Jets May Have Screwed Themselves Over With Greedy Hellebuyck Trade Ask

Published September 8, 2023 at 1:07

The Winnipeg Jets have been in the news throughout the summer involved in various trade rumors. The main player involved in these rumors is Connor Hellebuyck. Now according to a new report, the Jets greed might cost them a deal.

Hellebuyck On The Market

It's been no secret that the Winnipeg Jets have been shopping goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. The 30-year-old goaltender is heading into his 9th season in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets.

Hellebuyck has been one of the best goalies in the NHL since entering the league. He has consistently kept a goals against average around or below 2.60 throughout most of his career.

He has been keeping the Winnipeg Jets afloat and contending in seasons that they normally wouldn't be good enough to compete. As the Winnipeg Jets head for a potential rebuild Hellebuyck who is still in his prime is a likely candidate to be moved to his next team.

Jets Asking Price Too High

Throughout the offseason, the Jets' Connor Hellebuyck has been connected to several different NHL teams via trade. The two that seem to have the most legitimacy are the New Jersey Devils and the Buffalo Sabres. Now according to a new report, these options might have passed.

On The Athletic Hockey Show NHL insider Michael Russo reported that both the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres are unwilling to pay the lofty trade value set by the Winnipeg Jets.

On The Athletic Hockey Show, Michael Russo said «right now, it doesn't look like the #NJDevils and Sabres are willing to pay the incredible assets the Jets are commanding for Hellebuyck»

This likely means that the trade saga will continue until something drastic happens. Either the Jets bring down their price or teams that are interested cough up more for Hellebuyck's services. This will be a fascinating storyline to follow as the season progresses and the contenders separate themselves from the rest of the league.
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Jets May Have Screwed Themselves Over With Greedy Hellebuyck Trade Ask

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