– Devils option for Hellebuyck?
– Jets/Flames trade buzz
– Yotes look to get into trade market
– Bettman meeting Quenneville/Bowman in July
– Matvei Michkov
– TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) June 20, 2023
As the National Hockey League enters the off-season, it’s only natural that rumors and speculation are in full swing.
Indeed, it’s usually in this period between the Stanley Cup Final and the draft that NHL teams are most in the thick of the action, making big changes or simple adjustments to their rosters in preparation for the 2023-2024 season.
This year, if there’s one team that comes up in virtually every trade rumor, it’s the Winnipeg Jets.
Several of their key players have only one year left on their contract, and they’re not interested in signing a contract extension in Winnipeg.
This puts the Jets in a situation where they’ll have to part with these players this summer, if they don’t want to lose them for nothing next summer.
It’s a position similar to that of the Calgary Flames with Matthew Tkachuk last summer.
In the Jets’ case, the two names that come up the most are forward Pierre-Luc Dubois (obviously) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.
In Hellebuyck’s case, we knowhe won’t re-sign with the Jets when his contract expires in a year’s time, which makes him very attractive to other NHL teams this summer.
LeBrun adds that, of course, the Devils are not alone in the race, given that it’s not every day that a top-notch goaltender of Hellebuyck’s calibre, at the age of 30 (and therefore in the prime of his career), is available on the trade market.
He explains that the Devils (Martin Brodeur’s club) would very much like to get their hands on Hellebuyck to solidify their talented young team, which has a bright future ahead of it.
However, it’s Hellebuyck’s alleged salary demands that are holding the Devils back at the moment.
That’s a lot of money, and that’s what would make the Devils a little hesitant, as they undoubtedly have what it takes to make the Jets a nice offer.
In a gust
– Another big file to keep an eye on.
– Spector’s Hockey (@SpectorsHockey) June 21, 2023
– He could be available at #31 for the Panthers’ CH-owned pick.
2023 NHL Draft prospect profile: Oliver Bonk is a solid two-way defecemanhttps://t.co/D98S2jmJ4J
– Eyes On The Prize (@HabsEOTP) June 21, 2023
– Read more.
NHL Draft | The goalie surprise box https://t.co/tOLWEmcNQ5
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) June 21, 2023
– Ekman-Larsson with the Bruins?
In the latest BHN Bruins Daily:
-Could Oliver Ekman-Larsson finally wind up with the #NHLBruins?
-#NJDevils in on NHL trade sweepstakes for #GoJetsGo goalie Connor Hellebuyck
-#Yotes ready to wheel and deal ahead of NHL Drafthttps://t.co/phkfBTDs55
– Boston Hockey Now (@BOSHockeyNow) June 21, 2023
– A great story, that of Montreal CF goaltender Jonathan Sirois.