Are you stressed over what a potential trade involving Jacob Trouba being moved out of Winnipeg would look like and and worried that Kevin Cheveldayoff might not get full value for the 25 year old defenseman?
You might be able to rest a bit easier knowing that the asking price for Trouba could potentially be fairly high according to a report from New York Post reporter Larry Brooks who states that not only are the New York Rangers kicking the tires on a potential deal to acquire Trouba, but that the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders may also be making pitches to Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff along with “up to a dozen other teams” in the bidding.
“There are up to a dozen teams in the chase for Trouba, a mobile, 6-foot-3, 220-pound puck mover, transporter and power-play guy. The Jets, who are facing a serious cap crunch, are believed to be looking for a first-rounder and a pair of legitimate prospects or young NHLers in return.”
Brooks goes on to speculate that the Rangers could offer back the Jets original 20th overall pick traded to New York at the deadline for Kevin Hayes as well as also add winger Pavel Buchnevich who who had 21 goals this past season and is a restricted free agent this summer along with right handed defensive prospect Nils Lundkvist who was the 28th pick for New York in last year’s NHL draft.
Brooks also added that the Jets have not given any other NHL club permission to talk with Jacob Trouba’s agent, Kurt Overhardt about a new contract. Doing such would be a sure sign that a deal could be imminent if not agreed upon pending the groundwork for a new multi-year deal for Trouba.
With the NHL Draft coming up in less than a week, it’s very possible we could finally see some resolution to the Jacob Trouba drama, but it won’t come without Cheveldayoff getting the most value out of such a deal. As most teams are in positions to offer a first rounder as well as a couple of prospects, one of the biggest deciding factors may be a team offering an NHL proven player on top of the asking price to put their bid over the top.