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06-03-2017, 09:16 PM
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Mistakes the Jets Still Regret

Hey guys, Coyotes fan coming in peace.

I'm currently researching for an article regarding mistakes the Jets still regret. This involves both the original Jets, and the Jets 2.0. Here are some of the mistakes I've come up with so far.

Drafting Jimmy Mann

Trading Dave Babych for Ray Neufeld

Drafting Andrew McBain

Steve Penny Trade

Drafting Ryan Stewart

Resigning Ondrej Pavelec

Drafting Lukas Sutter

Trading for Eric Fehr

Giving Kris Draper Away for a $1

Paul Ysebaert

Thanks in advance for any help.

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06-03-2017, 09:18 PM
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I can think of one...

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06-03-2017, 09:23 PM
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Never attempting to acquire a solid vet Goalie(as it might affect they're future now).

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06-03-2017, 09:34 PM
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Hey guys, Coyotes fan coming in peace.

I'm currently researching for an article regarding mistakes the Jets still regret. This involves both the original Jets, and the Jets 2.0. Here are some of the mistakes I've come up with so far.

Drafting Jimmy Mann

Trading Dave Babych for Ray Neufeld

Drafting Andrew McBain

Steve Penny Trade

Drafting Ryan Stewart

Resigning Ondrej Pavelec

Drafting Lukas Sutter

Trading for Eric Fehr

Giving Kris Draper Away for a $1

Paul Ysebaert

Thanks in advance for any help.
I would take off the "Trading for Eric Fehr" one, it was a decent gamble and we didn't give up much in value. Trade didn't work out but it wasn't a bad move and certainly not something anyone cared about the following season

You did however miss a big one, one that has been discussed in many a threads on this board and cause many arguments- Letting Frolik and Stempniak walk for nothing.

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06-03-2017, 09:39 PM
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Stempniak was a TD rental and a free agent at the end of the year. He probably should have been re-signed, but stating that he walked "for nothing" is not correct.

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06-03-2017, 09:43 PM
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The pavelec contract is by far the biggest mistake made by the jets 2.0. I would argue it's the only one of consequence.

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06-03-2017, 09:56 PM
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Ya I wouldn't include ufas not re-signing, it's not like the team can control who wants to stay or go.

Trading Selanne instead if Tkachuk.

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We should have kept Frolik

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Ya I wouldn't include ufas not re-signing, it's not like the team can control who wants to stay or go.

Trading Selanne instead if Tkachuk.
Biggest of all.

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We should have built a bigger, better arena.

Sorry, just have to

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The #1 mistake the Jets (and their fans) regret:

Not listening to Shenkarow and the various reports and going ahead to build a new arena in the early 1990s, thus preventing the Jets from having to leave town in the first place.

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06-03-2017, 10:33 PM
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Drafting Jimmy Mann in the 1st round in 1979. This was the year that the NHL move the draft age from 21 to 18. Amazing Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson and much much more still not taken.

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Rudy Pilous also thought Wayne Gretzky was too small also might have been a problem.

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And with their first pick, 17th overall, the Winnipeg Jets select Sergei Bautin.

(Leaving Martin Straka, Valeri Bure, Michael Peca, Matthias Nordstrom, Jere Lehtinen etc on the board....)



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06-03-2017, 11:02 PM
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The #1 mistake the Jets (and their fans) regret:

Not listening to Shenkarow and the various reports and going ahead to build a new arena in the early 1990s, thus preventing the Jets from having to leave town in the first place.

The bigger problem was the Art Mauro Steering Committee report that said the Jets wouldn't be viable even with a new arena.


With that said, I think the biggest mistake was having Winnipeg Enterprises involved with the Jets / Winnipeg Arena.




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We should have built a bigger, better arena.

Sorry, just have to

I'm 6'2" and I had to sit in the last row,upper deck,corner seat,with arm rest that actually point inward.And that seat cost $200 because Pittsburgh was in town!!!


While I'm here we should have road Mike Smith out of town on a rail and kept Dale Hawerchuk.That kid loved Winnipeg and wanted to spend his entire career here.

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06-03-2017, 11:51 PM
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Stempniak was a TD rental and a free agent at the end of the year. He probably should have been re-signed, but stating that he walked "for nothing" is not correct.
But he should still write that not re-signing Stempniak was one of the big mistakes in the Jets' history. It needs to be recorded somewhere so our grandchildren can still think about how things could have been.

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06-04-2017, 12:35 AM
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Thanks guys for all the responses so far. Really appreciate it.

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Hey guys, Coyotes fan coming in peace.

I'm currently researching for an article regarding mistakes the Jets still regret. This involves both the original Jets, and the Jets 2.0. Here are some of the mistakes I've come up with so far.

Drafting Jimmy Mann

Trading Dave Babych for Ray Neufeld

Drafting Andrew McBain

Steve Penny Trade

Drafting Ryan Stewart

Resigning Ondrej Pavelec

Drafting Lukas Sutter

Trading for Eric Fehr

Giving Kris Draper Away for a $1

Paul Ysebaert

Thanks in advance for any help.
Two words Sergei Bautin!!

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Not taking Gretzky when Skalbania offered him to Winnipeg first.

Choosing to not protect Kent Nilsson in expansion.

Trading Babych for Neufeld

Alternating goalies in the 1990 playoffs

Mike Smith

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06-04-2017, 01:31 AM
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Trading Hawerchuk.

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losing Frolik

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losing Frolik
Frolik was never a star player.

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06-04-2017, 02:36 AM
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Frolik was never a star player.
I think the bigger mistake was not trading Frolik as a pending UFA.

But looking at the Jets' forward talent and depth now, along with the future salary cap needs, it's hard to see how Frolik would be a huge need. Going forward, it would likely be Frolik or Perreault as the $4M+ middle-6 winger. Hard to see how the Jets could afford around $8.5M to keep both Frolik and Perreault going forward, with Ehlers, Laine, Wheeler and Connor set up for the top wing spots and Armia and/or Dano (Roslovic?) offering an inexpensive and effective 3rd line RW.

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Not taking Gretzky when Skalbania offered him to Winnipeg first.

Choosing to not protect Kent Nilsson in expansion.

Trading Babych for Neufeld

Alternating goalies in the 1990 playoffs

Mike Smith
Good list. I wish they could have acquired better wingers for Hawerchuk and Steen.

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