Jacob Trouba had requested a trade from the Jets through his agent this past September. He wanted to play on his natural side on defense which is the right side. Well patience is a virtue and the Jets proved that patience can be a good quality when trying to sign a player, especially when the player has more value to a team in the long run. Let’s face it the jets are a long shot to win the cup, but they do have the possibility to make the playoffs maybe as a wild card team. Last season was a good productive season for Trouba, netting 6 goals and 21 points for the Jets. He’s a big body on the blue line and can produce points on the power play and 5 on 5. Jets coach Paul Maurice said that he had to play Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers more than he liked so far this season. With Trouba back in the line up, he will be able to absorb some of those extra minutes that Myers and Byfuglien have been playing. It will take him a while to get back into form after missing the first 13 games of the season. There’s no doubt that he will have an impact for the Jets on the back end, it’s a matter of when he will get started going for the Jets. He has been practicing with the team but will likely make his debut on Thursday against the Coyotes in Arizona. It seems his teammates are excited that he has returned to the team, and welcomed him back with open arms. Trouba who was a number 9 pick overall in the 2012 draft will be staying in Winnipeg for the next 2 years making 6 million over that time period. So anybody who was looking at trading for him either didn’t have a sweet enough deal for the Jets, or Winnipeg just ignored the calls for Trouba knowing that they could get a deal done and keep him in Winnipeg, well as we now see patience paid off for the Jets, now lets see if this gives them a boost in morale and play for the time being.


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