Sportsnet 590 The FAN: Elliotte Friedman on The Jeff Marek Present on the offseason forward for the Winnipeg Jets.
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Marek: “One group I need to throw in there rapidly, I believe we’re all anticipating one thing huge in some unspecified time in the future. I don’t know which domino goes to be the primary, however I discussed the Winnipeg Jets a pair seconds in the past.’
All of us now and suspect what the strikes are going to be and whose names are on the entrance burner right here.
How rapidly do you assume (GM Kevin) Cheveldayoff will get to work now that it looks as if, to be blunt, commerce season is type of on right here?”
Friedman: “Actually, truthfully, I believe it begins and ends with (Connor) Hellebuyck. I shouldn’t say ends with Hellebuyck. I believe it begins with Hellebuyck as a result of I believe he’s the one you’re in all probability going to get probably the most return for.
As you and I’ve talked about, there’s a extremely fascinating goalie market on the market. I believe there’s groups wanting. And so, I believe individuals are type of speaking about who’s the goalie we need to go after and what’s that going to seem like. So, I believe lots of this begins with Hellebuyck.
I believe Winnipeg’s huge problem with (Pierre-Luc) Dubois goes to be, are you able to persuade different groups on the market, that there’s a marketplace for him past Montreal? I don’t assume it’s solely Montreal for Dubois however I believe all of us consider it’s his huge desire is to finish up there.
So in case you’re Montreal and also you assume that’s the case, you’re not paying a ransom for him. I believe probably the most fascinating factor there may be, I believe there’s groups on the market taking a look at this like, we’ve received another yr of a extremely tight cap. If we’re a great group and if we predict he might help us for a yr, let’s go for it.
Like I do know final yr, there have been groups that checked out Dubois and stated, ‘Hey, if we solely get him for 2 years, we’ll take it.’
However what’s that commerce seem like? I believe that’s one of many largest questions. “