NHL Rumors: Coyotes Asking For Too Much For Chychrun

Jakob Chychrun has come back from injury and played great and it has been exactly what the Arizona Coyotes were hoping for. But with the elite level of play, the Coyotes are asking for much more than teams are willing to pay.

Chychrun has four goals and 17 points in 19 games while leading the team in ice time since his return. The Coyotes' reported asking price is two first round picks and a prospect for Chychrun. Teams have offered a first round pick and a prospect, but don't want to give up the second first rounder in a deal.

The Coyotes have to be in a rush to trade Chychrun as his contract turns into a modified no-trade clause for next season. There are still two more years left on his deal after this one at just $4.6 million AAV. For a number one defenceman who can put up nearly a point-per-game on a team like the Coyotes, that is very valuable.

I understand why the Coyotes are asking for as much as they are seeing as Chychrun's cap hit and team control is very ideal for a contender with not a lot of room to work with and wanting an edge. Some teams may get desperate enough close to the trade deadline, but it also puts the Coyotes at risk of not being able to trade him this season.

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