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07-31-2013, 09:25 PM
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The Jets are a team that had no depth at forward. There were no prospects in St. Johns that could provide some scoring. The only offense for the Jets has been that provided by Little, Kane, Ladd, and Wheeler. If they didn't score, the Jets didn't win. Winnipeg is unable to compete for UFA's that can provide scoring. To develop as a team, the Jets must wait for their draftpicks to develop. After 3 drafts, the first 2 prospects are now challenging for positions. Mark Scheifele at Centre and Trouba on D. They are both expected to win spots but may not. If they take spots, they may not be big contibutors for a season or two. It was essential for Chevy to lock up our 3 top RFA forwards to long term contacts in order for our draft picks to develop. The contracts they got were what was needed to keep them long term. I really wasn't sure that they would all sign and losing any of them would have been a huge setback. The contracts may have been slightly higher than some had expected but that is what it took to keep them in Winnipeg. Management is respectful of their players and treats them well and in return, they have shown loyalty to the Jets organization and their teammates. They have all indicated that they feel the Jets are on the right path and have stated that they want to remain with the team and build something special. Everyone is happy with these deals. The players are happy, management is happy, and the Jets' fans are happy. What more needs to said.

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