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08:20 AM ET 02.19 | Well before spring, it may be time to start thinking about next fall in Winnipeg. [The] chances of grabbing one of the top prospects in this year's draft -- Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon or Jonathan Drouin -- are beginning to look pretty dang promising. ... At what point does [GM Kevin Cheveldayoff] stop shuffling the deck chairs around and -- aside from moving players in the final year of their deals such as Nik Antropov, Ron Hainsey and Kyle Wellwood -- instead deal a significant piece or two just to bust up the downward spiral here? As much as there are players like Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien with Stanley-Cup pedigrees in the Jets dressing room, there are also some who have been part of this franchise's unsuccessful pursuit of a playoff spot.

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February 19, 2013  08:55 AM ET

With the new rules on the draft lottery in the CBA, they cannot be assured that tanking or pseudo-tanking the remainder of the season will net them a decent catch in the draft, and if they aren't playing for a spot in the play-offs, why not just forfeit?

That being said, the whole SE division is not doing too hot... but it seems the Jets are the lowest of the low at the moment

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February 19, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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This year's lottery is remaining unchanged, except for the fact that any team can move up to #1 (although the odds of moving from 14 to 1 are like 1 in 200). The Jets can tank and be fairly sure they'll get a star prospect in the draft.

Oh I thought the changes took effect this draft, well that being said, you could be right, but even then, and NHL ready talent directly from the draft is not that common. Sure the issue is forced on some players on teams that need a jolt, but it doesn't always pan out.

February 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Jets ready to deal a significant player?

I do hope for their sake it's Mark Sanchez

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February 19, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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The Jets are far from a player or two away from contending. And it starts at the top - Noel is just a less fiery Torts with crappier coaching skills.

1 finger of death as opposed to 3?

I agree wholeheartedly that the Jets are about half a team away from a cup... just like about anyone else outside of Pittsburgh & Chicago if current trends continue...

February 19, 2013  09:22 AM ET

"Jets ready to deal a significant player?"

Didn't know they had one.

My guess is they're trying to unload "problem child" Evander Kane.

February 19, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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"Jets ready to deal a significant player?"Didn't know they had one. My guess is they're trying to unload "problem child" Evander Kane.

wouldn't that make them racist?

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February 19, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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No, but it would make whatever team that trades for him pro-stupid.

Why do you and Argos insist that everyone is going to To***to?

February 19, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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No, but it would make whatever team that trades for him pro-stupid.

Boston then:)

February 19, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Jets ready to deal a significant player?I do hope for their sake it's Mark Sanchez

When did Sanchez become significant ? That would be a step up wouldn't it ?

February 19, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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Jets ready to deal a significant player?I do hope for their sake it's Mark Sanchez

They need to get rid of Ryan before they need to get rid of Sanchez.

February 19, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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When did Sanchez become significant ? That would be a step up wouldn't it ?

everything is realtive Harry....

February 19, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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everything is realtive Harry....

I thought you gave up ragging on LOTF?

February 19, 2013  11:53 AM ET
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wouldn't that make them racist?

Only if he was born in Quebec and spoke with a French accent.

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February 19, 2013  12:42 PM ET
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I thought you gave up ragging on LOTF?

LOTF?
The "F means something else if we're talking about Sanchez

 
February 19, 2013  05:15 PM ET
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The Jets are far from a player or two away from contending. And it starts at the top - Noel is just a less fiery Torts with crappier coaching skills.

Agree

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