Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff pre-draft press conference

Posted by David Minuk in NHL Entry Draft,Winnipeg Jets on June 24, 2013 — No Comments

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff met with the media today for some pre-draft talk.

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GM Cheveldayoff   2013 NHL Entry Draft

Audio courtesy of TSN Radio 1290.

If you can’t listen to the audio here are some of the comments from the Jets GM:

– “we have reached out to all of the RFAs respective agents” “each negotiation will be different”

– “hard to say when they will all get done, there is alot of work ahead” (re: RFAs)

– “my focus would be to see if there is an opportunity to move up if the right player is there and we have the assets to move”

– “We don’t have anyone that we are compliance buying out”

– “the reports will always be there (on Byfuglien’s weight)”

– “we hope to find another forward either by trade or free agency to play in the top end of our lineup”

– “we have had discussions with some of our pending UFAs, some of them will be going to market, that’s not to say they won’t be back”

– “I’m trying to move up (in the draft), as high as potentially possible. The reality is, alot of teams are making those calls.”

– “The only two guys we have actively talked to about potentially coming back are Montoya and Clitsome”

– (on Yuen) “it was our decision to not offer him a 3-year NHL deal”