Note: Some new numbers for players next season. The most significant for fans is that Jack Roslovic is ditching his familiar 52 for the number 28 (which if he players with Ehlers and Laine could see a line of 27-28-29). As well Laurent Brossoit is 30, Nicolas Kerdiles is 49, Seth Griffith is 16, Simon Bourque is 52 and Dennis Everberg is 45.
NBC Sports: Jets might need to pay Trouba like a star, and that’s OK. His arbitration date is set for the 20th and it will be interesting to see what happens with the Jets top pairing defenceman.
The Athletic Winnipeg: The Jets signed Connor Hellebuyck to a long-term deal. Will he be worth it? (Paywall). Missed this from Murat as he looks at the long term aspect of this deal to determine if it will be worth it.
Sportsnet: Doug Maclean shocked by dollar amount in Hellebuyck deal. NHL insider Doug MacLean joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup to explain why he was so caught off guard by the dollar amount in the Connor Hellebuyck extension in Winnipeg.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Analysis of the six-year contract that Connor Hellebuyck signed with the Jets. A look at the four remaining Jets RFAs. A potential contract for Jacob Trouba. Discussion of the situation in Ottawa. Free agency winners and losers.
Guests: James Gordon (The Athletic Ottawa). Lou Korac (Blues correspondent for NHL website). Tyson Nash (TV Analyst for the Arizona Coyotes).
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