo and Niku to add anyone else. Or, the best we'll be able to do is a $2M defender. 

 

 

Currently, we have one defender making just over $6M per year and everyone else is at $3M or less. Crazy. 

 

$16.075M (plus Niku). Presently, 19.7% of our cap is going to our defense. 

 

It's time to make some moves. 

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Very interesting comments from Pierre Lebrun, who spoke with Laine's agents. 

Both sides are in regularcommunication and Laine's agents have said to Chevy, given the trade speculation, that a trade would be mutually beneficial for both parties. 

We are definitely looking at the end of Laine's tenure here, I fear. 

This doesn't sound like contract negotiation stuff. 

A shame, really. 

 

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