The Big Story
Despite his best efforts and original intentions, Jacob Trouba will remain a member of the Winnipeg Jets, at least for the time being. Trouba’s two-year deal with the Jets may not give him the money he could’ve earned by signing with one of his many suitors, it also doesn’t guarantee a permanent role with the club.
Did Trouba get screwed as the article suggests? That remains to be seen and can certainly be debated. For now, Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets were able to keep one of the most coveted young defencemen on their roster at a very reasonable price.
In Red Wings Land
Let’s face it, we all want to see Anthony Mantha in the Red Wings’ lineup, and in all honesty, Mantha should already be in Detroit. In my opinion, calling up Tyler Bertuzzi is just as valuable as brining up Mantha.
Detroit’s bottom-six needs help, there’s no denying that. Having a player like Steve Ott getting minutes over the young Bertuzzi just doesn’t make sense in today’s NHL. Even if Tyler doesn’t replace Ott in the lineup on Tuesday he will still be a much-needed addition. Little Bert definitely has the grit, drive and skills that the Red Wings so desperately need.
Anthony Mantha will get his time in Hockeytown but for now calling up Bertuzzi is the right call.