Jacob Trouba signed a two-year, six million dollar contract with the Winnipeg Jets after a holdout that felt like an eternity. The 22 year-old right shot defenceman drafted ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ended the holdout with the Jets, for now. Trouba apparently asked for a trade out of Winnipeg last season because he wanted to play on the right side of defence within the top four. His trade request became public in September following the World Cup of Hockey, prompting a number of trade scenarios and questions of whether he likes the city of Winnipeg.
Trouba was expected to sign a contract similar to the contracts of Seth Jones, Justin Faulk, and Morgan Rielly. Instead, because of his holdout, he will still receive a pretty penny of three million dollars per season just the next two years. This is a tell-tale sign that he could be traded following the end of the bridge deal, or could receive a PK Subban-esque deal.
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Did you know that the Oilers traded Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson? And that trade was topped by the Montreal Canadiens, who shipped PK Subban to the Nashville Predators for Shea Weber! Are we living in a dream?
Fans of the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens are miserable after losing the faces of their franchise. With the departure of PK Subban from the Habs and Taylor Hall from the Oilers, the respective fan bases are anticipating the next move. Is the next move the right move for either team?
The Edmonton Oilers are reported to be the front runners for Milan Lucic, while the Montreal Canadiens want Milan Lucic.
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After St. Louis Blues assistant coaches Brad Shaw and Kirk Muller left following head coach Ken Hitchcock signed a contract extension, the Montreal Canadiens were quick to sweep up their former powerplay director.
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February 1, 2015: Elliotte Friedman mentioned in 30 thoughts that contract talks have begun with Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly. Rielly, 21 has his contract ending at the conclusion of 2015-16 with an entry-level cap hit of $894 166. So what can the Leafs do with their top defenceman of the future?
Morgan Rielly can be considered as the Leafs’ top defenceman. Therefore, the Leafs can either lock him up long term or bridge him for the short term.
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Five goals against in your first loss. The Canucks are now streakbusters. Vancouver finally won their first home game of 2015-16 with a 5-1 win against the unbeaten, top team in the NHL. That’s how to end a nine-game winning streak Montreal.
Heading into the game, the matchup on paper looked as though it would be showcasing two stellar goaltenders: Ryan Miller for the Canucks and Carey Price for the Canadiens. Ryan Miller stole the show however, stopping 25 of 26 shots while Price allowed rubber into the net five times. Carey surely had an off night, one of the only times that the Price was not right.
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