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01-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Burmistrov08 View Post
Kyle Wellwood will lose his roster spot as soon as Mark Scheifele is NHL ready. I believe part of the reason we signed him was to allow Scheifele an opportunity to fully develop instead of rushing him. As we have seen so far the Winnipeg Jets are NOT rushing anyone they have drafted after the mistakes the Atlanta Thrashers made rushing EVERYONE they drafted in the 1st round.
Wellwood is a winger though. I think Jokinen was signed for this reason more than Welly. Kyle was signed because he is hockey's version of a utility player in baseball who can slot in nearly anywhere and be serviceable. Right now our depth is fairly thin up front at least until Mittens comes back

edit: apparently Welly is a Centre after all. Shows how much I know

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