NHL Rumors: 2 Teams Interested in Jets Forward Andrew Copp

The Winnipeg Jets have fallen out of the playoff picture as the team has struggled of late. The Jets are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and now sit seven points out of the final playoff spot in the western conference and currently the Dallas Stars have a game in hand. The math isn't adding up in Winnipeg and expect to see the Jets become sellers at the trade deadline. One name to watch is forward Andrew Copp and it sounds like two teams have him high on their priority list.

Copp has been linked to a couple of interesting teams in the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins. So far this season, the 27-year-old versatile forward has recorded 32 points in 51 games and can impact the outcome of the game in so many different ways. He's a pending unrestricted free agent, making $3.64 million against the cap and if he's going to get traded to one of the Jets rivals (Avalanche), expect to see the price go up. If it's the Bruins who end up landing Copp, the trade would likely include the Bruins second-round pick in 2022 and a prospect from their farm system.

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet discussed Copp's name in his recent 32 Thoughts blog and had this to say about the situation in Winnipeg:

Winnipeg wanted to see for itself once Nik Ehlers returned. That started with an overtime defeat to Dallas, a loss to the Rangers and an impressive win over Tampa Bay. I think the Jets’ biggest decisions come this summer. I wondered if there was any chance they tried to pivot and extend Andrew Copp, but can’t find any evidence of that possibility. Boston and Colorado are believed to be among interested parties.

Look for the Jets to be active before March 21 and Copp being involved in a big trade. The Jets also have Paul Statsny who is a pending unrestricted free agent and a candidate to get moved, so perhaps they can package them together as they'll try to maximize the return in any move.

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