Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Jets re-sign Kyle Wellwood (1 year, $1.6M)
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07-13-2012, 04:39 PM
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Very cheap deal. Third-line scoring is worth more than that these days it seems. I guess no one was convinced by last year though.

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Originally Posted by Eyes of Orpik View Post
Didn't think they would re-sign him with the signings of Jokinen and Ponikarovsky.

Kane-Burmistrov-Little
Ladd-Jokinen-Wheeler
Poni-Antropov-Miettinen
Cormier-Slater-Thorburn

Does Miettinen move to the 4th line LW spot and Wellwood/Wheeler are 3rd line RW?
Burmistrov will not be the first-line center this year, I can guarantee that. He could barely enter the offensive zone last year. The potential is there, but that'd be a train wreck at this point. He likely won't even center the second line unless Little or Jokinen is hurt. This one is closer, IMO...

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Originally Posted by BonMorrison View Post
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane - Olli Jokinen - Alexander Burmistrov
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Nikolai Antropov - Kyle Wellwood
Antti Miettenen - Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn

Something like that? I like the third line. All ex-Leafs.

I feel like Burmistrov and Wellwood might swap spots.
I don't see Little being ahead of Jokinen to be honest. I agree that Burmistrov and Wellwood would likely swap second and third line roles as the season goes on. I could also see Cormier taking the 4th line LW spot and Miettinen starting the season in the press box.

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