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.

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


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...

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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