TRADE DEADLINE: Jets make a deal, what s in store for Leafs?
|Toronto Star 25 Feb 2019 at 11:08|
I’m going to be updating this all day, with the biggest trades, a few thoughts, a few — well, who knows what.
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10:45 a.m. In the first big move of the day:
-The Winnipeg Jets acquired Rangers forward Kevin Hayes in a trade that bolsters their forward units going into the playoffs. Hayes should slot in as the second-line centre for Calgary. According to TSN, the deal is Hayes for left winger Brendan Lemieux, a 2019 1st-round pick, and a conditional pick. Lemieux is the son of former NHLer Claude Lemieux.
Expecting the Jets to make another move. The Calgary Flames too might make a move or two to keep pace. Those two Canadian teams in the Western Conference are true contenders for the Stanley Cup.
“We like our group, we’re not scratching and clawing to get into the playoffs,” Flames senior vice-president GM Don Maloney told TSN. “We like what we have. Obviously everybody would like to get bigger and quicker.”