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NHL Rumours: Carolina Hurricanes Search for Centre

Mark Scheifele trade

It’s time for another edition of NHL rumours. The Carolina Hurricanes made the last four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, there are some that call that season a disappointment. Carolina had injuries take a big bite out of their scoring during the post-season. The Hurricanes know they’re going to have to shore up that scoring in order to be a contender. This edition of NHL rumours explores the Hurricanes looking at a Mark Scheifele trade with the Winnipeg Jets.

All NHL rumours come from the original source and are subject to change.

NHL Rumours

Hurricanes Looking Into Mark Scheifele Trade

Rumour: Scott Billeck of The Winnipeg Sun mentioned a number of teams that could be interested in Scheifele. However, moving him may be the hardest out of him, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets have control of Scheifele for one more season, but likely don’t want him to walk away for nothing. If the Jets need to make a deal, there are a number of teams that would be interest in the veteran centre.

The 30-year-old makes $6.125 million in this last year of his deal and has a modified no-trade clause. This would be a 10-team no-trade list, but Kitchener, Ontario native would probably love to go to a contender.

Can a Mark Scheifele Trade Happen?

Billeck listed the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames were listed. However, this article will focus on the Hurricanes. Carolina general manager Don Waddell doesn’t like to break the bank for anyone. The Hurricanes were rumoured to be in the mix for a number of star players, dud didn’t want to pay the steep asking price.

Seth Jarvis and/or Martin Necas, and Brett Pesce could be involved in a trade coming back. However, there could be a larger deal involving Brenden Dillon and Ville Heinola swapping places. Billeck even mentioned that Jesperi Kotkaniemi could get a fresh start with the Jets. Carolina may not have a penchant for making big swings, but their hand may be forced.

Winnipeg may not realize it, but a rebuild is coming with the trio wanting a new start. However, the Jets may be able to mold their roster with some new players from these deals.

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