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We Now Know The Most Likely Jet To Be Moved Out This Season

Published September 16, 2023 at 6:36 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE
     
The Jets are facing some serious uncertainty with regards to their future roster, given they have so many contracts expiring soon. However, we now know who is the most likely candidate to be first out of Winnipeg.

Jet's Expiring Roster: Seven Pending Unrestricted Free Agents



The Jets have 7 pending UFAs, so something will have to give after this season. Plenty of rumors circulated this offseason that Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck wanted out, however, nothing has materialized as of yet.

The Quote On Who Will Be Going First: Connor Hellebuyck or Mark Scheifele?




Now, reports of who is likely to be gone first have come to light.

"Kevin Cheveldayoff says he'll ask Hellebuyck and Scheifele to consider their futures «on parallel tracks,» and the truth is Winnipeg could sign (or be forced to trade) both of them, depending on how negotiations play out. Still, if the Jets move one and only one of these top players, I'm guessing it's Scheifele." - Murat Ates

Scheifele First to Go: A Report From A Winnipeg Jets Insider



Logistically, it makes sense that Scheifele would be the first of the two to be traded. It's much harder to trade a goaltender in the NHL, and Scheifele is a top-end talent who would provide another scoring option for many teams who are in need of an additional threat.

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Either way, it seems like Cheveldayoff is giving his best efforts to keep Scheifele and Hellebuyck engaged in the Jets' upcoming season.

As seen on The Hockey Writers - "NHL Rumors: Flames, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Jets, Bruins"
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We Now Know The Most Likely Jet To Be Moved Out This Season

Who do you think will be the first out of Winnipeg?

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