Trouba not interested long term future with Jets


Is it time for the Winnipeg Jets to move on from Jacob Trouba? Mike McIntrye of the Winnipeg Free Press asked Trouba if he wants to sign a long term with the Jets and Trouba responded with: 


The 25 year old defenceman requested a trade from the Jets prior to the start of the 2016/17 but then decided against the request to resign with the team at 5.5 million until 2019/2020. Trouba's salary was determined in arbitration and reports from Trouba's camp are saying that he had asked north of 7 million per season. 

Trouba was the only Jets defender to play all 82 games last season and set a career high with 50 points. The Jets currently have $23.87 million in cap space and need to re-sign their two young stars, Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor. They also need to look at trade deadline accusation Kevin Hayes and the team has also shown a renewed interested in Tyler Myers, who is also slated to enter free agency.

Mike McIntyre believes that it is time for the Jets to trade Trouba as he is not interested in signing long term with the team and they cannot afford to lose him in free agency.
Assuming Trouba doesn't shock us all by signing a lengthy extension in the next couple months, another one-year deal should not be an option ... Obviously getting back a young blue-liner with contract certainty should be a priority, but the Jets can't afford to be too picky here.  
Teams that have shown interest in Trouba in the past include the Panthers, Flyers and Red Wings and now the Vancouver Canucks have joined in on the discussion as they look to add a more offensive punch to their blueline while still remaining young.

Does Trouba stay with the Jets or finally move on?

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