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Jets are against the wall with their star winger. Rumor out there (so grain of salt required) is that Buffalo & New Jersey have made considerable offers. The buffalo offer is supposedly Ristolainen, Sheary and two first round picks. Risto is the carrot because Byfuglien is holding out and they lost Tyler Myers. Sheary would be a cap move and depth. Obviously the picks would be the top get. This could negatively impact the Amerks obviously. That’s 2 openings that will need to be filled. Add Hunwick season ending and Montour starting out injured, they’ll be into some depth pretty quick. From a Sabre’s standpoint, that offense could really cover up the pretty sub par D. Imagine a top 6 of Eichel, Skinner, Laine, Reinhart, Mittelstadt and Vesey. The third line would probably be E-Rod, Johansson and Olofsson. That’s a pretty solid top 9. Probably a pretty long shot because an extension clause would need to be added for Laine. But I think the Amerks already being a little thin up front don’t need to lose the defense that’s supposed to be the strength.