NHL Rumor Mill – June 30, 2022

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Could the Rangers and Canadiens pursue Pierre-Luc Dubois? What’s the latest on J.T. Miller and Filip Forsberg? Are the Oilers poised to trade Jesse Puljujarvi? Who could the Senators buy out? Check out the latest in today’s NHL rumor mill.


SPORTSNET: Ken Wiebe cites a report by Francois Gagnon of RDS linking the New York Rangers to Pierre-Luc Dubois. The 23-year-old restricted free agent center has told the Winnipeg Jets of his intention to test the unrestricted free agent market when he becomes eligible in 2024.

Winnipeg Jets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (NHL Images).

The Rangers and Jets have reportedly held conversations about Dubois. Rangers general manager Chris Drury is said to be very interested in him. They were also believed to have an interest in Jets center Mark Scheifele to give them a solid one-two punch at center with Mika Zibanejad.

Wiebe believes any deal would have to include discussions regarding young Rangers such as Filip Chytil, wingers Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko and defenseman Braden Schneider. He also indicated the Montreal Canadiens as also having an interest in Dubois.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: To be clear, Wiebe isn’t saying the Rangers must ship all those players to the Jets for Dubois. He means at least one of them will have to be part of the trade package.

Wiebe isn’t suggesting a deal is imminent, suggesting this could be simply to stoke a bidding war for Dubois. He said the Jets’ primary objective remains signing the center to a one-year contract and then attempting to convince him to rethink his long-term plans. Still, it doesn’t hurt to investigate Dubois’ value in the trade market for future reference if he remains adamant about moving on in 2024.

The New York Post’s Larry Brooks is against the Rangers pursuing Dubois, suggesting it may have been the Jets calling the Rangers to check into their interest given their trade history. He believes Dubois will command a substantial raise (seven years, $50 million) on the open market, casting doubt over how the Blueshirts can squeeze him into their already tight salary-cap payroll. Brooks also doesn’t want to see them part with Chytil following his promising performance in the recent postseason.

As for the Canadiens, maybe they surprise us by offering up a package of draft picks (excluding the first-overall pick), one or two prospects or a prospect and a good young NHL player not named Nick Suzuki or Cole Caufield to the Jets. Dubois is rumored to be eager to join the Canadiens as a free agent in two years’ time. If so, it would be worthwhile for the Habs to simply remain patient and wait for Dubois’ availability in 2024. Then it’s only costing money and not assets as well.


CHEK-TV’s Rick Dhaliwal recently reported a source told him there are reports the Vancouver Canucks are listening to trade offers for J.T. Miller. The 29-year-old center is a year away from UFA eligibility. He also indicated Miller’s representatives aren’t surprised by those reports.

Dhaliwal said the two sides remain far apart in contract talks. He cited one source claiming the Canucks have been entertaining offers for Miller since February.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Dhaliwal suggested a contract comparable for Miller is the Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad, who’s starting an eight-year, $68 million deal ($8.5 million annual average value) in 2022-23. That could prove too expensive for the Canucks, which would explain the growing chatter about Miller in the rumor mill.

SPORTSNET: Luke Fox suggests Miller could be the “optimal big-splash target for the Toronto Maple Leafs” if they’re willing to go for it. He acknowledged it would be a risky move, especially with Leafs GM Kyle Dubas being reluctant to acquire players without term. Still, he thinks the Leafs have the trade assets to tempt the Canucks. Fox believes it would be worthwhile to acquire a forward such as Miller to address their needs right now.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I don’t see them pursuing Miller. The Leafs already have enough depth on the top-two lines. Their biggest need is a reliable starting goaltender if Jack Campbell departs via free agency.


THE TENNESSEAN: Gentry Estes reports Nashville Predators GM David Poile confirmed he’s offered pending UFA winger Filip Forsberg an eight-year contract.

Dollars might be the holdup as the Forsberg camp is reportedly seeking an annual average value somewhere in the low $8 million range as reported by Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli. Estes also speculates another snag could be a no-trade clause as Poile as a rule doesn’t hand those out.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: CHEK-TV’s Rick Dhaliwal cited Forsberg’s agent acknowledging they’re not there yet on the money but both sides continue to grind away at it. There’s a reasonable chance Forsberg remains with the Predators as long as those negotiations continue over the next two weeks.


EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples cited Oilers insider Tom Gazzola reporting he’s been told Oilers winger Jesse Puljujarvi is on his way out of Edmonton. It appears both sides are comfortable with the idea that it’s time to move on.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Puljujarvi is a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer. He has shown flashes of offensive talent over the past couple of seasons but it just seems that things aren’t getting better after five seasons with the Oilers.

Maybe Puljujarvi can reach his offensive potential with another club. If there’s a decent return to be had, the Oilers should consider it.


OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch observed the first buyout window opens on July 1 until 5 pm ET on July 12. It’s believed Senators management is considering going that route. He believes forward Colin White is their top buyout candidate. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto is another. Goaltender Matt Murray has been mentioned but Garrioch doesn’t think that’s going to happen.

The Senators are still listening to offers regarding their first-round pick (seventh overall) in this year’s draft. GM Pierre Dorion is in the market for a top-four defenseman and a high-end winger.

Garrioch said the Montreal Canadiens have been calling teams with picks in the top-10 to see what it would take to nab one. There’s also talk the Arizona Coyotes, San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks are willing to take on contracts if a draft pick is added as a sweetener. He thinks it wouldn’t be surprising if Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev was moved that way.


  1. Dubois to Rangers makes sense, however, the Rangers already have a promising group and not sure they feel they need to blow it up to get Dubois. The Canadiens would also be wise to wait it out and let him come to them in free agency. Look for another team such as Jersey or Carolina to be the wildcard.

    • Devils really don’t need another center, there needs are on the wing right now. That said PLD is a real good player. I think the Devils should pursue Puljujarvi, not sure what trade would be. Perhaps Zacha for Puljujarvi, two change of scenery guys. Not sure that would do. Maybe the Devs 2022 second round pick plus another asset?

    • Pld is a good player but i would stick with suzuki he is already a better player and a couple of years younger

  2. Dammit, why can’t they give Colin White a decent chance at RW on that 2nd line? The guy missed virtually all of last season following shoulder surgery and when he did return late in the season turned in some pretty good games.

    It’s not as if they have to clear cap space or anything. In fact, if they move Zaitsev to one of those teams mentioned coupled with their highest of 3 2nd round picks, they’d clear out $4.5 mil for the next two years right there. And that would become a necessity should they acquire a top 4 D using the 7th overall this year, combined with Sanderson becoming a regular and probably either Bernard-Docker or Thompson moving up permanently.

    • The only reason he is a buyout candidate is because his contract only counts as 1/3. I’m in agreement here – DJ has never given him a chance and he’s been unlucky with injuries and timing. If his contract was a million less per year he would be an excellent 3rd line guy. I feel that White has more trade value than Zaitsev and Murray because of the 1/3 option.

      Zaitsev and Murray are the only guys that require buyouts IMO as they hurt the team when they are in the lineup. But neither will get bought out. MDZ has been rumored to be a buyout, which I’d be okay with, except he was a good soldier in the AHL last year and didn’t complain about the demotion. And it wasn’t his fault PD signed him to that awful contract.

      Going to be an interesting few weeks in Ottawa. I just don’t think PD is up to it. And the coach has to go, especially if they get off to another bad start.

      • Yeah, Grimm, the seeds of doubt are truly growing on our Babcock protege.

        As for Dorion, any thought of DelZotto being a buy-out candidate is, I believe, purely media-driven. As you say, he’s been a consummate pro and Dorion knows this better than anyone. He will go and play wherever he is assigned and is the perfect type of D a system needs to step on now and then in the 4 to 6 roles as injury replacement.

      • Your right about DelZotto; he has enough value not to be a buyout candidate.

      • I liken him to Justin Holl in Toronto who some seem anxious to get rid of n a cap clearing move. He too costs just $2 mil per, is around the same age (30 vs 32) and has given the Leafs some solid veteran stay-at-home D presence the past 3 seasons – a solid + every year. Every organization needs that type of consummate pro who plays wherever asked.

