Winnipeg Jets 2013 Draft Talk
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03-13-2013, 10:50 PM
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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 $$$ in True North's pocket. You add that to the 7+ million those players free up if they sign elsewhere and you are talking good money to resign a couple of veteran replacements.
This off season should be excellent for a team like Winnipeg who will have cap space and dollars to spend as teams work to become cap compliant.
The LA Kings showed you can do anything once you make the playoffs. So did the Canes (and the Oilers) in 06. Why rob Peter to pay Paul?
You get a couple of draft picks for Antro and Hainsey. Fine. What guarantee that those are going to become ANYTHING that helps this team?
The whole theory of 'getting something for an impending UFA' is overrated.
There's no guarantee that keeping Hainsey and Antropov are going to get us INTO the playoffs let alone WIN a couple of games just like there's no guarantee that those picks become anything.
For one, we are not the Los Angeles Kings. I don't for one second believe this team has a magical cinderella run in it. More likely a 1st round a$$ whooping at the hands of the Penguins or even a quick 4 or 5 game exit to the Canadiens.
Jets just don't have the kind of depth required for a deep run. In a year or two that may change.
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