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Has Kevin Cheveldayoff had a good off-season?

Has the Jets GM turned a corner?

2017 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Kevin Cheveldayoff has had pretty productive off-season. He smartly managed to swindled the Vegas Golden Knights into taking Chris Thorburn and then did not sign Thorburn when he because an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Furthermore, he bought out Mark Stuart, freeing the Winnipeg Jets of the last year of his contract. Cheveldayoff even addressed some needs like defence and a starting goalie. This is one of the most productive summers that Cheveldayoff has had and it is only half over.

For all the needs that Cheveldayoff has addressed, he still has a few tasks to complete before the summer is over. He would be wise to start negotiations with Jacob Trouba, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Bryan Little as well as make a plan on what they want to do with Tobias Enstrom.

This has been the most productive off-season that Cheveldayoff has had since the team moved to Winnipeg in 2011. If Cheveldayoff continues to efficiently do his job and address the Jets’ needs, the team should be able to make the playoffs for the next few seasons.