      • You just have to keep him away from them “ladies of the night”!


    • White (retain $1.25M) and a 3rd for Adam Erne

      • LOL Johnny Z, how the heck do you come up with some of those proposals?

        At least provide some thought on why you’d think Ottawa would want a chronic under-achieving LW when they have Tkachuk, Formenton, Jospeh and probably either Ridley Greig or Egor Sokolov to start there on the 4th line next season.

      • George, I’d like to see Holl back. People forget he had a tough time with Covid.

      • BCLeafFan – I doubt that Dubas would shop him as part of an effort to create cap space needed … all that would do is mean he’d then have to find someone with his experience to take his place because his $2 mil cap hit alone wouldn’t be sufficient to sign his RFAs AND Campbell (or someone else just as good).

  3. Could Kadri become a bruin? this comes from very reliable source “ Eklund” this is an e-3. But with Sweeney the chances of this happening, will be the day I can squeeze the toothpaste back in the tube. Some gm’s have become quite creative in their shifting of team personnel & might be able to pull it off , the bruins brass are especially inept at this. I expect the bruins will become cellar dwellers for years to com. Sweeney and Neely will able to pick up their enormous pay checks for at least another, until season until big Daddy Jeremy finally comes out his cacoon and realizes the error of his ways.

    • Eklund. Is not a real Iike a real nhl source he runs a rumour site to draw clicks. Fun to read but not much facts until a real source like tsn. Sportsnet daily face off report one and he tags on to it Well if bruins sign Bergy for league minimum they will have about 1.5 to sign. Kadri. Hmmmm

    • RWM. Look at his latest today from Eck. Just click bait copied and pasted from his last post

      On Kadri…

      Keep an eye on Montreal…others on the chart..

      • I think we can all agree that Kadri to the Habs ain’t happening. No way they’re giving the term and money he’s want to a 32 year old. And that’s assuming he’d want to be part of a rebuild in the first place, which I would doubt.

  4. I would think Mr Dubas should focus his attention on finding a legitimate starting goaltender or shoring up his defence. Offence isnt the issue in Toronto, its goaltending, defence and overall depth.

    • Everyone has been telling Dubas that for years. And he keeps doing the opposite.

      Buying out Colin White makes some sense financially but it’s a silly move. He’s wildly popular in the room and hasn’t been given a fair chance to play up to that contract. Coach hates him, GM is embarrassed by him.

      I like a big deal with Arizona. Lets send them the 7th, some 2nd round picks, whatever they ask for and Zaitsev, maybe JBD. Send us back Chychrun and Keller

      • Give us back Matthews and we can talk lol

    • Get in line for the starting tender Ron.
      Starter would be 50 games, or close.

      3 guys that did last year who are UFA’s:
      MAF – 37 yrs old
      Kuemper – 32
      Campbell – 30

      Teams that need or should want one, COL, TOR, EDM, WSH, NJD, CHI.

      Not sure who pursues one of these guys as a team like CHI may not see winning as a priority. NJD may still believe Blackwood can get healthy and figure it out.

      MAF will only play in the east by the sounds of it.

      Gonna cost too much/yr or for too long.

      Or roll the dice with a Holtby who is hasn’t been great or a Husso hasn’t done it for long or that consistently?

      I will throw out a scenario out of my ass, Kuemper will stay, Fluery goes where he wants to go in NE, and maybe gets dealt again at deadline. Oilers and Leafs both in on Campbell, loser gets Husso. Or NJD jump in a take Husso and drive up the cost for everybody. WSH spends their money on Kadri, and rolls with the same 2.

      • There have been reports that the Oilers are interested in Husso. He’s younger and probably will be cheaper than Campbell. To be honest I think Campbell and Husso are fairly even. Husso had a .700 win percentage last season and Campbell had a .694 win percentage. Campbell played in 49 games (Started in 47) and Husso, who started the season as the backup and won the starters roll played in 40 games (started in 38). I calculated win percentages using games played.
        I’ll be happy if the Oilers can sign either guy. Kuemper will be too expensive. MAF won’t sign in Edmonton. The rest would be no better than Mike Smith. If they cannot get either Campbell or Husso then trade for Hart from Philly. Or if Winnipeg decides to enter a rebuild during the summer, do what you can to get Hellebuyck.

