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Trade Deadline 2016: Who are the untouchables on the Jets roster?

Which Jets players are safe today?

With the trade deadline finally here and with the playoff chances of the Jets down to 0.9%, Winnipeg looks like could be a team selling off an asset or two.  But which players on this current roster are untouchable?

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

Photo Credit: Rodney Braun

In all likelihood that list is really limited to the following current roster players:

Forward:  Nikolaj Ehlers, Bryan Little, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler
Defence:  Dustin Byfuglien, Tobias Enstrom, Tyler Myers and Jacob Trouba.

Forwards:

Players like Ehlers and Scheifele are the youth future for Winnipeg.  Guys like Wheeler and Little are the present core that you are building the pieces around.

Defence:

You’ve just signed Byfuglien to a five year contract and essentially said he will be the very popular face of your franchise.  Enstrom is a controversial pick because he seems to be the player Jets fans love to hate but he is the top left shooting D man and if he goes who replaces him?  Jacob Trouba is someone I would put on this list without thinking but then you hear about the potential contract ask and think perhaps Kevin Cheveldayoff may be listening to offers on the young D man.  Of course he is an RFA so the Jets hold that card and with the Maata contract in Pittsburgh they may get Trouba’s contract down to a number that is palatable.  Tyler Myers is another player who can eat up the minutes and has offensive upside to his game.

Are they any other players who are untouchable to you?  Or is there someone on this list that you would see as someone that you would like to see on the trade block?

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