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Note II: This morning the Jets announced they had signed Finnish forward Joona Luoto to a three-year, two-way contract. Better start boning up on your Finnish between the Jets and Moose.
NY Post: Rangers, rivals set to battle for Jets’ Jacob Trouba at steep cost. As I spoke about on today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show anytime you can create a bidding war for your player (especially among these three bitter rivals) it can only help with your return.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. 9 (Jets mentioned as one team among many being aggressive in trade talk and that Jets on Kardi no trade list). 13 (Trouba and also Myers). 14 (Panthers in on Trouba?).
The Athletic: LeBrun Notebook. (Paywall). Mentions Ehlers rumours and thinking behind it. Personally I don’t see a player like Nikolaj Ehlers being moved but maybe that’s just me.
TSN: How will Canadian teams in the West approach offseason? Will the Jets be able to afford to keep all of their key players? Can the Oilers finally get it right and surround Connor McDavid with a winning team? How do the Flames get over the hump? How will the Canucks continue with their rebuild? That’s Hockey examines the Canadian Western Conference teams.