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TSN Insider Trading: Talks Winnipeg Jets Connor, Laine and Byfuglien

The insider trading segment is back and it had a heavy Jets focus today.

Connor Laine and Byfuglien

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

With hockey season back in full force the guys over at Insider Trading on TSN had plenty to say and today they had a heavy Jets focus as Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun spoke about the trio of players that have all the focus here in Winnipeg:

Bob McKenzie on Kyle Connor:

– Said there is a perception that the Jets and Kyle Connor are closing in on a new contract but tossed cold water on that idea indicating Connor’s agent said it is not true, “they are not close either”.
– Connor would like to do a modern day ‘long term deal’ being five or six years but would probably be open to a four-year deal.
– Said the Sharks Timo Meier could be a model for Connor and what makes it comparable is that being a late birthday he wouldn’t hit free agency if he signs a four-year deal for a couple of years after.

Pierre LeBrun on Patrik Laine:

– Sense that when/if a deal gets done it will be a bridge deal.
– Said teams have checked in this week with Laine’s camp but offered no clarity as to why (i.e. offer sheet or trade inquiry).

Darren Dreger on Dustin Byfuglien:

– Says Cheveldayoff continues to await Byfuglien’s decision.
– Termination of contract could be considered, very tricky and would require NHL involvement.
– Said Jets are talking to teams about potential trade but with this situation, hard to do anything.

You can watch the video here.

14th anniversary of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show:

Topics: All Star Skills Competition Recap, Which Jets player needs to step their game up the most over last 30 games, Discussing different players could be on the Jets radar.

Guest: @mikemcintyrewpg

Thanks very much for joining us on our 14th anniversary edition of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show.

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