Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/26/13 at 07:29 AM ET
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
There's no magic wand for Cheveldayoff to wave for a fix and he's been clear on his stance of not spending futures to try and get into the post-season.
So maybe help just isn't a possibility under management's long-term gameplan.
"I'm not so worried about third or not. If we get into the playoffs, then we deserve to get in there. Third or sixth or eighth or fifth, it would be a great opportunity for our young players to go to the playoffs," Cheveldayoff told the Free Press last week. "That's obviously what you are trying to do. Now you don't sell the farm to do it but in the same breath you don't sit here and look at the opportunity and say, 'nah, we'll wait until next year.' You take what you can get and you run with it."
Cheveldayoff has a plan and he won't be dissuaded. He also has 10 picks in this summer's draft and if he can move a few of them for a roster player with some term going forward, he can help the present and the future. So there are trades he will make. But there are lots of variables and a rental player doesn't seem to be in the cards for the Jets.
So perhaps it'll be up to the men you already know as your Winnipeg Jets to get this done on their own.
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