Note: The Jets, Moose and Ice are all in offseason mode but is there really ever an offseason? If there is any news we will have it for you here.
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Note III: The buyout window opens on June 16th and ends on June 30th. The next event on the NHL calendar will be the Entry Draft in Nashville which gets underway on June 28th (1st round) and June 29th (rounds 2-7). Remember to join us in two weeks for live IC coverage on our YouTube channel of the Draft.
The Athletic Winnipeg: What we’re hearing about Pierre-Luc Dubois, Connor Hellebuyck, Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets’ future. (Paywall). Most notable is the name not mentioned as Murat doesn’t feel like there is as much pressure to move Mark Scheifele as there is with the above three.
Winnipeg Free Press: McCrimmon and Cheveldayoff have much in common, methods of building NHL rosters is not one of them. (Paywall). It’s a lot easier to be mercenary when you’ve got Vegas as the destination than Winnipeg I’d suggest. However there is something to be said about showing a willingness to be bold. How different would this team look if they had acquired Mark Stone and he was leading this team on a (k)nightly basis?
Global News: Stars asking to leave doesn’t reflect on Winnipeg as an NHL city. As Paul writes this city isn’t for everyone and that’s fine. There have been plenty of players from the States, Europe and other parts of Canada who have signed long-term contracts with Winnipeg. And it’s not like Connor Hellebuyck didn’t commit to this city. He spent ten seasons in Manitoba and signed a six-year extension with the Jets. He enjoyed his time in this market given his love of fishing/being outdoors.
Winnipeg Sports Talk: Reaction to The Athletic report that Connor Hellebuyck will not sign an extension with the Winnipeg Jets. Andrew “Hustler” Paterson is joined by Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds on Winnipeg Sports Talk Daily. They discussed the report in The Athletic that Connor Hellebuyck will not sign a contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets and the off-season ahead for the Winnipeg Jets.
The Raw Knuckles Podcast: Should Pierre-Luc Dubois come to Montreal? Former NHLer Chris ‘Knuckles’ Nilan gives you his take on if Pierre-Luc Dubois should get picked up by Montreal!
Elite Prospects: Ice forward Zach Benson is a playmaker unlike any other. Dir. of North American scouting Mitchell Brown takes you into the Film Room™ to look at Zach Benson’s game, a playmaker unlike any other in the 2023 NHL Draft or even in many previous drafts. He dictates the game with top-of-class puck protection skills, deception, pace, and stick work.