• Could Seattle have done better in the expansion draft?

    13 days ago - By Sportsnet

    I'm of the belief that if you took every current NHL GM and went back in time to put them in Ron Francis' shoes leading up to the expansion draft, the end result of leveraging zero assets from an opposing team and making one trade in its wake would not be replicated a single time.
    I note this out of sheer bafflement, as it's part of what we all imagined Francis and his staff spent the previous weeks and months trying to make happen - how do we utilize our advantage when we start building our team? It just seems so unlikely, presuming there were hundreds of phone calls discussing seemingly...
    Read more ...

     

  • Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had ‘no prior knowledge' of Aldrich allegations

    Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had ‘no prior knowledge' of Aldrich allegations

    13 days ago - By Sportsnet

    Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff issued a statement on Thursday regarding whether or not he was aware of any allegations against former Chicago Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich.
    “I had no knowledge of any allegations involving Mr. Aldrich until asked if I was aware of anything just prior to the conclusion of his employment with the Chicago Blackhawks,” Cheveldayoff said, via the team-issued statement. “After confirming that I had no prior knowledge of anything, I had no further involvement. As this is a legal matter before the courts, I will not be making any further...
    Read more ...

     

  • Watch Live: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff addresses media after expansion draft

    13 days ago - By Sportsnet

    Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will speak to the media about the team's latest developments following the Seattle expansion draft, and with the 2021 NHL Draft beginning on Friday.
    You can watch Cheveldayoff's press conference live on Sportsnet.ca starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT.
    NOTE: If the video player above does not appear, please refresh the page.
    Read more ...