REPORT: Final Two Teams in on Connor Hellebuyck Revealed

Published September 8, 2023 at 8:46

The Winnipeg Jets have been at the center of summer trade rumors, mainly because of their star player, Connor Hellebuyck. However, their insistence on a steep asking price might be getting in the way of potential deals.

The Most Valuable Goalie on the Market

The Winnipeg Jets have been openly trying to trade their goalie, Connor Hellebuyck. He's 30 years old and about to start his ninth NHL season with the Jets.

Hellebuyck is one of the best goalies in the league, consistently maintaining a low goals-against average, often below 2.60. He's been the backbone of the Winnipeg Jets during seasons when they wouldn't typically be competitive. With the Jets possibly looking to rebuild, Hellebuyck, still in his prime, is likely to be moved to another team.


The Final Two Teams In

During the offseason, Connor Hellebuyck has been linked to potential trades with several NHL teams, with the New Jersey Devils and the Buffalo Sabres being the top contenders. However, a recent report suggests that these trade talks may be stalled because the Winnipeg Jets are asking for a lot in return.

On The Athletic Hockey Show, NHL insider Michael Russo revealed that both the New Jersey Devils and the Buffalo Sabres are hesitant to meet the high price set by the Winnipeg Jets.

"right now, it doesn't look like the #NJDevils and Sabres are willing to pay the incredible assets the Jets are commanding for Hellebuyck" - Michael Russo

This means that the trade discussions might not move forward until something changes. Either the Jets will need to lower their asking price, or the interested teams will have to be more willing to give up valuable assets to get Hellebuyck. This ongoing situation will be interesting to follow as the season progresses and the top teams in the league emerge.

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REPORT: Final Two Teams in on Connor Hellebuyck Revealed

Where will Hellebuyck finish next season?

Winnipeg12046.2 %
Buffalo238.8 %
New Jersey6223.8 %
Other5521.2 %
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