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PHILADELPHIA -- Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will continue fielding plenty of trade calls on NHL draft weekend. China Jerseys . "Were going to listen to everybody," Cheveldayoff said. "If theres a guy that a team has an interest in, then my phone is open for a phone call." Cheveldayoffs colleagues shouldnt bother asking about defencemen Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey and centre Mark Scheifele, but other than that the Jets seem open for business. Rumours have swirled around left-winger Evander Kane and defenceman/forward Dustin Byfuglien, who could be prime targets as other teams seek to take advantage of the Jets desire to make changes. Kane could be on his way out of Winnipeg this weekend or before the season starts. But if he is, Cheveldayoff isnt showing his hand. "Im really not going to get into those kinds of discussions," Cheveldayoff said Thursday in his pre-draft news conference. "I think its unfair to the individual players. Theres enough out there at different points in time that some of it is probably true and some is probably false. At the end of the day, it is a business where you do discuss making moves that will help each others franchises but these are people that are involved, as well." The Jets havent made the playoffs in three seasons since moving to Winnipeg from Atlanta. The Thrashers missed the playoffs in the four previous years. So understandably theres some impatience among fans, even in a difficult Western Conference. Cheveldayoff, on the other hand, is a paragon of patience, and that extends to this time of year. "You cant will yourself to make the playoffs," he said. "You have to continue to build and get the pieces that will try to push you forward. Thats why so much attention is paid to the draft and the process and certainly in our organization." The Jets pick ninth in Friday nights first round, the same spot they got Trouba in 2012. Scouts disagree about how many difference-makers are available in this draft, ranging from eight to 12. There is a consensus about the top five players available: defenceman Aaron Ekblad, centres Sam Reinhart, Sam Bennett, forward Leon Draisaitl and winger Michael Dal Colle. To get one, the Jets would have to move up. "You make the calls, you try and see if there is opportunities," Cheveldayoff said. "I guess there has to be an appetite in the different people to want to move because there are some good players there. Teams arent just going to say, Yeah, you know what, lets make a move. It has to make sense for both sides." In three drafts at the helm, Cheveldayoff has yet to move up or down in the first round. He has also not made a player-for-player trade at any point as Winnipegs GM. So history is stacked against the Jets trading Kane or Byfuglien, even if the current reality makes it possible. Late in the regular season after being a healthy scratch, Kane refused to answer a question about whether he had or would ask for a trade. Cheveldayoff danced around the subject Thursday when asked if Kane had requested to be dealt. "These kinds of questions are really unfair," he said. "There are lots of conversations that go on. Im sure there were levels of frustration at different points in time for individual players. From our standpoint, Evander is a Winnipeg Jet and I know that theres obviously been lots of different rumours out there. At this point in time, thats how were going to proceed. As far as any demands, were working as normal here." Normal to the Jets means continuing to stockpile talent at the draft. Only problem is, after No. 9, they dont have a pick until the third round, 69th overall, after sending a second away for winger Devin Setoguchi last summer. Its unlikely Winnipeg will be able to get immediate help with even its first-round pick. But Cheveldayoff could stay true to his long-term plan by making picks and moves this weekend. "Youre trying to gain depth in an organization, so that if you have other assets that other people covet, then you can maybe make those kind of moves," he said. "But until you have the assets that allow you to be competitive in the short term and maybe make long-term moves, you have to keep building." China Jerseys 2021 . The 10-year deal the league and players agreed to that ended the 2011 lockout gave either side the right to opt out after six years. With the league projecting financial growth, there has been speculation that players will take that option in three years, especially since a new national TV contract will be in place by then. 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Ive been here now three days, had Swedish meatballs like seven times so its good.It has been a whirlwind month for Nylander, who began January playing at the world junior hockey championship in Toronto. Nylander led Sweden with 10 points in the seven games as the Swedes finished a disappointing fourth after cruising through the preliminary round with a perfect 4-0-0 record.Following the tournament, Nylander returned to Sweden and appeared in two games with Modo of the Swedish Hockey League before being summoned by the Maple Leafs to join the AHLs Marlies.We like what weve seen from William through the first half of the year and through the world juniors, Maple Leafs assistant general manager Kyle Dubas said last week. Now its an opportunity for him to come over and get acclimatized to playing in North America.The Leafs had to make a decision on Nylander before Jan. 16. After that he would have needed to remain in Sweden for the rest of the season before being eligible to come to North America.Nylander, who made a switch to centre this season, will likely start Friday on the wing alongside Greg McKegg and Spencer Abbott.For him its about getting back in to the scheme of things and how we do things here as a group and our systems, said Marlies coach Gord Dineen. We have a group thats really bought in lately and were playing a pretty strong team game.We want him to be a part of that and add to it with his skills.For Nylander, who had eight goals and 20 points in 21 games with Modo this season, the biggest adjustment will be the smaller ice surface.Its been good. Getting into it. Getting used to the time difference and everything so its good, he said. It felt like you had more time out there (on the big ice) so it was good. It was different,, but now Im back here and already half adjusted to the ice. China Jerseys 2022. For me, its just the first time when you get on the North American ice its a bit different, but then after maybe 2-3 days, youre used to it so it doesnt really take that much time to adjust to.Nylander will have to adjust to how and where handles the puck. At the world juniors, playing against his own age group, the 18-year-old was able to cut through the middle of the ice at high speeds and not get hit. That will change in the AHL.I think thats one of the aspects of his game that we want him to improve upon, said Dubas. I think at the world juniors you see he does put himself in positions with the puck where he gets run at and hit a lot. Its not going to take long to take some hits from men where hes going to know not to do it again.Loov, a teammate of Nylanders for parts of three seasons in Sweden, said the teenager will have to make adjustments.On the ice, its a totally different game here. Its more about positioning. Not running around so much in the defensive zone, said Loov, 22, who has 11 points and a plus-5 rating in 38 games this season. It was a big adjustment, but Im working on it.He also had some words of advice for his countryman.Dont hold on to the puck too much cause the guys easily close gaps, thats the biggest thing, Loov said. Heads up because people can run over him, because hes not the biggest guy so heads up and move your feet.Off the ice, Loov is happy to have someone around who laughs at his jokes.Hes a little bit younger than me, you can notice that, Loov said. Hes not that mature, but hes just 18. Hes funny, he likes my jokes, thats the best thing. We just play video games as usual. Then we hang out with other Swedes. Going for dinner. Went to the movies the other day (American Sniper). It was OK. Some of the guys thought it was a really good movie, but nah, just OK.Nylander has added motivation to succeed in North America after watching his good friend and Czech native David Pastrnak get recalled by the Boston Bruins following the world juniors. Pastrnak registered four goals and an assist in seven games prior to the NHL all-star break.The work hes put in, he deserves to be there, said Nylander. Were really close buddies back home so I mean seeing him score makes me happy and inspires me to keep working and hopefully one day Ill get the chance. Even if its not this year, maybe next year. Thats your goal. ' ' '

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