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Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff end of season media availability

Final chat with the Jets GM to recap the 2023-24 season and look ahead at what comes next.


1) His emotions following the first round exit?
2) Seeing his Jennings winning team give up so many goals (2:40)
3) Team not reaching sufficient playoff intensity, what’s that mean? (3:44)
4) On if the team “gave it their all” but that wasn’t enough. Changes needed? (5:10)
5) How does he evaluate Rick Bowness? Will he be back next year? (6:36)
6) Pending UFAs. Comments from Brenden Dillon. (8:50)
7) Focus on trying to retain Sean Monahan. 2nd line centre need (11:17)
8) Cole Perfetti/Ville Heinola development/usage (12:34)
9) What has been the message from players in exit meetings? (15:34)
10) How long a process might it be to figure out Rick’s future with club? (16:53)
11) What does his gut tell him they need to do to get this team to next level?  (17:22)
12) Why does he think players are taking so much more ownership over the results? (20:11)
13) Are buyouts an option for him this summer? (21:53)
14) Why the Jets exit playoffs recently in underwhelming fashion? (22:54)
15) What have they shown the league this year? (25:46)
16) Plans for Elias Salomonsson next season? (28:11)
17) Decision made by Rutger McGroarty to stay in school (29:03)
18) Brad Lambert and Nikita Chibrikov’s development (30:45)