Brace yourself fans of the Jets, it’s gonna be a hectic week

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What they have never done is make a splash in free will.

There are reasons for this.

No matter how much and how long the Jets might offer a player, it’s always difficult to get him to come to Winnipeg, especially when he can sign up to play – and pay no state tax – in places like Las Vegas. or Florida.

The player the Jets need most – right-handed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo – will likely be available and he’ll be the prized free agency day catch unless the St. Louis Blues find some way or another. another a means of recruiting and integrating him. their cap before Friday.

It’s a pipe dream to think the Jets could land Pietrangelo. Each team with money to spend prepares offers and Pietrangelo will have their choice of organizations to join.

The New York Rangers erased the salary cap for a while, buying up goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s $ 8.5 million annual salary and trading defenseman Marc Staal and his $ 5.7 million to the Red Wings from Detroit for future considerations.

If they prepare a bid for Pietrangelo, many other teams won’t stand a chance.

The same goes for a Jets organization that plays on the frozen tundra, in a country where taxes are high for professional hockey players.

In an ideal world, at least the one I live in, the Jets will be making a few key moves that will make them a better team in 2020-21, whenever this season kicks off.

Firstly, they can do a few trades to attract players other teams can’t afford, without paying a huge price. They don’t need to trade Laine or Nikolaj Ehlers to do this. They have prospects they can move, draft picks too. If there has ever been an offseason where decent talent can be acquired cheaply, this is it.

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