Found April 27, 2013 on
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
The Winnipeg Jets cannot and will not move forward as a team with Byfuglien as he is currently constructed. He is a foundation piece and his half-the-time good and half-the-time bad output leaves the team with unsure footing.
The guessing and hoping has to end. It has to be now or never, where Byfuglien is concerned. He's either going to decide to be elite and do what is necessary to reach that level or he's going to continue to depreciate.
Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff must determine whether Byfuglien is on the verge of a breakthrough. Will Byfuglien transform into a defenceman the Jets can count on every night? Or will it be the status quo?
If it's the latter, it's time to part ways.
Trade him now while there is still value. The perfect deal likely won't be out there but not moving will haunt this franchise.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Winnipeg Jets saw their season end when the Montreal Canadiens put up a three-goal third period to send Blake Wheeler and the Jets home with a 4-2 loss. Wheeler notched his 19th goal of the season in the loss.
SPIN: Winnipeg finished with a respectable 24-21-3 mark this season and it’s okay to jettison the Jets in redraft leagues if you’re in a tight finale.
There's no discounting the deflation the Winnipeg Jets suffered between the second and third periods of last night's game as a factor in their loss to the Canadiens. If the Jets had intentions to win it for the fans after learning their playoff aspirations were slaughtered by the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers, their desire fizzled quickly with a Brendan Gallagher slapshot...
Here is a Friday column where I give props to the teams, players, etc who I feel deserve it and then allow you to vote on who was "The Most Buzz-Worthy." That's all the setup required...here goes.
* Props to the Winnipeg Jets.....
who despite being force to play in a division requiring unbelievable amounts of travel managed to fight right up to the end. It is...