The Monster might not wind up inhabiting Winnipeg

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When Jonas Gustavsson’s rights were dealt to Winnipeg at the draft, some saw it as a move to help the Jets improve their backup goaltending situation. However, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun learns from Gustavsson’s agent, Joe Resnick, that his client may not actually be in the Jets’ plans.

“I’m assuming we’ll talk early this week and see what their plans are,” Resnick said in a telephone interview on Sunday. “At the draft, we didn’t really have an opportunity to talk. There was too much activity going on. To be honest, I don’t know what their intentions are.”

Gustavsson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and with some teams in need of goaltending help and the choices being slim, it’s a chance for him to score a few extra bucks. Resnick says, however, that Gustavsson is “open to everything.” After being not-so impressive in Toronto, that’s a wise decision.

On the upside, with Ondrej Pavelec being sought out by the KHL and Chris Mason not guaranteed to stick in Winnipeg, the opportunity for Gustavsson to land a contract is there to be had.

Rick Nash’s agent wants to see a deal done by the deadline


While the rumors about where Rick Nash is headed are picking up, including today’s latest rumor involving the Rangers, Nash’s agent is trying to help speed things along.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweets that Nash’s agent, Joe Resnick, would like to see things pick up and see his client dealt before the trade deadline on Monday afternoon.



Resnick is basically saying that if the Blue Jackets and GM Scott Howson think things will change if they wait until the  summer to figure things out nothing will change with Nash or his desires to be sent out of Columbus.

In essence, get things done sooner rather than later or else things will get awfully uncomfortable for the rest of the season.