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Should the Jets re-sign Bryan Little?

View Poll Results: Should the Jets re-sign Bryan Little?
Yes at $5.5 million per year over 6 years (but not over) 62 60.78%
Yes at $6 million and under per year over 6 years 31 30.39%
No 9 8.82%
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03-19-2017, 10:34 AM
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Should the Jets re-sign Bryan Little?

Jets Nation did a market value analysis for Bryan Little and have him around $5.5 million per year over 6 years.

https://jetsnation.ca/2017/03/19/wha...-market-value/

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My personal feelings are that Bryan Little is replaceable by Perreault. The money is better spend on our soon to be future RFAs and a LHD. 6 years on a 29 year centre is an unnecessary gamble.

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Love Little but he turns 30 in November so I am not interested in anything long term that impedes the cap flexibility. I don't want all three of Wheeler, Little, and Buff on 5-6 year deals that are expensive. By the time we get around to actually winning a cup (if we get in that area) these guys are all complimentary pieces and need to be paid as such.

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My personal feelings are that Bryan Little is replaceable by Perreault. The money is better spend on our soon to be future RFAs and a LHD. 6 years on a 29 year centre is an unnecessary gamble.
Perreault is a LW. He has shown quite clearly that he cannot handle C anymore. Why the change? Who knows? But it is what it is. Little is still a legit centre - a 1st line C no less. He is also much better than Perreault.

"6 years on a 29 year centre is an unnecessary gamble" is all you've got? Not much of a case.

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Tough to be objective on this one, because I love Bryan Little. But I would consider him the most consistent and valuable vet on the team. I would keep him over Wheeler, and I think Wheels is great too.


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Little is the only remaining Thrasher I would be accepting of being re-signed, but it wouldn't tear my heart out if he wasn't. If it came down to keeping one of Little or Wheeler, Little easily gets my vote.

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Signing Little is an absolute must. He has been the most consistent player since this team arrived. Finding a well rounded center to replace him won't be easy. At 29 years old given the way he plays the game even we sign a 5 or 6 year deal he will still be an effective player at the tail end of that.

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Little is a key piece that we don't currently have a replacement for, even if we draft a C top 10 in this year's draft. Roslovic might be a solid C prospect but he's not at Little's level yet, and may not get there. I like depth at C.

I'm not too worried about Little's production into his early to mid-30's, but I am concerned about his recent injury history. But that's a bit of bad luck vs being injury prone, imo.

$33 million over 6 years sounds about right.

Edit: I don't see Perreault (injury prone and not as productive) or Petan (still has bad jr habits and not productive enough) as legitimate replacements. Now if Chevy has to trade Trouba, and a young top 6 C is the return, then Little's replaceable obviously.


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Much as I like BL I am a little concerned that he will be signed for too long. I would rather see a little higher AAV and a shorter term. I think 4x6 is about right. I'd go 5 years if necessary but that is the upper limit.

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Much as I like BL I am a little concerned that he will be signed for too long. I would rather see a little higher AAV and a shorter term. I think 4x6 is about right. I'd go 5 years if necessary but that is the upper limit.
I think the offers elsewhere will be higher than 4x6. Maybe he takes a massive discount to stay with the Jets, but I think we'll have to do better to keep him.

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In order for the Jets to take the next step forward, they need to rid themselves of the entire Atlanta stench. That includes Little, Buff and Wheeler.

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6 x 5.5 is fair and he will contribute well into his 30s. he will be signed in summer. sheif little lowry roslovic will be our centres for years to come. roslovic might need 1 more year before he is ready.

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I think it is vital to sign him but not have a NMC. You hope Roslovic (or Patrick ) can supplant him down the road but right now he is cemented in as the 2C.

If $ are an issue I look to move Perrault. Also, Enstrom comes off the books in a year.

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In order for the Jets to take the next step forward, they need to rid themselves of the entire Atlanta stench. That includes Little, Buff and Wheeler.
Do you really think that the years they played for Atlanta are enough to continue to "poison" them 6 years later? Are you truly willing to dump a hard-working centre who's scored 38pts in 48 games, because they played for the Thrashers? Or a near point per game winger, for that matter?

The notion that the team they played for 6 years ago could "poison" them is not very grounded in logic, especially when you consider the short amount of time that Buff and Wheels played for them.

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Age is worrisome for me.
He would be extremely valuable on ANY roster but if we are going youth then tough decisions must be made

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Do you really think that the years they played for Atlanta are enough to continue to "poison" them 6 years later? Are you truly willing to dump a hard-working centre who's scored 38pts in 48 games, because they played for the Thrashers? Or a near point per game winger, for that matter?

The notion that the team they played for 6 years ago could "poison" them is not very grounded in logic, especially when you consider the short amount of time that Buff and Wheels played for them.
No, I'd trade him for other assets.

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4 years or less or no for me. Love Little though.

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He should be re-signed especially if the reports that he wants to remain a jet for his career are true, but not at the prices listed. 5 years at 5m maybe 5.5m

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Little I would want to keep, although Wheeler and buff can go for younger pieces to augment our new young core.

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I'd like to see what Roslovic can do in the NHL. I think he could be a natural replacement for Little. If not though you might have to keep him. We don't really have that kind of C right now (I don't think Petan is that guy).

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In order for the Jets to take the next step forward, they need to rid themselves of the entire Atlanta stench. That includes Little, Buff and Wheeler.
I think they need to rid themselves of the TNSE stench and how do you suggest we do that?

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He should be re-signed especially if the reports that he wants to remain a jet for his career are true, but not at the prices listed. 5 years at 5m maybe 5.5m
I agree. 5 years is long enough and 5 and a half million is a bit much.

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That Kesler contract though. 6 years at 7 mil per starting at 32. Jets cannot make the same mistake. Give Little 4 or 5 max.

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Much as I like BL I am a little concerned that he will be signed for too long. I would rather see a little higher AAV and a shorter term. I think 4x6 is about right. I'd go 5 years if necessary but that is the upper limit.
100% agree.

I really like Buff but my favorite thing about that contract is that its only 5 years. For the Buff haters at least its already 1/5 over.

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Very hard to complain about his play and IMO and you need a veteran presence on a team this young. Between him and Wheeler, he's be my choice.

The question is, how is he going to look in his mid 30's - that may depend a lot on what you are paying him and expectations at that price. $5.5 to $6 might make sense considering that price point will not be expensive 5 years from now.

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