Jun. 17, 2022
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mynameisliang_</b></div><div>Jets fan here checking in:
The ask for Hellebuyck is simple, and per the Athletic, not even your best assets.
Simon Nemec is your 4th best prospect per Wheeler at the Athletic.
Connor Hellebuyck instantly makes you *the* Stanley Cup Favourite, and the assets returned in the deal should merit that consideration.
Right now, the Jets' roster is *significantly* better than last year's at this time, and last year's roster was 1st in the west in January. That the wheels fell off after that point has a lot to do with why Wheeler isnt with the team anymore, but basically from last year's opening day roster, we've replaced Dubois, Wheeler and a bunch of AHLers with Vilardi, Namestnikov, Niederreiter, Iafallo and Kupari. *On Paper* this is the deepest Jets roster I've seen in a long time, and should absolutely contend in the central.
So, with this in consideration, you're not actually trading for Hellebuyck, you're trading for several million dollars of playoff revenue guaranteed if we keep Hellebuyck. It's obvious that it would be better for the Jets Long-term to trade Hellebuyck, but people need to disabuse themselves of the concept that the Jets are somehow desperate to trade him.</div></div>
Nemec being the 4th best prospect on NJ doesn’t mean he’s up for grabs on the cheap. Hes one of the best defensive prospects in the league and would immediately be the best prospect on 80% of the teams in the league by a country mile. Hes absolutely not on the table for a pure rental and Ik you’re expecting the playoffs for Winnipeg and I’m not trying to be rude here but it’s very likely not happening. They’d have to beat out the flames and Vancouver for it and I just don’t see that happening. The Jets are very light on prospects and the future looks dark. Helle is not going to resign so yeah they kind of do need to trade him for what they can get and there’s not much of a market this year for selling goalies so a bidding war is unlikely.