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Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff informal media availability

Hear from the Jets GM following the introduction of Rick Bowness as new head coach.

Once the formal media availability concluded Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff spoke for an additional 12 minutes.



1) How many candidates did they interview for the head coaching role? (:08)
2) The uniqueness of the NHL coaching carousel this off season. (1:09)
3) What are some of the benefits to hearing from outside voices re: Jets? (1:48)
4) Does he see this hiring as a long-term one? (3:09)
5) Is he having active trade conversations about Scheifele or Wheeler? (3:48)
6) Can he confirm that it is a two-year contract for Bowness? (4:15)
7) What does he say to fans who are disappointed re: Trotz? (4:27)
8) Is it possible the Trotz door could re-open at some point? (5:13)
9) How many contract offers did he put out? (5:19)
10) What will Scott Arniel bring to the Jets as an associate coach? (5:27)
11) Has he started any conversations/negotiations with his RFAs? (6:29)
12) How much input will Rick Bowness have with the roster formation? (7:01)
13) His approach to the Draft with two first rounders (8:03)
14) Is it a relief to hear about conversation between Bowness & Scheifele? (9:26)
15) Some of the other coaching candidates he interviewed (10:12)
16) The report about Pierre-Luc Dubois and how do they sell staying in Wpg? (11:24)
17) How surprised was he to see Paul Maurice end up in Florida? (12:09)
18) Are they having a development camp this year? (12:27)

Audio courtesy of Cater Brooks of Game On Magazine.