Friedman on NHL Network: “I’ve had some people tell me that they wouldn’t be surprised if Hellebuyck starts the year in Winnipeg”
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) July 20, 2023
Now that Dubois is in Los Angeles, there are two players left at the end of their contract. Clearly, the Winnipeg club’s GM wasn’t in a position to trade them… or didn’t want to. After all, we know the club doesn’t want to rebuild.
As far as I’m concerned, under these conditions, it’s a case of sticking your head in the sand, but hey: that’s the Jets’ plan all the same.
All this to say that the Jets may have a hard time trading their guys now. I’m not saying it’s impossible, far from it, but normally, by this point in the summer, the big moves have been made across the NHL.
On this subject, Elliotte Friedman believes that there is a world in which Hellebuyck could start next season in Manitoba. That’s what he reported on NHL Network after chatting to a few people.
What I’m wondering, at this point, is whether this means the player will manage to get traded in the middle of the season, or whether he’ll finish his contract in Winnipeg.
It’s becoming more and more logical/possible, really.
Let’s assume that he won’t be traded – for the sake of argument. Can the club afford to let him go for free a year from now? I doubt it.
If the club has a bad season, he’d be a great rental player. But if he helps the Jets make the playoffs, could the club really let him go?
I have a feeling that the goalie is greedy right now in terms of his salary demands on the sidelines of a contract extension. Maybe in a year’s time, with a higher ceiling, it’ll be easier.
– Let’s hear it.
Philippe Boucher: Kirby Dach Has To Play Center! | The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro July 19 2023 https://t.co/prdagjI1pt
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) July 20, 2023
– Patrik Laine talks about his new coach. [HF]
– It’s the end for Nate Thompson.
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– Nate Thompson (@NateThompson44) July 20, 2023
We’ve just been named NHL Social Media Team of the Year! Can’t wait to show you what’s coming next season 🎉
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) July 20, 2023
– Sad news.
💙 Great Britain ice hockey and IHUK are devastated that forward Mike Hammond has passed away. Hammond died last night in a car accident in Canada. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all team-mates. RIP Hammy – we will never forget you.
– Team GB Ice Hockey (@TeamGBicehockey) July 20, 2023