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Simmons On Trouba

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Jacob Trouba is a decent young defenceman in the NHL, asking for the moon, now playing the waiting game. He wants too much money and too much term and an assurance of sorts that he gets to play his side of choice, which has led to his wanting to be traded by the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets, meanwhile, have asked for way too much in trade talks for Trouba, asking prices some NHL general managers are calling unreasonable. So who blinks first here? The 22 year old or the team?

It’s not a great position for either side to take, frankly, but most of the leverage sits with the club, which could use Trouba, make him sit, or trade him for something of quality. Right now, neither side is winning. Trouba isn’t in camp, won’t be getting paid when the season starts, and doesn’t really have a team. And the Jets don’t have the player or a return. Until further notice, everybody is a loser in this scenario.

more observations from Simmons, mostly on the World Cup...

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What Do The Winnipeg Jets Want For Jacob Trouba?

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

The Jets have been in build mode for a long time. They require players who can contribute now, namely a left-shot defenseman to slot ahead of Toby Enstrom and ex-Bruin Mark Stuart and complement righties Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers.

So while the Bruins would love to add Trouba’s right-shot touch to replace Hamilton (and Johnny Boychuk, for that matter), they don’t have Winnipeg’s preferred piece. Yes, Torey Krug is a left-shot defenseman, young, and under control for four seasons at $5.25 million annually. He would help any team’s power play, including Winnipeg’s.

But Trouba is an all-around, minutes-gobbling, do-it-all horse. Krug has improved his five-on-five game, but he will never be known as a go-to penalty killer (just 38 shorthanded seconds per appearance last season). Of Trouba’s 22:03 of average ice time last season, 2:43 took place on the penalty kill, while he logged 1:17 on the power play.

Trouba has the foundation of becoming the next iteration of Drew Doughty. The Bruins could only land Trouba if they sent Krug on his flight to Winnipeg with a fellow passenger. The Jets would ask for David Pastrnak. Whether that price would be palatable for the Bruins is difficult to determine.

more on Trouba plus other hockey topics...

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Interesting Remarks On Jacob Trouba

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The Winnipeg Jets Need To Keep Jacob Trouba

from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

If I’m the Winnipeg Jets, I’m not trading Jacob Trouba just because he wants out.

There’s simply too much on the line.

Winnipeg is a small market and not a particularly desirable one for NHL players with many attractive options.

The Jets are a draft and develop team because they have to be to have any hope of being successful. It’s imperative they hold on to the assets they acquire through the draft.

To have a 22-year-old player with three seasons under his belt demand a trade because he’s unhappy is a terrible sign.

To cave to that player would be even worse.

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Welcome To The NHL Patrik Laine

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

But Laine has never, ever, experienced anything like a cutthroat NHL training camp before.

And the first few days of his first one with the Winnipeg Jets have opened his eyes and screamed into his ears: he's not in Finland, or even the pro league in Switzerland, anymore.

“We don't normally have nothing like the training camp,” Laine said, Wednesday. “Everybody comes to the practice and we don't have to kind of race (for) the spots on the team. We just come there and practise and then play. And we don't have that many guys there. We just have the team and we're just practising with them.

“Here you have those guys that want to take your spot and want to be ahead of you in the roster. Back home there's no such thing.”

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Video-Dustin Byfuglien On His World Cup Experience And More

Dustin Byfuglien on his World Cup experience and Jacob Trouba.

 

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Teams That May Have Interest In Jacob Trouba

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

Boston Bruins

As the team believed to be considering an offer sheet for Trouba, you can expect GM Don Sweeney to at least kick the tires.

Torey Krug would have to be part of a package that includes a draft pick or forward prospect, but the Bruins don't have much leeway when it comes to the salary cap either.

Detroit Red Wings

Could it be a happy homecoming for the Michigan product?

The Red Wings would certainly like to have Trouba on the right side along with Mike Green.

Would a package involving Danny DeKeyser make sense?

DeKeyser is a guy the Jets tried to sign as a college free agent and is under contract with an average annual value of $5 million for the next six seasons after signing an extension last summer.

more teams listed...

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How The Winnipeg Jets May Handle The Jacob Trouba Trade Request

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

It's obvious Cheveldayoff isn't going to trade Trouba to the next GM who calls, even though the demand has gone public.

And Trouba is bang-on.

There are plenty of teams in the NHL who would like to bring a talented right-handed shooting defenceman on board.

All the Jets need to do is find a team willing to part with a suitable package and have the money available to pay Trouba what he and his agent believe he is worth.

As a draft-and-developing team, losing the prime years of Trouba's career is a blow for the organization.

That's why the Jets won't be shy about waiting a little longer to make a deal that makes sense.

If the request was made in May, you can be sure plenty of teams have called with an offer.

Getting fair market value for a player who has publicly declared he wants out can be a challenge, but Cheveldayoff has an attractive asset in his possession and he's going to try and get as much back for Trouba as he can.

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added 10:45am,

 

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Kevin Cheveldayoff Statement On Jacob Trouba

via a release from the Winnipeg Jets,

Kevin Cheveldayoff, Executive Vice-President & General Manager, today issued the following statement on behalf of the Winnipeg Jets with regards to defenceman Jacob Trouba:

“We are aware of the statement issued by Kurt Overhardt regarding Jacob Trouba.

Over the last three seasons, Jacob Trouba has played a key role for the Winnipeg Jets and in our view still represents an important part of the long-term future of our club.  As such, any decisions made regarding Jacob Trouba will be made in the best interest of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club.

As an unsigned player, we cannot compel Jacob to report to training camp at this time. However, we will continue to work diligently to resolve this matter.  We will have no further comment on this matter until such time as it is resolved.”

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Jacob Trouba Not Attending Winnipeg’s Camp, Wants To Be Traded

via Sportsnet,

It appears Jacob Trouba‘s time with the Winnipeg Jets will soon come to an end.

The 22-year-old defenceman, who was picked ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, has requested a trade from the Jets and will not attend training camp. He is currently a restricted free agent. On Saturday, Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt released a statement to the media, a copy of which was obtained by Sportsnet:

“Our client, Jacob Trouba, will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets NHL training camp. Since May, we have been working with the Jets management in an effort to facilitate a trade of Jacob’s rights. Both parties continue to work on this matter.

There has been no negotiation regarding the terms of a contract between our client and the Jets over the course of the last several months. The situation is not about money; it is solely about our client having the opportunity to realize his potential as a right shot NHL defenseman.

To the Jets credit, the club has two outstanding right shot veteran defensemen and our client simply wants the opportunity to have a greater role. As a consequence of the Jets depth on the right side, we believe it is in both parties’ best interest to facilitate a mutually advantageous trade.

Our client has nothing but respect for the people and City of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Jets, its fans, management and ownership - our desire to get him moved has everything to do with opportunity. We will continue to work with the Jets in good faith to achieve this end."

added 7:45pm, Spoertsnet has added quotes from Trouba, so click the link above to read theem.

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