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Winnipeg Jets are still looking for forward help, what does the market look like?

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Reports have come out that Kevin Cheveldayoff still has irons in the fire. Are there still viable options in this high priced market?

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Pierre Lebrun of ESPN has reported that Kevin Cheveldayoff is still in the hunt for a forward:

The Jets may not necessarily be done. A source suggested Thursday they’re still looking for a forward. - Lebrun

No doubt the Winnipeg Jets are still active in the forward market due to the injury to Mathieu Perreault, who remains sidelined until the end of the regular season. The forward core currently consists of:

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Jiri Tlusty - Mark Scheifele - Drew Stafford
Chris Thorburn - Adam Lowry - Michael Frolik
Adam Pardy - Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso

Eric O`Dell and TJ Galiardi remain the extra forwards. Paul Maurice has been utilizing Adam Pardy as a forward to use him on the PK without disrupting the current defensive top six. The Jets have eight top nine forwards currently available to them

Prices in the forward market remain high:

Player POS GP PTS PTS/GP ESTOI PPTOI PKTOI Return
Antoine Vermette C 63 35 0.56 14:21 02:45 01:51 2015 1st, Klas Dahlbeck
Tomas Fleischmann LW 52 21 0.40 12:46 01:03 01:01 2015 3rd, Dany Heatley
Jaromir Jagr RW 58 29 0.50 15:19 02:20 00:00 2015 2nd, 2016 3rd (conditional)
Daniel Winnik C 58 25 0.43 13:18 00:04 03:27 2016 2nd, 2015 4th, Zach Sill
Jiri Tlusty LW 53 23 0.43 14:10 02:10 00:51 2016 3rd, 2015 6th (conditional)
Sean Bergenheim LW 41 18 0.44 13:19 00:34 00:09 2016 3rd, 2016 7th other way

TOI was included to indicate what kind of role the player has, not their effectiveness. HERO charts can be accessed by following the link connected to the players name.

usage chart

Top left quadrant is the hardest assignments, bottom right easiest. Blue is above 50% shots for.

Kevin Cheveldayoff has already made a frugal move in picking up Jiri Tlusty as the above chart shows, what other forwards are available?

Player POS GP PTS PTS.GP ESTOI PPTOI PKTOI Notes
Mats Zuccarello RW 59 35 0.59 14:55 01:55 00:27 UFA
Patrick Sharp RW 49 32 0.65 13:47 03:14 00:02 5.9 cap hit until 2017
Ryan O'Reilly C 63 36 0.57 14:57 02:39 01:58 6.0 cap hit until 2016
Tyler Bozak C 62 39 0.63 14:49 03:25 00:42 4.2 cap hit until 2018
Joffrey Lupul LW/RW 35 19 0.54 13:36 02:11 00:01 5.25 cap hit until 2018, injury concern
Cam Atkinson RW 57 25 0.44 13:49 02:32 00:55 RFA
Erik Cole LW 57 33 0.58 12:20 01:45 00:25 UFA
Loui Eriksson LW/RW 61 35 0.57 14:23 02:10 01:41 4.25 cap hit until 2016
Curtis Glencross LW 63 28 0.44 14:17 02:14 00:09 UFA
Chris Stewart RW 61 25 0.41 13:56 02:03 00:00 UFA
Mark Letestu C 33 9 0.27 10:26 00:41 02:30 UFA
Martin Erat LW/RW 61 29 0.48 13:20 01:34 00:38 UFA
Michael Ryder RW 44 18 0.41 13:03 01:34 00:01 UFA
Kyle Chipchura C 51 11 0.22 11:39 00:03 00:37 875k cap hit until 2016
Matt Calvert LW 49 19 0.39 13:20 01:01 02:00 RFA 2015, concussion

A rather large cross section of what the available forward market looks like up to the 2015 trade deadline. HERO charts can be accessed by following the link connected to the players name.

Top left quadrant is the hardest assignments, bottom right easiest. Blue is above 50% shots for.

Out of the above players, Cam Atkinson seems like an excellent target.  The Blue Jacket is an RFA at years end, but has good production compared to some bigger names. The market could be stiff as there are reports the Boston Bruins are interested. Matt Calvert was recently put on the sidelines with a concussion, but he is an RFA and could be a steal.

Who would you like the Winnipeg Jets to pick up before tomorrows 2 PM deadline? Do you think Kevin Cheveldayoff will make a move?