Aug. 14, 2016
Finding A Fit For Jimmy Vesey
This is an updated version of a previous post
Jimmy Vesey is getting close to becoming a free agent, and while he has a short list of teams that he is considering, we will take a look at some of the reported teams with interest and see how he fits on those teams' rosters. Here we go.
The latest team that has been connected to the Harvard forward can offer plenty of opportunity to Vesey for playing time. He'd join a Blackhawks roster that features Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Artemi Panarin. Chicago offers the best chance at winning a lot out of all the teams he's considering. Plus, who doesn't want to play with Patrick Kane?
Interest level: High(according to reports that say they are a favorite)
-Toronto Maple Leafs:
Probably the first team that was linked to Vesey, they have a strong chance at landing him and Toronto offers a lot with plenty of young talent which he can grow with and he could be apart of something special that is building in Toronto. He's got plenty of ties to this team as well.
Interest level: Moderate to High
Another team that has been heavily linked to Jimmy, Boston is pushing really hard for his services and could very well offer him a shot at immediately playing in a top 6 role, which Vesey prefers.
Interest level: low(because of Veset potentially ruling them out)
They actually control his rights right now, as GM Tim Murray acquired them at the draft from the Nashville Predators for a third-round draft pick, that's how much they want him. Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma also had a very long meeting to try and convince Vesey to sign with the Sabres.
Interest level: Moderate to high(Many wonder if he will truly count Buffalo as a top team on his list)
-New Jersey Devils:
They are the latest entrant on our updated list, as they have become another team to watch as they have their sights set on attempting to get Vesey when Monday comes around. With GM Ray Shero pulling off some great trades and with the Devils needing another player who could eventually join Taylor Hall as another dynamic star in Jersey, Vesey could be the guy for them.
Interest level: High
-New York Rangers:
He fits the bill as the kind of player the Rangers are trying to get; young and talented players who can be building blocks for the future. He would highlight an on the fly type of rebuild(or retool) for the Rangers.
Interest level: High