Gawd I hope that doesn't happen. I cannot see the Jets making that calculation. For one thing, they are not equivalent players because Simmonds has lost his step. Tanev might be the quickest, most fiercest puck hounder in the league. That's a pretty good quality in a hockey player ("take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill-humor")
I think they try their damnedest to sign Tanev. Coach, teammates, fans: they all love him.
Less than a week away...…
This years crop is a bumper one, much deeper than usual (excepting defense, hence the crazy trades for blueliners). Here is an uneducated guess where many of the top free agents will land on or around July first. Feel free to jump in with your own thoughts.
PANARIN Visiting Colorado and the Island, I feel he will be in Florida with Quenneville in a matter of days.
BOBROVSKY See Panarin. Florida
ZUCCARELLO Colorado bound.
Agreed, I love Tanev, the kid can play for me any day and twice on Sunday and like you said Simmonds has lost a step. I just dont think the Jets can afford to keep him and I think he may be looking for a team willing to give him a look in a more offensive role.The Jets top six is just too deep. I know they are shopping Perrault actively which may free up the money and the role for him to stay.