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It Doesn’t Make Sense To Trade Jacob Trouba Now

from Bob McKenzie tweets,

I must be a dummy because I don't see how Trouba signing two-year bridge deal with $3M AAV makes him more likely to be traded now.

I don't see how that changes now that he signed. For any team acquiring Trouba, I never expected signing him was a big impediment to trade.

Any team that would've traded for him could've leveraged same bridge deal he did with WPG. If anything, Trouba may cost more down road now.

That said, having JT singed allows WPG to possibly trade on its timetable. If WPG was really intent on moving him, woulda been done already.

a few more recent tweets from McKenzie...

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Primis's avatar

If WPG was really intent on moving him, woulda been done already.

Could not agree more.

Posted by Primis on 11/07/16 at 07:02 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

If WPG was really intent on moving him, woulda been done already.

They don’t want to trade him, but they do want to keep him around as an understudy til Buff is done (kinda like Detroit does with prospects, but in the NHL), but JT doesn’t want that. If what his agent says is true, he still wants out. Question is: is the bridge deal a pay for patience deal?

Posted by duhduhduh on 11/07/16 at 08:47 PM ET

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