The Carolina Hurricanes could use a superstar
They have some contracts coming up after next season and the following, so their window with some flexibility could be getting smaller.
Potential teams who might be interested in Mark Scheifele
Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun: Mark Scheifele may be the hardest for the Winnipeg Jets to trade this offseason from the group with Connor Hellebuyck and Pierre-Luc Dubois given what he’s meant to the organization.
If they aren’t going to extend Scheifele and Hellebuyck, they must be moved as they enter the final year of their contracts. They should get the best value for them before the NHL draft later this month. Scheifele has a 10-team no-trade clause.
If the Carolina Hurricanes are looking for a center and more scoring, they might have an interest in Scheifele. The Jets should target Seth Jarvis, or Martin Necas and Brett Pesce. The Jets could also look to add Brenden Dillon and Ville Heinola in a bigger deal. Would the Jets be interested in Jesperi Kotkaniemi?
Would the Detroit Red Wings be interested? They have lots of cap space and could use a center behind Dylan Larkin. The Wings have the No. 9 pick or Marco Kasper. Could they make a huge deal and involve Hellebuyck as well?
What about an Elias Lindholm for Scheifele deal? The Jets would want a contract extension in place.