Roslovic to Lemieux
Columbus Blue Jackets beat man Aaron Portzline reported that Jack Roslovic has fired his agent of over six years for reasons that sound like player advocacy:
#NHLJets C Jack Roslovic, a Columbus native, has fired his Columbus-based agent Ken Robinson, who has represented him for more than six years. Roslovic asked Winnipeg for a trade at least once last season, sources told The Athletic, because of a lack of role/playing time. 1/2— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) June 5, 2019
Roslovic, 22, was a first-round draft pick (No. 25 overall) in 2015. He totaled 9-15-24 in 77 games, but played only 9:44 (fourth line) per game despite playing on the power play. He’s now with agent Claude Lemieux and 4SPORTS Team.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) June 5, 2019
Interestingly enough, he hired former teammate Brendan Lemieux’s father Claude as his new agent. Roslovic has one more year on his entry-level deal before he becomes a restricted free agent without arbitration rights. It makes sense that he would want to play on a line higher than the fourth line so he can make more money.
Roslovic’s former agent has spoken (also, I read Murat’s tweet as being about ice time so...):
Murat, Roslovic never made a trade request. He wanted off of the 4th line, not off of the Jets. No truth to that rumor. I should know. I’m the guy he fired.— Kenneth J Robinson (@Krobinson5335) June 6, 2019
Myers Making Big Bucks?
According to TSN, Tyler Myers could make over $6 million a season on the open market which is too much for a third pairing defenceman. The fact that the Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche, and Dallas Stars are all teams that are attached to Myers, the Jets should let him go to their rivals and let him cripple their cap a bit.
On the other hand, why is Myers being talked about with money that high? Jake Gardiner is a far better player than Myers and it has been talked about he should be getting around $7 million or less. Why is Myers so close to him in dollar terms? Maybe Roslovic should hire Myers’ agent.
Anyways, rumours are starting to heat up including a likeable one surrounding Jacob Trouba and Nazem Kadri which is a trade that could work for all parties if they wanted it too...and Trouba would not have to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs long-term if he didn’t want to.