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Evander Kane trade continuing to bear fruit for Cheveldayoff, Jets

Evander Kane trade continuing to bear fruit for Cheveldayoff, Jets
Published On: Sat, Apr 14
Mar 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane (9) avoids a check from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Connor Carrick (8) during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Cheveldayoff couldnt help but smile Friday night as he walked around the bowels of MTS Place, the building with the greatest home ice advantage in the league.

The club hed constructed with his oft-criticized patience had just doubled its franchise playoff victory total and become the first of these playoffs to seize a 2-0 series lead.

A master of the long game, and probably not the type of man youd like to meet in a staring contest, Cheveldayoff waited three years and seven months on the job before pulling the trigger on his first player-for-player trade of consequence.

Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf to Buffalo for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and the Sabres 2015 first-round pick.

That 2015 blockbuster puts the lie to the theory that whoever lands the best player wins the deal, and with the benefit of hindsight, is embarrassing in its lopsidedness.

The other willing participant in the pillage, Tim Murray, was the quickest Sabres GM to be fired. Kane"viewed in these parts as cultural addition by subtraction"scored two playoff goals Thursday, but for San Jose. Bogosian would be a great buyout candidate were he not stuck on the injured reserve. And goalie prospect Kasdorf had a respectable .903 save percentage this season in the ECHL.

Cheveldayoffs haul that day? Well, three of them contributed to Fridays 4-1 stomping of the Wild. Stafford gave Winnipeg two good years before becoming a sixth-rounder in the upcoming draft, and 22-year-old Lemieux was nearly a point per game for the mighty Manitoba Moose this season.

Its a trade tree keeps bearing delicious fruit and may well define the GMs legacy.

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