Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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03-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vancouver Island
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I absolutely disagree with this.
If you keep Hainsey and Antropov and they help us win a couple of playoff games, that is $$$ in True North's pocket. You add that to the 7+ million those players free up if they sign elsewhere and you are talking good money to resign a couple of veteran replacements.
This off season should be excellent for a team like Winnipeg who will have cap space and dollars to spend as teams work to become cap compliant.
The LA Kings showed you can do anything once you make the playoffs. So did the Canes (and the Oilers) in 06. Why rob Peter to pay Paul?
You get a couple of draft picks for Antro and Hainsey. Fine. What guarantee that those are going to become ANYTHING that helps this team?
The whole theory of 'getting something for an impending UFA' is overrated.
It would be great to make the playoffs , the city would so energized , spring here , playoff hockey ... just electric.
But the money while important has little to do with signing players. Jets make enough to operate by signing/getting players that fit and will help the team win . I don't see that extra revenue , again while positive would influence any signings.
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