      • Depends what he costs and for how long I suppose KevJam.

        Risky, the names Raycroft, Carey, Penny come to mind.

        But hey all tenders not named Vasilevskiy are risky these days.

        Heard that Kuemper is the first tender to win the cup in decade that was not drafted by the team he played for.

        Kind of suggests the best tenders don’t get traded much, and if you got one, keep him.

  5. A bit of bad news about Puljujarvi. Had a rough season the past year and was piled on by a couple of local media guys.
    I strongly believe if Puljujarvi shortened his stick that it would improve his offence a lot. That stick rivals the length of a lot of defencemen’s sticks.
    What team is in need of a 2nd line winger that would be willing to trade a d-man? Minnesota? Seattle (Soucy)?

    • Kevjam. Bruins will

    • I am thinking that JP has not really solidified himself as a bonafide 2nd line winger, and any value he has would be commensurate with that fact.

      • advanced stats would say that he is a top 6 forward. More goals are scored for than against when he is on the ice. Creates more turnovers in both ends of the ice. Those are facts.
        Like I said if you can get him to shorten his stick his point totals will increase a lot.

    • Watching JP I just think the game moves to fast for his brain. The hockey IQ just isn’t there and if you can get a 4/5 dman or a solid PK forward you take it all day long. I’ll predict he will be back in Finland in 2 seasons

      • Ya, heard that too KevJam – Gazola said it.
        Rishaug was on the radio this AM, and he said that in year end meeting JP and his agent didn’t like how he was used at the end of the year.

        Seems like the classic NHL disconnect – player views himself one way, the team views him another way.

        I think the Oil see promise in him and he could become a very good top 6 winger, but when you are trying to win now, they don’t want to play him there until he improves his skill.

        Today he is a very effective 3rd line winger, sounds like he doesn’t want that and doesn’t want to be paid like that.

        Talk is if he goes to arbitration, he gets more than $3M/year, as that is what guys who average more than 1/2 pt per game with really high possession stats get.

        Shows I was way off, I thought they would sign him for 2 x $2.25.

        This one could look bad for the Oil in a few years if he puts the work in on his skills which is improvable, but waddya gonna do if he hasn’t done it yet?

        Hammer – he is an NHL player all day, he won’t be in Finland unless he wants to live there. Only question is he better than a good 3rd line winger, and what will he cost.

        I predict a Nichushkin at around the same age.

      • Couldn’t agree more Hammer. I’ve been saying for some time now that Puljujarvi has been a disaster in terms of being a 4th overall pick.

        Where the Oilers are concerned he’s a skating example of the square peg being pounded into a round hole in the hopes of avoiding yet another reminder of a top pick being totally wasted.

        The game just moves too fast for his brain to keep up.

    • How did the oilers ruin puljujarvi? He was a 2nd overall draft pick in a good draft year and after that horrible miss on a 1st over all with Yak one would think they wouldn’t miss as badly again right? Which leads me to wonder if the team, ie management, coaches or was it something else responsible for his underperformance?

      • In all honesty, if JP can shorten that stick the offence will come. He isn’t able to get his shot off quickly because it takes so long for him to wined up that mile-long stick of his. The defender and goalie have that extra time to get in position to block the shot or make the save.
        Also, he would have more control and get his stick on the puck faster around the net with a shorter stick. If he had a shorter stick he probably capitalizes on a big percentage of the chances around the net that he missed this past season.
        He needs to spend a summer with Adam Oates.

      • * was supposed to say: seen as going as high as a 2nd over all.

        Time difference was the delay I get when the original post was made. It randomly delays them I think or it’s my side/device.

      • Well they sure didn’t do him any favors Ron. They put him in the NHL as a raw, immature 18 yr old who couldn’t speak English.
        He came from Europe so could have played in the AHL, and start learning to be a pro, learning the language, and more practice time to work on skills, like the vast majority of you players do.

