Winnipeg Jets: Top Three Needs Going Into NHL Trade Deadline

WINNIPEG, MB - FEBRUARY 2: Winnipeg Jets players celebrate a first period goal against the Anaheim Ducks at the Bell MTS Place on February 2, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, MB - FEBRUARY 2: Winnipeg Jets players celebrate a first period goal against the Anaheim Ducks at the Bell MTS Place on February 2, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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WINNIPEG, MB – OCTOBER 18: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks and Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets pose with members of the Canadian Armed Forces for the ceremonial puck drop prior to NHL action at the Bell MTS Place on October 18, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, MB – OCTOBER 18: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks and Blake Wheeler #26 of the Winnipeg Jets pose with members of the Canadian Armed Forces for the ceremonial puck drop prior to NHL action at the Bell MTS Place on October 18, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Bottom Four Veteran Defenceman

The Winnipeg Jets always seem to find themselves missing defensemen. We often have a bruised an battered blueline, and there’s a good chance the Jets front office could make a move to help get guys who have experience, rather than being forced to call up Moose players deep in a playoff run.

As of now, we are without former All-Star Dustin Byfuglien. Big Buff has been sidelined a few times this year and there’s probably a good chance he goes down again. Chevy will have to make moves accordingly.

The different options for d-men are Alex Edler, Nathan Beaulieu, Adam McQuaid, Jay Bouwmeester, Justin Faulk, and possibly Cody Ceci.

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Niklas Kronwall was once sounding like a possible preference, but that has changed. He informed the Red Wings management that he’s happy playing hockey in Detroit and would like to stay. He has a modified, 10 team no trade clause.