Sports: The Jets Really Biffed It On Jacob Trouba - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

SportsThe Jets Really Biffed It On Jacob Trouba

16:56  18 june  2019
16:56  18 june  2019 Source:   deadspin.com

Winnipeg Jets sign David Gustafsson

Winnipeg Jets sign David Gustafsson The Jets have signed a Swede.

Jacob Ryan Trouba (born February 26, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Jacob Trouba , 1994-02-26 Rochester, MI, USA USA. Most recently in the NHL with Winnipeg Jets . Trouba is a smart player and does most things really well.

The Jets Really Biffed It On Jacob Trouba© Photo: Harry How (Getty)

Let’s stipulate that the Jets had to trade Jacob Trouba. The 25-year-old defenseman had made it quite clear that he had no intentions of signing an extension in Winnipeg, and the Jets had no intention of paying what it would cost to keep Trouba when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer—likely somewhere north of $7M per over seven years. For the Jets, it was: move him now, or perhaps at the deadline, or lose him for nothing. That necessity dinged the Jets’ leverage a bit, but after trading Trouba to the Rangers on Monday, they sure seem to have gotten robbed even by those low standards.

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick The New York Rangers sped up their rebuilding effort Monday by acquiring offensive-minded defenceman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. New York sent young defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft to Winnipeg for Trouba. The 25-year-old gives the rebuilding Rangers a legitimate top-pairing blue liner to help their climb back toward being playoff contenders. "When we're out there trying to improve the team, we're looking for players that will fit into what we're doing," Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton said on a conference call Monday night. "Does it accelerate it? We'll see.

Jacob Trouba was back in a Jets ' practice jersey Tuesday morning after months spent off the ice waiting for a trade. The big-framed defenceman inked a two-year, -million deal with Winnipeg on Monday, more than six weeks after announcing he wanted a trade out of Winnipeg.

Jacob Trouba news. Jacob Trouba requests trade from Winnipeg Jets . Kurt Overhardt, agent for unsigned Winnipeg defenceman Jacob Trouba , released a statement

The Rangers acquired Trouba for 23-year-old blueliner Neal Pionk—like Trouba, a right-handed shot, though a much lesser player—and the 20th overall pick in Friday’s draft. That 20th pick was the Jets’ originally, sent to New York for Kevin Hayes at the deadline, so from one angle, that’s Trouba and Brendan Lemieux for Pionk and two months of Hayes. From either angle, it’s a steal for the Rangers—Trouba, coming off a 50-point season, immediately slots in on their top pairing.

Trouba was the best D-man on the trade market, and at one point not too long ago there were a reported dozen teams interested in his services. With a bidding war like that, the Jets should have been able to get more of a haul. But according to a report from the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, Winnipeg inexplicably torpedoed the market for Trouba.

Jets GM after Trouba trade: 'We've got a lot of balls in the air'

Jets GM after Trouba trade: 'We've got a lot of balls in the air' Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff made one of the biggest trades in club history when he sent Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk and a first-round pick on Monday. However, the veteran executive hinted that his club is far from done. "We've got a lot of moving parts or balls in the air," he told TSN's Frank Seravalli. CapFriendly projects the Jets to have $25.4 million in cap space this summer, but many free agents are on expiring contracts. Even with Erik Karlssoncoming off the market on Monday, this free-agent class - both unrestricted and restricted - projects to be one of the best in recent memory.

Team: Winnipeg Jets . Players like Jacob Trouba , Nikita Zaitsev and Phil Kessel are See More at Pro Hockey Rumors. Jacob Trouba Overview. More Trouba Pages. Additional Pages for this Player.

RELATED: Winnipeg Jets respond to Jacob Trouba statement. Trouba is currently a restricted free agent and it ’s been widely reported for close to a “Obviously it ’s a tough situation but that’s not really our spot to comment on it ,” Scheifele said. “ It ’s something between Jacob and his agent and his

The Jets, though, refused to give Trouba’s camp permission to talk to interested parties. Absent relative certainty of a contract agreement with the defenseman, who is a year away from unrestricted free agency, clubs dropped out. The price thus went down[.]

Since other teams couldn’t know for sure whether Trouba would sign an extension in a new destination, the Jets self-defeatingly turned him from a cornerstone acquisition into a one-year rental, with a corresponding drop in what teams were willing to offer. But players and agents have ways of conveying their intentions, and the Rangers, smack dab in a rebuild, will have plenty of money and plenty of enthusiasm for signing Trouba long-term. There’s not an observer who thinks that extension won’t get done in New York.

With the bargain they found in Trouba, the Rangers appear to have turned the corner on their rebuild—so publicly announced a year and a half ago—from stockpiling assets to turning them into actual talent. The Rangers still have a lot of assets, including the No. 2 overall pick which will be used on Kaapo Kakko, and a pair of second-rounders, plus a whole host of youngish players that could be pretty attractive in trade packages. GM Jeff Gorton has been praised for collecting assets, but that’s generally the easier half of the equation. Landing Trouba is a heck of a start on the harder part, and a sign that the Rangers’ timeline could be accelerating—it’s not hard to project them contending again as soon as 2021.

As for the Jets? They’re a talented team that, above all, needs to avoid panicking after a first-round loss to the eventual Cup champs. Trouba, regrettably, needed to be moved. But he didn’t need to be moved for this pittance.

Jets will not extend qualifying offers to Beaulieu, Dano, Morrow.
The Winnipeg Jets will not be giving qualifying offers to Nathan Beaulieu, Marko Dano and Joe Morrow, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff told reporters Tuesday. The post Wild extend qualifying offers to Donato, Eriksson Ek, Fiala appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!