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Jets GM could ‘maybe move some pieces’

Kevin Cheveldayoff

Kevin Cheveldayoff speaks at a news conference during which he was introduced as general manager of the relocating NHL team, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)


Kevin Cheveldayoff has already fired his head coach. Could the next move for the Jets’ general manager be a trade?

“I think we still need to acquire pieces to either establish a larger core, or maybe move some pieces that re-establish some different things,” Cheveldayoff said this afternoon on TSN 1050 radio.

“This is still a project that’s in the works.”

Certainly, the struggling Jets have some pieces that would garner interest if they should become available. Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien have been the two big names in trade speculation. The former, a 22-year-old winger, is signed through 2017-18 for a cap hit of $5.25 million; the latter, 28, is signed through 2015-16, at $5.2 million.

Winnipeg hosts Phoenix tonight.

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