Free agency is inching closer and the Winnipeg Jets are a team that has to make improvements. There’s no better time to fill in some holes than July 1, the day it all begins.
The Jets have always been a team that built within, via the draft, but they don’t shy away when it comes to free agency (obviously, things have changed since the Atlanta days).
Don’t expect the Jets to target big-name players such as Zach Parise, Shea Weber, or Alex Semin because that’s not going to happen. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be unable to find what they need.
Whether or not Kevin Cheveldayoff agrees, the Jets could pursue a number of free agents who would come in and help the team right away.
The Jets' most pressing need is defense and my list, believe it or not, consists of all but one defensemen. Not because I think the Jets will not pursue a forward, but because pursuing a defenseman greatly outweighs pursuing a forward.
Defensemen seem to be the logical option to pursue and I think there are quite a few the Jets will look at. Whether or not they’re active during the free agency period, we’ll just have to wait and see.
For now, let’s take a look at some possible future Jets.