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Will The Winnipeg Jets And Jacob Trouba Find Common Ground Before Friday’s Arbitration Hearing?

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

The clock continues to tick for Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets to get a new deal done and with roughly 48 hours to go before Friday’s arbitration hearing, the filings are in.

According to a source, the Jets are offering $4 million, while the Trouba camp is countering by asking for $7 million.

The numbers were first reported by Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, the Jets have the choice of electing a one or two-year award if the case is heard in arbitration.

Because Trouba is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 of 2020, the Jets are expected to choose a one-year award.


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The Winnipeg Jets And Jacob Trouba Face A Salary Arbitration Case This Friday

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

With an arbitration date set for Friday in Toronto, the clock is ticking for the two sides to get a deal done before the case is heard.

Although each one is different, historically speaking, arbitration cases have been known to cause friction and hard feelings – either in the short term and/or the long term – since the shortcomings of the player are often brought to light by the team in an effort to keep the salary at a more manageable level.

Speaking of history, the fact Trouba sat out the early portion of the 2016-17 season during a contract dispute is something that can’t be ignored, though both sides simply see it as water under the bridge.

Plenty has changed since Trouba, unhappy with his role and the prospect of having to play on the left side, asked to be traded.

He’s taken on a much more prominent role alongside Josh Morrissey, embracing his duties on a shutdown pairing.

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Jets Taking A Shot With Hellebuyck And The Blackhawks Now Have Cap Room

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

- UMass Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck, age 25, cashed in on Thursday, agreeing to a six-year contract extension with the Jets worth $37 million ($6.17 million cap hit). He became the Jets’ workhorse the past two seasons and was stellar in the playoffs (9-8, 2.36, .922) before Winnipeg ultimately ran out of gas vs. Vegas in the Western Conference finals.

The 6-4 Hellebuyck spent only 1½ seasons in the minors following his UML days, turning pro in the spring of 2014 after his two-year tour with the River Hawks (38-12-2).

Hellebuyck was picked No. 130 in the 2012 draft, the same year the Bruins spent their first-round pick (No. 24) on Malcolm Subban (now doing business as a Golden Knight), and the Lightning, with No. 19, chose Andrei Vasilevskiy (two years to go on his deal at a $3.5 million cap hit)....

- Perenially in a financial straitjacket — one that undoubtedly would have had longtime skinflint Bill Wirtz fitted for a real one — the Blackhawks on Thursday deleted some $5 million in cap money by shipping Marian Hossa’s $5.725 million hit (three years of it) to the perpetually lackluster Coyotes.

In return, the Coyotes shoveled 28-year-old center Marcus Kruger, and his one year at $2.775 million, to the Blackhawks, in a deal that also included Arizona acquiring forward Vincent Hinostroza (ex- of Notre Dame) and defenseman Jordan Oesterle (ex- of Western Michigan). The combined cap hit of the latter pair: $2.15 million.

If you have followed along so far, congrats on your CPA certification.

The upshot: With the $5 million “discount,” the Blackhawks entered the weekend, per CapFriendly.com stats, with a fairly comfy $9.3 million in cap room....

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A Six-Year Contract For Connor Hellebuyck In Winnipeg


added 9:55am, Winnipeg press release is below.

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Montreal Acquires Steve Mason From Winnipeg

MONTREAL - The Canadiens acquired forward Joel Armia, goaltender Steve Mason, a seventh-round selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft from the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, in exchange for defenseman Simon Bourque.

Armia is coming off his most productive season points-wise in the NHL ranks, setting single-season highs in all three major offensive categories with 12 goals, 17 assists and 29 points in 79 games.

He also appeared in 13 playoff games for the Jets during their run to the Western Conference Finals, chipping in with a pair of goals.

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The Winnipeg Jets May Have A Few Salary Issues

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Winnipeg has nine players who become a restricted free agent July 1, including goalie Connor Hellebuyck, a Vezina Trophy finalist; and defensemen Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey, who were second and fifth on the Jets in ice time per game this season.

Center Paul Stastny can become an unrestricted free agent, and forwards Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Andrew Copp, and defenseman Tyler Myers each has one year remaining on his contract and can sign an extension starting July 1.

Wheeler and Myers are one year away from UFA status. Laine, Connor and Copp are one year away from RFA status....

"We knew the day would come, or we hoped the day would come, quite honestly," Cheveldayoff said of the Jets' situation. "This is a pay-for-performance type of league, and certainly the way the cap works, at some point in time you're forced to make some tough decisions. This is not a unique, Winnipeg Jets-only situation, but obviously for us there are going to be some challenges. You have to systematically work your way through it the way the [collective bargaining agreement] allows you to."


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Video- Mic’d Up Western Conference Final Clinching Game

Just a little under 4 minutes to watch.


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Video- Top 10 Plays From The NHL Conference Finals

Just south of 6 minutes long.


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On To Game 7

from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times,

Get ready, Tampa Bay, because it's coming. Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. One game to decide which team goes to the Stanley Cup final.

The Lightning and the Capitals. If you think you know who is going to win, you're crazy. No one knows what will happen because nothing in this series has made sense.

But there's no question which team has the momentum and it isn't the Lightning. If Tampa Bay doesn't get its act together and soon, you can forget a Stanley Cup. If we learned anything from Washington's season-saving 3-0 victory Monday night, it's that the Lightning had better raise its desperation level.

"We were no good," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "We didn't play with the near desperation that they did. Was it a fairly even game? There's no question."

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Watch the game highlights below.

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Video- Wrapping Up The Western Conference Final

via the YouTube channel of the NHL,

Led by the stellar goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury and seven points from Jonathan Marchessault, the Vegas Golden Knights defeat the Winnipeg Jets in five games to capture the Western Conference and reach the Stanley Cup Final in their magical inaugural season!



added 11:04am, Below, watch George McPhee after winning the WCF.

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