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The situation developing in Winnipeg between the Jets and Evander Kane seems like something that would happen to the Jets of the NFL.

It's a strange?situation, to say the least, and it raises questions about Kane's character. Whether those questions are fair or not, and what the truth behind the matter is, won't stop other teams from inquiring about the 23-year-old left wing. One team that some?might assume would inquire about Kane would be the Islanders.

On paper, it would make sense. The Islanders could be in need of a player to help jump start their offense in the wake of Kyle Okposo's injury, but it would not be wise for the Islanders to try to bring Kane to New York.

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The Rangers are one of several teams (Montreal, Flyers, Islanders and Panthers) who have called the Winnipeg Jets and asked about forward Evander Kane. (The Fourth Period)

TFP note that the reported asking price for Kane is two top-six forwards, a high draft pick and a top prospect.

Kane, 22, is signed for four more seasons at $5.25 million.

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Links: Pregame thread | Twitter | NHL.com recap

Wins don't get much bigger than that. The Devils desperately needed a "W" before tonight's game and it became even more crucial considering the sterling effort they got from Johan Hedberg. As bad as last night was, tonight was a strong, strong effort across the board. Some thoughts...

Moose call: Honestly, that game shouldn't have even gone to overtime. While the Evander Kane goal (Holy shit, what a shot) was unavoidable and basically unstoppable, the Mark Stuart score only happened because Andy Greene had brain fart and tried to play a bouncing puck about a foot in front of Hedberg. If you look on the replay, Hedberg was in perfect position to stop Stuart's shot and likely would have. Now, does that mean the Jets wouldn't have scored another time and forced OT regardless? No, but I use it to point out that Hedberg was about as iron-clad as goalies get, especially backup goalies. Moose had probably his second-best game since taking over the full-time gig and it couldn't have come at a better time. The Devils needed this game in every sense of the word and their goalie delivered. Hedberg doesn't need to play this well every night, but the Devils do need his play to be close to what they've gotten in two of the last three games. The most impressive thing I saw from Moose tonight was how he stayed calm and didn't get overwhelmed or downtrodden after the Stuart goal. We've seen him in past games (Saturday night in particular) give up goals in bunches after the defense lets him down or a bad bounce leads to a goal. Tonight, however, he bounced right back and got better as the game went on. He was the absolute reason the game didn't end before OT and he was the reason they won in a shootout. This was very much a goaltender duel and in the end, Hedberg made a couple more saves when it was necessary. Impressive, indeed. Necessary -- absolutely. Now, let's see if he can do it two games in a row.

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Early Wednesday morning Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets sent out this tweet:

https://twitter.com/EKane9JETS/status/281334073878773760

In the Winnipeg Free Press, Gary Lawless writes that Kane's days in Winnipeg are likely to be numbered not just based on the tweet he sent out, but because of a laundry list of other issues.

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According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Winnipeg Jets have met with RFA Evander Kane and the Jets have dismissed the rumors that he is unhappy in Winnipeg and wants to be traded.

Dreger says that the two sides have started talk on a new contract.

Rumors last week were that Kane wanted out of Winnipeg.

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Renaud Lavoie of RDS, via NHL Gossip, tweets that Evander Kane may not want to negotiate a new contract with the Winnipeg Jets and could look to be traded.

Kane, 20 and an RFA, was the fourth overall pick in 2009 and had an NHL salary of $900,000 last season and a cap hit of $3.1 million.

In his first three seasons, Kane has scored:

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