Winnipeg Jets Rumors: 2 Eastern Conference Teams Have Trade Interest In Star Goalie

Recent rumors circulating around the NHL have sparked speculation about two teams expressing interest in acquiring goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the Winnipeg Jets.

Both teams are eager to strengthen their goaltending situation and have identified Hellebuyck as a top target:

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres, known for their young and talented roster, have been making waves in the hockey world during the 2022-23 season. However, their persistent struggle to secure a reliable netminder has hindered their progress. Recognizing the need for a consistent presence between the pipes, the Sabres have set their sights on Hellebuyck. His exceptional skills and reliable veteran presence could catapult the Sabres into contention in the Eastern Conference.

New Jersey Devils

Similarly, the New Jersey Devils have emerged as a formidable team, boasting a promising core of forwards and a solid defensive foundation. However, concerns about their goaltending have arisen, particularly during the playoffs, raising questions about their ability to make a deep playoff run. With their sights set on a Stanley Cup, the Devils have identified Hellebuyck as a potential solution to their goaltending woes.

While the specific trade details and likelihood of these potential moves remain uncertain, the interest from both teams underscores the league-wide recognition of Hellebuyck's talent and impact.

The Sabres and the Devils are willing to explore options and make significant changes to their rosters to secure a goaltender of Hellebuyck's caliber. Photo Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports