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Jets GM open to moving first draft pick

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WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said tonight he’s open to moving his first pick in the June draft.

"One thing I will not do is mortgage the future but if I can accelerate the future, I will gladly do that," Cheveldayoff said to the team’s radio broadcasters in a special post-season show this evening.

Winnipeg, as of today, has the ninth pick in the June draft in Pittsburgh.

Cheveldayoff said also that he won’t make a trade just to make one, saying he wasn’t simply a trade junkie.

The GM also said you won’t hear him making excuses for the team’s terrible start to its first season in Winnipeg, even though the club’s exhibition schedule was discombobulated because of the relocation from Atlanta to Winnipeg. The Jets basically inherited Atlanta’s schedule and travel-intense as it was, agreed to play it.

"I’m not in the business of excuses," Chevelayoff said. "And to Claude’s (coach Claude Noel’s) credit, no one ever used it as an excuse."

 

tim.campbell@freepress.mb.ca

 

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