They consumed more than 20 percent of the team's even-strength ice time together, according to the line combination info at Dobberhockey.com, making them one of the most often-used trios in the NHL. The next four most frequent combinations for the Jets included Evander Kane, which is a pretty good way of showing the team spent most of its season trying to find players to put with their budding star on the second line.
When the Jets traded a second-round pick Friday to the Minnesota Wild for Devin Setoguchi, they may have found a more permanent solution. Setoguchi, who has played on one of Minnesota's top two lines for the past two seasons, could be the legitimate top-six forward Winnipeg has lacked to help support Kane.
"We talked about it briefly [after the trade]," Setoguchi said during a conference call Monday about possibly playing with Kane. "Obviously that could be the initial step, but you never know until you get to camp. If I do get that opportunity, it is pretty exciting. He's a pretty special player and a pretty electric player. That's something that would be pretty exciting for myself."