Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: August 4

Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend —

Instead of being serious all the time and writing a commentary or an opinion piece we will jot down some random musings once a week.  It might be a mix of serious, playful or maybe even a little sarcastic but it should be fun.  If you have answers please let us know. 

Lots of Michael Frolik Today!

1.  I really thought that Michael Frolik would sign a 4-5 year deal at $3 – $3.5 mil per so why am I so surprised by this 1 year deal? (Andrew Cogliano comparable)

2.  Did anybody else think the T. J. Galiardi headline in the Winnipeg Free Press was CLASSLESS?  “Jets sign Flames reject

3.  Shouldn’t Michael Frolik’s contract extension have been a priority over the signings of Chris Thorburn, Mark Stuart, Adam Pardy, and Keaton Ellerby? 

4.  How damaged or bad is Michael Del Zotto’s reputation when the Nashville Predators let him walk but yet thought Mike Ribeiro was safe to sign?  

5.  For all Jets fans that are pissed at Allan Walsh, wouldn’t you want him negotiating on your behalf?


Michael Frolik celebrates and he should!

6.  Keeping in mind that the Winnipeg Jets can’t “officially”offer Frolik a contract extension until Jan. 1, 2015, on a scale of 1 -10 (10 being positive).  Will Michael Frolik be a Winnipeg Jet in 2015-16?

7.  Jets G.M. Kevin Cheveldayoff said they ran out of time in their attempt to get a long-term contract extension done with RFA Michael Frolik, hence the one year deal.  Did he drop the ball by waiting too long or do you think negotiations have been on going for quite some time and the Frolik camp was just playing hardball knowing that after this season he could become a UFA?  (see question #3) 

8.  Is Michael Frolik a “Top 6” or a “Top 9” forward?  Was that the stumbling block in the negotiations?  Maybe the Winnipeg Jets aren’t sure where he fits long-term?

9.  The P.K. Subban contract.  WOW !!! 72 million over 8 years.  Congrats to one of my favorite NHL players.    

10.  Have you listened to WHT Podcast #14 with special guest Patrick Williams from NHL.com?  If you haven’t, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 😆 😆 Here it is ☛ ☛  Podcast #14 

Now some of these questions are serious, some are just tongue in cheek and some are me just being a   😈 🙄 💡 _________. (you fill in the blank)


If you have any thoughts on any of these questions please let me know.  I am a curious person by nature and I need answers.

Thanks, Mitch

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  1. Carol Vermeer says

    Re #2. Yes. It WAS brutal. Totally unimpressed.
    #3 Uh YEAH!
    #4 Seriously.
    #9 Your second favorite PK? 😉 I’m obviously thrilled about this one too – you know he is one of my favorites for his conduct on and off the ice.

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