By now it's common knowledge that Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has demanded a trade and it doesn't sound like there will be any way to reconcile the differences between the two sides.
As a result multiple sources have come out and touched on some of the biggest rumors most of which seem to be surround three teams, the Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins and Emonton Oilers.
We'll get the Oilers out of the way first because just today Oilers' insider Bob Stauffer appeared to shut down those rumors stating that Edmonton would not be willing to part with the pieces needed to make that deal. Specifically pointing to both Darnell Nurse and/or Oscar Klefbom.
It may be that the Arizona Coyotes are the favorites to get this done, according to TSN insider Bob McKenzie the Coyotes may have been trying to get this deal done before the trade announcement.
Boston Bruins insider Joe Haggerty believes this is a golden opportunity for the Bruins and described it as such.
This is yet another chance for Sweeney and Co. to close a deal on a defenseman and finally start to address some of the damage done while shipping away Johnny Boychuk and Dougie Hamilton in successive years. It will undoubtedly cost a pretty penny in terms of assets, but there has to be a reason why Sweeney has been stockpiling centers headed into training camp.
Obviously this would be a huge move for any of these times, and the cost to make it happen would likely also be huge.