NHL Rumors: 2 Winnipeg Jets Trade Targets

The Winnipeg Jets are going to be in tough to make the Stanley Cup playoffs and are likely to sell some assets before the March 21 trade deadline. Let's take a look at two Jets likely on the way out as management tries to cash in for next season and beyond:

Andrew Copp

Copp is one of the most coveted forwards on the trade market as the pending free agent can play up and down the lineup. He's 27 years old and a pending free agent, making $3.64 million against the cap. Copp doesn't hold any trade protection and has recorded 32 points in 54 games so far this season. There's been reports of the Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins having interest of late:

Unfortunately Copp recently went down with a head injury which may take him completely off the trade market. More importantly we wish him nothing but health and happiness as we all await word on the diagnosis.

Paul Stastny

The veteran forward is versatile and on several team's radars as we approach the trade deadline. The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche are interested and so to are the Edmonton Oilers. The 36-year-old is a pending free agent carrying a $3.75 million cap hit and so far in 2021-22, Stastny's tallied 30 points in 49 games. With over 100 games of Stanley Cup playoff experience under his belt, playoff bound teams would love to get their hands on the veteran as he can play down the middle or on the wing. It's likely going to cost a mid-round draft pick and mid-level prospect to get Jets' management to agree to the deal and look for them to get the player involved in trade talks as he's a veteran who's earned their respect. 
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