Note: Day 4 of Jets training camp is upon us. There is one last day of practice before the first pre-season contest when the Jets and Flames play tomorrow night at the MTS Centre. Of course everyone is still talking about day 3 of camp when Jets players reacted to the news that Jacob Trouba had requested a trade out of the city. Group 2 will hit the ice at the IcePlex at 9 am. Groups 1 & 3 will then be on the ice at 12:00 pm before they scrimmage at 12:30 pm. Full list of the three different groups are here.
Afternoon Jets news:
USA Today: Trouba unlikely to get quick resolution to trade request. Trouba’s agent Kurt Overhardt seemed to suggest that it won’t take long to make something happen but columnist Kevin Allen appears to think otherwise.
TSN: Trouba has the makings of a first-pairing talent. The numbers are good for Trouba but will that translate into a big trade?
Toronto Star: Leafs could have the pieces to deal for Trouba. Cox throws the Leafs into the fray as a potential suitor for young Jacob Trouba.
Winnipeg Sun: Leadership group weighs in. Welcome back to Winnipeg now let’s discuss the fact that a top young defender wants out. Not exactly how players want to begin the 2016-17 campaign.
Winnipeg Sun: Great expectations – Laine joins first Jets practice. It was an interesting chat with the Jets top pick this past summer as he got his first real taste of Jets training camp.
Winnipeg Free Press: Breaking up is hard to do for Wheeler, Byfuglien. (Paywall). Not a surprise that players are lamenting the loss of the talented young defender and are hoping that there is still a chance he may return to play for the Jets.
Sportsnet: Cheveldayoff’s history of patience a key in Trouba trade request. Be prepared to wait is what I’m taking from this article by Sean.
Today’s Slapshot: Jets may seek ‘high-impact’ one-for-one Trouba trade. Chris has transcribed chats from TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie that he had on TSN 690 Montreal and TSN 1260 Edmonton on the Trouba situation.
Afternoon Jets audio:
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. Jacob Trouba’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, joins the guys to discuss his client’s decision to sit out of Winnipeg Jets training camp after requesting a trade. Overhardt says the trade request going public is not a negotiating ploy, and says they have not been able to negotiate a contract with the Jets.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hustler and Lawless. TSN Hockey analyst Dave Poulin joins the guys to discuss Jacob Trouba’s trade request. Poulin says that, because of the CBA, Jacob Trouba is unable to sign where he pleases, and says that Trouba must earn his position on the Jets team.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Donvito Roundtable. Former NHL Executive and Player Agent Bill Watters discusses Jacob Trouba’s trade request with Rick Ralph.
Winnipeg Free Press: Odds and Ends from Day 3. (Paywall). Includes Kichton the hero in first scrimmage, Morrissey’s chances suddenly improve, Thorburn feels intensity starting to pick up, Head coach Maurice staying with Europe and World Cup players return to the rink today.
Winnipeg Free Press: Brian Strait says becoming a Winnipeg Jet was destiny. (Paywall). Interesting news that the Jets had attempted to claim Strait previously.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets would send wrong message caving to impetuous players. (Paywall). Certainly not pulling any punches with that headline. Paul looks at the inconsistent messaging being sent by the Trouba camp.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets trade options for Trouba. With the news of the trade request behind us the focus now switches to potential trade partners for his services. Ken looks at some of the options.
Metro News: Why Jacob Trouba may never play in Winnipeg again. Includes the perspective from Ryan Didoshak, who coaches the AAA Winnipeg Hawks on the difficulty in making that switch to the left side.
The Detroit News: Will Red Wings make run at Jacob Trouba? Another article from Trouba’s home state examining the possibility that they may see a return of their prized home grown product.
Comcast Sportsnet New England: Trouba deal is one Bruins need to get done. The Bs have long been rumoured to be interested in Trouba.
Edmonton Journal: Everybody loves Jacob Trouba — except perhaps in Winnipeg. With all that talent at forward you know the Oilers would love to add a piece like Trouba on defence.
Illegal Curve: Day 3 of training camp. Hear from Mathieu Perreault, Josh Morrissey, Bryan Little, Tyler Myers, Mark Stuart, Andrew Copp, Chris Thorburn and Ondrej Pavelec talk about the Jacob Trouba trade request.