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Winnipeg Jets Send Scouts To Game Hinting A Trade Is Coming Soon

Published January 11, 2024 at 7:34 PM
BY TYLER BALL
     
Today the Winnipeg Jets made a move that has been noticed around the league. They have sent a pair of pro scouts to an NHL game which has led to trade rumors heating up.

Jets Send Scouts To A Game Hinting At A Trade



A post on X from David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period confirmed that the Winnipeg Jets will have a significant scouting presence at the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens game.

The #GoJetsGo have two scouts on the list for tonight's Sharks/Habs game. #sillyseason




With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching the movement and attendance of these scouts will mean more each day. This particular presence by the Jets has led rumors to pick up regarding a trade with the Montreal Canadiens.

Jets Scouts Could Be Eyeing Canadiens Veteran Center



One of the biggest needs for the Winnipeg Jets heading into this year's trade deadline is a second-line center. One of the teams that has a veteran center with second-line upside potentially available is the Montreal Canadiens.

Reports have circulated today that veteran center Sean Monahan will likely be on the move this trade deadline. The Canadiens have reportedly promised to send Monahan to a contender if their team was out of the playoff picture.

Dreger on Insider Trading: You got to go back to the off-season when the Canadiens signed Sean Monahan they had an agreement at that point that said we will trade you when the time is right to a contending team or to a team of your choice, nothing has changed there. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Sean Monahan is amongst the first forwards to get dealt before the deadline


With Monahan likely to move and the Jets in need of a center of his caliber there's a good chance that this is who the scouts are there to see. As the trade deadline inches closer these rumors will only continue to be amplified until the Jets make a move for Monahan or otherwise.
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