Jets GM after Trouba trade: 'We've got a lot of balls in the air'
Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff made one of the biggest trades in club history when he sent Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk and a first-round pick on Monday. However, the veteran executive hinted that his club is far from done.
"We've got a lot of moving parts or balls in the air," he told TSN's Frank Seravalli.
CapFriendly projects the Jets to have $25.4 million in cap space this summer, but many free agents are on expiring contracts.
|Patrik Laine (F)||RFA|
|Kyle Connor (F)||RFA|
|Andrew Copp (F)||RFA|
|Brandon Tanev (F)||UFA|
|Par Lindholm (F)||UFA|
|Matt Hendricks (F)||UFA|
|Neal Pionk (D)||RFA|
|Tyler Myers (D)||UFA|
|Ben Chiarot (D)||UFA|
|Nathan Beaulieu (D)||RFA|
|Joe Morrow (D)||RFA|
|Bogdan Kiselevich (D)||UFA|
"This is probably an unprecedented time of communication between general managers," said Cheveldayoff, who's been the Jets' GM since 2011.
San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson added that there's a lot of chatter, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press.
In addition to the Trouba deal, there have already been two other notable trades made during the past few days. The Washington Capitals dealt Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas on Friday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins sent Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks for Dominik Kahun and a fifth-rounder on Saturday.