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01-06-2012, 01:59 AM
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If we make the playoffs this year, we might not go far but at least it will give upcoming UFAs an idea of what sort of direction the Jets are going. Last year, not too many players would have wanted to play here because they didn't know anything about the organization, the owners, the city, the direction of the team, the fans, etc. We basically took what we could get (ie. Wellwood after weeks of consideration, Jones because we overpaid, Meech because he was a Winnipegger and MacLean/Miettinen off waivers).

Next year, I hope we can pull of a Florida-style July 1st and sign a couple of players (without paying much). Some interesting UFAs to hit the market will be:

Andrei Kostitsyn (26)
Ales Hemsky (28)
Jordin Tootoo (28) - hometowner
Tuomo Ruutu (28)
Tim Gleason (28) - the perfect D partner for Bogosian IMO
Paul Gaustad (29)
Dustin Penner (29) - another hometowner
Jarret Stoll (29)

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