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Your Knee Jerk Twitter Reactions: Trouba For Pionk & 20th Overall

Late Monday afternoon the Winnipeg Jets traded Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft – a pick that originally belonged to the Jets but was sent to New York in the Kevin Hayes deal.

As always with Hockey Twitter, reactions were fast and furious and most of them to say the very least were highly critical of the somewhat underwhelming return for Trouba – a return that was hyped up over the last few days when we had heard reports of multiple NHL clubs in the bidding for the 26 year old RFA defenseman.

As you might expect – and for good reason – Jets fans were less than thrilled with the deal. 

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Other members of the hockey media both local and national weighed in.

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At the very least, NY Ranger fans were more than thrilled with the deal and start a week where they are about to land a number two pick with a top pairing defenseman…

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Some Jets fans while not thrilled with the deal continue to keep the faith and hope for the best. Other Jets fans were all too happy to see the departure of a player who never seemed fully committed to the team. 

If Alan’s jersey collection is any indication, he may be a harbinger of worse things to come…

Strap in everyone, the Jets summer of apparent discontent is just beginning!

  • Holmes

    Straight up, I think it’s a reasonably good trade for the Jets. Pionk can fly, he’s young and will get better. At #20, Jets will have their choice of a handful of excellent D prospects.

    The pick will help keep the window open to win it all bc you can plug a relatively cheap and talented player into the lineup in a few years to support the big earners.

    And, you get Trouba’s huge salary off the books whenever he signs his next deal.

    Good asset and cap management by Chevy

  • Mc.Rib

    Todays on Yahoo’s Puck Daddy site Trouba says he wanted out of Winnipeg so his finace can go to medical school and become a doctor. check it out.
    I never knew we had no medical schools or doctors here in Winnipeg, lol.