Training camps across the NHL started today and a handful of teams have some pretty big name restricted free agents still unsigned.
One of those teams is the Winnipeg Jets who have Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor both unsigned.
It's a pretty powerful duo considering Connor has back to back 30 plus goal seasons while Laine has three 30 plus goal seasons in a row which includes a 44 goal season during the 2017-18 season.
The Jets only have $15million in cap space and ate up some of their cap space earlier today after signing defenseman Josh Morrissey to a contract extension and now have just $22million in cap space for next year and just 13 players signed.
That might explain why Laine and Connor remain unsigned.
Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff doesn't have much to offer them and isn't willing to give Laine a big piece of the pie.
According to Andy Strickland of FoxSports MidWest, the Jets recently offered Laine a short term deal worth $5million a season.
That's got to be a real slap in the face for the 21 year old forward.
Winnipeg made a recent short-term offer to RFA Patrik Laine in the $5 million per year range (less than $6). Term isn’t the issue in getting him signed. Will need to come up on money #gojetsgo
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) September 12, 2019