Rumor: Winnipeg Jets Send Trade Offer to Carolina

The Winnipeg Jets are dealing with Patrik Laine's trade request as quietly as possible so the team is not distracted and can carry on to try and win a Stanley Cup. Their core is all within their prime and the Jets should battle it out for top spot in the new North division. While the team prepares on the ice, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is doing what he can off the ice to make his team better. This could include dealing Laine to the Carolina Hurricanes.

According to multiple reports the Jets are interested in Brett Pesce and Martin Necas for Laine. The Hurricanes would love to get their hands on Laine to pair with center and fellow countrymen, Sebastian Aho, however the team has been reluctant to move Pesce in any deal. Especially with Dougie Hamilton not locked up to a contract extension just yet. It would be disaster for the defense if they dealt Pesce and Hamilton walked in the offseason, so you can't blame them for being cautions.

As for Necas, he's a 21-year-old former first round pick who is entering his second full season in the show. Last season he collected 36 points in 64 games and is looking more and more like a top-six forward every day with his speed and skill. 

The Hurricanes have tried to include Jake Gardiner in the deal from all accounts but the Jets are 100% sold on Pesce being included.

We'll keep a close watch on the Laine tracker, but right now it's awfully quiet around the Jets.

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