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UFA 2017: Winnipeg Jets looking at Kulikov

UFA 2017: Winnipeg Jets looking at Kulikov

The Russian defenceman is drawing interest from around the league. The Winnipeg Jets are clearly at least exploring filling some needs for next season through free agency and have talked to Dmitry Kulikov’s camp to see if he would be an option on defence. Kulikov played last season with the terrible Buffalo Sabres. Kulikov struggled for the Sabres this year after being traded by the Florida Panthers in the summer for Mark Pysyk. While he is not great, he would be an improvement on the third pairing over Mark Stuart and Ben Chiarot. However, the Jets have to be careful with their salary...
Artic Ice Hockey Jun 21, 2017
CHRIS THORBURN IS GOING TO THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

CHRIS THORBURN IS GOING TO THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

GST FOREVER In a move that no one saw coming the Vegas Golden Knights have selected Winnipeg Jets forward and pending unrestricted free agent Chris Thorburn in the expansion draft tonight. There is obviously more to this selection, but this is the best possible scenario outside of Mark Stuart being selected. In getting Thorburn, the Golden Knights have acquired a gritty veteran who is used to playing for bad teams. He may not score a lot of goals, but his grit and heart make him a key contributor on any team hoping to find success in the future. The Winnipeg Jets stand to lose nothing off...
Artic Ice Hockey May 30, 2017
The Short and Wonderful NHL Career of Boris Valabik

The Short and Wonderful NHL Career of Boris Valabik

...Or the story of how Blake Wheeler became an Atlanta Thrasher. In the last season for the Atlanta Thrashers in Atlanta, there was a potentially franchise changing trade: Rich Peverly and Boris Valabik to the Boston Bruins for Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler. The big get was the current Winnipeg Jets captain Wheeler and the price was stellar. Valabik had not been in the NHL all year and Peverly had been having a career year, but was not usually a top six player. The cost was minor for the Thrashers and general manager Rick Dudley jumped all over the trade. Valabik being one of the players...

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