        He and his agent were clear he didn’t want to go down and previous MGT caved.

        You (not you personally) could blame an 18 yr old, but IMO you would be wrong. Not his call, team needed to apply some tough luv at a crucial time and they didn’t. That on Chiarelli and the previous group.

      • There may be times when the organization doesn’t fit the player, Ron, and Ray has some opinions as to the Oilers’ management having made some mistakes. Could be.

        But surely you are well familiar with the number of first rounders who never make it in the NHL. Every team swings and misses, and often, so it is highly unlikely it is bad asset management. I’d say this is just a situation of a draft projection that was incorrect. Juolevi, picked right aft JP, has been a bust as well.

        Ray, not to be cheap, but if JP wanted a career in the NHL but came over with no English that is an indication of someone who didn’t properly prepare. What young European prospect doesn’t understand that English is the language of the NHL?

      • I dunno LJ, you would think he would have wouldn’t you. But, to be fair he was an 18 yr old from rural Finland, and many guys like him from RUS don’t start to work on English until the get drafted. Another reason to play him in the AHL.

        Agree there was some red flags around him due to maturity, but his physical talent as an 18 yr old was also special. The kid was dominant at the WJC as a 17 yr old. How many times does a 17 yr old lead the scoring in that tourney? Was on a great line, but still won the MVP. Plus his size and skating made for an exciting prospect.

        By all accounts a great guy in the room too. Sometimes kids like him just need a 2nd opinion from another organization for it to sink in and it will work out for them. IMO it will for him too, we’ll see in a few years I suppose.

      • Especially in Scandinavia where it’s virtually a second language.

      • @Ray: In most countries in Europe (Germany, Finnland….) you have to learn at least one foreign language in school. And most kids chose English. I had a girlfriend from Finnland (she was an aupair) and she learned English and German in school.
        So it’s highly unlikely that Puljujarvi just started learning English when he got drafted.

      • Well suppose you would have to ask him Juss 76, as in Edmonton it has been common knowledge in the folks who cover the Oil, that he didn’t.

        So either he was faking it, or he didn’t know how to speak it. Not sure what else to say?

      • Wondering how “curriculum” JP’s schooling was with regards to languages given how much time was spent developing him as a hockey player. And, for what it’s worth, Romanov with Mtl. arrived with an interpreter so maybe it’s more common than we expect in spite of the fact that Europe et al. are more polyglot than N.A.

  6. Forsberg will sign and Poile will give him a NMC for 2-3yrs then a M-NTC with only 6-team no-trade.
    Get er done!

  7. Lyle no 1st overall, no Suzuki, no Caudield….. No PLD.

    Waiting two years, that’s like playing poker with a pair of dueces.

    I remember a player before who said he was going to test free agency,got traded and signed with that team.

    Winnipeg is best served to deal him at the draft. If he is committed now to testing the market. He has more value now with 2yrs remaining.

    The team he is traded to will have the best chance to resign him.

    I would say if PLD got traded to the Rangers they would have a very good chance at resigning him.

    • I don’t know about him signing with the Rangers. Sure its a strong possibility, but my instincts here is that PLD is having his “pajama boy” moment and he wants to sign with Habs.

    • My gut says NY will sign Copp. PLD would be hard to fit if he’s looking for 7-8 per.

      2023-24 NY has roughly 60 million tied up in 4 forwards (Goodrow, Panarin, Zibanejad and Kreider) 4 defensemen (Fox Lindgren, Nemeth and Trouba) and 1 goaltender (Sheterkin).

      If they add PLD to that mix, they’ll need to fill the 11-12 roster spots ( 7-8 forwards, 3 dmen, and a backup goaltender). Assuming the cap jumps significantly to 85-86 million. That doesn’t leave much to fill out the roster.

      To complicate things even more, Miller, Laffrienere will be up for new deals.

      Not sure they can get Panarin to accept a trade, and buyout clears less than 1 million per for 4 years (not happening) or trade Trouba who also has a nmc.

