The Winnipeg Jets have been quite busy since the start of the offseason and it seems like they aren’t done dealing just yet.
Team insider Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun believes more moves are coming for the Jets after trading Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers on Monday.
He points out that the Canadian team needs to shed more salary, which means players like center Mathieu Perreault ($4.125-million AAV through 2020-21) could be a cost-cutting trade candidate. He might tempt some rival teams looking for some additional scoring like the Vancouver Canucks or Carolina Hurricanes or even convinced clubs in need of reaching the salary-cap floor to take him on, like the Ottawa Senators.
The Hurricanes also came up in a another latest rumour involving forward Nikolaj Ehlers.
“There has been plenty of trade buzz surrounding Nikolaj Ehlers, with a TSN report this week suggesting the speedy Danish winger had been offered to the Hurricanes for a right-handed shooting defenceman.”
Wiebe believes Brett Pesce would be a perfect fit next to Josh Morrissey on their top blue line pairing, but points out that the Jets won’t pull the trigger on a deal if they can’t get a significant return.
There is also the case of Tyler Myers, whose name has been mentioned more than once in trade chatter. The pending UFA is said to be seeking a raise over the $5.5-million AAV of his current deal and Wiebe doubts he’ll be back.
Overall, just get ready for some more action in Winnipeg!