i think the situation with Dwight and Jeff is they are both player in their prime who play a position in high demand and both are looking to be going into FA as the only elite players at their position. Jim may feel he has a player ready to step in for Jeff in Matte and got Byron Parker as insurance in the event Dwight leaves.
I'd especially hate to lose Jeff but if he can score 190k in Calgary or Edmonton and be close to home then it become difficult for Jim to match, even more difficult with the fiscal advantages of Alberta and no GC appearance in 3 years. Its unusual for a player of Jeff's importance to still be out there this late in to the off season. I'm not expecting that we can retain him if he's looking for a dollar for dollar offer.
In Dwight's case, if I was him I'd be careful just looking at the dollars and weight things like coaching and stability more but that's just me. I think Dwight's decision to stay or leave will be a good indication of what most of our players on defense think of our chances and coaching situation. I hope he stays as well.