The Case for Trading Jacob Trouba

report this ad Over the past six seasons, Jacob Trouba has developed from a blue-chip prospect to an elite defenseman and a stalwart on the Winnipeg Jets’ blue line. Trouba, alongside Josh Morrissey on the Jets’ top defensive pairing, has been tasked with shutting down the opponent’s best for many seasons. He has logged an average of nearly 23 minutes per game in his 408 career contests, and this past season, reached the 50-point plateau for the first time in his career. Jacob Trouba’s been an important member of the…

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Thrilling comeback attempt falls short as Manitoba Moose lose in overtime

The Manitoba Moose scored three goals in the final frame to overcome a three-goal deficit only to lose in overtime.The Moose suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 overtime loss to the Texas Stars on Friday at Bell MTS Place.The Moose still took home a single point, but the win moved the Stars three points ahead of the Moose for the final playoff spot in the Central Division.Story continues belowManitoba surrendered three goals in the opening period and trailed 4-1 to start the third stanza. They proceeded to score three times in the…

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Jets Pick Niku Over Poolman… What a Bad Move

With the news that Joe Morrow will be out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered during a third-period scrap with the Colorado Avalanche’s Matt Calvert on Thursday, the Winnipeg Jets called up Sami Niku prior to their upcoming three-game road trip. That was the wrong choice. They should have looked no further than Tucker Poolman. Poolman’s Play Steady and Heady The 25-year-old Poolman has playing heady hockey for the Manitoba Moose. In fact, he’s flat-out been their best defender over the past month. He’s logging big…

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Winnipeg Jets recall defenceman Tucker Poolman from Manitoba Moose

The Winnipeg Jets have recalled defenceman Tucker Poolman from the Manitoba Moose.Poolman has three assists and two penalty minutes in six games with the Moose this season.READ MORE: Byfuglien’s late goal gives Winnipeg Jets 2-1 win over Detroit Red WingsPoolman was drafted by the Jets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in the fifth round.The Jets take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night, before heading to Helsinki, Finland for games against the Florida Panthers on Nov. 1-2.Get daily local headlines and alerts

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Jets Nailing Every Contract, Except Trouba

Jacob Trouba is a top-tier defenseman in the NHL. The evidence to support this has been piling up for years. Now the time has come to pay him like one and, for once, the Winnipeg Jets are getting it wrong on a contract. It’s not very often those words are true of Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. His list of re-signings is long and impressive and features such steals as the exceptional Mark Scheifele contract, a great extension for Nikolaj Ehlers, and a long-term solution in goal with Connor Hellebuyck. Sure,…

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