Updates on Trouba and Fowler – October 13, 2016
Does Jacob Trouba want to join the Detroit Red Wings? Could Cam Fowler be a good fit with the Boston Bruins? Read on for the latest in your NHL rumor roundup.
TODAY’S SLAPSHOT: Appearing on Buffalo’s WGR 550, TSN’s Darren Dreger said he knows Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba would love to play for the Detroit Red Wings. Trouba, a restricted free agent, requested a trade from the Jets over two weeks ago.
While the blueliner said his request had nothing to do with the city of Winnipeg, Dreger speculated that to some degree, ” it kind of feels like it has to be, doesn’t it?” Beyond Dylan Larkin, however, Dreger doubts the Wings have the assets to land Trouba, pointing out the Wings had unsuccessful trade discussions with the Jets this summer.
WINNIPEG SUN: Paul Friesen reports Jets general manager Kevin Chevedayoff declined to comment on Trouba’s status. “We’re not going to comment on the situation other than the fact we’ll deal with whatever we have to deal with and do whatever’s right for the organization,” said Cheveldayoff, who points out Trouba’s trade request “is a phenomenon of the National Hockey League”, not one unique to the Jets. Friesen speculates Trouba could be waiting for a trade that might never come.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Cheveldayoff will be patient here, awaiting either the right offer or a change of heart from the young defenseman. As Dreger points out, the Wings aren’t moving Larkin, and while Danny DeKeyser is a good blueliner, he might not be what the Jets want in terms of a player of comparable age.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Dupont’s referring to Bruins rookies Danton Heinen and Brandon Carlo. While Fowler’s a left-handed shot and the Bruins might prefer a righty, I don’t think they’ll quibble over that if they can acquire him. The Ducks must shed salary to re-sign Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell, so they cannot afford to take back much money in return. Landing a package of affordable top prospects could be just what they’re looking for.