      There’s also a chance NY parts ways with Strome and Copp if they feel Chytil is ready to take that next step.

      • Suzuki for PLD a lateral move? say what?

        Suzuki alone doesn’t land you PLD

        1 year in the age difference

        PLD 6’3″ 216lbs 5yrs in the league 3 x 20g season, another season 18g in 70 games

        Suzuki 5’11” 205lbs

        3yrs in the league and 1 x 20g season (21 goals)

        There nothing about moving Suzuki for PLD being lateral. It’s an upgrade for Montreal.

        Personally i don’t want Caufield. Keep him.

        I hope PLD does not end up in Montreal, I say that as a Bruins fan.

    • For Montreal to trade Suzuki or Caulfield for PLD makes no sense, that would be a lateral move and don’t improve the team.

      • As I’ve said before, I don’t see the Jets trading PLD right now. They won’t give up on him that quickly unless another team significantly overpays. Maybe next year.
        The way I see it, the Habs have 4 untouchables right now: Suzuki, Caufield, Guhle and the #1 pick. Maybe they can put together a package excluding those 4 but hard to see right now.

      • The ONLY way it makes sense is purely from a name-recognition aspect in a market where they desperately want a high-scoring Francophone. That’s why they gave away a potential franchise D-man for Drouin.

      • Still there, George? Your reference to Drouin stings, man. Ouch! Worst trade ever by the Habs?

        Acknowledging that was a motivation, and that Quebec is roiled again in more language politics, I can’t see the Habs giving up the prospects and young talent they have now just to get a Quebecois player. I mean, they went out and got Paquett and Perreault just to tick the language box and they did SFA for the Habs.

        Surely the current Habs management has enough stones to say, talent and character first.

      • Caper,

        It’s about character, Suzuki has tons, Dubois has none.

        When was the last time a kid with PLD’s size & talent has worn out his welcome on his second NHL team by the age 24???

        Sorry but I cannot help but remember his shenanigans’ in his final couple of games with Columbus

        That is why Suzuki has more worth to a team than Dubois.

        BTW, here are two years difference in age.

      • LJ, keep any eye on Gaudette. Dorion has already told him he won’t be qualified and when he then becomes a UFA watch – he’ll be offered a contract with the Habs.

    • Caper Suzuki .68 pts per game, Dubois .66, so yes it is a lateral move especially like Uwey said character is a big factor. If he really wants to play in Montreal then everyone can wait 2 years and revisit it.

  8. I could see some variation of a Puljujarvi for Filip Zadina trade – Zadina would be cheaper for the Oilers and could be one of those under the radar pick ups who suddenly figures it out playing alongside McDavid (read: taps in PP goals McDavid puts right on his tape), and Puljujarvi might just be the next Nichushkin for Detroit.

    • They can trade Zadina for Necas, but not JP. Just give the Oil a 3rd Pulji.

  9. Brooks is dreaming if he thinks PLD will sign long term for close to $7 mil, he’s going to want $8+ if he’s giving up UFA years. I had a decent hope he’d sign with the Jets for 8×8, but the recent posturing, if it’s even true, suggests he’s quitting on yet another team. Jets best to start a bidding war and move him out; high-end centers don’t get traded often, there should be plenty of suitors.

    • Agree Brock, might just be posturing, but let’s assume it’s true.
      Why is it quitting on his team if he tells them 2 years prior that he intends to test the market?
      He is free to come back and play in WPG if it seems like the best place with all things considered if WPG keeps him. Stamkos did.

      Other option is he can say the standard “I love playing here, love the fans”, blah blah blah and then leave and they get nothing.

      Seems like an honest, stand up move to me as the Jets get a return, and it should be a good one if they trade him.

      • I agree it’s partially honest but it also feels premature. If he had said he only wanted a one year deal so he could weigh his options, that would have at least suggested a level of commitment for next season. Instead he’s jumping the gun and basically telling the team, and the fans, my hearts not in it and I basically want to be somewhere else as soon as I can. To me, that’s the “quit” part. Leaves a bad taste.

