Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Going After Jacob Trouba

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers and Islanders are among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, The Post has learned, with the Devils also in the chase.

Trouba, the 25-year-old impending restricted free agent for whom the Jets are soliciting offers, would slide into the right side of the first pair for either club. But his acquisition would come at a steep cost, both in terms of personnel going the other way in a trade package and the long-term contract Trouba would command.

Winnipeg, according to several sources, has yet to give permission to inquiring clubs to speak with Trouba’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, about a contract. One would figure seven years at up to $7.5 million per season for the Michigan native — who recorded 50 points (8-42) last season, 13th most among defensemen. His 42 assists tied for ninth among blue-liners.

Question: Does the price become too high for the Rangers if the Jets demand Lias Andersson be included in the package?

For the Islanders, would Lamoriello be willing to include defenseman Noah Dobson, last year’s 12th-overall pick, in a deal for Trouba. For the Devils, would Shero be willing to send Jesper Bratt and Jesper Boqvist or Ty Smith back the other way? Smith, almost certainly not.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Winnipeg Jets, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jacob+trouba


WingedRider's avatar

If anyone trades for him they better spruce up their resumes. Talented DMan but not a team guy. But it is tough to lose him with no return.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/15/19 at 06:36 PM ET


Talented DMan but not a team guy.

Yeah, who wants a guy with top-pairing talent who wants to play top-pairing minutes in all situations?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/15/19 at 06:53 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

I figured it was you.  Have you followed his Career at all.  A team with Trouba and all his ice positives as you state, will have little chance reaching the Cup.

Jets will be a better TEAM without him, you probably won’t understand that.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/15/19 at 07:07 PM ET


I like Trouba and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be the go to guy on the point.  You want people who want those top minutes and situations.  I’ve followed his career and I don’t see any locker room cancer- he just wanted out of Winnipeg and was stuck.  I wouldn’t trade for him with his stock so high and UFA status on the horizon but Detroit would be much improved on the back end if we can lock him down in a year.

Posted by SevensForTed on 06/16/19 at 08:01 AM ET


Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/15/19 at 06:36 PM ET

I remember when the same was said about ROR…those takes aged like a fine wine…

Posted by MZ2215 on 06/17/19 at 09:09 AM ET


Jets will be a better TEAM without him, you probably won’t understand that.


If the Jets make the finals you can say you told me so.
If they don’t, you can admit you were wrong.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/18/19 at 10:22 AM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.


Notify me of follow-up comments?


Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com