Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: NHL Trade Deadline Edition

Mitch Kasprick is the “Motown Curmudgeon” aka “Motown Mitch”

Odds and Ends, Thoughts and Questions, from this past week in hockey –

Just so there’s no confusion when I’m spewing my bias, I am a fan of the Winnipeg Jets, Arizona Coyotes, Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Ice, and all Team Canada Hockey teams.

I am NOT a fan of Gary Bettman or as I call him, Count Chocula.  I am a big believer in the 7Ps. You’ve been warned.


NHL Trade Deadline Day

1. Jets:  The Winnipeg Jets had a decent week going 2-1 and head into today’s NHL Trade Deadline as a team sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place.  They aren’t out of the playoff picture but would still be considered longshots to grab a wildcard spot.  

The Jets’ record currently sits at 29-24-10.  They are 4 points behind Vegas for the final wildcard spot but that is a moot point unless they can reel in Dallas who are 3 points ahead of them with 2 games in hand.  

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Winnipeg Jets Shore Up Forward Depth With Cody Eakin

Winnipeg-born centre Cody Eakin acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick —

GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets made their second trade of the week on Friday when they acquired Cody Eakin from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a 2021 conditional fourth-round pick.  The fourth-round pick will become a third-round pick in 2021 if the Jets make the playoffs this year or re-sign Cody Eakin to a new contract.  Eakin is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as his four-year deal worth 3.85 million annually comes to an end. [Read more…]

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