      • Brock, I’m pretty sure all he’s told them is he’s not interested in a long term deal. Team has no coach and there seems to be some sort of divide in that locker room. I’m with PLD. Wait 2 years. See where team is and probably get a much better long term deal at that time. Let’s not forget his dad works for organization.

  10. Can the Winnipeg Jets stop being the Rangers farm team!!??!! That would be fantastic!

    Thanks. Carry on!

    • Why not though? Rangers give the Jets assets for expiring players, works for me. Guys like Trouba and Copp we’re on their way out regardless. Jets got to exploit their cheap years while some other team can overpay them on their back 9.

      • Brock Landers you mean 28yr old Trouba who has been in NY for 3 seasons is on his back 9. lol

        Winnipeg dearly misses Trouba, with his departure, Morrissey game has declined.

        They did all right in that trade because everyone knew Trouba was leaving; but he is far from his back nine.

        Andrew Copp, some think he just coming into his own, he’ll be 28 in July.

    • LOL!

      • If you think Trouba is worth $8 mil a year, I have a bridge I may be willing to sell you.

      • Is he worth 8? Probably not. The man hits, blocks shots and in case anyone wasn’t paying attention this year, he sends friendly reminders to keep your head up when he’s on the ice.

        Plays a VERY different role in NY than he did in Winnipeg. He’s not asked to go out there and put up points, run the pp but is capable of needed.

        Maybe 1-1.5 per over paid. But not really a guy I’d like to see go anywhere.

        I liked Pionk, but Pionk and Winnipeg’s own 1st? I’d do that deal all over again.

        The least of NYs problems are that d-core. With guys like Jones, Robertson, Lundkvist still to come.

        If you think Trouba is on his back 9, you haven’t been paying attention.

      • He’s in the back half of his career for sure. The part of it where he’s overpaid too. I liked Trouba, if he wanted to be in Winnipeg and take 5 mil a year, I wish he was still a Jet in that case – it’s not though.

  11. Sweeney needs to make a monumental move there will have to be some shifting of bodies. But I believe Kadri’s in play .Or we can all sit idly by like Sweeney and most likely like Mr bruin usually would do if he was manager thank god he’s not, the bruins are already in enough of a mess as it is.well the wives gone to exercise class so I’m the cook, I maybe the only one in the family who can burn water. Anyway got some cold bud lite. Gonna watch my BC Lions run rampant over Ottawa. yee Haw.

    • Enjoy the wieners and k d. With your cold bud light.

      Have a great long weekend to all us Canada people
      Pray for Montgomery over Quinn

  12. Im sure JLD would be a great fit for NYR but I dont see them having the cap without a major contract like Kreider going the other way, and he has a NMC

    Leafs has a lot of problems, getting Miller solves none of them

  13. Rangers have better and more assets to offer for Dubois. Kakko and Schneider would do it do me. Jets should not wait to see what happens and be held over a barrel a year from now. Not to mentioned the player has said he is moving on. Way to commit

    Barrie and Kassian for White and Brannstrom . Oil can then buy White out and use the monies to resign
    E. Kane and add Husso

    • I wouldn’t give up either straight up for PLD. He’s a rfa seeking 7-8 per who has put up similar points to Strome and Copp last year.

      As I mentioned above, NY could bring back Copp much cheaper, and looking at 23-24, they can’t afford PLD.

      Ny shouldn’t even consider moving Schneider at this point. 20 years old and looks pretty solid.

      Two 1st round picks under 22 years old is a high price for Dubois.

  14. Agree Schneider not going anywhere. Let’s say it’s Chytil and Kakko. I’d give them up if Jets agree to take Nemeth. Maybe add a pick. Kakko needs a bridge deal and most guesses are around what Chytil is getting. Chytil at 2.3m and will need a new deal next season. The 3 combined are around 7m going other way

  15. Don’t know for sure if PB is coming back to the Bruins but if he is I don’t think it’s just to get a pay check the guy wants the playoffs and a run at the SC but the problem is he’s not going to get there with the roster they have now so changes will need to be made ….2nd line center,tough large Dman rework the 3rd and 4th lines …get bigger..stronger..quicker to the puck..shake that tree Sweeney