The Winnipeg Jets will need to find answers from within if they hope to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007, when the franchise was based in Atlanta. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff made few changes, opting to retain all but four players from a team that finished last in the Central Division and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season since the Jets hired him in 2011. "There are still some irons in the fire that haven't come to fruition yet," Cheveldayoff said to the Winnipeg media July 1, a few hours after the Jets had signed free-agent center Mathieu Perreault. "You're in some deals, and maybe you're not in some deals." As it turns out, nothing much materialized for Cheveldayoff. While the Jets' six Central Division counterparts stocked up their rosters this summer, the Jets remained mostly quiet. Cheveldayoff added Perreault from the Anaheim Ducks to replace veteran Olli Jokinen. Perreault scored 18 goals with the Ducks in 2013-14. Cheveldayoff added to the Jets' contingent of bottom-six forwards in late July with the signing of TJ Galiardi, who scored four goals and had 17 points in 62 games with the Calgary Flames last season.
Jets looking for answers to end playoff drought
NHL.com | Aug 10