The Jets had to make many difficult decisions over the offseason. Ultimately, I feel Chevy did a great job allowing guy Meyers to walk for a massive overpayment, and Trouba brought a great return. Many were obsiously upset with how the Buff situation went down, and I was too. Hindsight being 20/20, it's far better that Buff waited out the Trouba deal, or the Jets would have an 8M AAV hit, no Heinola, no Pionk, and more difficult decisions to make with this unprecedented Cap crunch.
So let me start by selecting the players that really did not impress me one bit this season, who I would consider free to leave. Shore, Shaw, Borque, Bitetto, Beaulieu. I truly feel that their age, and play both left nothing to be desired. Many would not crack the roster on other NHL clubs.
Player I would like to retain, but only if the price is right would be (term and AAV):
Raslovic (3 years 3.25M AAV)
Kulikov (1 year 2M AAV)
Sbisa (2 years 1.75M AAV)
DeMelo (2 years 2.5M AAV)
Appleton (2 years 1.5M AAV)
Eakin (2 years 3M AAV)
Brossoit (1 year 1.25M AAV)
This provides the Jets with 11 rostered forwards (assuming Little remains LTIR), and a 7 man D roster totaling just under 76M. Feel free to comment what your thoughts are on the guys who stay/go and their potential contracts