Several teams feeling cost to trade for #NHLJets captain Andrew Ladd is too high. Will that invite other suitors or lower the ask?— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) February 25, 2016
There's been talk GMs feel Ladds price is too high for a rental..— AIH Superfans (@AIHSuperfans) February 25, 2016
Hearing #FlaPanthers cooling on Andrew Ladd because of high price. Word is first round pick, top prospect for what would likely be a rental.— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) February 25, 2016
About the #Isles and Andrew Ladd: last I checked price was far too steep for their liking. 1st plus one of their top F prospects. No dice.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 25, 2016
Would best describe the Andrew Ladd situation right now as a game of chicken between #NHLJets and other suitors: who is going to blink 1st?— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeSunSports) February 25, 2016
To be fair, I'd be upset if Chevy didn't set the asking price for Ladd higher than what he expected to get.— John Malloy (@JMall95) February 25, 2016
@sadsackjetsfan Agreed. I wouldn't be ruling any teams out right now. Set the price high, meet somewhere in the middle.— John Malloy (@JMall95) February 25, 2016
@AIHSuperfans It only takes one.— Arctic Ice Hockey (@arcticicehockey) February 25, 2016
Say what you will, the Winnipeg Jets will be a weaker team in the near future if Andrew Ladd is traded in the next few days. Despite coming out of an injury funk to lead the team in scoring over the past little while , it would seem that the Winnipeg Jets brass are going fishing for picks and prospects while using Andrew Ladd as bait. But what if there is no takers? What if the asking price for the left winger is too high? Would the Jets have no choice but to sign him if there are no willing trade partners? I would think so, because losing Andrew Ladd to free agency would be the final nail in the Chevy coffin. In the meantime, the Winnipeg Jets have a game to play, and again it's against the Dallas Stars, in the second of a home and home series.
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Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:
Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Joel Armia - Adam Lowry - Andrew Ladd
Alexander Burmistrov - Mathieu Perreault - Drew Stafford
Anthony Peluso - Andrew Copp - Chris Thorburn
Dustin Byfuglien - Jacob Trouba
Tyler Myers - Toby Enstrom
Ben Chariot - Adam Pardy
*Announced today, Bryan Little is done for the year, due to a T6 vertebrae compression fracture. It'll take a bit of time, but it will heal up in the next few months, so he'll get his training in and he'll be ready to go next season. However, it will be interesting to see how this impacts the Andrew Ladd contract/ trade situation. Matt Halischuk has been recalled from the Moose.
Dallas Stars Projected Lineup:
Jamie Benn – Tyler Seguin – Jason Spezza
Antoine Roussel - Cody Eakin – Patrick Sharp
Valeri Nichushkin– Mattias Janmark – Ales Hemsky
Colton Sceviour – Radek Faksa - Vernon Fiddler
Alex Goligoski – John Klingberg
Jordie Benn – Jyrki Jokipakka
Player to boo mercilessly until his head caves in!:
Patrick Sharp, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are all prime candidates for some jeering!
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Arctic Ice's Big Al wrote a great article on 9 big reasons why the Jets should tank.
The Winnipeg Sun and their article entitled Goodbye Laddie!
Ladd to the Blackhawks? Really TSN? That's all you got?
Oh, you got more? Ladd and more Jets are in play? Thanks TSN!
The Hockey News and it's Ladd Trade Flurry.
The Winnipeg Free Press and the Pros and Cons of trading Andrew Ladd.
Coach Maurice with the pre-game scrum...
Looks like Blake Wheeler is getting a little impatient too...