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The Daily: Devils in on Connor Hellebuyck; NHL Trade Rumors

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Add the New Jersey Devils to the list of suitors for Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. The 30-year-old netminder is presumably on the move and New Jersey Hockey Now’s James Nichols writes that the Devils are one of the teams Hellebuyck is willing to go with but according to insider Pierre LeBrun, the price tag upon re-signing will have to come down.

Hellebuyck was a Vezina Trophy finalist in 2022-23 and finished the season 37-25-2 with a .920 save percentage. A trade for the Devils would certainly strengthen them between the pipes, but it wasn’t as if general manager Tom Fitzgerald wasn’t pleased with the goaltending.

It’s just that adding a Vezina caliber goalie in Hellebucyk is just too good to pass up without picking up the phone.

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NHL Trade Rumors via the Hockey Now Network

Boston: Not so much trade talk, but should the Boston Bruins try to sign Oliver Ekman-Larsson?

Buffalo: Erik Karlsson is not a fit for the Buffalo Sabres

Colorado: A list of sneaky trade targets for the Colorado Avalanche

Detroit: General manager Steve Yzerman will not be trading either one of the Detroit Red Wings’ first-round picks

Florida: Trade talk heating up, and lest we forget that Florida Panthers GM Bill Zito pulled off a blockbuster deal of his own last season

Philadelphia: Trade up or trade down? Philadelphia Flyers GM Danny Briere has options

San Jose: How will the San Jose Sharks cover the loss of Erik Karlsson once he’s traded?

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