What we’re hearing on #NHLJets Pierre-Luc Dubois, Connor Hellebuyck, Mark Scheifele, and Blake Wheeler.
This is the most challenging Winnipeg Jets off-season I can think of, by miles:https://t.co/bYGJQnTFpT
– Murat Ates (@WPGMurat) June 15, 2023
In fact, that’swhat the Jets asked the CH to do at a certain point in the negotiations. Kent Hughes turned down the offer, which makes perfect sense.
Apart from Suzuki, Caufield and Dach, the Habs don’t necessarily have much to offer the Jets in this regard…
In any case, it would have been surprising to see Hughes part with one of his attacking gems. He’s just offered Caufield a long-term contract, Suzuki signed for eight years last summer and Dach was acquired with a view to seeing him become one of the Habs’ top two centers of the future.
I find it hard to believe that the GM would have “scrapped” his plans to acquire the Quebecer from Winnipeg. It simply doesn’t fit with the mentality he’s had since day one.
The team that seems to make the most sense for the Jets’ immediate needs is probably the Los Angeles Kings. They have a nice mix of established players and good prospects already playing in the NHL, and Rob Blake (GM) could use them to add some talent to his roster.
Barring a surprise or a change in the Jets’ plans, the Habs may not have what it takes right now to dance with Kevin Cheveldayoff. Winnipeg’s needs are not the same as Montreal’s…
And that’s the problem.
– Sometimes, you have to find solutions to maximize a player’s performance. Jim Montgomery knows this all too well.
Here’s Jim Montgomery discussing Krejci, Bergeron, resting them and his decisions during the playoffs, but more specifically, moving forward and not dwelling on the past. Montgomery had his blemishes when it mattered, but he’s still the right guy moving forward IMO. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/nOQrLr8GWW
– Bruins Network (@BruinsNetwork) June 15, 2023
NHL : Oskar Pettersson signs first professional contract with Ottawa Senatorshttps://t.co/dCuKdnIRun
– RDS (@RDSca) June 15, 2023
A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan sold for 1.38 million https://t.co/QwuAPsoE4i
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) June 15, 2023
– That’s right.