September 28 2016 09:00AM
Well, it doesn't sound like Jacob Trouba will sticking around Winnipeg much longer. According to multiple reports this Sunday, the disgruntled, unsigned defenceman has demanded a trade from the Jets. Apparently, that request goes as far back as May, too.
Trouba, 22, just finished his entry-level contract and will need to be signed by whichever team acquires his rights. I've heard an assortment of different numbers regarding annual average value, but the overarching theme is that he's going to want more than $6-million per season. Which, frankly, is about the going rate for a defenceman of Trouba's calibre.
So, knowing what it will cost to sign Trouba, what would you package to acquire him from the Jets? Conversely, why wouldn't you trade for Trouba? Try to be realistic. Luca Sbisa and Jannik Hansen isn't making it happen.
September 27 2016 11:51PM
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Look, I'm not going to bore you with a lot of details here, because this game probably already did a pretty damn good job of boring you with its action. Or lack thereof, rather. Team Canada cruised it's way to an easy 3-1 victory in front of a half-full and nearly entirely indifferent Air Canada Centre, setting itself up for a game that actually matters on Thursday night.
September 27 2016 02:45PM
It may not be the most perfect narrative, but it certainly could have been worse. In one corner, we have Canada, a team that everybody expected to be here, with a suffocatingly high level of talent and execution of their system that has found a way to make greatness seem almost boring. In the other, we have Team Europe, a group of players who are old, wise, have never really played together, and may never play together again, looking to upset goliath on their own ice.
It's not very likely at all, but hey, let's make the most of the occasion.
September 27 2016 02:00PM
Well, its hockey season again and hopefully you all had just a dandy summer, the Canucks did? We drafted a Finnish defenseman named Olli, we traded for a guy named Gubby and some guy named Stecher is all the rage. Tonight the baby Canucks take on the baby Sharks and we get to see where our prospects are at....which could go either way really. But hey hockey's back so lets just enjoy that today.
September 27 2016 12:15PM
Image created by the great and wonderful Matt Henderson.
Well we’re inching closer to the start of the hockey season, but before we get there, it’s time for the Big Unveiling of the full 2016 NHL Entry pGPS data set. I know. Try to contain your excitement.
Taking on the entire draft at once already produces a massive amount of information, but this year’s review is so replete with beautiful charts fashioned by our very own Petbugs, it would simply be outrageous to try to fit it into one article. That’s while we’ll be taking this journey one division at a time, with a league wide overview at the end.
Today we’ll be examining the Central Division, where another Nation Network team resides. (Hi Jets Nation!)