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Winnipeg Free Press Jul 23, 2015

Take Trouba in the long run

Faced with the choice of putting long-term money into Jacob Trouba or Dustin Byfuglien, the safer bet is the kid. No offence to Byfuglien and his immense abilities, but Trouba is the long play here and his presence in a Jets uniform for years to come must be the priority. Keeping both would be...
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 16, 2015

The future of Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien with the Winnipeg Jets

For the past few seasons one of the questions surrounding the Jets has been "who is the core of this team?". This season could finally answer that question. Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien are both up for contract extensions as of July first of this year. Neither player has signed yet, but the Winnipeg Jets are negotiating with both parties. Whether they decide to keep both players or not is up in the air right now. The decision that they make could have long-term ramifications on the team's path and cap situation going forward. Depth Since trading Evander Kane, the Winnipeg Jets look...
Second City Hockey Jul 16, 2015

Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks Johnny Oduya signs 2-year deal with Dallas Stars

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya will rejoin Patrick Sharp in Dallas after signing a two-year deal worth $7.5 million with the Stars on Wednesday. Here's the latest news: HAWKS - 2014-15 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS **Oduya signs 2-year, $7.5 million deal with Stars (SCH) **Sam Jardine playing for 'Blackhawks life' (ESPN Chicago) **Hawks prospect camp invitee Yushiroh Hirano trying to pioneer for Japanese hockey (Chicago Tribune) Central Division **Dustin Byfuglien must be dealt with now (Arctic Ice...
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 15, 2015

Byfuglien Must be Dealt With Now, Not Later

Dustin Byfuglien has been one of the most polarizing figures since the Jets returned to Winnipeg. Whether it be because of his "weight problems", overall playing style, or how he interacts with the media, people always seem to enjoy talking about big number thirty three. This off-season people are talking about him for a whole different reason, and it's the most important one of them all. Byfuglien's contract expires at the end of the season, and if he hits the market he will be the biggest name to become available in years. I can see him asking for seven million over seven years and...
Artic Ice Hockey Jul 11, 2015

Why Trading Dustin Byfuglien might be for the best

A trade of Dustin Byfuglien seems to be inevitable. Here's some options for the big guy's future. Winnipeg Jets star Dustin Byfuglien and captain Andrew Ladd are both due for big pay days following this upcoming season. Both players deserve the salaries they’ll undoubtedly get, but the problem is, the Jets may not be able to afford both. With Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry, Michael Hutchinson, Joel Armia and JC Lipon all becoming restricted free agents at the same time, it would be difficult for the Jets to retain everyone while still staying under the cap. Now here’s the...

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